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RECRUITMENT OF GENERAL SERVICE OFFICER (GSO) CADETS AND SPECIALIST OFFICERS INTO THE KENYA DEFENCE FORCES 2013

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 B (Plain) in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognised University/Institution. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable.
      1. (a) Experience: Minimum of two (2) years' working experience for Specialist Officers.
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 Dentists Board (MPDB).

    2. Lawyers
      Must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree and a postgraduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law, must be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and be in possession of a valid current practising certificate.

    3. Architects
      Must have a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

    4. Quantity Surveyors
      Must have a Bachelor of Quantity Surveying degree and be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects and Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS).

    5. Electrical Engineers
      Must have a BSc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering or Bachelor of Technology degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

    6. Mechanical Engineers
      Must have a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering or BSc. in Production Engineering degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

    7. Civil and Structural Engineers
      Must have a BSc. in Civil and Structural Engineering degree and be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).

    8. Education Officers (PE)
      Must have a Bachelor of Education (B.ed) degree in Physical and Health Education.

    9. IT Specialists
      Must have a BSc. in Computer Science or BSc. in Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Technology (BCT) degree.

    10. Chef
      Must have a BA. in Hospitality Management degree.

    11. GIS Specialists
      Must have a BSc. in Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing degree.

    12. Meteorologists
      Must have a BSc. in Meteorology degree.

    13. Chaplains/Imams:
      1. Roman Catholic Chaplains Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.
      2. Anglican Church Chaplains Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.
      3. Muslim Imams Must have a professional degree and be a qualified Imam.


3. The initial military training for Specialist Officers will take four months.

4. Clear photocopies of genuine and 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 19th July 2013.

5. Candidates who will be shortlisted for GSO Cadets / Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media between 23th Aug - 31st Aug 2013.
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