Namibian Defence Force Salary

Namibian Defence Force Salary

1.JOB DESCRIPTION

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This job category includes personnel involved at all levels with the planning, conducting and supporting of military operations on land, in the air and at sea in its primary functions, namely the tracing and destructing of the enemy forces as well as providing all telecommunication services and electronic warfare for this purpose; the planning, formulating and conducting of training to prepare members for the primary function; and the planning for the improvement, disposal and maintenance of weaponry and equipment to consequently provides the best available means to conduct the primary function.

Note – Duty Sheets:

The main objective of the job description is to define post levels to create posts, and not necessarily to establish detailed duty sheets. Detailed duty sheets are still to be compiled by the individual arms, corps, formations and units within the Defence Force structure for various posts and kept supplementary to the job description for practical application.

2.COMPOSITION OF THE NAMIBIAN DEFENCE FORCE

The Namibian Defence Force consists of the following armed forces:

(a)The Namibian Army.

(b)The Namibian Air Force.

(c)The Namibian Navy.

Members of the Namibian Defence Force are appointed by the Lieutenant General in terms of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act 1 of 2002). The members of the Namibian Defence Force are divided into officers and members with other rank.

An Officer is defined as a member to whom a commission has been conferred under section 21 of the Defence Act, 2002 (Act 1 of 2002). Officers are grouped into Junior Officers, Senior Officers and General Officers.

Namibian Defence Force Salary

4.DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNCTIONAL LEVELS

Training/Pupil

This level includes personnel who undergo formal and informal occupational specific training and perform tasks resulting from aspects as set out in paragraph 1 above under the supervision of a supervisor.

Operational

This level includes personnel who independently performs activities described in paragraph 1(a) and may supervise support staff where necessary.

Supervisory

This level includes personnel who supervise occupationally related operational staff and if necessary overhead supervision of supporting staff.

Overhead Supervisory

This level includes personnel who supervise and manage/give practical guidance to various occupation related, supervisory and operational staff.

Professional (Occupational) Management

This level includes personnel involved with the administration/management of an occupationally/ professionally/technically related organisational component(s).

General Management

This level includes personnel involved with the administration/management of general organisational component(s).

Strategic (Overhead) Management

This level includes personnel involved with the strategic management of general as well as occupationally/professionally/technically related organisational component(s).

5.PROVISION OF POSTS

Posts are not specifically provided for Officer Cadet. Those involved are carried out-of-adjustment against vacant posts of 2nd Lieutenant/Ensign. If this arrangement results in adequate Officer Cadets not being employed (due to the lack of vacancies) the Lieutenant General must be approached for the additional employment of incumbents on these levels. In cases where a trained unit becomes available and Officer Cadets occupy the approved posts, one of the Officer Cadets must be kept in service additional to the establishment for the remaining part of the training period in order to make a vacant post available for suitable filling by a trained person.

6.1Scales of salary:

Scale of salary

Army

Air Force

Navy

Grade 12

N$74 486 – 89 339

Officer Cadet

Officer Cadet

Midshipman

Grade 10

N$111 571 – 133 819

2nd Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Ensign

Grade 9

N$136 550 – 163 779

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Junior Grade (N)

Grade 8

N$167 054 – 199 645

Captain

Captain

Lieutenant (N)

Grade 7

N$203 638 – 243 367

Major

Major

Lieutenant Commander

Grade 6

N$248 234 – 296 663

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Grade 4

N$368 863 – 391 440

Colonel

Colonel

Captain (N)

Grade 3

N$399 269 – 423 707

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Commodore

Grade 2

N$432 181 – 458 634

Major General

Major General

Rear Admiral

6.2Appointment requirements

A person may be appointed as an officer in the Defence Force if such person complies with the general requirements prescribed in the NDF HR Policy as well as those indicated under each rank below:

Training level: Officer Cadet/Midshipman

Grade 12 (or equivalent) Certificate on NQF L3

Entry post: 2nd Lieutenant/Ensign

Grade 12 (or equivalent) Certificate on NQF L3

Successful completion of Officer Cadet training course

1st Promotion post: Lieutenant/Lieutenant JG (N)

Grade 12 (or equivalent) Certificate on NQF L3 2 years service as Second Lieutenant

Passing of the Platoon Commanders’ or equivalent course

2nd Promotion post: Captain/Lieutenant (N)

A National Diploma on NQF L6

4 years service as Lieutenant/Lieutenant JG (N) Passing of the appropriate training course

3rd Promotion post: Major/Lieutenant Commander

A B Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF 7

5 years service as Captain

Passing of the appropriate training course

4th Promotion post: Lieutenant Colonel/Commander

A B Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF 7 4 years service as Major/Lieutenant Commander Passing of the appropriate training course

5th Promotion post: Colonel/Captain (N)

A B Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF 7 4 years service Lieutenant Colonel/Commander Passing of the appropriate advanced courses

6th Promotion post: Brigadier General/Commodore

A B Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF 7 4 years service as Colonel

Passing of the appropriate advanced courses

7th Promotion post: Major General/Rear Admiral

A B Degree or equivalent qualification on NQF 7

An appropriate number of years of service as Brigadier General/Commodore

Passing of the appropriate advanced courses

8th Promotion post: Chief of Defence Force

Appointment by H.E. the President

6.3 Basis for salary recognition

Officer Cadet/Midshipman

Years of experience

Minimum commencing notch

0

N1

1

N2

2

N3

3

N4

4

N5

5

N6

6

N7

7

N8

8

N9

9 and more

N10

2nd Lieutenant/Ensign

Years of experience

Minimum commencing notch

0

N1

1

N2

2

N3

3

N4

4

N5

5

N6

6

N7

 

7

N8

8

N9

9 and more

N10

6.4Recognition of higher qualifications

(Vide PSSR B.IV/III/5 for the measures on recognition of higher appropriate qualifications in respect of entry posts and PSSR B.IV/III/6 for promotion posts).

6.5Remunerative payments over and above salary

6.5.1Management Allowances

The following allowances are payable to the incumbents of posts of:

Housing Allowance

Motor Vehicle Allowance p.a. in terms of PSSR D.VIII/I

Rank

p.a. in terms of

PSSR D. VII/V

Capital Cost

Running Cost

Total Allowance

Chief of Defence Force

N$157 464

N$141 826

N$40 254

N$182 080

Major General/

N$87 857

N$91 080

N$28 919

N$119 999

Rear Admiral

Brigadier General/

N$75 517

N$81 497

N$27 273

N$108 770

Commodore

Colonel/

N$63 137

N$71 916

N$25 751

N$97 667

Captain (N)

6.5.2Special Duty Allowance

(a)The allowance is payable to members employed in the specified units.

(b)The allowance is payable on a monthly basis and forms part of remuneration.

(c)The allowance is non –pensionable.

(d)The allowance is taxable.

Unit

Special duty allowance

per annum

Cryptographers

N$5 590

Full-time instructors at training

N$5 590

establishments

Members of the Close Protection

N$13 415

Unit

Members performing duties in

N$ 5 590

civilian clothes

6.5.3Professional Allowance

(a)The allowance is payable to members employed in the specified units and according to rank.

(b)The allowance is payable on a monthly basis and forms part of remuneration.

(c)The allowance is non –pensionable.

(d)The allowance is taxable.

Unit

Professional allowance

per annum

Navy

Captain

N$32 860

Commander

N$31 217

Lieutenant-Commander

N$27 931

Lieutenant (N)

N$26 288

Lieutenant Junior Grade (N)

N$21 359

Ensign

N$18 073

Warrant Officer I

N$16 430

Warrant Officer II

N$14 787

Chief Petty Officer – Petty Officer

N$11 501

Leading Seaman – Seaman

N$9 858

Air Force – Aircrew

Colonel

N$44 361

Lieutenant-Colonel

N$39 431

Major

N$31 212

Captain

N$27 931

Lieutenant – 2nd Lieutenant

N$26 288

Corporal

N$16 430

Air Force – Aircraft Technicians

Major

N$32 860

Captain

N$29 573

Lieutenant

N$26 288

Private – Sergeant

N$16 729

Air Force – Air Traffic Controllers

Lieutenant

N$26 288

Sergeant – Private

N$13 143

6.5.4Danger and Risk Allowance

(e)The allowance is payable to members employed in the specified units or performing such functions.

(f)The allowance is payable on a monthly basis and forms part of remuneration.

(g)The allowance is non –pensionable.

(h)The allowance is taxable.

Unit /duties

Danger and risk

allowance per annum

Improvised Explosive Ordinance Disposal

N$13 415

Test pilots

N$13 415

Deep-sea divers with Special Forces

N$13 415

Pilots and Aircrew

N$9 614

Divers

N$9 614

Field engineers employed in clearing minefields

N$9 614

Free fall parachutes

N$9 614

Explosive Ordinance Disposal Operations

N$9 614

Parachutes when serving in parachute unit

N$6 707

Skin/snorkel divers when serving Special Forces

N$6 707

Members of the Navy when on-board vessel

N$6 707

 

SCHEDULE OF TRANSLATIONS: NAMIBIAN DEFENCE FORCE – OFFICERS

IMPLEMENTATION DATE: 1 APRIL 2013

PRE-REVISED

REVISED 1 APRIL 2013

Officer Cadet

Officer Cadet

Midshipman

Midshipman

Grade D1A L2

Grade 12

N$50280

N$74486 – 89339

50,280

74,486

2nd Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Ensign

Ensign

Grade D2A L1

Grade 10

N$71469 – 84831

N$111571 – 133819

71,469

111,571

73,623

111,571

75,777

111,571

77,931

111,571

81,381

111,571

84,831

111,571

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Junior Grade (N)

Lieutenant Junior Grade (N)

Grade D2A L3

Grade 9

N$81381 – 98631

N$136550 – 163779

81,381

136,550

84,831

136,550

88,281

136,550

91,731

136,550

95,181

136,550

98,631

136,550

Captain

Captain

Lieutenant (N)

Lieutenant (N)

Grade D2B L2

Grade 8

N$106056 – 135093

N$167054 – 199645

106,056

167,054

110,031

167,054

114,006

167,054

117,981

167,054

121,956

167,054

125,931

167,054

130,512

167,054

135,093

167,054

PRE-REVISED

REVISED 1 APRIL 2013

Major

Major

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Grade D3A L1

Grade 7

N$125931 – 154242

N$203638 – 243367

125,931

203,638

130,512

203,638

135,093

203,638

139,674

203,638

144,255

203,638

149,490

203,638

154,242

203,638

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Commander

Grade D3B L1

Grade 6

N$173250 – 199296

N$248234 – 296663

173,250

248,234

178,002

248,234

182,754

248,234

188,268

248,234

193,782

248,234

199,296

248,234

Colonel

Colonel

Captain (N)

Captain (N)

Grade D3C

Grade 4

N$284067 – 323799

N$368863 – 391440

284,067

368,863

294,000

368,863

303,933

368,863

313,866

368,863

323,799

368,863

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Commodore

Commodore

Grade D4A

Grade 3

N$343665 – 383397

N$399269 – 423707

343,665

399,269

353,598

399,269

363,531

399,269

373,464

399,269

383,397

399,269

Major General

Major General

Rear Admiral

Rear Admiral

Grade D4B L1

Grade 2

N$393330

N$432181 – 458634

393,330

432,181

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PRE-REVISED

REVISED 1 APRIL 2013

Army Commander

Major General

Grade D4B L2

Grade 2

N$403263

N$432181 – 458634

403,263

432,181

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AMENDMENT OF THE STRUCTURE OF POSTS: JOB CATEGORY NAMIBIAN DEFENCE FORCE – OFFICERS

Posts are re-structured / re-graded / re-designated to posts in the revised structure with effect from 1 April 2013 as follows:

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PRE-REVISED

REVISED 1 APRIL 2013

2nd Lieutenant

2nd Lieutenant

Ensign

Ensign

Grade D2A L1

Grade 9

N$71469 – 84831

N$136550-163779

Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Junior Grade (N)

Lieutenant Junior Grade (N)

Grade D2A L3

Grade 8

N$81381 – 98631

N$167054-199645

Captain

Captain

Lieutenant (N)

Lieutenant (N)

Grade D2B L2

Grade 7

N$106056 – 135093

N$203638-243367

Major

Major

Lieutenant Commander

Lieutenant Commander

Grade D3A L1

Grade 6

N$125931 – 154242

N$248234-296663

Lieutenant Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Commander

Grade D3B L1

Grade 5

N$173250 – 199296

N$302596-361630

Colonel

Colonel

Captain (N)

Captain (N)

Grade D3C

Grade 4

N$284067 – 323799

N$368863 – 391440

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Commodore

Commodore

Grade D4A

Grade 3

N$343665 – 383397

N$399269 – 423707

Major General

Major General

Rear Admiral

Rear Admiral

Grade D4B L1

Grade 2

N$393330

N$432181 – 458634

Army Commander

Major General

Grade D4B L2

Grade 2

N$403263

N$432181 – 458634

See Also

Namibia Defence Force NDF Pages

Namibia Police Force NAMPOL Pages