Entry-Level

2021 KDF Recruitment of GSO Cadets, Tradesmen / Women & Constables

Kenya Defence Forces
  • Kenya
  • Applications have closed

Overview

  • Exp.: Some Experience a Plus
  • Min. Education level: Certificate
  • Specialism: Any Field of Study


Vacancy Description

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

1. The Kenya Defense 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 Defense Forces Constables, which is scheduled to take place in the month of February 2021.

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 recruitments. Do not waste your money and risk imprisonment; NO ONE can influence the recruitment process. Report any suspicious activities to the nearest Police Station or a Military Camp. KDF recruitment is absolutely FREE TO ALL.

3. The prospective candidates willing to join the Kenya Defence Forces MUST meet the following conditions and academic qualifications:

a. General Conditions

(1)      Be Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship.

(2)    Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card (ID). Additionally, four (4) copies of National Identity Card and PIN Certificate will be required.

(3)     Age – Between   18 and 26 years old for GSO Cadets, General Duty Recruits and Tradesmen/women with Certificate/Government Trade Test, not above 30 years for Specialist Officers, Tradesmen/women with Diploma, and not above 39 years for Chaplains/Imams.

(4)    Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.

(5)     Have no criminal record.

(6)      Minimum Height:

(a)    Men – 1.60m (5ft 3in).
(b)    Women – 1.52m (5ft).

(7)    Minimum Weight:

a) Men – 54.55 Kg (120 lb.).
(b)    Women – 50.00 Kg (110 lb.).

(8)    Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and. during the entire duration of training.

(9)    Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women should have a minimum of two (2) years practicing experience in their field of specialization from the date of registration with the relevant regulatory/statutory body in Kenya.

b. Minimum Academic Qualifications

(1)    General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets. Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one Science subject. The training period for this category will cover three (3) years leading to a BSc degree in Military Science and Security Studies upon completion.

(2)    General Service Officer (GSO) Cadet – Undergraduate Degree Holders. Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Para 3.b.(1) above and be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution in any of the disciplines listed at Para 4.b.  The training period for this category will be eleven (11) months.

(3)    Specialist Officers. Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Paragraph 3.b.(1)   above except for Chaplains/Imams who must hold a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE. Must be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with a regulatory/statutory body where applicable in any of the disciplines listed at Para 4.c.  The training period for Specialist Officers will be six (6) months.

(4)     Servicemen/women (General Duty) Recruits. Must hold a minimum mean grade of D (plain) in KCSE.

(5)    Tradesmen/women. Prospective candidates willing to apply. must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below:

(a)    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.

(b)    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.

(c)    National  Youth Service  (NYS)  trained  Technicians  or Artisans who meet the above requirements are encouraged to apply.

(6)    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.

(c)    Possess a Discharge Certificate with a minimum rating of “Very Good” in conduct.

(d)    Must have served for Nine (9) years Colour Service and retired honorably from KDF.

4. Vacancies

a. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets.

b. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets – Undergraduate Degree Holders

(1)  Air Traffic Control Officer. Must hold a BSc in Air Traffic Control.

(2)  Architecture. Must hold a BSc in Architecture.

(3)  Business   Managers.  Must    hold   a   Bachelor    of   Commerce (Operations Management   Option) or BA in Business Management.

(4)  Catering. Must hold a BA in Hospitality Management.

(5)  Co-operative/Insurance Expert. Must hold a BSc in Actuarial Science.

(6)  Counselling. Must hold a BSc in Counselling Psychology.

(7)   Disaster Management. Must hold a BA in Disaster Management.

(8)  Education. Must hold a B.Ed. degree in Biology/Geography/History/Physics.

(9)  Engineering.  Must  hold  either a BSc in Aeronautical   Engineering,   Civil  and Structural   Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Instrumentation and Control, Marine    Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Automotive Option), Mechanical Engineering (Metallurgy Option),  Mechanical Engineering   (Production   Option), Mechatronics Engineering,  Quantity  Surveying  or Telecommunication Engineering.

(10)  Environment Specialist. Must hold a BSc in Environmental   Science.

(11) Geologists. Must hold a BSc in Geology.

(12)  Financial Management. Must hold a Bachelor   of Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option).

(13)  Fire Officer. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science.

(14)  Flight  Safety Officer.  Must   hold   a   Bachelor’s    degree    m   Air   Traffic Management/Safety   Management.

(15)  Food Production. Must hold a BSc in Food Production.

(16)  Information   Technology.  Must   hold   either   a BSc   in Computer   Science (Software   Development), Computer   Science (Hardware), IT (Cyber Security), IT (Information Security) or IT (Network Administration).

(17)  Journalist. Must hold a BA in Media and Communication.

(18)  Lawyer. Must hold a Bachelors of Law (LL. B) degree.

(19)  Librarians. Must hold a BSc in Library and Information Science.

(20)  Meteorologist. Must hold a BSc in Meteorology   Science.

(21)  Meteorology Engineer. Must hold a BSc in Meteorology Engineering.

(22)  Nutritionists. Must hold a BSc in Food Nutrition  and Dietetics.

(23)  Oceanographer. Must hold a BSc in Oceanography.

(24)  Personnel    Records Management.   Must hold   a BSc m Records and Information Management.

(25) Physical Fitness Expert/Trainer. Must hold a B.Ed. in Physical Education.

(26) Provost Officer. Must hold a BSc in Criminology/Security Studies/Forensics.

(27)  Sports Management. Must hold a BA in Sports Management.

(28)  Stores Management and Procurement. Must hold a BA in either Supply Chain Management, Procurement or Purchase. (29)  Surveyor. Must hold   a BSc in Survey.

(30)   Textile Technologist. Must hold a BSc in Textile Manufacturing Engineering.

C. Specialist Officers

(1)  Actuary. Must hold a BSc in Actuarial Science.

(2) Architect.  Must hold a BSc in Architectural Science and be registered with BORAQS.

(3) Archivist. Must hold a BSc in Information Science.

(4) Aqua Facility Manager. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Science or Physical Education with a certification in life saving from a recognized institution.

(5) Business Specialist. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in either Finance, Banking, Economics, Co-operative Management or Commerce from a recognized university. Two years’ experience in Front Office Service Activities (FOSA) or Auditing will be an added advantage.

(6)  Chaplain (Anglican).  Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from a recognized institution. Chaplains must be ordained Ministers and recommended by Episcopal Conference.

(7)  Cyber Security Expert. Must hold a BSc in Computer Science/IT/Computer Engineering. Certification in Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) & EC – Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) will be added advantage.

(8)  Curator. Must hold a Bachelor of Education (History).

(9) Database Administrator. Must hold a BSc in Computer Science/IT/Computer Engineering & Oracle, Structured Query Language (SQL) Server.

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

(11) Digital Forensics Expert.   Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Security/Forensics & Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification.

(12) Education Officer (Masters).   Must hold a Master’s degree in Education (Geography/History/French).

(13) Education Officer. Must hold a Bachelor of Education (Science).

(14) Field Sports Management Officer. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science or Physical Education.

(15)  Geospatial   Engineer.   Must   hold   a   Bachelor’s   degree   in   Geospatial engineering and registered be with ISK.

(16)  Geometrician.  Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Engineering/GIS and be registered by ISK.

(17) Indoor Arena Management Officer. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Sports and Exercise Science.

(18) Laboratory Officer. Must hold a BSc in Laboratory Medicine.

(19) Legal Officer.  Must hold a Bachelors 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      two (2) years practicing experience. Experience in litigation will be an added advantage.

(20)  Mechanical Engineer. Must hold a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and be registered with the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).

(21) Medical Officer. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery and be registered with Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(22) Music Instructor. Must hold a Bachelors of Music degree and two (2) years’ experience. Experience in Brass and Reeds instrument is an added advantage.

(23) Network Administrator: Must hold a BSc in Computer Science/IT/Computer Technology & CCNA.

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

(25)  Occupational   Therapis.t Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

(26) Pharmacist. Must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and be registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).

(27)  Physiotherapist. Must hold a BSc in Physiotherapy.

(28) Producer/Director.  Must hold a Bachelor’s degree m Film Production (TV/Radio Production).

(29) Psychologist. Must hold a BA in Counselling Psychology.

(30) Public    Health   Officer.   Must   hold   a   Bachelor’s   degree   in   Public Health/Environmental Health and be registered with Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTC).

(31)  Radiology Officer. Must hold a BSc in Radiography.

(32) Real Estate Manager. Must hold a degree in either Real Estate Management, Property Development & Valuation or professional qualification approved by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

(33) Recreation    and Outdoor Officer.  Must hold a Bachelor’s   degree in Recreation Management.

(34) Research and Development Officer. Must hold a Master’s degree in Food Science/ Animal Health.

(35)  Speech Therapist. Must hold either a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Therapy or Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Therapy with Master’s degree in Speech Therapy.

(36)  Software Developer. Must hold a BSc in Computer Science/IT/Computer Engineering & Java, Python, C#, C++ or JavaScript.

(37)  Stadia/Complex Manager. Must hold either a Masters in Sports Science, Recreation and Sports Management, Bachelors in Sports Science or Recreation and Sports with a management/business course.

(38) Veterinary   Doctor.  Must hold a degree in Veterinary Medicine and be registered with the Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB).

d. Tradesmen/women (Diploma Holders)

(1)    Aerospace   Ground Equipment    Technician.  Must hold a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant).

(2)  Airframes   & Engines Technician.   Must hold a diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (KNEC).

(3)  Analytical Chemist Microbiologist. Must hold a diploma in Microbiology. (4)  Animal Production Assistant. Must hold a diploma in Animal Production.

(5)   Aquatic Facility Attendant. Must hold a diploma in either Sports Science or Physical Education with certificate in life saving from a recognized institution.

(6)  Archivist. Must hold a diploma in Information Science.

(7)  Armament Technician. Must hold a diploma in Electrical &   Electronics (Power Option).

(8)   Bandsmen and women. Must hold a diploma in Music. Experience in Brass and Reeds instruments will be an added advantage.

(9)   Boiler Operator. Must hold a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Boiler Operations Option).

(10)    Camera   Operator. Must hold a diploma in Film/Video   Programmed Production (Camera option).

(11)    Canning Operator. Must hold a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant option).

(12)   Cartographer. Must hold a diploma in Cartography.

(13)   Chemical Engineer. Must hold a diploma in Chemical Engineering.

(14)     Community   Oral   Health   Nurse.   Must hold a diploma in Community Oral Health.

(15)   Computer Technician. Must hold a diploma in Computer Hardware Repair.

(16)   Co-operative Management. Must hold a diploma or above in Co-operative Management. One (1) year experience in Co-operative management will be an added advantage.

(17)     Cyber Security Expert.  Must hold a diploma in Cyber Security/Cyber Crime.

(18)   Counsellor. Must hold a diploma in Counselling.

(19)    Counselling Psychologist. Must hold a diploma in Counselling Psychology.

(20)    Critical Care Nurse. Must hold a diploma in Critical Care Nursing.

(21)   Database    Administrator.     Must      hold     a     diploma      in     Computer Science/IT/Computer Engineering & Oracle, SQL Server or MySQL Server.

(22) Digital   Forensics Expert.   Must   hold    a   diploma    in   Computer Security/Forensics      with    Computer     Hacking     Forensic     Investigator (CHFI) certification.

(23)  Education Instructors. Must hold a diploma in Education.

(24)  Electrical   & Instruments Tech.  Must   hold   a diploma    m Electrical    & Instruments (KNEC).

(25)  Farm Assistant. Must hold a diploma in Agriculture or Agri-Business.

(26)  Field   and   Sports   Administrator. Must    hold    a   diploma    in    Sports Administration.

(27)  Food Analyst.  Must hold   a diploma   in Food   Analytical   Chemistry/Food Nutrition.

(28)  Food Scientist. Must hold a diploma in Food Science.

(29)  Food Microbiologist. Must hold a diploma in Food Microbiology.

(30)  Food Technologist. Must hold a diploma in Food Technology.

(31)  Floor Manager. Must hold a diploma in Film/Video   Programmed   Production (Production & Directing option).

(32)  Gaffer/Light   & Electrical   Manager.  Must   hold   Advanced    Diploma   in Broadcast Engineering.

(33)  Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician. Must hold a diploma in GIS.

(34)  Graphics      &     Production    Designer.    Must     hold     a     diploma  in Animation/Graphic Design and Proficiency in MS Publisher and Adobe Suite.

(35)  Indoor Arena and Racket Sports Attendant. Must hold a diploma in Sports Science or Physical Education.

(36)  Journalist. Must hold a diploma in Journalism.

(37)  Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN)/Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN). Must hold a diploma in Nursing.

(38)  Laundry Technician. Must hold a diploma in Laundry Technology.

(39)  Librarian.  Must hold a diploma in Library/Information    Science.

(40)  Machine Shop Operator. Must hold a diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

(41)  Machinist. Must hold a diploma in Machine Operations.

(42)  Meat  Grader. Must hold a diploma in either Animal Health, Certificate   in Abattoir    Operation    or   Meat   Inspection [Must   be   registered    with   the   Kenya Veterinary    Paraprofessional     Association (KVP A) or   Kenya   Veterinary    Board (KVB) and gazetted].

(43)  Medical Engineer. Must hold a diploma in Medical Engineering.

(44)  Medical   Laboratory Technician.   Must    hold    a   diploma    in   Medical Laboratory  Technology.

(45)  Medical Recorder. Must hold a diploma in Medical Records.

(46) Neonatal Nurse. Must hold a Higher National Diploma in Neonatal Nursing.

(47) Network Technician.  Must hold a diploma in IT/Networking and Fiber Optics.

(48)  Occupational Therapist. Must hold a diploma in Occupational Therapy.

(49)  Optometrist. Must hold a diploma in Optometry.

(50) Pediatric Nurse.  Must hold a Higher National Diploma in Pediatric Nursing.

(51) Pharmacy Technician. Must hold a diploma in Pharmacy.

(52) Photogrammetric. Must hold a diploma in Photogrammetry.

(53) Physiotherapist. Must hold a diploma in Physiotherapy.

(54) Plant Mechanic.  Must hold a diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Plant option).

(55) Print Technician. Must hold a diploma in Printing Technology.

(56) Procurement Clerk. Must hold a diploma in Supply Chain Management.

(57) Psychiatric Nurse.  Must hold a Higher National Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing.

(58) Public Health Technician. Must hold a diploma in Public Health.

(59) Radiographer. Must hold a diploma in Medical Imaging Science.

(60)  Radar   Technician.   Must   hold a   diploma in Electrical   &   Electronic Engineering/Telecommunications Engineering (KNEC).

(61) Radio   Technician.  Must   hold   a   diploma   in Electrical   &   Electronic Engineering (KNEC).

(62) Recreation and Outdoor Attendant: Must hold a Diploma in Recreation Management.

(63) Registered   Clinical Officer (RCO) –  Anesthetist.  Must hold a Higher National Diploma in Anesthetics.

(64) Registered   Clinical Officer (RCO).  Must hold a diploma in Clinical Medicine (Registered).

(65)  Software Developer.  Must hold a diploma in Computer Science/IT/ Computer Engineering & Proficiency in Java, PHP, Python, C#, C++.

(66)  Sound   Technician.  Must   hold   a   diploma   in   Film and video    Programme Production (Sound option).

(67) Speech Therapist. Must hold a diploma in Occupational Therapy with a Higher National Diploma in Speech Therapy.

(68)  Systems Auditor. Must hold a diploma in System Auditing.

(69) System/Network Administrator. Must hold a diploma in Computer Science/IT/Computer Technology & Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA).

(70)  Tax Administrator.   Must hold a Diploma or above in Tax Administration.

(71)  Theatre   Nurse.  Must hold a Higher National Diploma in Theatre Nursing.

(72)  Vehicle Mechanic.   Diploma in Auto/Motor Vehicle Mechanics.

(73)  Veterinary Technologist.  Must hold a diploma in Animal Health.

(74)  Vision   Mixer   Operator.   Must hold a diploma   in Film/Video   Programme Production (Production & Directing option).

(75) Video Editor.  Must hold a diploma in Film/Video Programme Production (Editing option).

(76) Web Designer.  Must hold a diploma in Media Technology/IT/Computer Science/Computer Technology with Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Word Press.

e. Artisans (Certificate Holders}

(1)   Carpenter. Must hold a Certificate/Craft in Carpentry and Joinery.

(2)  Cooks. Must hold a certificate in Food Production.

(3) Electrical    Technician.    Must   hold   a   Certificate/Craft   m Electrical   and Electronics Engineering.

(4) Fitter.  Must hold a Certificate/Craft in Welding and Fabrication.

(5) Mason. Must hold a Certificate/Craft in Masonry and Brick Laying.

(6) Tailor. Must hold a Certificate/Craft in Tailoring.

(7) Vehicle Mechanic.   Must hold a Certificate/Craft in Auto Engineering or Vehicle Mechanics.

5. How to Apply

Detailed CV which should include Height and Weight, Clear photocopies of relevant academic Certificates, professional body membership Certificate and current National Identity Card (ID) MUST be attached to the application and addressed to the:

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces
(Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
PO Box 40668 – 00100
NAIROBI

The applications for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women to reach the addressee on or before 8th February 2021. Candidates that will be shortlisted for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women shall be notified through the print media between 18th and 25th February 2021.

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