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Headteacher at Diocese of Chikwawa

Diocese of Chikwawa

The Diocese of Chikwawa – Social Service Directorate through Catholic Education Commission is inviting applications for suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Position: Headteacher
Reports to :
Board of Directors
Location: St Lawrence Girls Catholic Secondary School, Chikwawa


1. Planning, organizing and coordinating educational curriculum activities of teaching staff and clerical auxiliary service in the school. S/he thus has the ultimate responsibility of ensuring that the school is running in accordance with the ministry’s policies and Catholic education commission policies that all the activities are directed towards achieving objectives set by ministry and the Diocese.



2. Determining school education programme, within limitation set by the ministry.

3. Planning, organizing and directing activities of teachers in school and coordinating teaching programme through meetings with staff, including time tabling and allocation of teaching loads.

4. Directing and personally executing administrative and clerical activities concerning student admission, provision of supplies and equipment, school meal services, student services and other auxiliary services

5. Establishing and maintaining relationships with education establishments, health welfare and other organizations

6. Maintaining standards of student discipline, cleanliness and general behavior in school

7. Discussing progress and problems of individual students with parents and teachers and recommending desirable conditions.

8. Preparing estimates for running of the school

9. Supervising deputy Head teacher or heads of department to ensure that they review and examine teachers, work and results achieved in application of curriculum program for the education system.

10. Supervising and coordinating the implementation of changes in the curriculum program of the education system.

11. Delivering the highest standards of education to the students to meet the national standards

12. Using data to track students’ performance and produce report

13. Checking teacher’s daily attendance

14. Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Other Desirable Attributes

He or she must be:

  • a Catholic Christian
  • must have bachelor’s degree in education or its equivalent
  • must have a vast experience in heading secondary school institutions
  • computer literate
  • must have report writing skills
  • possess a high standard of personal and professional integrity
  • ability to work in a challenging environment, under high pressure and ability
    to cope with tight deadlines;

Remuneration and Application Process

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

Diocese of Chikwawa is an equal employer and all are encouraged to apply.

If you believe you meet the above requirements, submit your application letter, up-to-date Curriculum Vitae, and copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees to the address below. The closing date for receipt of applications is 18th November, 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Board Chair
St Lawrence Girls Catholic Secondary School
Diocese of Chikwawa
P. O. Box 162