The National Population Commission has officially launched its e-recruitment portal to recruit ad hoc staff for the 2023 national population and housing census.
The National Population Commission, NPC, on Monday, officially launched its e-Recruitment portal to recruit ad-hoc staff for the exercise.
The commission has also disclosed that it was expecting no less than 25 million applications from Nigerians for available jobs.
Census Manager, Inunwa Jalingo, who stated this in Abuja while addressing journalists, added that there was a need for the process to be competitive, reliable, and transparent.
“The adoption of the e-Recruitment approach is to ensure widespread applications from all over the localities in the country, minimize bias and ascertain that all qualified Nigerians are given equal opportunity to apply and be recruited and ensure that no one is left behind.
“The Commission adopts e-Recruitment portal to recruit ad-hoc staff for the 2023 Population and Housing Census. This portal has been tested during Pretest and Trial Census and has been greatly improved to serve a different category of ad-hoc staff,” Jalingo explained.
According to him, the categories of staff to be recruited included facilitators, training center administrators, monitoring & evaluation officers, data quality managers, data quality assistants, supervisors, enumerators, and a special workforce.
He further explained that the basic requirements for the application, were, National Identification Number Valid and Functional Gmail Account, a Valid and Functional Phone Number, a Valid and Functional /Operational Commercial Bank Account (No student/NYSC Account) Valid Educational Qualifications, referees “access to and knowledge on the use of computers, tablets & smartphones is an added advantage.”
Chairman of, National Population Commission, Nasir Isa-Kwarra, who also spoke at the briefing, noted that most of the personnel for the exercise would be drawn from the communities where they were residents.
“This will remove the huge logistics of moving personnel across the country. Consequently, every community will have the opportunity of contributing to the census workforce thereby ensuring that the people are adequately counted,” he said.
Isa-Kwarra explained that the recruitment process would reflect the quality of data to be collected and ultimately, the success of the 2023 census.
NPC to conduct 2023 population census after elections
The National Population Commission has disclosed that the country’s next population census will be held after the 2023 general elections scheduled for March.
The NPC Chairman, Alhaji Nasir Kwarra, stated this on Monday 5th September, during his visit to the former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, in Ikoyi.
Kwarra, noted that the country has been ripe for another census since 2016, and would deploy technology in the next exercise.
He said, “We came here today to seek your support for the 2023 census. We have chosen it after the national elections. In the last trial census we conducted, we made sure all political parties have done their primaries in June, then in July, we conducted ours and the results have come out favourably.
“In the same way, after the general elections held in March, we will still wait for some time in case there are grievances, then we will commence the population census and we will deploy technology in order for it to be accurate, transparent, and properly verify the data.”