Kenya Defence Forces 2011 General Service Officer Cadets & Specialist Officers Recruitment Announced

The Ministry for Defence and the Kenya Defence Forces have announced to the general public via the local newspapers that the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers is taking place soon.

Candidates wishing to apply must meet the following relevant requirements.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
1. Must be Kenyan Citizens
2.Age: GSO Cadets 18-26 & Specialist Officers 18-30
3. Be medically fit for military service
4. Have no criminal record
5. Height 5 fit 3 in (5'3)
6. Minimum weight: Men 54.55 kgs & women 50 kgs
7. Women candidates must not be pregnant

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    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    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).

    Specialist Officers
    A minimum of mean grade C plus in KCSE and an undergraduate degree from a recognized Institution or University. Must be registered with the relevant statutory body, where applicable and minimum 2 years working experience.

    VACANCIES FOR 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 and 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.

    HOW TO APPLY
    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

    Applications are to reach the above on or before 17th August 2011. Please check out the newspapers for details. Candidates who are shortlisted will be notified through the print media between 17-09-2011 and 25-09- 2011.

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