Applications are now open for the How to Apply National Population Commission Recruitment 2023. The applications deadline for NPC recruitment is 28 December 2022.

The National Population Commission has officially activated its e-recruitment platform, which will be used to recruit ad-hoc staff for the national population and housing census that will take place in 2023. The Chairman of the National Population Commission, Nasir Isa-Kwarra, made this point clear while he was speaking at the launch of the portal in Abuja. He emphasised how important it is to have the best hands possible working on the census.

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NPC Recruitment 2023 – Latest Update.

Inuwa Jalingo, the Census Manager, stated that the Commission is anticipating receiving over 25 million applications for the vacant jobs and that the process needed to be competitive, fair, and transparent. “The implementation of an e-Recruitment approach is to ensure broad applications from all across the country, minimise bias, and ensure that all qualified Nigerians are given equal opportunity to apply and be recruited and that no one is left behind,” he stated.

The National Population Commission invites applications from eligible candidates to serve as adhoc staff in the 2023 Population and Housing Census in the following categories:

  1. Facilitators
  2. Field Coordinators
  3. Training Centre Administrators
  4. Monitoring & Evaluation Officers
  5. Data Quality Managers
  6. Data Quality Assistants
  7. Supervisors
  8. Enumerators
  9. Special Workforce

National Population Commission Recruitment Requirements

NPC Recruitment General Application Requirements are:

  • National Identification Number
  • Valid and Functional Gmail Account
  • Valid and Functional Phone Number
  • Valid and Functional /Operational Commercial Bank Account (No student/NYSC Account)
  • Valid Educational Qualifications.
  • Access to and knowledge on the use of computers, tablets & smartphones is an added advantage.
  • Referees

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How to Apply for National Population Commission (NPC) Recruitment

STEP 1: Go to the National Population Commission (NPC) 2023 Recruitment portal at

Open NPC Portal

STEP 2: Click on the Start Application button and then select Start as ad-hoc staff.

Start as ad hoc staff

STEP 3: Click on each box to acknowledge instructions, and then click the proceed button.

Acknowledge instructions

STEP 4: Accept the terms and conditions and then proceed.

accept terms and conditions

STEP 5: Enter your NIN in the required column and click on verify.

verify NIN

STEP 6: If you supply a correct NIN, you will receive a verification successful notification. You’re advised to save your Application ID. Click on the Ok button to proceed to the next step.

NIN verification successful save application ID

STEP 7 (Final Stage): Complete your application with the National Population Commission (NPC).

complete your application

That’s all.

NPC Recruitment Screening Procedure.

  • The Recruitment Review Team would examine, and screen applicants based on their NIN, documents (School Certificates), and photo passport.
  • First-level screening would be conducted on the portal by filtering the applicants based on the stated requirements.
  • Physical screening would be conducted at the LGA’s designated centres.
  • The LRRT is composed of:
    • LGA Comptroller Chairman
    • One NPC Desk Officer Secretary
    • Designated LGA Staff

Prospective Ad-hoc staff can only apply on the census portal in areas where they are residents and will be deployed accordingly.

Important Notice to All Applicants:

  • Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.
  • There will be temporary system closure of the e-recruitment portal for internal review of the recruitment process from 7th November to 13th November 2022.
  • The application is FREE. Beware of Internet Fraudsters!!

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Frequently Asked Questions on 2023 Census e-Recruitment Process

Q. How much is NPC recruitment form?

Answer: You are not required to pay for the application. The National Population Commission (NPC) 2023 recruitment application is FREE!

Q. Positions advertised for?

Answer: Openings are available for Facilitators, Field Coordinators, Training Centre Administrators, Monitoring & Evaluation Officers, Data Quality Managers, Data Quality Assistants, Supervisors, Enumerators and Special Workforce

Q. NPC recruitment application period?

Answer: The application window date is from 31st October 2022 to 28th December 2022. However, temporary closure will take place between from 7th to 13th of November for audit and assessment.

Q. How can I retrieve my Access Code/ Application ID?

Answer: Use your NIN to resume your application if it has not been completed and you will receive the Application ID as a confirmation message upon successful submission of the application.

Q. How can resume my application without having my access code?

Answer: Use NIN to resume. One must have either Application ID or NIN to resume application.

Q. How can check my application status?

Answer: Click on “Check Application Status”. But note that you can only see your application status after the application window has been closed.

Q. NIN verification unavailable. What will I do?

Answer: Wait until it is available.

Q. I mistakenly applied as NPC staff instead of ad-hoc staff. How can I change it?

Answer: The mistake cannot be corrected.

Q. Completed my application but could not submit it.

Answer: Refresh your browser.

Q. I cannot log in with my ID. What should I do?

Answer: Check if your ID is correct and try again.

Q. I forgot to snap my result before I submitted my application. What should I do?

Answer: Once an application has been submitted, it is no longer possible to attach any document.

Q. I uploaded my picture instead of a certificate. What will I do?

Answer: Once an application has been submitted, it is no longer possible to attach any document.

Q. Having issues with photo capturing

Answer: Allow your browser to use your camera.

Q. Submitted my application but did not receive any sms or email confirmation

Answer: Network service provider delay.

Q. Is there a provision for bank details?

Answer: Only approved applicants will be able to enter their bank details.

Q. What is the minimum education qualification to apply?

Answer: SSCE

Q. What is the minimum age to apply?

Answer: 18yrs

Q. What is the maximum age to apply?

Answer: 60yrs

Q. For more information on e-recruitment

Answer: Please contact NPC hotline, email and social media platforms below.

National Population Commission Recruitment 2023 Contact infromation.

For Enquiries: Call NPC hotline: 07000236787 or contact NPC social media platforms: Facebook: National Population Commission; Twitter: @natpopcom; Instagram: npc_nigeria; YouTube: NPC Nigeria; Email: