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The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce to the public the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets, General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets (Undergraduate degree holders), Specialist Officers, General Duty Recruits, Tradesmen/women and Defence Forces Constables, which is scheduled to take place in the month of February 2021.

Advertisement for Recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets, Specialist Officers, General Duty Recruits, Tradesmen/Women and Defence Forces Constables into the Kenya Defence Forces.

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  1. The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce to the general public the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers General Duty Recruits, Tradesmen/Women and Defence Forces Constables into the Kenya Defence Forces which is scheduled to take place in the months of October and November 2021-2022.
  2. Corruption.
  • Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law. All persons presenting themselves for recruitment purposes with fake/falsified documents or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted.
  • If you accept to be conned, you will lose your money or property and go to jail; it has happened to many citizens during past recruitment.
  • Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment NO ONE can influence the recruitment process.
  • Report any suspicious activities/conmen to the nearest police station or a military camp. KDF recruitment is absolutely FREE TO ALL.
  1. Prospective candidates willing to join Kenya Defence Forces MUST meet the following conditions and education qualification:

Conditions

  • Be Kenyan citizens with no dual citizenship.
  • Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card.
  • Age – between 18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets, not above 30 years for Specialist Officers and not above 39 years for Chaplains/Imams.
  • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
  • Have no criminal record. (6) Minimum Height:
  • Men 1.60m (5ft 3in).
  • Women 1.52m (5ft)
  • Minimum Weight:
  • Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb).
  • Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
  • Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

Minimum Education Qualification

General Service Officer (GSO)

Cadets Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject.
The initial training period for this category will cover three (3) continuous years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies on successful completion.

Specialist Officers

Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject.
Must be holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with statutory body where applicable.
The initial training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.

Minimum Academic Qualifications

General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject.

The training period for this category will cover three (3) years leading to a BSc in Military Science and Security Studies upon completion.

Specialist Officers

Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject.

Must be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with a statutory body where applicable.

The training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.

(3) Servicemen/women (General Duty) Recruits,

Must hold a minimum mean grade of D (plain) in KCSE.

Tradesmen/women.

Prospective candidates willing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

Technicians.

A minimum mean grade of C (Plain) in KCSE, a relevant Diploma or above from a recognized Institution and be registered with the relevant statutory bodies, where applicable.

Artisans,

A minimum mean grade of D+ (Plus) in KCSE and either a relevant certificate with Government Trade Test Grade II or Craft II from a recognized Institution.

Constables

(a) Be a retired Kenya Defence Forces Service Member or a retired National Youth Serviceman/woman.

(b) Be between the ages of 30 and 55 years old for retired KDF and between 35 and 45 years old for retired NYS.

b. Specialist Officers, In addition to the minimum academic qualifications, Specialist Officers must posses’ qualifications and where necessary be registered with the relevant Statutory Bodies for the vacancies below:

(1) Medical Officers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery and be registered with Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(2) Pharmacists.

Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPM.

(3) Nursing Officers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK).

(4) Dentists.

Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Surgery and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(5) Laboratory Technologists.

Must hold a Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology/Medical Laboratory Science.

(6) Counselling Psychologists.

Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Counselling Psychology.

(7) Public Health Officers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health/Environmental Science.

(8) Cyber Security/Digital Forensic/IT Officers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Information Technology/Software Engineering/Networking.

Certification in Cyber Security, Digital Forensics, and Ethical hacking or Information Security analysis will be added advantage.

(9) Engineers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical, Electrical & Electronics, Telecommunication, Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical.

Marine, Biomedical, Naval Architecture and Mechatronics Engineering and be registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).

(10) Journalists.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication majoring either in Broadcast Production or Public Relations with at least two (2) years working experience.

(11) Lawyers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University, be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, hold a current and valid practicing certificate with at least two (2) years practicing experience.

Experience in litigation will be an added advantage.

(12) Physical Training Officers.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science or Bachelor of Education (Physical Education).

(13) Finance/Accounting Officers.

Must hold at least a Bachelor of Commerce nance/Accounting option).

(14) Music Specialists.

Must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Music.

(15) Chaplains/Imams.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Theology/Islamic studies from a recognized Institution.

Protestant Churches and Roman Catholic Chaplains must be ordained Ministers and recommended by Archbishop and Episcopal Conference respectively.

Imams must be recommended by the Chief Kadhi.

(16) Hospitality Management/Catering Officers.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management/ Food Production.

(17) Entrepreneurship and Management Officers.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship.

(18) Statistics Officers.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics/Applied Statistics/Actuarial Science.

(19) Procurement & Supply Chain Management Officers.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management /Purchasing & Supplies Management.

(20) Library and Information Officers.

Must hold at least Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science.

(21) Project Managers.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management.

(22) Quantity Surveyors.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Survey and registered with Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

(23) Oceanographers. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography. (24) Dock Masters.

Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science.

5.Tradesmen/women

Certificate

Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and current National Identity Card (ID) MUST be attached to the application and be addressed to the:

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces (Personnel and Logistics)

Ministry of Defence Defence Headquarters Ulinzi House

P 0 Box 40668 – 00100 NAIROBI

  1. The applications to reach the addressee on or before 7th November, 2021-2022. Candidates who will be shortlisted for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women shall be notified through the print media from 17th to 23rd November, 2021-2022.

Itinerary

  1. The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of the Kenya Army, the Kenya Air Force and the Kenya Navy will be visiting the Recruiting Centres (County Headquarters) as indicated below to recruit General Service Officers (GSO) cadets, General Duty Recruits and Defence Forces Constables.

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