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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO OBSERVE PARTY PRIMARIES IN: KERICHO, KISUMU, MURANG’A, NYERI AND MACHAKOS COUNTIES.

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST TO OBSERVE PARTY PRIMARIES IN: KERICHO, KISUMU, MURANG’A, NYERI AND MACHAKOS COUNTIES.

The Youth Agenda (YAA) is a premier youth organization that works towards a ‘Just, Equitable and Progressive society in which young people fully enjoy social, economic and political rights and opportunities’. This vision is grounded in the belief that it is possible to realize a globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life in the near future, as envisaged by Kenya’s Vision 2030. One of our core mandates is to facilitate technical and legislative support to youth and those in leadership positions, in parliament, government and devolved units.
Through the support of UN Women, the Youth Agenda is implementing a project on Evidence Gathering and Promotion of Young Women Participation in the 2017 Electoral Process that seeks to ensure the involvement, participation and representation of the young Kenyan women constituency in the upcoming general elections by providing information on the status of youth women and elections and promoting value driven youth leadership at all levels.
Youth Agenda is inviting applications from qualified individuals to be observers for the political party primaries.
 Responsibilities of Youth Agenda’s Political Party Primaries Observers
Youth Agenda observers are responsible for observing the political party primaries in their assigned polling stations within their constituencies based on the instructions from the Youth Agenda Secretariat, and observing the participation of the youth and young women in particular in the political nomination process. The observers shall be deployed for a period specified in the contractual agreement with Youth Agenda.
Specifically, Youth Agenda observers are to:
  1. Arrive at the designated polling station at 6.00am and remain there throughout the day to observe opening, voting, closing and counting procedures on the political party primaries.
  2. Carry proper identification including Youth Agenda introduction letter, Political Party Primary Checklist Form and a smart phone on the nominations Day
  3. To live stream the nomination process i.e. opening of the polling station, assisted voting, incidences of violence or malpractice, voter turnout at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm; the closing of the polling station, the counting/tallying process and the announcement of the winner.
  4. Report all information as instructed, ensuring adherence to the reporting schedules outlined on the Political Party Primary checklist Forms.
  5. Remain non-partisan, vigilant, dedicated, honest and adhere to Youth Agenda Code of Conduct at all times
 
5.0 Qualifications
The observer needs to be a form four graduate with access to a smart phone and knowledge on how to engage on social media platforms; especially Facebook and WhatsAPP.
The observer needs to be non-partisan and residing in one of the following counties: Machakos, Kericho, Murang’a, Nyeri and Kisumu
6.0 Application requirement and timelines
date of issue 10th may 2017
Applications should be sent in electronic copy via email on to Office Administrator at info@youthagenda.org on or prior to 12th May 2017
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