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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), is targeting at least one million Ad-Hoc staff for the forthcoming general elections, which begins on February 16. Here is the complete guide on how to apply for INEC Ad Hoc staff recruitment for 2019 elections across Nigeria.
Recalled that INEC chairman, Professor Mahmud Yakubu, said that 1 million supporting staff would be needed to conduct a prefect election while he was speaking with the Senate committee on Electoral Matters.
Yakubu said the figure will be about 300,000 higher than what INEC used for the 2015 elections in order to avert the shortage of manpower at the polling units across the country.
“The projected increase in the number of ad hoc (members of ) staff to be engaged in the elections by the commission arose from the need to make provisions for adequate manpower for the exercise on a general template and, specifically, to take care of peculiar needs for that purpose in some polling units across the federation.”
“We have engaged over 23,000 staff in Anambra. In 2015, INEC engaged 750,000 adhoc staff. Even if we engage up to one million adhoc staff in 2019, we will be prepared for it. In 2019, we may hire up to one million, he said.
Positions INEC is looking to fill
Some of the INEC ad hoc staff positions you can apply for are:
- Supervisory Presiding Officer (SPO),
- Registration Area Center (RAC) Manager,
- Presiding Officer (PO),
- Assistant Presiding Officer (APO)
- Registration Area Technical Support (RATECH)
To apply for any of the above positions, head straight to INEC Ad Hoc Staff recruitment portal at pres.inecnigeria.org and apply.
How to apply for INEC Ad-Hoc Staff Recruitment 2019
In case you don’t know how to go about it, here is the complete guide to help have a smooth application.
Step 1: The first thing you do before proceeding on INEC application portal is to have the following ready:
- A active and functional email address.
- A functioning mobile phone number belonging to you
- A personal active account number
- A recent and clear plain background passport photograph which must not be larger than 50KB
- Contact details of referee such as email address and phone number.
- A valid means of identification (Staff ID No./ Student ID No), International Passport, Driver’s Licence
- An NYSC Callup Number for former corps members from 2017 batch
Step 2: Create an account on INEC portal by clicking on register.
For N-Power beneficiaries who have served as INEC Ad-Hoc staff during service year you’ll see I am eligible to apply because I am a/an: select Staff of MDAs
Step 3: Make sure to review the requirements for the available positions to make sure you’re eligible for the position you’re applying for.
Step 4: Login to your email for an account verification link and password. There are instances the message isn’t delivered to inbox, in that case check your SPAM folder
Step 5: Click the account verification link sent to your email to activate your account.
Step 6: Change your Password, and there you are: you are automatically logged into the portal and presented with an application form
Step 7: Begin to fill the Application form, which is segmented into three (3) section:
- Personal Information,
- Contact Information and
- Bank Details.
Ensure you fill in your details correctly. You will not be allowed to edit details once they are submitted.
Step 8: Upload your scanned passport photograph, which shouldn’t be more than 50 KB.
Step 9: Fill in the details of your referees and ensure to check the Attestation box
INEC at its discretion may junk your application if provide fake information, as it knows the sensitivity of the elections, it’s going to take it time to do background check on every applicant’s application.
So don’t give fake information. You’ll be caught.
Step 10: Check and cross check your information, hit submit, and print your acknowledgement slip because you are going to need it for the final verification.
If you are having issue with verification email send complaint to email@example.com
That’s how to apply for INEC Ad-Hoc staff recruitment for 2019 general elections.
Are you ready?
To apply for any of the above positions, head straight to INEC Ad Hoc Staff recruitment portal at pres.inecnigeria.org .
If you are having trouble with your application drop your comments and we will guide you.