Ministry of Defence Kenya Recruitment 2023/2024 Application Form

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Ministry of Defence Kenya Recruitment 2023

The Ministry of Defence is committed to defending and protecting the people of the Republic of Kenya and their property against external aggression and also to providing support to the Civil Authority as per the Law. Our Mandate To defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Kenya; assist and cooperate with other authorities in situations of emergency and disaster; and upon approval of the National Assembly, may be deployed to restore peace in any part of Kenya affected by unrest or instability.

Ministry of Defence Kenya Recruitment 2023

We are currently recruiting to fill the following positions;

  1. Director/Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer – Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Lecturer- (D.Phil) Humanities and Social Sciences – 4 Positions
  3. Lecturer- (M.Phil) Humanities and Social Sciences – 6 Positions
  4. Medical Specialist – Gynaecologist/Obstetrics – 5 Positions
  5. Medical Specialist – Paediatrician – 3 Positions
  6. Medical Specialist – Pathologist – 2 Positions
  7. Medical Specialist – Orthopaedic Surgeon – 4 Positions
  8. Medical Specialist – Plastic Surgeon
  9. Medical Specialist-Ophthalmologist
  10. Medical Specialist – Psychiatrist – 2 Positions
  11. Medical Specialist – Neurosurgeon
  12. Medical Specialist – Physician – 6 Positions
  13. Medical Specialist – Anaesthesiologist – 9 Positions
  14. Medical Officer – 10 Positions
  15. Dental Officer – 4 Positions
  16. Medical Specialist – Oncologist – 4 Positions

Director/Senior Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer – Humanities and Social Sciences

Requirements for Appointment:

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years as a Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer in a recognized university; 
  • a Masters degree in any of the following fields: Peace and Security Studies, Conflict Studies, Political Science, Gender and Development or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • an earned PhD degree in a relevant field; and
  • ability to teach/instruct in any two of the following; National Security Studies, International Security Studies, Intelligence Studies, Strategic Security Management, Security Planning and Security/Social Sciences Research Methodology

Duties and Responsibilities 

This is a middle teaching and research position. The post holder will be expected to show academic leadership in both research and teaching at the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) and the National Defence College (NDC). Duties of the post holder are two-fold; Research/Scholarship and Teaching. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:- 

Research/Scholarship 

  • undertaking research scholarship activity subject to the approval of the Senior Researchers and the NDC Commandant; 
  • carrying out research internally, nationally and internationally and to contribute to the research objectives of both the Centre for Security Studies with approval of Senior Research Fellows; 
  • undertaking in subject and professional research and pedagogy development as required to support teaching activities at the NDC; and 
  • transforming and applying knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research and appropriate external activities

Teaching 

  • providing participants with the relevant and stimulating range of learning opportunities and experiences within the subject area, consistent with their overall learning objectives; 
  • undertaking teaching duties as required by and agreed with the Commandant and to keep abreast of international developments within the academic discipline and/or professional practice of the subject area and to share this knowledge to shape curricular content, design and delivery; 
  • setting, marking and assessing work and providing feedback to participants; 
  • monitoring participants progress and making timely reports to the College Headquarters;
  • coordinating staff development initiatives related to learning and teaching; and 
  • supporting students’ programmes on academic, career and personal development

Lecturer- (D.Phil) Humanities and Social Sciences – 4 Positions

Requirements for Appointment:

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years as a Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer in a recognized university; 
  • a Masters degree in any of the following fields: Peace and Security Studies, Conflict Studies, Political Science, Gender and Development or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • an earned PhD degree in a relevant field; and
  • ability to teach/instruct in any two of the following; National Security Studies, International Security Studies, Intelligence Studies, Strategic Security Management, Security Planning and Security/Social Sciences Research Methodology

Duties and Responsibilities 

This is a middle teaching and research position. The post holder will be expected to show academic leadership in both research and teaching at the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) and the National Defence College (NDC). Duties of the post holder are two-fold; Research/Scholarship and Teaching. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:- 

Research/Scholarship 

  • undertaking research scholarship activity subject to the approval of the Senior Researchers and the NDC Commandant; 
  • carrying out research internally, nationally and internationally and to contribute to the research objectives of both the Centre for Security Studies with approval of Senior Research Fellows; 
  • undertaking in subject and professional research and pedagogy development as required to support teaching activities at the NDC; and 
  • transforming and applying knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research and appropriate external activities

Teaching 

  • providing participants with the relevant and stimulating range of learning opportunities and experiences within the subject area, consistent with their overall learning objectives; 
  • undertaking teaching duties as required by and agreed with the Commandant and to keep abreast of international developments within the academic discipline and/or professional practice of the subject area and to share this knowledge to shape curricular content, design and delivery; 
  • setting, marking and assessing work and providing feedback to participants; 
  • monitoring participants progress and making timely reports to the College Headquarters;
  • coordinating staff development initiatives related to learning and teaching; and 
  • supporting students’ programmes on academic, career and personal development

Lecturer- (M.Phil) Humanities and Social Sciences – 6 Positions

Requirements for Appointment:

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years as a Tutorial Fellow or Assistant Lecturer in a recognized university; 
  • a Masters degree in any of the following fields: Peace and Security Studies, Conflict Studies, Political Science, Gender and Development or equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • an earned PhD degree in a relevant field; and
  • ability to teach/instruct in any two of the following; National Security Studies, International Security Studies, Intelligence Studies, Strategic Security Management, Security Planning and Security/Social Sciences Research Methodology

Duties and Responsibilities 

This is a middle teaching and research position. The post holder will be expected to show academic leadership in both research and teaching at the Centre for Security Studies (CSS) and the National Defence College (NDC). Duties of the post holder are two-fold; Research/Scholarship and Teaching. Specific duties and responsibilities will include:- 

Research/Scholarship 

  • undertaking research scholarship activity subject to the approval of the Senior Researchers and the NDC Commandant; 
  • carrying out research internally, nationally and internationally and to contribute to the research objectives of both the Centre for Security Studies with approval of Senior Research Fellows; 
  • undertaking in subject and professional research and pedagogy development as required to support teaching activities at the NDC; and 
  • transforming and applying knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching, research and appropriate external activities

Teaching 

  • providing participants with the relevant and stimulating range of learning opportunities and experiences within the subject area, consistent with their overall learning objectives; 
  • undertaking teaching duties as required by and agreed with the Commandant and to keep abreast of international developments within the academic discipline and/or professional practice of the subject area and to share this knowledge to shape curricular content, design and delivery; 
  • setting, marking and assessing work and providing feedback to participants; 
  • monitoring participants progress and making timely reports to the College Headquarters;
  • coordinating staff development initiatives related to learning and teaching; and 
  • supporting students’ programmes on academic, career and personal development

Medical Specialist – Gynaecologist/Obstetrics – 5 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Gynaecology/Obstetrics from a university recognized in Kenya
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Paediatrician – 3 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Paediatric from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Pathologist – 2 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Pathology from  a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Orthopaedic Surgeon – 4 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery from  a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Plastic Surgeon

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Plastic Surgery from  a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist-Ophthalmologist

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Ophthalmology  from  a university recognized in Kenya
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Psychiatrist – 2 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Psychiatry from  a university recognized in Kenya;  . 
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Neurosurgeon

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Neurosurgery from  a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Physician – 6 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Physician from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Specialist – Anaesthesiologist – 9 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Anaesthesia from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Medical Officer – 10 Positions

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

  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B:Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • successfully completed one (1) year Internship from a recognized institution; and
  • a Certificate of registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board.

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • diagnosing , caring and treating diseases;
  • performing medical and surgical procedures;
  • preparing and responding to emergencies and disasters;
  • participating in management of medicines, medical instruments and equipment;
  • providing health education;
  • maintaining medical records health Information and Data;
  • counselling patients and their relatives on diagnoses  and bereavement;
  • teaching and coaching medical students,

Dental Officer – 4 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (DS) degree or any other equivalent qualification from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • successfully completed one (1) year internship from a recognized institution; and
  • a Certificate of registration by Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will work under guidance of a senior officer. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-

  • providing dental care  including: diagnosing common oral conditions, treating, prescribing and referring;
  • carrying out minor oral and maxillofacial surgery;
  • Prosthetics and conservative dentistry;
  • facilitating admission, disease investigations of  patients;
  • report writing and assisting in theater activities;

Medical Specialist – Oncologist – 4 Positions

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Assistant Director of Medical Services/Medical Specialist, CSG 7 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
  • a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B) degree from  a university recognized in Kenya; 
  • a Masters degree in the field of Oncology from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • a Certificate of Registration by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board;
  • a Valid practicing license from Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board; and
  • demonstrated professional competence and managerial capability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • performing complex and advanced clinical patient management in area of specialization  of internal  medicine or other specialties recognized by the Board;
  • coordinating training, coaching and mentoring of health personnel;
  • managing health stores including essential medicines and/ or plant equipment;
  • managing larger facilities/hospitals;
  • developing intervention activities or programs for the management  of diseases and conditions;
  • developing Medical Standard Operating Procedures( SOPs) and protocols;
  • developing training curricular and syllabi in collaboration with training institutions;
  • coordinating emergency response and clinical care;
  • coordinating health projects and programmes;
  • managing health information systems;
  • carrying out health surveys and research; and
  • monitoring the provision of forensic and medico-legal services

Method of Application

Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

Deadline: May 15, 2023


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