INEC Recruitment: Requirements and How to Apply

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is an independent electoral body in Nigeria. It was established in 1998 to manage elections in the country. INEC is currently recruiting for the following positions:

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  • Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO): SPOs are responsible for overseeing the work of Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) at polling stations. They must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in election administration.
  • Presiding Officer (PO): POs are responsible for the overall administration of polling stations. They must be able to read and write English, and they must have a good understanding of election procedures.
  • Assistant Presiding Officer (APO): APOs assist POs in the administration of polling stations. They must be able to read and write English, and they must have a basic understanding of election procedures.
  • Registration Area Technician (RATECH): RATECHs are responsible for the installation and maintenance of electronic voting machines (EVMs). They must have a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field, and they must have experience working with EVMs.
  • RAC Manager: RAC Managers are responsible for the overall administration of Registration Area Centers (RACs). They must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in election administration.

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To be eligible for these positions, applicants must meet the following general requirements:

  • Be a Nigerian citizen
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a resident of the state in which they are applying to work
  • Not be a member of any political party
  • Not have made any statements or taken any actions that could be seen as supporting a particular political party

In addition to these general requirements, there are specific requirements for each position. For example, SPOs must have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in election administration.

Applications for INEC recruitment 2024 must be submitted online. The application form can be found on the INEC website. Applications must be submitted by the first quarter of the year.

Here are some basic information you must know before applying:

  • The passport-quality photo must meet the following requirements:
    • Be bright and contrasting
    • Show the subject with a neutral expression and looking straight ahead
    • Be perfectly distinct and sharply focused
    • Show the eyes open and no facial hair concealing the face
    • If prescription glasses are worn, they must have a clear lens, a thin frame, and no features that obstruct the vision, such as flash reflection
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Additional details:

  • INEC is responsible for the conduct of all elections in Nigeria, including presidential, legislative, and local government elections.
  • INEC is a highly respected institution in Nigeria, and its work is essential to the democratic process.
  • INEC recruitment is a competitive process, and only the best candidates will be selected.
  • INEC offers a variety of benefits to its employees, including competitive salaries, generous benefits, and opportunities for professional development.

How to Apply for INEC Recruitment

Candidates who fit the requirements must apply online at https://pres.inecnigeria.org on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) website by filling out the application form.

Simply click the “SignUp” button in the top right corner of the website.

To finish the security process, you must first provide your first name, last name, mobile phone number, email address, and desired password before clicking the box.

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