Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya - Ministry of Defence (Over 100 Vacancies)


Artisan III (Upholstery)
Five (5) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service:  Permanent & Pensionable.

Duties and Responsibilities

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 entail:
·         make, repair, or replace upholstery for household furniture or transportation vehicles.
·         fit, install, and secure material on frames, using hand tools, power tools, glue or staples.
·         align parts or work pieces to ensure proper assembly.

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.
Artisan III (Sheet Metal)
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Five (5) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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 entail:
·         fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment, such as ducts, control boxes, drainpipes, and furnace casings.
·         work may involve any of the following: setting up and operating fabricating machines to cut, bend, and straighten sheet metal;
·         shaping metal over anvils, blocks, or forms using hammer;
·         operating soldering and welding equipment to join sheet metal parts;
·         inspecting, assembling, and smoothing seams and joints of burred surfaces;
·         install prefabricated sheet metal ducts used for heating, air conditioning, or other purposes.

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.
Artisan III (Mechanical)
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Fourty Three (43) POSTS
 Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance:
Commuter Allowance: Depending on area of deployment Ksh 3,000
(Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

·         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 entail:
·         inspecting and testing vehicles; completing preventive maintenance such as, engine tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotation and changes, wheel balancing, replacing filters.
·         Maintains vehicle functional condition by listening to operator complaints; conducting
·         inspections; repairing engine failures; repairing mechanical malfunctions; replacing parts and components;
·         Verifies vehicle serviceability by conducting test drives; adjusting controls and systems.
·         Maintains vehicle records by recording service and repairs.

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.
Artisan III (Motor Electrician)
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Twenty-Two (22) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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 entail:
·         installing, repairing, wiring, and maintaining of all electrical components found in different vehicles.
·         also check what is necessary to bring automobiles up to their best working condition.
·         work within a realistic time.

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.
Artisan III (Tailor)
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Sixteen (16) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

·         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.
Housekeeping Assistant III
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Two (2) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
Depending on area of deployment Ksh 3,000
(Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

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
Cook III
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Thirty six (36) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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

Waiter Assistant III
JOB GROUP ‘E’ – Fifteen (15) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m. (Job, Group “E”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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.

Plant Operator/ Rigger
JOB GROUP ‘D’ – Five (5) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 14,610 – 16,250 p.m. (Job, Group “D”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

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.

Safety Equipment Technician
JOB GROUP ‘G’ – Three (3) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 20,800 – 25,860 p.m. (Job, Group “G”)
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 4,000
Leave Allowance:(Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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.

Aircraft Surface Technician
JOB GROUP ‘G’ – Three (3) POSTS
Basic Salary: Ksh. 20,800 – 25,860 p.m. (Job, Group “G”)
Permanent & Pensionable

Duties

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a more experienced officer.
Specific duties and responsibilities will involve:-
·         sanding aircraft surface prior to repairing or after primer application; masking of windows/under screens, markings and other parts to retain their originality; applying primer to sanded areas; spray painting of the aircraft; applying primer and spray finishing to aircrafts; sand blasting and applying grip system on an aircraft; repairing fiberglass components; and masking of strips and other vital configurations while the aircraft is under repair.

Requirements

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –
·         Craft Certificate OR Grade III in any of the following fields: Aircraft Surface Finisher Technician Course, Spray Painting or Automobile Refinishing from a recognized institution; and
·         Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.

Supply Chain Management Assistant
Job Group ‘G’
38 Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 20,800 – 25,860 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 4,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

This will be the entry and training grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will be deployed in a Supply Chain Management unit in a Ministry or Department and will handle simple tasks such as;
·         Issuing and receiving store;
·         Preparation and maintenance of records under the supervision of a more experienced officer

Requirements

For appointment to this glade, a candidate must be in possession of: –
·         Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C—with a minimum of C- in Mathematics and or Kiswahili or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; and
·         Certificate in Supplies Management or its approved equivalent from a recognized Institution.
OR
·         Advanced Certificate in Supply Chain Management from a recognized Institution.

Artisan III (Plumber)
Job Group ‘E’
Four (4) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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.

Artisan III (Spray Painter)
Job Group ‘E’
Eleven (11) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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 entail basic spray-painting and maintenance of spray-painting tools and cleaning of the workplace

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.

Artisan III (Panel Beater)
Job Group ‘E’
Fourteen (14) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

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 entail basic removing of dents on vehicle and plant body parts,
·         Gas welding, soldering, brazing, replacement of vehicle body parts,
·         Straightening of chassis,
·         Repair of radiators and exhaust pipes.

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.

Artisan III (Welder)
Job Group ‘E’
Ten (10) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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 entail use of basic arc and gas welding,
·         Metal cutting,
·         Marking out work pieces and cleaning of work place.

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.

Artisan III (Electrician)
Job Group ‘E’
Nine (9) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre, 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.

Artisan III (Carpenter)
Job Group ‘E’
Five (5) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable.

Responsibilities

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.

Artisan III (Mason)
Job Group ‘E’
Five (5) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

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.

Artisan III (Sign Writer)
Job Group ‘E’
Five (5) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

·         Designing and creating signs by measuring and calculating letter size, preparing the surface, applying background paint using brushes, sprays and rollers, and creating the letters using brushes, stencils, enamel paint and decals
·         Painting signs and lettering using lacquers, varnishes, paints and other materials
·         Painting signs on brick, metal, timber, glass, plastic and other surfaces

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.

Artisan III (Machinist)
Job Group ‘E’
Five (5) Posts
Basic Salary: Ksh. 15,670 – 17,570 p.m.
House Allowance: Depending on area of deployment
Commuter Allowance: Ksh 3,000
Leave Allowance: (Once yearly) Ksh 4,000
Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre and the officer will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior officer.
·         Set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments.
·         Fabricate, modify, or repair mechanical instruments.
·         Fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines
·         Applying knowledge of mechanics, shop mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures.

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.
How to Apply
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 PSC2 (Revised 2016) and submit the same together with copies of the required certificates. The application form may be downloaded from Public Service Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke & www.mod.go.ke
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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