Malawi Defence Force Invites Applicants For The 2017 Recruitment Campaign

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) shall conduct recruitment exercise for suitably qualified young men and women wishing to pursue a career in the force as regular soldiers.

According to a document we have seen, the exercise shall be conducted in all the districts and selected candidates shall undergo an intensive six months basic Military training at Malawi Armed Forces College (MAFCO) in Salima.

Requirements are as follows:

  1. Must be a Malawian citizen
  2. Must be single and without children
  3. Must be between 18-24 years of age
  4. Must be not less than 165 cm tall for males and 158 cm tall for females
  5. Must have MSCE and those with special skills will have an added advantage


Applicants are advised to to apply stating districts of origin on the envelopes and their letters with copies of certificates should be sent to the following addresses:


Southern Region Districts:The Commanding Officer,1 Malawi Riffles,Cobbe Barracks, Private Bag, Zomba

Central Region Districts: The Commanding Officer,2 Malawi Riffles,Kamuzu Barracks, Private Bag 43 , Lilongwe

Northern Region Districts: The Commanding Officer,3 Malawi Riffles, Moyale Barracks, Post Office Box  23, Mzuzu


The dateline for receiving invitations is 15th March, 2017 and only shortlisted candidates will be called for interviews.


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