FULL-TIME employees of existent companies will not be taken into consideration for Census employment by the Namibia Statistical Agency (NSA).
The 2021 Census, which was delayed, is now scheduled for August 2023.
Full-time employees are not encouraged to apply, according to Census Manager Isak Neema, since they aim to hire those who are in desperate need of work.
“We don’t want them to request a leave of absence so they may begin working on the Census,” he said.
Neema indicated that they planned to hire roughly 1 033 people from the Oshana Region alone.
The national budget for 2023–2024, which was just presented to the national assembly, includes a provision from the government of N$706 million to ensure that the Census exercise is completed.
According to Neema, the hiring process for the Census has already started this month and will end in June, with selection taking place in July.
“Applications can be completed online. All Namibians are welcome to apply, and the agency wants to provide unemployed people with employment options,” he said.
He added that the Agency plans to recruit people from within their own constituencies.
The Census is conducted every ten years and is essentially a process of collecting, processing, analysing, publishing and disseminating demographic, socio-economic and spatial data of the population during a specific period of time.
It provides information on how many people are in the country, their characteristics, and their living standards.
PICTURED: Census Manager Isak Neema. Photo: Namibia Statistics Agency