Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) recruitment 2016

Nigerian Army – Applications are invited from eligible Nigerians for commission into the Nigerian Army (NA) as Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) officers.

The DSSC is open to both civilians and serving military personnel. Only serving military personnel sponsored by any of the Services of the Nigerian Armed Forces to civil institutions shall be considered.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Air Traffic Controller

Location: Nationwide
Corps and Services: Directorate of Army Aviation
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess BSc in Geography/Physics/Mathematics with NCAA approved Air Traffic Control License

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Location:
Nationwide
Corps and Services:
Directorate of Army Aviation
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess minimum of B.Eng or HND in Mechanical Engineering with not less than 2 years work experience.

Job Title: Electrical Engineer
Location: Nationwide
Corps and Services: Directorate of Army Aviation
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess minimum of B.Eng or HND in Electrical Electronics (Power option)

Job Title: Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineer
Location:
Nationwide
Corps and Services:
Directorate of Army Aviation
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess minimum of B.Eng or HND in Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering with not less than 3 years work experience.

Job Title: Fire Fighter
Location:
Nationwide
Corps and Services:
Directorate of Army Aviation
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess BSc in Chemistry/Physics with NCAA approved Fire Fighting License from any  reputable organization.

Job Title: Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic)
Location: Nationwide
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of Bachelor (Second Class Lower) degree in any of the following areas:  Philosophy and Theology from a Roman Catholic approved seminary, affiliated to a National Universities Commission accredited University or Urbanian University, Rome.
  • Applicants must have good standing in the church and be also released by a Diocesan Bishop.
  • Applicants must be vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman Catholic).

Job Title: Directorate of Islamic Affair
Location: Nationwide
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of BA, B.Ed (Second Class Lower) degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies, LLB Sharia with Diploma in Arabic from recognized Nigerian universities, Azhar University, Cairo or Saudi University.
  • Each applicant would be required to produce testimony of excellent character from a reputable religious organization in Nigeria.
  • Applicants must be able to speak English Language.

Job Title: Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant)
Location: Nationwide
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess minimum of BA (Second Class Lower) degree in Pastoral Psychology, New Testament Theology, Old Testament Theology, Pastoral Counseling and Child Evangelism from any of the Seminaries/Universities recognized by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).
  • Applicants must belong to one of the 18 major denominations of the protestant faith.
  • Soldier applicants must have served the NA with a minimum of 5 years experience in Chaplaincy work and must be vetted and recommended by the NA Directorate of Chaplain Services (Protestant).

Job Title: Directorate of Legal Service
Location: Nationwide
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess LLB, BL from a recognized institution.
  • A minimum of 2 years post Law School legal practice is required and applicants must present evidence of this.

Job Title: Directorate of Army Public Relation
Location: Nationwide
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in Journalism, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Radio Operation and Performance.
  • Applicants must have evidence of Membership to any Professional body in relation to media operation and journalism.

Job Title: Medical and Dental Consultant
Location:
Nationwide
Corps and Services:
Nigerian Army Medical Corps
Requirements
Applicants could belong to either of the following  fields of specialization such as General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Anaesthesia, Neuro  Surgery, Cadiothoracic, ENT Surgeons, Physicians (Cardiologists, Endocrinologist, Nephrologists  and Neurologists), Ophthalmologists as well as Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, Paediatricians  and Family Physicians.

Applicants must also consider the following criteria:

  • Must be Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or equivalent Postgraduate Medical College.
  • Not be more than 40 years of age.
  • Must have full registration of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the undergraduate degree and additional qualification registration as appropriate.
  • Must have current MDCN licence to practice as a specialist.

Job Title: General Duty Medical/Dental Officer
Location: Nationwide
Corps and Services: Nigerian Army Medical Corps
Requirements

  • Applicants must possess MBBS/BDS or equivalent with not more than 5 years post – qualification experience and must be fully registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

Note: All applicants for Medical Corps, are expected to present proof of registration with their professional regulatory bodies and current practicing license.

General Requirement

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of B.Sc/B Eng (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) with other relevant trade qualification from government.

Entry Requirements
All applicants must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Be a Nigerian as defined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  • Be a male or female between the ages of 22 and 35 years, while medical consultants be not more than 40 years of age by October 2016.
  • Be medically, mentally and physically fit according to NA standards.
  • Be recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees who must attest to the applicant character and integrity. These could be by a Local Government Chairman/Secretary or an officer of the Armed Forces not below the rank of a Lieutenant Colonel and equivalent or an Assistant Commissioner of Police and above who must hail from the state of the applicant.  Passport photographs of referees must be affixed to the letter of attestation.
  • Candidates must submit a letter of Attestation from their former institutions.
  • Measure at least 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.
  • Must not have been convicted by any court of law. Military personnel must be free from any disciplinary case (This is to be endorsed by the Commanding Officer/Commander).
  • Possess at least a first degree with not less than Second Class Lower Division or HND of not less than Lower Credit from any recognized institution of learning.
  • Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council or valid age declaration.
  • Candidates must present contact addresses and telephone numbers of parent/guardians and Next of Kin.
  • Candidates must not have any body inscriptions or tattoos.
  • Candidates must tender all original copies of educational certificates (primary to post secondary).
  • Service personnel must present valid military identity cards and letters of recommendations  by their Commanding Officers/Commanders.  They must also present valid letter(s) of NA  sponsorship in tertiary academic institutions.  Additionally, they must have served for a  period of not less than 5 years in the unit.
  • Candidates must not be members of any cult/society/fraternity.
  • All female applicants are advised to seek for commission into specialist corps e;g Medical,  Legal Service or Army Public Relations.
  • Possess a valid certificate of state of origin.
  • Applicants (Less serving members of the Armed Forces) must possess NYSC discharge certificate or a valid exemption as the case may be.
  • Graduates with professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.
  • Only academic credentials obtained from 2006 to date will be considered.

Conditions of Service
Direct Short Service Commission will be granted for 10 years, for an initial probation period of 3 years, renewable yearly for another period of 7 years.  Direct Regular Commission may be granted on conversion after 3 years as a commissioned officer.

  • Conversion to Direct Regular Commission is not automatic.  It is based on availability of vacancy and other criteria that are or will be in force from time to time.
  • Medical Consultants Officers on successful completion of military training shall be granted  the rank of Major and Direct Regular Commission.
  • Officer cadets who successfully complete the military training shall be granted the rank of  Lieutenant with no advantage of seniority.
  • All graduating officer cadets must sign an acceptance on the terms and conditions governing  the Direct Short Service Commission before they are granted commission into the Nigerian Army.
  • The reckonable period of service will be based on the date of commencement of cadet training  of both civilian and military personnel entrants.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here to Start Application

Application Guide

  • Click the link above to create an account.
  • Read the Qualification Criteria.
  • From the Home Page, Select DSSC application.
  • On successful registration, you will receive an email notification containing your login details.
  • Click on ‘Login’ to complete the application form.
  • Ensure all required documents are uploaded:
    • Passport photograph.
    • Educational certificates.
    • Evidence of membership of any professional body.
    • Certificate of state of origin.
    • Birth certificate or age declaration

b.) Print Out

  • Applicants must print out their online generated photo-slip on completion of their application. The first page is to be signed by a Court of Law and the second page is to be signed by the Local Government Chairman/Secretary or any military officer of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel or equivalent and above who hails from your state. Successful applicants are required to present their printed photo-slip to the selection board during interview

Further Information
For further information, you may call 07046349788 and 09099170154, or visit www.army.mil.ng

For technical support and complaints, call the following support lines 07018447913, 08054815787 or email[email protected]

Army Headquarters,
Department of Military Secretary,
Mambilla Barracks,
Asokoro – Abuja.

Application Deadline  13th June, 2016.

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