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INVITATION TO JOIN THE BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE

INVITATION TO JOIN THE BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE – LIMITED VACANCIES FOR SPECIAL ENTRANT OFFICER CADETS 

Potential Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree from recognised institutions/universities in the following professions:

1. Medicine (Medical, Dental and Veterinary Officers).
2. Law (Notaries, Contract, Corporate, Construction and Aviation lawyers).
3. Chaplaincy (Ordained Ministers).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

a. Botswana citizens, both males and females (with no dual citizenship).
b. Should be in possession of a valid National ID card (Omang).
c. Aged under 40 years.
d. Be physically and mentally fit.
e. No adverse criminal records.
f. Minimum height of 165 cm for males and 160 cm for females.
g. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for males and 45 Kg for females.
h. All candidates shall undergo the selection process as prescribed under the selection process.
i. Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment.
j. Minimum of four (4) years’ work experience.
k. Registered and licensed to practice with relevant statutory bodies.
l. Chaplains should also be ecclesiastically endorsed.

NB: Botswana Defence Force has established Mobile Recruitment Centres in the following areas; Gantsi, Maun, Francistown, Palapye and Gaborone as the Main Centre. It is therefore compulsory that candidates indicate their place of preference in their applications. 

KEY SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 

a. Disciplined 
b. Loyal
c. Team player
d. Trustworthy
e. Selfless
f. Courageous

REMUNERATION, BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES 

BDF offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages commensurate with qualification over and above the following;

a. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities.
b. Professional and academic growth.
c. Local and international exposure.
d. 20% BDF X-Factor allowance.
e. Free advanced medical care.

SELECTION PROCESS

All candidates will have to undergo a selection process which includes the following: 
a. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit ups).
b. Comprehensive medical exam in accordance with BDF Recruitment Medical Standards.
c. Aptitude tests, interviews and group tests.

MANDATORY TRAINING: 

Successful candidates shall undergo 6 months Specialist Officer Cadet Basic Military Training before commissioning as Officers. On completion of training, Officers must be ready to serve in various geographic locations and environmental conditions.

Certified copies of national identity card (Omang), relevant educational certificates/documents, including transcripts, CV and references must be enclosed in the application and forwarded by post to:

The Commander 
Botswana Defence Force 
Reference: OCDT-SEO 1/19
Private Bag X06
Gaborone

Closing date: 14 August 2019

NB:
Hand deliveries will not be allowed.
Only successful candidates will be shortlisted for selection. 

For Enquiries call 3662135/71373483

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