Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria has announced eight major changes to be implemented at the National Youth Service (NYS) in preparation for the nationwide recruitment scheduled to take place from February 5th to 9th.
Kuria highlighted that these changes are geared towards enhancing the service and creating employment opportunities for Kenyan recruits joining NYS.
Under the revamped model, 80 percent of those enlisted in the National Police Service (NPS) and the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) will be sourced from the NYS.
The recruitment approach will also be applied in the selection of candidates for the Kenya Forest Services (KFS) and the Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS).
Kuria disclosed that NYS recruits will now have a significant share of government-negotiated overseas employment opportunities. In this new framework, NYS officers will constitute 70 percent of Kenyans chosen for jobs abroad.
“NYS servicemen and women will be deployed for National Service in securing government buildings, construction, engineering, water, sanitation, agriculture, and climate change mitigation among others,” stated Kuria
Regarding transparency in recruitment, Kuria emphasized that the names of successful applicants will be publicly disclosed on a portal.
“Recruitment in the NYS will be done transparently in all Sub County Headquarters. All successful candidates will go home with their admission letters and their details pasted at the recruitment centre and a public portal for transparency,” He stated.
The recruitment drive targets individuals aged between 18 and 24 years who achieved a mean grade of D plain and above in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
Interested candidates are required to present their original National Identity Card, academic certificates (along with photocopies at the recruitment center), and a Certificate of Good Conduct.