Botswana Defence Force (BDF)
BDF Women's Club Day Care Centre Graduation
BDF parades at the 47th independence Day celebrations
The contribution of the Botswana Defence Force in the development of sport in the country was recognized at the 32nd Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) Annual Sports Awards Ceremony, held at Boipuso Hall. The Commander, Botswana Defence Force, Lt. Gen. T.H.C. Masire who graced the event, received the Chairperson's Award on behalf of the Defence Force. The BDF's contribution to sport in the country is very significant, in that it covers all the aspects of sport. In an interview, the Director of Sports Administration, Major Montwedi Simon, said that for the past years, the BDF has continued to offer an array of assistance to the nation in different sporting codes such as coaching, providing players, as well as in administrative duties. Furthermore, he intimated that, currently this assistance has been extended to the University Of Botswana with swimming instructors, and in addition it is also assisting primary and secondary schools with coaching services in different sporting codes. He further said that the BDF does not only promote sport through participation alone, as it also avails training facilities to non-soldiers. He cited the use of the SSKB Football Stadium by the senior national football team (Zebras) for practice and the use of the volleyball and tennis courts to host games, as examples of the various ways through which the BDF avails its sporting facilities for the advancement of sport in the country. The BDF has through the years, produced quite a significant number of sports personalities amongst them being the current National Football Team coach Lt. Col. (Rtd) Stanley Tshosane, Botswana's first export football coach Major (Rtd) David Bright, Col. (Rtd) Edwin Senai (Football Referee), Maj. Masego Ntshingane (Football), Capt. Ofentse Bakwadi (Karate), WO I Wilson Theleso (Athletics), WO I Million Masumbika (Karate), Cpl Andrew Dobolo(Karate), L/Cpl Mompati Thuma (Football), Modiri Marumo (Football), Herbert Nkabiti (Boxing), Sgt. George Tshikare (Karate), L\Cpl Boiphemelo Selagaboy (Athletics), Otto Tafa (Karate), Elliot Mmila (Boxing) , Shakes Kebualemang (Boxing) etc. This contribution to sports has further been recognized in many sporting codes as the BDF members continue to selflessly work to promote and assist in sports. This effort led to some of the men in uniform being elected to posts of leadership such as at the Botswana Karate Association, where WOI Million Masumbika was recently elected the president of the association and Maj. Botsang Tshenyego as the Vice President of the Botswana National Olympic Committee. We should all take pride in the recognition given to the BDF by the BNSC, as this is an indication that the public we serve appreciates our contribution to the development of sport in the country. The BDF's contribution to sport is likely to increase in future, due to the formation of a unit that will solely focus in sport.
BDF Vacancies : Orthopedic Surgeon Qualifications:
Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery,plus Post Graduate Specialist training in Orthopedics at Masters Level.
Experience: A minimum of 5 years post qualification experience
Salary: E1(P326,488 - P339,636) per annum
Leave: 30 Working days per annum

Key Performance Areas:
-Interprets broad objectives of the Botswana Defence Force and collaborates with Medical Specialists to develop and implement appropriate patient care programs.
-Examines,diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of musculo-skeletal system by surgical and conservative means and application of corrective mechanical devices.
-Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains data through interviews,x-ray examinations and clinical laboratory tests required.
-Interprets test results and evaluates examination findings.
-Determines procedures for pre-operative and post-operative care such as administering sedatives ,and ensuring that patients receive effective advice and assistance when coming for post surgery check up.
-Reduces and immobilizes fractures by open or closed methods,using corrective devices such as braces, casts, and splint.
-Administers and prescribes such conservative measures of treatment as antibiotics,drugs, and compresses.
-Schedules operations and assigns Surgeons, Nurses, and Medical Technicians.
-Undertakes any other related activities to meet the exigencies of the services. Competencies
Drive for results
Critical decision making under pressure
Leadership and supervisory skills
Integrity and Trust
Functional / Technical skills Benefits
Scarce skills allowance:40% of basic monthly salary as prescribed by DPSM
Doctors overtime allowance at 15% of basic salary
The employer provides housing and employee pays full rent
Optional Contribution Medical Aids Scheme(Goverment pays 50% and employee pays 50%)
Contributory Pension Scheme(Government pays 15%, employee pays 5%). This applies to locals only. NB:Applicants should include the following information:
Curriculum Vitae
Certified true copies of academic and professional certificates and at least 3 references.
National Identity Card
Serving Public Officers should indicate:
Date of first appointment
Present post and date of appointment thereto. Applicants from serving public officers should be routed through their Heads of Department and Permanent Secretaries. Applications not so routed will not be considered. Closing date: 18 May 2012 Applicants should be addressed to,
The Commander
Botswana Defence Force
Civillian Personnel Registry
Private Bag X06
or hand delivered to Civilian Personnel Registry
Sir Seretse Khama Barracks
or email to: For further information,contact: N. Maharero at 3662694 ,or Lieutenant Gaamangwe at 3662716. NB. Only short listed candidates will be responded to.  
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