“BE THE SHIELD OF THE NATION”
INVITATION TO JOIN THE BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE
LIMITED VACANCIES FOR RECRUIT PRIVATES
a. Potential Candidates should possess BGCSE or equivalent with a minimum
of 24 Points
b. Any other qualification to a maximum of Diploma or equivalent is an added
NB: Bachelor’s Degree Holders should not apply for this post.
a. Botswana Citizens both Males and Females (in possession of valid National
ID cards, Omang).
b. Aged between 18-24 years.
c. Be physically and mentally fit in accordance with the BDF Recruitment
d. No adverse criminal records
e. Minimum height of 165 cm for Males 160 cm for Females
f. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males 45 Kg for Females
g. All candidates shall undergo the selection process which include both
physical fitness assessment and comprehensive medical examination.
h. Female candidates must not be pregnant at the time of selection and during
NB: Botswana Defence Force has established Mobile Recruitment Centres in the
following areas: Tsabong, Gantsi, Maun, Kasane, 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 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
qualification over and above the following;
a. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities
b. Professional and academic growth.
c. Local and international exposure.
d. Optional contributory pension fund (Government pays 15% and employee
e. 20% BDF allowance
f. Free advanced medical care
g. Leave concession after every 2 years
All candidates will have to undergo a selection process which includes the following:
a. Comprehensive medical exam
b. Aptitude test
c. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit- ups)
d. Security clearance / vetting
MANDATORY TRAINING: Successful candidates shall undergo a 6 months Basic
Military Training. On completion of training, Privates must be ready to serve in various
geographic locations and environmental conditions.
Certified copies of National identity card (Omang), and relevant educational
certificates/documents, transcripts, CV and references must be attached.
ALL APPLICANTS ARE TO APPLY ONLINE USING THE LINK BELOW:
ONLY THOSE WITH CONSTRAINTS IN USING THE LINK SHALL BE ALLOWED
TO SEND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:
Botswana Defence Force
Reference: PVT-Recruit Vacancy 1/2021
Private Bag X06
Closing date: 19 March 2021
Hand deliveries will not be allowed.
Only successful candidates will be shortlisted for selection.
For Enquiries call 3662135/ 71373483/ 74735532
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