Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC) Enlistment 2013

Nigerian Army Direct Short Service Commission (DSSC)   Enlistment  2013

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

CORPS AND  SERVICES

2.    Applications should be into any of the following  Corps and Services of the NA:

a.    Nigerian Army Engineers.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, B Tech (Second  Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:   Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Architecture, Water Engineering, Quantity  Surveying, Hydrology, Building Engineering, Estate Surveying, Geology/  Geographic Information System, Electrical Engineering, Town Planning, Mechanical  Engineering.

b.    Nigerian Army Signals

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree or  HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Electrical/Electronic  Engineering, Computer Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Satellite  Communication, Computer Science, Management Information Systems.

c.    Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND  (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:   French, Arabic,  Portuguese and German Languages, Psychology, Computer Information Management,  Computer Data mining, Computer Systems, Criminology, Intelligence Analysis,  Geography/Geographic Information System.

d.    Nigerian Army Corps of Supply and  Transport.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc  (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:  Hotel and Catering Management, Food Technology/Nutrition, Food Science,  Microbiology, Biotechnology, Purchasing and Supply, Transport Management,  Petroleum Technology.

e.    Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical  Engineers.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, B Tech (Second  Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:  Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Production  Engineering,     Material Engineering, Industrial Engineering,  Automobile Engineering, Power Engineering, Mechatronics, Aeronautical  Engineering, Instrument Engineering, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning (R &  A) Technology,  Communication Engineering, Computer/System Engineering,  Welding Technology, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Control  Engineering, Information Technology/Science, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering  Physics, Manufacturing Engineering.

f.    Nigerian Army Medical Corps

. (1)     General Duty Medical/Dental Officers.

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

(2)    General Pharmacists.

Applicants must  possess B Pharm and must be registered with the Pharmacist Council of  Nigeria.

(3)    Dental Technologists and Dental  Therapists.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower)  degree or HND (Lower Credit) in Dental Technology and Dental Therapy and must be  registered with relevant professional bodies.

(4)    General  Nurses and Midwives.

Applicants must possess RN/M or  minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree in Nursing with full registration  with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria.

(5)     Epidemiologist/Health Statistics.

Applicants must possess a  minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree in the following areas: Medical  Statistics, Epidemiology.

(6)    Mental Health and  Psychology.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second  Class Lower) degree in any of the following areas:  Mental Health, Clinical  Psychology.

(7)    Health Educators and Social  Workers.

Applicants must possess MPH in Health Education or  BSc (Second Class Lower) in Health Education/Social work/counseling.

(8)    Environmental Health Officers.

Applicants must possess a minimum of HND (Lower Credit)/WAHEB plus  EHORECON Professional Registered Certificates.

(9)    Human  Nutritionist.

Applicants must possess a  minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree in Nutrition.

(10)     Community Health Officers.

Applicants must possess CHO  professional certificates with not less than 5 years post qualification  experience.

(11)    Health Information Managers.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree or  HND (Lower Credit) in Health Management Information System.

(12)     Medical Imaging Scientist/Radiographers.

Applicants must possess a minimum  of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree in Imaging Science or Radiography.

(13)    Medical Laboratory Scientists.

Applicants must possess a Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science  (BMLS)/AIMLS/AIMLT degree with minimum of (Second Class Lower).

(14)    Optometrist.

Applicants must  possess Doctor of Optometry (D. Optometry) degree and must be registered with  the appropriate professional body.

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

g.    Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps.

Applicants must possess a minimum of  BSc   B Engr, BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the  following areas:  Purchasing and Supply, Chemistry, Computer Science &  Engineering, Economics, Business Administration, Ballistics, Physics, Production  Engineering, Textile & Material Management, Logistics & Supply  Management.

h.    Nigerian Army Corps of Military  Police.

Applicants must possess LLB BL, and a minimum of BSc,  BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following  areas: Criminology, Forensic Science, Sociology and Psychology.

i.    Nigerian Army Finance Corps.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc (Second Class Lower) degree or  HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: Economics, Accounting,  Computer Science and Business Administration.  Membership of ICAN and ANAN  could be an added advantage.

j.    Nigerian Army Education Corps.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA (Second Class  Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas: French,  Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish, Library/Information Science, Chemistry, Physics,  Mathematics, Biology, Printing, Museum/Archival Studies, Geography, English.

k.    Nigerian Army Band Corps.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BA (Second Class Lower) degree or HND  (Lower Credit) in Music.

l.    Directorate of Chaplain Services  (Protestant).

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 NA with a minimum of 5 years experience in  Chaplaincy work.

m.    Directorate of Chaplain Services (Roman  Catholic).

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).

n.    Directorate of Islamic Affairs.

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.

o.    Directorate of Army Public  Relations.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc, BA  (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following  areas:  Mass Communication, Printing, Graphic Design, Public Relations and  Advertising, English.

p.    Directorate of Legal Services (Army).

Applicants must possess LLB BL. Legal practice of 2 years and above is an  added advantage.

q.    Directorate of Army Physical  Training.

Applicants must possess a minimum of BSc  (Second Class Lower) degree or HND (Lower Credit) in any of the following areas:  Human Kinetics, Physical and Health Education (Specialist), Health Education,  Physical Education, Sports Administration (Post Graduate), Coaching Certificate  (HND/NIS), Physiotherapy, Sports Psychology.

ENTRY  REQUIREMENTS

3.    An applicant must fulfill the following:

a.    Be a Nigerian as defined in the Constitution of the  Federal Republic of Nigeria. b.    Be male or female between  the ages of 22 and 35 years for both serving personnel and civilians.  Individuals applying to any of the Chaplain Services or Directorate Islamic  Affairs are to be between the ages of 22 and 40 years.

c.     Be medically and physically fit.

d.    Measure not less  than 1.68m (for male) and 1.65m (for female) in height.

e.     Must not have been convicted by any court of law.

f.     Possess a minimum of first degree of not less than Second Class Lower  Division from a recognized University or HND from a recognized Polytechnic of  not less than Lower Credit.

g.    Applicants (less serving  members of the Armed Forces) must have completed the NYSC Scheme or provide  proof of exemption as the case may be.

h.    Graduates with  registrable professional qualifications must be duly registered by relevant  bodies recognized by Nigerian Laws at the commencement of cadet training.

i.    Possess valid birth certificate endorsed by the National  Population Commission, Hospital or Local Government Council of birth or valid  age declaration.

j.    Possess a valid certificate of state of  origin.

k.    Recommended by at least 2 recognizable referees  who must attest to the applicant’s character and integrity. Serving military  personnel must be recommended by their commanders.

CONDITIONS OF  SERVICE

4.    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 commissioned officer.

5.    All selected candidates will be required to  undergo an initial military training.

6.    Officer cadets who successfully complete the  military training shall be granted the rank of Lieutenant with no advantage of  seniority except for fully registered Medical Doctors, Architects, Lawyers and  holders of doctorate degree in fields relevant to individual Service who will be  commissioned in the same rank but with 3 months seniority.

METHOD OF  APPLICATION

7.    The following will apply:

a.    All applications are to be made online.   Application Fee is N2,500.00. b.

To apply:

(1)    Obtain a PIN Code from any branch of Ecobank nationwide  upon the payment of N2,500.00 Application Fee to the designated cashier with  effect from the announced date

(2)    Logon to  www.nigerianarmyms.org

(3)    Select Direct Short Service  Commission.

(4)    Enter basic details as requested alongside  the PIN Code.

(5)    Login to begin filling the forms and  upload documents and passport.

c.    Print Out.

Applicants are to complete  the form online and upload all required documents stated in the general  instructions. Applicants must print out their online generated photo-card on  completion of their application. Successful applicants are required to present  their printed photo-cards to the selection board during interview.

CLOSING DATE

8.    All applications must be submitted not later than  the stipulated date

FURTHER  INFORMATION

9.    For further information, you may call 09-8734009  between 0900 and 1700hrs from Mondays to Fridays.

You may also visit  www.nigerian-army.org

Army Headquarters

Department of Military Secretary

Mambilla  Barracks

Asokoro Abuja

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