Principal for the Secondary School


FACE, a CONGOMA certified NGO in Zalewa, searches for a PRINCIPAL (m/f) for our Secondary School on a full-time employment, starting in September 2018 (an earlier start can be discussed). FACE is a NGO situated in Zalewa, Southern Region of Malawi. FACE is a non-profit organization 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. A Primary School and a Vocational Training Center are about to start the next academic year. FACE is an organization 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. If you are a dedicated Christian, who shares our vision and values, who is ready to work diligently and to develop an innovative, up to date learning environment and whose joy it is to lead a team to its best performance – then you are most welcome to find out, if FACE Secondary School Zalewa is your place of ministry.



  • Recruit appropriate staff that identifies with the mission statement of FACE and is willing to think and work innovative in educational fields
  • Lead, empower and motivate a team of teachers, organize and lead regular teacher’s meetings every month, organize teacher’s workshops at least yearly that will lead to constant improvement of the school, evaluate teachers‘ performance
  • Plan and organize the academic year, including time tables, activities, meetings
  • Be updated about the conditions of the educational field, attend meetings with different school networks
  • Fulfill administrative requirements and keep all necessary files in order (e.g. teachers files including their contracts)
  • Recruit students according to the vision of FACE
  • Built a relationship to the parents and community, involve them into school activities, work hand in hand with the Community Involvement Team and our social workers
  • Be in constant communication with the contact person of the Board in Germany and work in a team of Malawian board members
  • Reflect, explain patiently and discuss open mindedly cultural points of views in a cross-cultural team
  • Constantly evaluate and develop the school according to the mission, vision and values of our school
  • Teach with activating methods and be a role model as a teacher
  • Lead the team in spiritual activities 
  • Take time to pray for staff, students, board, community and school development as well as to think about problem solutions on a regular basis



  • Reborn Christian with a heart for the youths in Zalewa
  • Spiritual and personal mature
  • Have a passion for helping people especially those with limited resources
  • Ready for advice, open to constructive criticism and new ways of dealing with old problems, be a lifelong learner
  • Understand different points of views in a crosscultural project, critically reflect own presumptions
  • Creative and innovative (creating new concepts, strategies, plans etc.)
  • Fluent in English
  • Organizing skills • Ability to communicate through internet/e-mail, using modern technologies
  • Punctual and highly reliable (for instance complying with dead-lines)
  • Work diligent, dedicated and faithfully even when not controlled
  • Team player with good interpersonal relationships
  • Teaching skills, especially in student centered methods



  • Teaching experience
  • Leadership experience in the position of a secondary school principal for at least 3 years
  • Experience in the duties described in the section “tasks and fields of work” are preferred



FACE offers a limited gross salary in the first half year of employment (probation time) of 150.000 – 170.000 MK, depending on years of experience as a headmaster. The second half year of employment your salary will be raised. After that your salary will be adjusted to your former scale as a headmaster but not above the 4th step of the scale. After successfully completing the six-month probation period FACE grants health care support with 60% and paid leave according to Malawi Employment Act. The employee will be on pension. Working hours are generally within the academic year, Monday to Friday, but as a responsible for the institutions’ well being and development you should be ready to work in irregular times, on weekends or in school vacation if your duties require.


How to apply

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


not later than Sunday, June 17th, 2018.



Comment on advertised Job

Gemma R.

10th of June, 2018 7:15:08 pm

Location: Zalewa

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: MK150,000 – 170,000 per month

Job deadline: 17th June, 2018

Company: FACE

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