Recruitment of Artisans and Bandsmen/Women

  • Full Time
  • Various

Malawi Defence Force

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced Malawian for recruitment as Artisans and Bandsmen/Women who will, upon successful completion of Military Training, be listed to various units in the Malawi Defence Force (MDF).


Applicants must be able to play any musical instrument and be ready to undergo musical auditions. Those with Certificates in Music from Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) or any other well recognized local or international music institution will have an added advantage.


Applicants are to till the underlisted vacant positions:

  1. Bricklayers
  2. Carpenters
  3. Plumbers
  4. Cobblers
  5. Tailors
  6. Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  7. Auto Electricians
  8. Welders
  9. Refrigeration Technicians
  10. Panel Beaters (Vehicle Body Repairs)
  11. Radio/Auto Technicians
  12. Computer/IT Technicians


All Artisans must have a Trade Test Certificate in the relevant field from TEVET or City and Guilds through a recognl2ed Technical School or University. Those with higher qualifications will have an added advantage.

Tailors must also be competent in Designing, Cutting, Tailoring. Embroidery or Upholstery.
Radio/Auto Technicians must also have Certificate. Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering obtained from TENET or City and Guilds through a recognized Technical School or University. Those with Degree in Telecommunication/Electrical and Electronics Engineering obtained from a recognized University are encouraged to apply
Computer/IT Technicians must also have Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Computer/Cyber Security obtained from a recognized Institution, CISCO Certificate, Certificate or Diploma In Software Engineering and Certificate or Diploma in Computer Hardware and Repair.


All applicants must have a minimum qualification of Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) and must be:

  1. Without criminal record.
  2. Not less than 165 cm tall for males and 158 cm tall for females.
  3. Prepared to undergo intensive medical examinations
  4. Physically, mentally and medically fit
  5. Prepared to undergo an intensive basic military training.
  6. Aged between 18 and 24 for Bandsmen/women, and 18 and 28 for Artisans & Single and without children.

Method of application

Applications, in own handwriting, with photocopies of academic and professional certificates should be received not later than 28 June, 2021, addressed to:

The Chief of Human Resource Management and Development
Malawi Defence Force Headquarters
Kamuzu Barracks
Private Bag 43 LILONGWE

Applicants who meet the above stated criteria are requested to clearly indicate on the envelope the post they are applying for. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged