OFFICER CADETS – Botswana Defence Force

Botswana Defence Force is pleased to announce to the general public that limited vacancies exist for
OFFICER CADET Post

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

a. Botswana Citizens both male and female (with no dual citizenship)
b. Should be in possession of a valid National ID card (Omang).
c. Aged between 18-24 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 which includes both physical fitness
assessment and comprehensive medical examination.
J. Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor degrees from any field EXCEPT the following;
Enviromental Health, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Physiotheraphy,
Biomedical Science/Engineering, General Medicine, Chaplaincy

KEY SKILLS AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Be a team player
Be creative
Quality decision making skills
Perseverance
Problem solving skills
Be loyal and trustworthy

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 allowance
e. Free advanced medical care

SELECTION PROCESS

All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes: Physical fitness assessment and comprehensive medical exam, aptitude tests, interviews and group tests

MANDATORY TRAINING:

Successful candidates will have to undergo a 12 months Basic Military Training.
On completion of training officers must be ready to serve in various geographic locations and environmental conditions.

Certified copies of relevant educational certificates/documents, transcripts, CV, references and a valid copy of National identity card (Omang) must be enclosed in the application and forwarded by Post to:

The Commander
Botswana Defence Force
Private Bag X06
Gaborone
Reference: O/CDT: VAC 1/17

NB: Kindly ensure that your contact details are valid as they will be used for invitation to BDF.

Closing date: 12 July 2017
Hand deliveries will not be allowed. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

For Enquiries call 3662135/71373483