1. The Malawi Defence Force will conduct recruitment exercise for suitably qualified Malawian young men and women wishing to pursue a career in the MDF as regular soldiers.

2. The exercise shall be conducted in four (4) Centres: (Northern, Central, Southern and Eastern) and successful candidates shall undergo an intensive six months basic military training at Malawi Armed Forces College (MAFCO) in Salima.

3. The following are the requirements:

a. Must be a Malawian Citizen with a valid National Identity Card.
b. Must have no criminal record.
c. Must be one who has not served in any National Security Organisation
d. Must be between 18 and 24 years of age.
e. Must not be less than 165 cm tall for men and 158 cm tall for women.
f. Must be single and without children.
g. Must be physically, mentally and medically fit.
h. Must be prepared to undergo intensive physical and medical examination.
i.Must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE).
j. Must be prepared to undergo an intensive basic military training.

4. Eligible Candidates should send their applications in own handwriting with copies of certificates, curriculum vitae (CV) and National ID to the Address nearest to the Applicants’ District of origin by post as follows:

1) Northern Region Districts
The Commanding Officer
Moyale Barracks
Post Office Box 23

2) Central Region Districts
The Commanding Officer
Kamuzu Barracks
Private Bag 43

3) Southern Region Districts
The Commanding Officer
Cobbe Barracks
Private Bag 50

5. Deadline for receiving applications is on 1st March, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Note: District of Origin must be indicated on the envelope.

MDF does not engage third parties in the recruitment process and does not charge any fee on applicants.