Secondary School Deputy Head Teacher

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Dzaleka, Dowa
  • Applications have closed

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic organization with a mission to accompany, serve and defend the rights of refugees and forcibly displaced people. Founded in 1980 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) under the leadership of Fr Pedro Arrupe Si, JRS is now at work in over 56 countries. JRS facilitates involvement of individuals and communities and promotes regional and global cooperation and networking on behalf of refugees and the forcibly displaced.

JRS works cooperatively with other organisations and agencies in order to achieve its mission. It seeks works in situations where no one else is working, where it can bring a particular expertise to bear, where its presence will attract others, where it can build its work on an existing network and where its presence can send a larger message to decision makers and others. JRS welcomes collaboration with Jesuits, lay people and members of other religious congregations. Indeed, throughout its history JRS has fulfilled its mission thanks to the collaboration of volunteers and staff committed to the service of refugees and the forcibly displaced.

Currently, JRS seeks to employ dedicated and committed employees with a passion to serve in its schools in Dzaleka. These positions are tenable at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District and the successful teachers should be ready to start work on 1st February 2021

Secondary School Deputy Head Teacher (1position)

The Secondary School Deputy Heed Teacher is responsible for the overall supervision and implementation of the school’s academic curricula and is under the supervision of the Head Teacher and works closely with the teaching staff members.

Key Responsibilities

  • In liaison with all teaching staff, formulate school action plans or calendar of activities for each term and academic year, and ensure that planned activities are implemented, monitored and evaluated.
  • Assist in the creation of a gender-sensitive, safe and rights-perspective school.
  • Be a focal person for all students (especially girls) whom they will present their concerns and challenges related to learning activities faced at school level,
  • Take part in writing and submitting of monthly reports (both narrative and educational statistics) to the Education Project Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Participate in and contribute during education sectoral meetings.
  • Maintain students’ academic files and establish, with the Head Teacher, effective and efficient filing systems,
  • Hold meetings with Form Teachers and Student Representatives on a regular basis and discuss with the Head Teacher lessons learned, issues arising and challenges for appropriate action.
  • Attend monthly meetings with the PTA Executive Committee and Heads of Departments to discuss successes and challenges
  • Be a focal person for staff development activities and work closely with the Schools Coordinator
  • Collaborate closely with the Schools Social Worker and Psychologist on matters related to providing psychosocial support and interventions to students dropout, truancy and returnees


  • At least a Bachelors Degree in Education or related fields
  • Be self-starter and able to work under minimal supervision
  • At least 7 years of teaching experience. Teaching experience at both primary and secondary level will be an added advantage
  • At least 3 years’ school leadership experience
  • High level of creativity and innovation in contemporary approaches in teaching and learning to be able to effectively coach and mentor teachers
  • Computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office suite, Internet, Google Docs, Google Sheets and electronic database management
  • Ability to work in a rural setup and refugee camp

Application Guidelines

The application should include the following

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English including three (3) professional references with their contact information, phone and email address and copies of certificates.
  • A cover letter describing the candidate’s desire and motivation to work for JRS and how his/her qualifications and experience are a good fit for this position.


Send your motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae to

The Human Resources Coordinator
Jesuit Refugee Service, Area 47/4/282,
Dzalanyama Road
P.O. Box 31711
Lilongwe 3

email: and copy Applications should reach the HR no later than Friday 30th January 2021.

Please note that due to an urgent need, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. No late applications will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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