CSO refutes job offer advert 

By Staff Reporter

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has dismissed what it terms a fake advertisement circulating on social media that the institution is recruiting field staff to do a survey for the Ministry of Education.

 

There has been an advertisement circulating, purportedly coming from the CSO, announcing the recruitment of 1, 400 field workers.

According to the advertisement, the Copperbelt, Eastern, Southern, Northern and Western Provinces each require 200 field officers while Lusaka, Central, Muchinga and North Western each need 100.

 

The advertisement further claimed that the CSO was  recruiting five drivers and five field supervisors in each province respectively.

 

“To avoid queues and transport costs, application will be done via WhatsApp. Send your scanned or clearly captioned academic qualifications and NRC or driver’s license via WhatsApp to 0962 016828 (Mr. Chomba, CSO director of research and enumeration) Clearly indicating the position and province you are applying for,” read the advertisement in part. “#No need for an application letter. However, you will be required to produce your original documents during training after you have been selected… Closing date is Friday 27 August, 2018.”

 

But according to a statement issued by CSO director census and statistics, Goodson Sinyenga, there was no such arrangement.

 

“The Central Statistical Office (CSO) wishes to inform the general public that the advert circulating on social media about the recruitment of the field staff for a survey with Ministry of Education is FALSE,” stated Sinyenga. “There is no Research and Enumeration section at CSO and there is no one by the name of Kolala Chomba. CSO is not in any way conducting the said survey and is not recruiting any personnel. CSO has its own formal way of advertising for survey recruitment. Please take this announcement as official.”