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Kenya Defence Force Recruitment 2011

Republic of Kenya

Office of the President

Ministry of State for Defence

Advertisement for the Recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers into The Defence Forces


The Kenya Defence Forces is pleased to announce to the general public that there will be a recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers soon.

Prospective candidates wishing to apply must possess the following relevant requirements.

1. Requirements 

a. Must be Kenyan citizens.

b. Age:

(1 ) GSO Cadets: Between 1 8 and 26 years old.

(2) Specialist Officers: Between 18 and 30 years old.

c. Be medically fit for military service.

d. Have no criminal record.

e. Minimum Height: 5 ft 3 in. (5’3”).

f. Minimum Weight:

(1) Men 54.55 Kg (120 lb).

(2) Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).

g. Women candidates must NOT be pregnant.

h. Education:

(1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

A minimum of mean grade B (Plain) in KCSE up to university degree with minimum subject grade of C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and in any one of the Pure Sciences (Physics, Chemistry or Biology)

(2) Specialist Officers

A minimum of mean grade C+ (Plus) KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/Institution. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years' working experience for Specialist Officers.

2. Vacancies

a. General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets

b. Specialist Officers

(1) Pathologists

Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and postgraduate studies in Pathology and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(2) Medical Doctors

Must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.B) degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(3) Dentists

Must have a Bachelor of Dentistry degree and be registered with the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (MPDB).

(4) Clinical Officers

Must have a Bachelor of Clinical Medicine and Surgery degree and be registered with the Clinical Officers’ Council of Kenya (COCK)

(5) Architects

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

(6) Lawyers

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

(7) Chaplains/Imams

(a) Roman Catholic Chaplains:
 Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.

(b) Anglican Church Chaplains: Must have a professional degree and be an ordained priest.

(c) Muslim Imams: Must have a professional degree and be a qualified Imam.

Clear photocopies of relevant and genuine academic certificates and national identity card must accompany the application and be addressed to the:

Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces
(Personnel and Logistics)
Ministry of State for Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
P.O. Box 40668
Nairobi - 00100

so as to reach him on or before 17th August 2011.

Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified through the print media between 17thSeptember 2011 and 25th September 2011.


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