Specialist Officers - Carpentry Jobs in Kenya Defence Forces

Specialist Officers - Carpentry

Minimum Height:

  1. Men 1.60m (5ft 3in).
  2. Women 1.52m (5ft).

Minimum Weight:

  1. Men 54.55 kg (120 lb).
  2. Women 50.00 Kg (110 lb).
    1. Body Mass Index (BMI) MUST be below 30.
    2. Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of Recruitment and during the entire duration of training.
    3. Medical. Candidates must be medically fit and skin must be healthy devoid of large or deep scars and tattoos.
    4. Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women should have a minimum of two (2) years practising experience in their field of specialization from the date of registration with the relevant regulatory/statutory body in Kenya.

General Conditions

  • Be a Kenyan citizen.
  • Be a holder of a valid Kenyan National Identity (ID) Card. Additionally, the candidates must bring with them original and four (4) copies of National ID Card, KRA PIN Certificate and Academic certificates.
  • Be within the following age brackets:
  • Between 18 and 26 years for GSO Cadets and General Duty Recruits.
  • Not above 30 years of age for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women.
  • Not above 39 years of age for Chaplains/Imams.
  • Have no criminal record.

Specialist Officers.

  • Must hold the minimum requirement to qualify as GSO Cadet in Para 3.b. (1) above except for Chaplains/Imams who must hold a minimum mean grade of C+ (Plus) in KCSE. Must be a degree holder 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.
  • Service Members (General Duty) Recruits. Must hold a minimum mean grade of D (Plain) in KCSE.


  • Must hold a Craft/Certificate in Carpentry.

How To Apply

WARNING. The Kenya Defence Forces recruitment drive is FREE TO ALL eligible candidates. Members of the public are warned against engaging in malpractices with a view to ‘influence’ the recruitment process and are encouraged to report any suspicious activities or characters to the nearest Police Station or Military Camp or call the following Hotline numbers: 0726419706/0726419709. Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law and any one suspected of being culpable of such, will be arrested and prosecuted in a court of law. KDF recruitment is absolutely FREE TO ALL.

Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of Recruitment and during the entire duration of training.
Medical. Candidates must be medically fit and skin must be healthy devoid of large or deep scars and tattoos.

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

All interested candidates for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women vacancies MUST apply online, visit: https://applications.mod.go.ke to submit your application( FROM 30/07/2023 ).

Application Form

The deadline for applications for these categories is 20th August2023.

Shortlisted candidates will be notified through the print media between 17th to 24th September 2023. NOTE: All applications will be received online.

The KDF Recruiting Teams consisting of the Kenya Army, the Kenya Air Force and the Kenya Navy will be visiting the Recruitment Centres on dates as indicated below to recruit General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets, General Service Officer Cadets – Graduate degree holders, General Duty Recruits and Defence Forces Constabulary:(Kenya Defence Forces Verified accounts only).