• Career Opportunities at Ministry of Defence

  • Posted on: 8 November, 2018 Deadline: 12 November, 2018
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    The Ministry of Defence is at Ulinzi House off Lenana Road in Nairobi. The Ministry is headed by the Cabinet Secretary who is responsible to the President and Commander – in – Chief on matters of policy. The Cabinet Secretary is appointed by the President and chairs the Defence Council which is responsible for the overall control and direction of the Kenya Defence Forces.

    Cook

     

    This will be the entry grade for the Cooks cadre. An officer at this level will be on job training and will carry out duties under the supervision of a senior officer.

    • Duties will include: preparation of raw foods for cooking; cleanliness of equipment used in production; maintaining hygiene by ensuring cleaning of the kitchen and its surroundings; setting up and preparing equipment for use in food preparation and production; and alerting the supervisor of any defective equipment.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade ‘D’ plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
    • Craft Certificate in Food and Beverage Production, Sales and Service or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Attended a formal course lasting not less than two (2) months in Food Production organized by the Kenya Utalii College or other recognized institution

     

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    Housekeeping Assistant

     

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

    • Dusting and cleaning rooms and corridors;
    • spreading beds; washing cleaning materials and equipment; reporting major defects to the supervisor;
    • replenishing cleaning materials and supplies;
    • washing linen and guest laundry;
    • ironing linen and guest laundry; and ensuring proper storage of all equipment used.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade ‘D’ plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
    • Formal training lasting not less than two (2) months in Housekeeping and/or Laundry or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

     

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    Waiter Assistant

     

    This will be the entry grade for the Cooks cadre. An officer at this level will be on job training and will carry out duties under the supervision of a senior officer.

    Duties will include:

    • cleaning floors and windows within the service area; cleaning glass ware, cups, trays and cutlery; wiping and arranging furniture in the restaurant; carrying out table set-up; wiping cutlery and glass ware; and assisting in food and beverage service.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade ‘D’ plain or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
    • Craft Certificate in Food and Beverage Production, Sales and Service or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • have attended a formal course lasting not less than two (2) months in Food and Beverage Sales and Service organized by the Kenya Utalii College or other recognized institution.

     

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    Plant Operator - 5 positions

     

    Responsibilities

    • Operating machines of ‘difficult rating’ C;
    • Assisting machine attendants in identifying possible breakdowns;
    • Liaising with mechanics for servicing; making daily and weekly oil checks;
    • Maintaining the cleanliness of the plants.
    • Attach and detach loads properly
    • Ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulations
    • Monitor and maintain all rigging equipment to ensure safety
    • Safely and properly attach and utilize all pulley and block systems
    • Set up and break down necessary equipment
    • Maneuver loads through difficult and confined spaces

    Requirements 

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D (Plain)or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have passed the suitability test for plant operators;
    • Possess a valid Driving License free from current endorsements for class(es) of machine(s) that one may be required to operate or Rigger certification from a recoginized institution;
    • Be able to operate at least two (2) plants of ‘difficult rating’ C;
    • Attended a First Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St John Ambulance or the Kenya Institute of Highways and Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution; and
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

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    Mortuary Attendant

     

    Duties and Responsibilities include:

    • Carry out duties in the mortuary, including preservation of bodies
    • Embalming of bodies
    • Assisting in postmortems

    Requirement

    Relevant training from a recognized institute

    • Training in embalming will be added advantage
    • Minimum experience 2 years

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    Plant Operator

     

    Responsibilities

    • Operating machines of ‘difficult rating’ C;
    • Assisting machine attendants in identifying possible breakdowns;
    • Liaising with mechanics for servicing; making daily and weekly oil checks;
    • Maintaining the cleanliness of the plants.
    • Attach and detach loads properly
    • Ensure compliance with all safety rules and regulations
    • Monitor and maintain all rigging equipment to ensure safety
    • Safely and properly attach and utilize all pulley and block systems
    • Set up and break down necessary equipment
    • Maneuver loads through difficult and confined spaces

    Requirements 

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade D (Plain)or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Have passed the suitability test for plant operators;
    • Possess a valid Driving License free from current endorsements for class(es) of machine(s) that one may be required to operate or Rigger certification from a recoginized institution;
    • Be able to operate at least two (2) plants of ‘difficult rating’ C;
    • Attended a First Aid Certificate Course lasting not less than one (1) week from St John Ambulance or the Kenya Institute of Highways and Technology (KIHBT) or any other recognized institution; and
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

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    Technician - 3 positions

     

    This will be the entry and training grade in this cadre.

    An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer. Duties and responsibilities will entail:

    • repairing parachutes, aircraft safety belts, motor vehicle canopies and fabricating loose covers for both aircrafts and vehicles; packing parachutes/dingys for use by soldiers; storing and maintenance of parachutes; maintaining upholstery and fabrics sewing machines and carpet cleaning machines; undertaking interior finishing which include carpeting, upholstery, repairing and modifying seat cushions/covers; and determining the strength of repairing materials.

    Requirements

    For appointment, a candidate must have: –

    • Craft Certificate OR Grade III awarded by the National Industrial Training Authority in any of the following fields: – Cushion Making, Clothing Technology, Textile Engineering, Upholstery and Carpeting; and
    • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

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    Tailor - 16 positions

     

    • This is the entry and training grade for this cadre and the officer will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior officer. Duties will entail: stitching, threading and needlework on work pieces, cleaning of workplace and machines.

    Requirements 

    For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have: –

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
    • Artisan National Trade Test Certificate Grade III/apprentice Certificate awarded by the National Industrial Training Authority or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.

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    Carpenter - 5 positions

     

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre and the officer will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior officer.

    • An officer at this level will be assigned simple duties in repair and maintenance works.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have: –

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
    • Artisan National Trade Test Certificate Grade III/apprentice Certificate awarded by the National Industrial Training Authority or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.

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    Mason

     

    This is the entry and training grade for this cadre and the officer will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior officer.

    • An officer at this level will be assigned simple duties in repair and maintenance works.

    Requirements

    For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have: –

    • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade D+ or its equivalent from a recognized institution; and
    • Artisan National Trade Test Certificate Grade III/apprentice Certificate awarded by the National Industrial Training Authority or its equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution.

    Method of Application

    Applications are invited for the following posts in the Ministry of Defence. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by completing ONE application form application form PSC2 (Revised 2016) and submit the same together with copies of the required certificates.

    Completed application forms should reach the

    Cabinet Secretary’s office
    Ministry of Defence,
    P.O. Box 40668 – 00100,
    NAIROBI

    OR

    Hand delivered to Ulinzi House gate off Lenana Road, on or before 12th November, 2018.

    NB:

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Qualified persons irrespective of gender, age, race, culture, religion, marital status or disability are encouraged to apply.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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