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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 7, 2019
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    The Kenya Defence Forces are the armed forces of the Republic of Kenya. The Kenya Army, Kenya Navy, and Kenya Air Force comprise the national Defence Forces. The current Kenya Defence Forces were established, and its composition laid out, in Article 241 of the 2010 Constitution of Kenya; the KDF is governed by the Kenya Defence Forces Act of 2012. The Presid...
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    Library and Information Officers

    Job Requirement

    Must hold at least Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science.

    General Conditions

    • Be Kenyan citizen with no dual citizenship.
    • Be in possession of a valid Kenyan National Identity Card. (4 Copies of National Identity Card and PIN certificate)
    • 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.
    • Be physically and medically fit in accordance with the KDF standards.
    • Have no criminal record.
    • 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).

    Female candidates must NOT be pregnant at the time of recruitment and during the entire duration of training.

    Minimum Academic Qualifications

    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 in Military Science and Security Studies upon completion.

    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.

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

    Tradesmen/women Prospective candidates willing to apply must satisfy the conditions and requirements given below.

    1. 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.
    2. 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.


    • Be a retired Kenya Defence Forces Service Member or a retired National Youth Serviceman/woman.
    • Be between the ages of 30 and 55 years old for retired KDF and between 35 and 45 years old for retired NYS.
    • Possess a Discharge Certificate with a minimum rating of “Very Good” in conduct.
    • Must have served for at least 9 years Colour Service for retired honourably from KDF.

    Method of Application

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    Clear photocopies of relevant academic certificates and current National Identity Card (ID) MUST be attached to the application and be addressed to the:

    Assistant Chief of the Defence Forces
    (Personnel and Logistics)
    Ministry of Defence
    Defence Headquarters
    Ulinzi House
    P O Box 40668 – 00100

    The applications to reach the addressee on or before 7th November 2019. Candidates who will be shortlisted for Specialist Officers and Tradesmen/women shall be notified through the print media from 17th to 23rd November 2019.

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