Principal for the Nursery & Primary School


FACE, a CONGOMA certified NGO in Zalewa, searches for a PRINCIPAL (m/f) for our Primary School, located in Zalewa, inclusive one year of Nursery School on a full-time employment, starting in May 2018.

FACE is a NGO situated in Zalewa, Southern Region of Malawi. FACE is a non-profit organisation that exists to provide free, relevant and high-quality education based on Christian values for underprivileged students of all backgrounds in a conducive environment where they can realize and develop their potential to be serving agents of change in their society. Currently there is a Secondary School with a team of thirteen staff members, a Community Involvement Team with two social workers, the Security and Construction Departments, and two to five volunteers from Germany. FACE is an organisation which is driven by its vision of empowering the youths of Neno district and Malawi. Therefore, FACE searches for staff that fully identify with the mission statement and the purpose of the institution. FACE does not offer a mere job but a place to live out one's calling and passion for bringing change and development into societies of Malawi.

To help the youths of Neno and to develop their potential to the fullest, we want to start empowering them as early as possible. This is why a nursery school shall be established by the next academic year. With every following year a further class of primary school shall be set up.


  • Establish and conceptualize an innovative nursery and primary school that is in line with the vision of FACE

  • Develop an innovative curriculum that enables students to succeed in primary school and be fully equipped to pass on to secondary school, and that meets the need of Zalewa’s children

  • Recruit appropriate staff that identifies with the mission statement of FACE and is willing to think innovative in educational fields


  • Lead and empower a team of teachers, organize and lead teacher’s meetings, work on mission and vision, organize teacher’s workshops that will lead to constant

    improvement of the school, evaluate the work of the teachers

  • Plan and organize the academic year, including time tables, activities, meetings

  • Be updated about the conditions of the educational field

  • Keep teacher’s files including their contracts, register your staff for pension and

    health care

  • Recruit students according to the vision of FACE

  • Built a relationship to the parents and community, involve them into school activities

  • Be in constant communication with the contact person of the Board in Germany



  • Reborn Christian, with a heart for the children and youths in Zalewa

  • Diploma in Montessori and teaching in primary school

  • Be creative: creating new concepts, strategies, plans etc.

  • Organizing skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Highly communicative

  • Have a passion for helping people

  • Ability to communicate through internet/e-mail, using modern technologies

  • Very reliable (for instance complying with dead-lines)

  • Punctual

  • Team player with good interpersonal relationships



  • Teaching experience

  • Leadership experience

  • Working in intercultural environments

  • Experience in the duties described above are preferred



After successfully completing the six months probation time you will enter a permanent employment relationship. With your permanent employment FACE grants you health care support, pension and paid leave according to Malawi Employment Act. Working hours are generally within the academic year, Monday to Friday. Exceptionally you will also work on weekends.

Those who meet the above qualifications and specifications are invited to submit their applications together with updated CVs and certificates to:


not later than Friday, March 16th, 2018.

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5th of March, 2018 5:01:00 pm

Location: Zalewa

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 16th March, 2018

Company: FACE

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