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ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF GENERAL SERVICE OFFICER (GSO) CADETS, SPECIALIST OFFICERS INTO THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES

The KDF is pleased to announce to the general public that there will be a recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers. Prospective candidates wishing to apply must possess the following relevant requirements.

 

  1. Requirements
    1. Must be Kenyan citizens.

    2. Age: Between 18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets and upto 29 years for Specialist Officers.

    3. Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.

    4. Have no criminal record.

    5. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5'3").

    6. Minimum Weight:
      • (1) Men - 54.55 Kg (120 lb).

      • (2) Women - 50.00 Kg (110 lb).

    7. Women candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.

    8. Education:
      • (1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets
        A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE upto degree level with minimum subject grade of C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology). Those aspiring to join KDF as GSO Cadets should note that the initial training period will cover three continuous years leading to a BSC in Military Science on successful completion.

      • (2) Specialist Officers
        A minimum of mean grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognised University/Institution. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable.
  2. Vacancies
    1. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets
    2. Specialist Officers:
      • (1) Medical Officers
        Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (MPDB).

      • (2) Veterinary Officers
        Must have a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree and be registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB).

      • (3) Telecommunication Engineers
        Must have a BSc. in Telecommunication Engineering degree

      • (4) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
        Must have a BSc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

      • (5) Telecommunication and Information Engineers
        Must have a BSc. in Telecommunication and Information Engineering Degree.

      • (6) Software Developers/Computer Technologists
        Must have a BSc. in Computer Science or BSc. in Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Technology (BCT) or Software Engineering or Computer Engineering degree.

      • (7) GIS Specialists
        Must have a BSc. in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing degree.

      • (8) Communication Skills
        Must have a BA. in Mass Communication and Media Studies degree.

      • (9) Meteorologists
        Must have a BSc. in Meteorology degree.

    3. Women candidates must NOT be pregnant at recruitment and during training.
    4. Education:
      • (1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE upto degree level with minimum subject grade of C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology). Those aspiring to join KDF as GSO Cadets should note that the initial training period will cover three continuous years leading to a BSC in Military Science on successful completion.

      • (2) Specialist Officers A minimum of mean grade C+ (Plus) in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognised University/Institution. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable.
  3. The initial military training for Specialist Officers will take four months.
  4. Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and national ID card 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.O. Box 40668
    NAIROBI - 00100

    so as to reach him on or before 22th July 2012.
  5. Candidates who will be shortlisted for the case of GSO Cadets / Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media between 1st Sep - 9th Sep 2012.
 
 
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