Saturday, 22 June 2013

RECRUITMENT OF GENERAL SERVICE (GSO) Cadets

RECRUITMENT OF GENERAL SERVICE (GSO) Cadets
and Specialist
Officers into the Kenya Defence
Forces july 2013
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 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
a. Must be Kenyan citizens.
b. Age: Between 18 and 26 years
old for GSO Cadets and upto 29
years for Specialist Officers.
c. Be physically and medically fit in
accordance with the KDF
standards.
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 at recruitment and
during training.
h. 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.
(a) Experience: Minimum of two
(2) years’ working experience for
Specialist Officers.
2. Vacancies
a. General Service Officer (GSO)
Cadets
b. Specialist Officers
(1) Medical Officers: Must have a
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor
of Surgery (MBCh. degree and
be registered with the Medical
Practitioners and Dentists Board
(MPDB).
(2) Veterinary Officers: Must have
a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
degree and be registered with the
Kenya Veterinary Board (KVB).
(3) Telecommunicati on
Engineers: Must have a BSc. in
Telecommunicati on Engineering
degree.
(4) Electronics and
Telecommunicati on Engineers:
Must have a BSc. in Electronics and
Telecommunicati on Engineering
be registered with the Engineers
Registration Board (ERB).
(5) Telecommunicati on and
Information Engineers: Must have
a BSc. in Telecommunicati on 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 BSc. in Mass
Communication and Media Studies
degree.
(9) Meteorologists: Must have a
BSc. in Meteorology degree.
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 State for Defence
Defence Headquarters
Ulinzi House
P.O. Box 40668
Nairobi – 00100
so as to reach him on or before
22nd July 2013.
5. Candidates who will be
shortlisted for GSO Cadets /
Specialist Officers shall be notified
through the print media between
1st Sep – 9th Sep 2013.

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