The government, through the steering committee of the National Hygiene Program, on Friday, November 19, announced new recruitment of workers and supervisors for the Kazi Mtaani programme.
The State Department for Housing and Urban Development announced it was recruiting inexperienced, experienced, and semi-experienced youths in phase three of the Kazi Mtaani programme.
The workstreams include activities such as construction works using Appropriate Building Materials and Technologies (ABMT), construction of hostels in selected TVETS, construction works to complete previously stalled economic stimulus program market, construction works to remove asbestos roofing in government estates.
Interested parties have been asked to register on register.kms.go.ke from Friday, November 19.
During a press briefing, the government promised to ensure a 50-50 gender balance in the program just as it had done with the previous cohorts.
Those living with disabilities were also encouraged to apply for the opportunities.
The government announced it would undertake a selection process of those who had registered through set criteria that would consider experience, requirements of projects, availability of projects within an area, the vulnerability of application among others.
“The selection committee will include parties such as NGAO, Nyumba Kumi and technical officers from various agencies,” the government noted.
In addition, Charles Hinga, the Principal Secretary in the State Department for Housing and Urban Development, emphasized that the registration process would not come on a first-come, first-serve basis.
“Kindly note, the registration period will not close today. We have over one million traffic trying to register,” Hinga stated.
“The Kazi Mtaani Registration website is experiencing high traffic. The issue is being addressed to allow the high number of youth is interested in registering to access,” he added.
The initiative began in July 2020, with an aim of improving hygiene and sanitation in informal settlements as well as helping thousands of youth rendered jobless by the pandemic.
During the two cohorts, the youth received extensive training on life experiences such as setting up businesses, HIV/AIDS prevention, mental health and counselling, and basic experiences in masonry and carpentry.
Kazi Mtaani Phase Three Recruitment Launched; How To Apply.
The government has today, Friday, November 19, commenced the recruitment process for the third phase of the Kazi Mtaani programme.
The third phase of Kazi Mtaani will kick off next month and run to the end of June 2022 across 900 informal settlements within the country.
Interested and eligible Kenyans are required to apply through the Kazi Mtaani Management System(KMS) portal.
Speaking while presiding over the official launch of the Registration of kazi mtaani on the kazi mtaani management system(KMS) at Nyansiongo Market Nyamira County Principal Secretary for State Department of Housing and Urban Development, Charles Hinga said the third phase will provide Vocational and technical skills to Kenyan youths.
“The focus of the kazi mtaani program will be on providing technical/Vocational skills to youth as well as equipping them to corporatize and form organizations that can take up work through community contracting”.
The government developed KMS, a mobile and web-based system, which will register and manage Kazi mtaani beneficiaries across the country.
The application will be used to register, process the data received from the mobile application, as well as generating payments and reports.
“The mobile application will be used to collect workers, clock in and clock out and projects data,” Hinga added.
PS Hinga said the third phase of the programme will also equip the youth with life skills aimed at creating job opportunities as well as to enable them to engage in self-employment in fields such as plumbing, masonry, and carpentry among others.
How to Apply for Kazi Mtaani
Recruitment for the third phase of Kazi Mtaani will commence on November 19th 2021. All interested candidates are required to apply through the Kazi Mtaani Management System Portal, a web-based system specifically developed by the government to facilitate the registration and management of beneficiaries of the programme.
Requirements for Applicants to Kazi Mtaani
- A valid national ID.
- Be a Kenyan citizen of between 18-35 years.
- KCPE or KCSE certificate ( not a must but is an added advantage).
- One must not be benefiting from any national government transfer programme.
- A signed indemnity form providing details of phone number for payment