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Forensic Investigators

Ministry of Defence
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) is pleased to announce to the general public the recruitment of General Service Officer (GSO) Cadets and Specialist Officers which is scheduled to take place in the months of August and September 2018.

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 holder of an undergraduate degree from a recognized University/institution and be registered with statutory body where applicable. The initial training period for Specialist Officers will not be less than three months.
Must be holders of at least a Bachelor degree in Forensic Science/ Computer Science from a recognized University.


  • Carrying out laboratory examinations and analyses submitted by law enforcement agencies and medical examiners
  • Serving as expert witnesses in a court of law
  • Carrying out tests using scientific techniques, such as infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and scanning electron microscopy
  • Ensuring all laboratory protocols and regulations are followed
  • Inputting data into computer programs and utilizing relevant computer database information
  • Overseeing the maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment
  • Preparing written reports based on evidence analysis
  • Coordinating the activities related to crime scene collection, preservation, and transportation
  • Serving as a liaison between the forensic laboratory and crime scene investigators
  • Developing, maintaining and updating work quality standards, standard operating procedures, and similar methods and procedures
  • Coordinating work with other members of the forensic team and with outside agencies

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Security operations; Data collection; Criminal law; Investigation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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