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Be The Shield of The Nation

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF) invites and encourages all qualifying candidates to apply to join the army as Privates. There are limited vacancies available and all applicants will be duly considered.

QUALIFICATION
1. Potential Candidates should possess BGCSE or equivalent with a minimum of 24 Points.
2. Any other qualification(s) to a maximum of Associate Degree/Higher Diploma or equivalent is an added advantage.
NB: Bachelor’s Degree holders should not apply for this post.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
1. Botswana Citizens both Males and Females in possession of valid National ID cards (Omang).
2. Aged between 18-24 years.
3. Be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the BDF Recruitment Medical Standards.
4. No adverse criminal records.
5. Minimum height of 160 cm for Males and 155 cm for Females.

6. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males and 45 Kg for Females.
7. All candidates shall undergo the selection process which includes a physical fitness assessment, comprehensive medical examination and security clearance.
8. Female candidates must not be pregnant at the time of selection and during training.
9. Body Art (Tattoos): Should be concealed by military uniform and not be displaying extremism, indecency, sexism or racism.

KEY SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
A skilled and adaptable team player who is resilient, composed, trustworthy, loyal, selfless and has integrity.

REMUNERATION, BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES
BDF offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package commensurate with qualifications over and above the following:
1. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities.

2. Professional and academic growth.
3. Local and international exposure.
4. Optional contributory pension fund (Government pays 15% and the employee pays 5%).
5. 20% BDF allowance.
6. Free advanced medical care.
7. Leave concession after every 2 years.

 

SELECTION PROCESS
All candidates will have to undergo a selection process which includes the following:

1. Comprehensive medical exam.
2. Aptitude test.
3. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit-ups).
4. Security clearance/vetting.

MANDATORY TRAINING: Successful candidates shall undergo 6 months of Basic Military Training. On completion of training, Privates must be ready to serve in various geographical locations and environmental conditions.
Certified copies of National identity card (Omang), and relevant educational certificates/documents, transcripts, CV and references must be attached.

 

NB: Botswana Defence Force has established Mobile Recruitment Centres in the following areas: Tsabong, Ghanzi, Maun, Kasane, Francistown, Palapye and Gaborone as the Main Centre. It is therefore compulsory that candidates indicate their place of preference (Mobile Recruitment Centres) in their applications.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE TO APPLY ONLINE USING THE LINK PROVIDED. ONLY THOSE WITH CONSTRAINTS IN USING THE LINK SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SEND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:
The Commander
Botswana Defence Force
Reference: PVT-Recruit Vacancy 1/2024
Private Bag X06
Gaborone

Closing date: 22 April 2024

MULTIPLE SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS (I.E., ONLINE AND POSTAL MAIL SUBMISSION) AND HAND DELIVERIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
Only successful candidates will be shortlisted for selection.

For Enquiries call: 3662135/71373483/74735532

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