NEC – Job Application Process

Searching for job openings

You search for job openings at the National Electoral Commission using the Job Opportunity Link on this website to have access to our job portal. On the Job Portal you can search for job of your choice by clicking on the "Job Search" or left sidebar under available jobs. Most job openings are for a specific position in a particular office and duty station.

If you want to receive e-mails letting you know about newly posted jobs, you must first log into your account. You can then subscribe to the newsletter on this link “News Letter”  for job alert, news bulletin and other relevant information from us.


Application Process and Submitting a job application

A job application at the National Electoral Commission is made up of a four sections (Application Guide, Personal Details, Job Details and Educational and Employment Records) all of which should be prepared online on this website. When you fill out the information online you should make sure to click Submit after each section in the application form has been completed.


Evaluation of the application

Your application is evaluated in terms of experience, education and skills. Only if it is determined that you meet most or all of the requirements you will be contacted to undergo an assessment i.e. a knowledge-based test or another type of simulation exercise.

If it is determined that you are not eligible or only meet some or none of the requirements for a particular job, you will be informed, at the appropriate time, that your application was unsuccessful for this particular job. In this case, you should not be discouraged but apply for other jobs for which you feel you are qualified.


Assessment exercise

The assessment exercise could be either a written exam or any other type of simulation exercise or case study. These assessment exercises are conducted in strict confidence and you will be informed in advance of the time, type and length of the assessment. If, based on the result of the assessment, you are short-listed for a competency-based interview, you are informed accordingly.

If you are not short-listed for the competency-based interview, you will be so informed at the appropriate time. Please note, however, that the type and frequency of correspondence with individual candidates may vary throughout the application process.

Competency-based interview

The competency-based interview can take place either in person. You will be notified in advance of the time, duration and means and/or place of the interview as well as of the names of the interview panel members. During the interview, we learn more about your combination of skills, attributes and behaviour that are directly related to your successful performance on the job.


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