Entry Level

Cadets (Assistant Warden I)

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS)


Vacancy Description


Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation established as a Uniformed and Disciplined Service by the Wildlife (Conservation and Management) Act of 1989 (now repealed and replaced by the Wildlife Conservation and Management Act No. 47 of 2013). The overall mandate of the Service is to conserve and manage national parks, sanctuaries and wildlife in the country and enforce related Laws and Regulations. The Service is also responsible for management and protection of important and critical water catchment areas and also complements other National Security Agencies in combating insecurity and counter-terrorism initiatives.

The Service operates in remote environment and seeks to recruit young and dynamic individuals as Cadets (Assistant Warden I) – 150 who can endure the condition for training and deployment to various conservation areas in response to the wildlife protection challenges currently being experienced in the country in a phased approach as follows:-


Job Requirements:

The applicant must:

  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Be a holder of Bachelor’s degree minimum of 2nd class honors lower division in Wildlife Management, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, Range Management, Veterinary Medicine, Criminology & Security Management, Tourism Management, Education, Sociology or Community Development from a recognized institution;
  • Be 28 years old and below;
  • Be of good health and physique;
  • Have no criminal record; and
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo mandatory paramilitary training for a period of nine (9) months and thereafter be deployed to the field.

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Application Guidelines

Step 1: Obtain the prescribed application form free of charge from either the nearest KWS National Park  Station or download from the KWS website: www.kws.go.ke

Step 2: Fill/complete the prescribed application form;

Step 3: Attach copies of relevant academic & professional certificates, testimonials, National ID Card/Passport and detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, names and contacts of at least two (2) referees;

Step 4: Submit the complete application form together with the attachments to the address below not later than Monday 8th April, 2024 at 4.30pm.

Director General
Kenya Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 40241 – 00100
Sent online: recruitment@kws.go.ke

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview

Additional Information:

  1. The recruitment exercise is absolutely FREE OF CHARGE and Kenya Wildlife Service will not be responsible for any recruitment conducted outside guidelines stated herein;
  2. Each applicant must present the original supporting documents for verification. The originals will be returned to the applicant before leaving the recruitment centre;
  3. Any person who presents fake/falsified identity cards, certificates or caught engaging in any corrupt activity shall be arrested and prosecuted;
  4. Members of the public are warned against engaging in malpractices with a view to ‘influence’ the recruitment process and are encouraged to report any suspicious activities or characters to the nearest Police Station or KWS office or call the Hotline number: 0800 597000;
  5. Bribery and other acts of corruption are against the law and anyone suspected of being culpable of such, will be arrested and prosecuted in a court of law;
  6. The recruitment will be conducted only in the designated recruitment centers and dates by a team of Kenya Wildlife Service Officers;
  7. The entire exercise will be conducted in a fair and transparent manner;
  8. The recruitment shall take into account gender, ethnic and regional diversity of the Kenyan people;
  9. Due to the nature of training, female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment and during the entire training period;
  10. Persons with disability, women, those from marginalized areas and minority communities are encouraged to apply;
  11. The application for employment form obtained from KWS offices is FREE OF CHARGE; and
  12. Canvassing and lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.

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