Officer Cadets | Botswana Defence Force

Gaborone,
November 21, 2020
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Botswana Defence Force (BDF) | Officer Cadets

BE THE SHIELD OF THE NATION JOIN THE BOTSWANA DEFENCE FORCE
Botswana Defence Force is pleased to announce to the general public that VERY LIMITED vacancies exist for OFFICER CADET Posts

QUALIFICATION
Potential Candidates should possess the following;
a. A Levels with a minimum of grade B in Mathematics, Sciences and English Language
b. BGCSE or Equivalent with a minimum of 42 points and a minimum of grade B in Mathematics, Sciences and English Language.

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. Candidates must be 18 years and not yet 23 years on 1 July 2021.
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.
J. Female candidates must not be pregnant at recruitment.
k. Candidates should be unmarried with no dependents or legal obligation to support a child or children.

KEY PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
High sense of Duty, Integrity, Esprit de Corps, Courage, Discipline, and Loyalty.

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 cover

SELECTION PROCESS
All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes: comprehensive physical fitness assessment, medical exam, aptitude tests, oral interviews and group tests.

MANDATORY TRAINING
Successful candidates shall undergo a requisite 4 years Degree Programme at a prestigious Military Academy abroad. Upon successful completion of training, officers must be ready to serve in various geographic locations and environmental conditions within the BDF.
Certified copies of relevant educational certificates/documents, CV, references and a copy of National identity card (Omang) must be enclosed/attached in the application.

NB: Botswana Defence Force has established Mobile Recruitment Centre 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.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE TO APPLY ONLINE USING THE LINK BELOW:
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ONLY THOSE WITH CONSTRAINTS IN USING THE LINK SHALL BE ALLOWED TO SEND THEIR APPLICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:
The Commander
Botswana Defence Force
Private Bag X06
Gaborone
Reference: O/CDT: VAC 2/2020
NB: Kindly ensure that your contact details are valid as they will be used for invitation to the selection process.

Closing date: 30 November 2020
Hand deliveries will not be allowed. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.
For Enquiries call 366 21 35 / 74 735 532 / 71 373 483

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