5 Job Vacancies Available At Kenya Ministry of Defence


The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets, Specialist Officers, General Duty Recruits, Tradesmen/women and Constables which is scheduled to take place this month, November and December 2019.

The prospective candidates willing to join the Kenya Defence Forces MUST meet the
following conditions and academic qualifications:
A. General Conditions
(1) Be a Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship.
(2) Have a valid Kenyan National Identity Card. Additionally, 4 Copies
of the 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 by 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.

B. Minimum Academic Qualifications

(1) General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets:  Must hold a minimum mean grade of B
(Plain) in KCSE with at least 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) Specialist Officers: Must hold a minimum mean grade of B (Plain) in KCSE with at least C+ (Plus) in English, Mathematics and one science subject. Must be a holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with a statutory body where applicable. The training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.

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

(4) 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.

(5) 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 at least 9 years Colour Service and retired honourably from KDF.

(6) Application Details

A 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
P O Box 40668 – 00100

(7) Deadline

The applications for GSO Cadets, Specialist Officers, and Tradesmen/women should reach
the addressee on or before 27th November 2019.

Candidates who will be shortlisted for GSO Cadets and Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media from 16th to 20th December 2019 and Tradesmen/women shall be notified through the print media from 23rd to 29th December 2019. All candidates who had applied earlier MUST apply AGAIN.

Visit the Republic of Kenya Ministry of Defence for more information and inquiries.

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