The following qualitative requirements shall apply:
1. Male and female Botswana Citizens.
2. Aged up to 40 years.
3. Be physically fit.
4. No adverse criminal record.
5. Candidates should be in possession of the National Identity card (Omang).
6. Minimum height of 165 cm for Males and 160 cm for Females.
7. Minimum body weight of 55 Kg for Males and 45 Kg for Females.
8. Female candidates must not be pregnant.
9. Bachelor's or Master's degrees in the following fields:
| Medical Officers | Dentists | Physiotherapists | Pharmacists | Bio-Medical Engineers |
Specialist Nurses | Clinical Psychologists | Veterinary Officers | Lawyers | Chaplains (Ordained Ministers) |

Selection Process

All candidates shall undergo a selection process which includes the following:
1. Comprehensive medical examination.
2. Anthropometry (Height, Weight and BMI).
3. Aptitude test.
4. Physical fitness assessment (2.4km run, push-ups and sit- ups).
5. Attestation.

Key skills and personal attributes

Shortlisted candidates should be prepared to:
1. Be a team player.
2. Be ready to serve in a variety of geographic locations and environmental conditions.
3. Be loyal and trustworthy
4. Be Creative.
5. Quality decision making skills.
6. Perseverance.
7. Problem solving skills.

Mandatory Training

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

Remuneration & Benefits

BDF offers competitive remuneration and benefit packages commensurate with qualification over and above the following:
1. Professional and academic growth.
2. Local and international exposure.
3. 20% BDF allowance.
4. Free advanced medical care.
5. Free accommodation and subsidised utilities (water, gas & electricity).
6. Optional contributory medical aid scheme (Govt pays 50% and employee pays 50%).
7. Compulsory contributory pension fund (Govt pays 15% and employee pays 5%).
8. Leave concession after every 2 years.