Recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers Jobs – Kenya Defence Forces

On Sunday, July 8th, 2012
General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers Kenya Defence Forces
Republic of Kenya
Office of the President
Ministry of State for DefenceAdvertisement 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)
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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.B) 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) Telecommunication Engineers: Must have a BSc. in Telecommunication Engineering degree.(4) Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers: Must have a BSc. in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering be registered with the Engineers Registration Board (ERB).
 

(5) Telecommunication and Information Engineers: Must have a BSc. in Telecommunication 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 2012.
 

5. Candidates who will be shortlisted for GSO Cadets / Specialist Officers shall be notified through the print media between 1st Sep – 9th Sep 2012.

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  1. Hi’ i want to ask about people who have done other causes like Human Resource which part will they qualify in in the GSO recruitment?

  2. We hope there will be transparency since we have been applying for a very long time.

  3. Im a 24 years old n have met all the requirement as stated and would like to work with KDF. Thanks in advance.

  4. KDF is the strongest in our region and I have always aspired to be among the troupe which has compelled me to apply for the post my prayer being to be among the succesful applicants so that i can have a chance to serve our dear nation militarily.

  5. I KDF.When is the recruitment for tradesmen/women? thanks

  6. AGREY BWANA JOHN says:

    I had applied for cadet post and I am eager to know the shortlisting. When will this
    be done? Thanks.

  7. Victor Rauta says:

    Having met the qualifications for recruitment of the cadets, i did apply forthwith following my interest to protect and serve my dear nation with diligence. I beg for consideration on a transparent terms. Thanking you in advance.

  8. ben kairu says:

    when are the next recruitments in 2013

  9. kenan says:

    hae….i av a grade B-

  10. david kinuthia says:

    Hi, am glad for your free and fair commencement of your recruitment process. thanks for that.

  11. Elvis Mpakuanik says:

    What specific job will I get in the Air Force if I have a Bsc. in Aeronautical Engineering?

  12. brian mutai says:

    when is the next GSO recriutment?

  13. Am stephen nganga kinuthia says:

    I want ask when will be the next intake of kdf recruit in 2013

  14. Ndegwa m. Simeon says:

    Hi, I wish to ask when will the recrutment for this year be held and do we apply?

  15. Kennedy Lagat KIMORIOT says:

    ALL WE NEED IS TOTAL TRANSPARENCY DURING THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS..ALOT OF POOR AND NEEDY FELLOW WHO DEDICATE THE HEARTS FOR THE JOB SUFFER ALL BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION ND NEPOTISM…LOOK BEYOND THE NOSE FOR A BETTER KENYA THANK YOU IN ADVANCE..

  16. hindia says:

    would like to ask when the recruitment for this will BE

  17. Daniel says:

    hoping 4 the best in the 2013 process….

  18. Cliffe says:

    looking forward for the forthcoming selection process…hope the government will definitely play its part on the youth aspect of joblessness….

  19. antonie says:

    do u require cirtificate of good conduct and medical in the application letter..can it increase chances of being short listet?

  20. ken says:

    does certificate of good conduct increase chances

  21. Steve Rugo says:

    I hope that it will be a free and fair process thank you.

  22. Barseron kosgei wilfred says:

    am student in jomo Kenyatta university of agriculture and technology and am in second year persuing electrical and electronic engineering and could like to ask if there is possibility of getting the job and continuing with education

  23. kibet says:

    shortlist everyone who apply ajipange uko mbele

  24. Karanja says:

    i write to ask whether a 2012 form 4 leaver who have not yet received a certificate but have a result slip and he has neccesary qualification is eligible to apply.thank you

  25. dennis says:

    please inform on when the next intake process is to commence

  26. AJOWI says:

    im a student persuing bsc community health,is there chances that i may join kdf and later proceed with my course?

  27. festus says:

    I AM 22 YEARS OLD AND VERY ENERGETIC AND HAVE BEEN INSPIRING TO JOIN THE KDF AS A CADET.I REALY HOPE THIS YEAR I WILL BE LUCKY TO JOIN BECAUSE I HAVE TRIED THRICE BUT ALL WAS IN VAIN.
    AM ALSO KINDLY REQUESTING TO BE INFORMED OF THE DATE OF RECRUITMENT SO THAT I CAN TRY MY LUCK THIS YEAR.I AM VERY OPTIMISTIC AND THANKS IN ADVANCE.

  28. sir sikolia says:

    three times continuously not even one shortlisting,i threw my hands the air and moved on…i nolonger apply.

  29. Mpikas Elijah says:

    I have applied for the tradesmen, I am requesting to know if the shortlisting is out since i have googled but did not found the result.

  30. MESHACK KIPROTICH says:

    AM A KENYAN CITIZEN AGED 20 AND STUDYING BSC.TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING IN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY. I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN MILITARY AS A GSO. I WILL APPRECIATE IF YOU CONSIDER ME BECAUSE THAT HAS BEEN MY PASSION SINCE. THANKS

  31. obuola george says:

    Hi taking politcal science and public adminitration at uon can i get a chance .am eager to serve my nation diligently especially in peace keeping thanks in advance

  32. i have the love of cadets and am looking forward to apply for it am a first yr

  33. i want to be a cadet

  34. kiambi k mutethia says:

    My inspiration is to become an officer.
    am doing bachelor of veterinary medicine in university of Nairobi..
    hoping for accomplishment of ma dream in 2020

  35. kindly when will be the 2015 recruitment?

  36. Ian mutwiri says:

    waiting for the 2015 recruitmemt, wen will it be?? thnks in advance.

  37. Hv dreamt 2b a kadet officer to serve my nation, when will b the recruitment

  38. Erick says:

    What a great time in serving a people of one nation like Kenya! Kindly let the mobile number be reachable most of the times… I crave to serve as a cadet, not because its an employment but rather because I feel it’s my life pathfinder. Make the applications as wide as possible. Thanks.

  39. cliff says:

    hi.where do i get the application form for 2015 cadet

  40. gatobu says:

    I am a 2nd year student at KENYATTA UNIVERSITY but my passion is to join these heroes n heroines in fighting 4 our country and protecting our KENYAN bounders. I love that job n that’s why I will apply 4 the G.S.O CADET

  41. shikanga boaz says:

    am doing bachelor of special needs[guiding and counseling]employ me to guide and teach those soldiers during war please

  42. I am a first year student in Kenyatta university taking Bsc. Occupational health and safety with a hight of 5.7inch 63kg and physically feat i have qualified for the requirement above to be a G. O. S cadet officer this is my petition and my career i will be greatful if i can be given an opportunity

  43. Hello I 20 year old computer science student Laikipia university.I would like to ask when will there be recruitment for cadets and moreso is it applied thro’ online or which method?.Does specialists undergo military training how does one become a specialis?Thanks In Advance.

  44. Hello I am
    20 year old computer science student Laikipia university.I would like to ask when will there be recruitment for cadets and moreso is it applied thro’ online or which method?.Does specialists undergo military training how does one become a specialis?Thanks In Advance.

  45. Am so passionate abt being a cadet, I went back to high school so I can meet the requirements, currently waiting for my kcse 2015 results…I will be greatful to serve my nation…thanks in advance…

  46. am a kenyan citizen 19 years old who sat for kcse and score a good grade of A, am looking forward to joining cadate to specialize medical and surgery, would you please let me know if i can get the chance? thanks in advance

  47. l want to be a cadet

  48. when is the next GSO recriutment?
    I will likd to join and serve the nation.

  49. Kibet Evans says:

    iam 18 yrs,,how great kenya defence force is,,it works hand in hand with the say “service to humanity is the greatest aspect to humanity” ,,i have been having great passion to serve in the kenya defence force as a cadet,. having scored a grade of B in kcse of the year 2016,,,
    when time comes i will be much grateful in the kenya military,,
    thanks in advance

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