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Secondary School Deputy Head Teacher

Date Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Job Description

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 SJ, 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.

JRS in Malawi is looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidates to fill the following positions tenable in Dzaleka Dowa:


POSITION: SECONDARY SCHOOL DEPUTY HEAD TEACHER (1POST)



The Secondary School Deputy Head 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.

REQUIREMENTS
  • At least a Bachelor 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 documents:

  • 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.

Please send all applications to the Country Human Resources Coordinator,

Email: jrslilongwe@broadbandmw.com

and copy: jrsmain@broadbandmw.com  by the 24th of July 2020.

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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  • Location
    Dzaleka
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    25 Jul, 2020

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