The Nigerian Air Force Headquarters comprises of seven staff branches which formulate policies. The current seven staff branches are namely Policy and Plans, Training and Operations, Aircraft Engineering, Logistics and Communications, Administration, Standards and Evaluations and Air Secretary. Each Staff Branch is headed by a Branch Chief who is directly responsible to the Chief of Air Staff. The Branch Chiefs are assisted by several directors and staff officers. The office of the Chief of Air Staff is structured to include the Coordinator Project Implementation and Monitoring Team, Finance & Account, and the Nigerian Air Force Procurement and Plans.
The Policy and Plans Branch is responsible for the formation, development and implementation of strategic policies and plans in the Nigerian Air Force. The Branch also prepares in close consultation with other air staff branches and commands, long-range plans and policies to support timely, accurate and efficient employment of air power under the direction of the Chief of Air Staff to meet NAF mission.
The Training and Operations Branch is responsible for policies and directives for the daily operations of the NAF. The branch is also responsible for all training both on ground and aircrew duties. The Aircraft Engineering Branch is responsible for all matters relating to aircraft, armament design and maintenance in the NAF on the other hand, the Logistics and Communications Staff Branch is responsible for policies on provisioning, procurement and maintenance of all equipment and infrastructure in the NAF. The Administration Staff Branch is the hub in which most of NAF personnel and administrative matters revolve. It also sees to the running of the NAF in accordance with operational policy guidelines and requirements. The Standads and Evaluation Staff Branch is also charged with the responsibility of ensuring proper maintenance of standards in the NAF and to facilitate full-time research into specific areas of the Service with a view to avoiding waste in both human and material resources. The Air Secretary Branch is responsible for the establishment of guidelines for the recruitment, career management and maintenance of a balanced force structure for the NAF.Requirements
Candidates should possess a BSc / MSc / M.Eng / B.Eng / HND in Communication Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Computer & Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Cyber Security, PGD Satellite Communication, PGD Satellite Ground Station Engineering
PGD / BSc in Geographic Information System, PGD / BSc in Rockery, PGD / BSc in Astronomy, PGD / BSc in Space Engineering, PGD / BSc in Aerospace Engineering, PGD / BSc in Data Link Op/GCS Maintenance, Certified Cisco Networking Associate/H3C Eqpt.
Possession of professional certificates such as CSDP, CSSLP, PHP Cert, CSS Zen Garden Cert, Java, Python , React, Node.js, CNDA, MCDBA, OCP, MCSA, CCNP, CCNA Security,CCNA Wireless, CCNP,CCNP Wireless, CCNP Security, Network+, MCSE, Security+, CPW, CPWA, CPWDV, CPWDS, CEH, ECSA, LPT, ECVP, ECSP. PGD and MSc would be added advantage.
Academic / Professional Qualification and Requirements
Interested applicants must possess a minimum of Second Class Upper Division for holders of the First Degree and Upper Credit for HND holders. In addition, applicants must possess credit in English Language and Mathematics and degree course of study. Computer literacy will be an added advantage.
Applicants must possess NYSC Discharge Certificate or Letter of Exemption from NYSC at the time of applying for DSSC.
Applicants must possess certificates of full registration with their respective statutory professional bodies in Nigeria where applicable.
General Instructions For Applicants
Nationality: Applicants must be Nigerian citizens by birth, and possess national identity card/NIN or BVN.
Age: Applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 30 years by 14 October 2023 (25 – 40 years for Medical Consultants). Please note the following:
Candidates born before 13 October 1993 are not eligible, while candidates born before 13 October 1983 are not eligible for medical consultants.
The Exercise is not for serving personnel desiring Branch Commission. Therefore, personnel above 30 years of age (born before 13 October 1993) are not to apply.
Marital Status: All applicants must be single.
Height: Minimum height is 1.66 metresfor males and 1.63 metresfor females.
Medical Fitness: Applicants must be medically fit and meet the Nigerian Air Force medical and employment standards.
Local Government Area Attestation Form: Applicants' Local Government Area Attestation Form must be signed by a military officer from the same State as the applicants not below the rank of Wing Commander in the Nigerian Air Force or equivalent in the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Navy or a Police Officer of the rank of Assistant Commissioner and above, or Local Government Area Chairmen/Secretaries and Magistrates from the Local Government Area of the applicants, Registrar, DVC, Provost of applicant Institute. The Local Government Area Attestation Form must be accompanied by the passport photograph and photocopy of the signees’ Drivers Licence or National ID Card or International Passport. The signee is also to authenticate behind the applicants’ passport photograph.
Letter of Attestation of Good Character. A separate Letter of Attestation of Good Character is required of every candidates. The letter could be attest and authenticated by the same signee in Paragraph 6 above or any eligible personality from different state but of equal status of the aforementioned. Candidates are to print out the Letter of Attestation of Good Character form and forward same for the signee to fill and signed accordingly with his/her official stamp and other means of identification documents such as Drivers’ License, International Passport, National Identity Card and Voters Card.
Presentation of original credentials: Successful applicants are required to submit their original credentials for scrutiny at the Selection Board Interview Exercise. The credentials include the following:
Eight recent passport size photographs to be stamped and countersigned by the officer of appropriate rank as specified in Bullet point 6 (Local Government Area Attestation Form).
Original and Photocopy of Birth Certificate or Declaration of Age.
Original and Photocopy of Educational/Professional Certificates.
Original and Photocopy of Indigeneship Certificate from applicant’s Local Government/State of Origin.
Original and Photocopy of Attestation of Good Character signed by Officer of appropriate rank as specified in Paragraph 6.
Completed Application Forms: On completion of the application forms, applicants must print out the underlisted documents:
Attestation of Parent/Guardians Form.
Local Government Area Attestation Form.
Letter of Attestation of Good Character Form.
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