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The Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu is an Apostolic See of the Catholic (2). Church in Malawi; and started as an Apostolic Prefecture in 1947: and was raised to status of Diocese in 1961. The Diocese covers the whole of Mzimba, Nkhatabay & Likoma Districts and large parts of Rumphi District as well as Nkhotakota North and Kasungu North

The Diocese is implementing a Strategic Plan (SP) of 2017 – 2022. In its SP, the Diocese has three strategic pillars i.e. Pastoral Care and Development; Human and Social Development and Institutional Development i e. Finance, Investment and Administration.

The Human and Social Development pillar’s Strategic Goal is to promote sustainable socioeconomic development among individuals, families and communities in the Diocese of Mzuzu”.

To achieve this goal, the pillar has four developmental commissions i.e Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM); Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP); Mzuzu Diocese Health Commission (MDCHC) and Diocese of Mzuzu Education Commission (DOMEC)

DOMEC is implementing different projects in Mzuzu Diocese as well as playing oversight role on primary & secondary schools within the Diocese’s jurisdiction. On of such projects is School Access & Governance Improvement (SAGI) Project with funding from Misean Cara – Ireland.

Employment opportunities have arisen in DOMEC for position of Projects’ Officer and please note that females are most encouraged to apply for these opportunities.


REPORTS TO: Diocesan Education Coordinator

ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE TO : Diocesan Director of Social Development

The persons taking up these opportunities will lead in fulfilling the education commission’s strategic objective i.e. to improve access to and quality of education at all levels in the Diocese”.


Among others, some of the main duties include, but not limited to the following:

  • Plan, manage & facilitate implementation of all projects undertaken by DOMEC in the Catholic Diocese of Mzuzu.
  • Facilitate training of communities and schools
  • Work with government, priests, appropriate education committees in the Diocese and other stakeholders to ensure project implementation as per Detailed Implementation Plans
  • Compile/Develop work plans and progress reports as required by management, donors and other partners.
  • Compile, consolidate and submit monthly, quarterly, biannual and annual reports to the project supervisors and other stakeholders
  • Prepare project budgets to ensure sound financial monitoring and accountability.
  • Mobilize communities to participate in identification of community needs in the project area.
  • Develop viable project proposals for DOMEC and the Diocese.
  • Work with partners to ensure the collection of relevant and appropriate data which is needed for effective planning, monitoring and evaluation system which will be utilised in the monitoring of strengths, weakness and gaps in the existing programs and services required.
  • Documenting projects success stories, and lessons learnt in all project interventions
  • Working with building supervisor in monitoring and evaluation of construction projects
  • Perform any other dunes as assigned by management from time to time.


Among other requirements, we ore looking for a person with the following attributes:

  • Bachelor of Arts/Science in Education with experience in Project management, or Social/ Development Science , Protect Management and/or any other related field with appropriate experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field
  • Proven experience in project proposal development, project implementation as well as protect monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills very essential
  • A committed Christian
  • Knowledge and skills of varying computer packages -very essential
  • Good communication & coordination skills – a must
  • Knowledge of the Catholic Social Teachings is a must Ind working within the Catholic ethos
  • Understanding the Catholic Church Hierarchy essential.
  • Knowledge of and skills in different computer packages

NOTE: Adherence to our Child Protection & safeguarding standards is a MUST.

If you consider yourself as a suitable candidate for this challenging but exciting position; and meeting the given attributes, submit your application as follows.

Contents of the application: Application letter (maximum of 1 page); a stamped supporting letter from your Church leader/minister, Curriculum Vitae and copies of certificates. Original certificates will be required during the interview. Submit the application to:

Postal Address:

The Diocesan Director of Social Development,
Jobidon House,
P.O. Box 2,

Physical address

Jobidon House, Behind Mchengautuba Filling Station, Katoto Forest, Off M1 Road, Mzuzu.

Please note that emailed applications will not be attended to Applications should reach the Diocesan Director of Social Development no later than 15:00 hours on Friday, 6th September, 2019. Shortlisted candidates for these positions will undergo interview on Thursday, 12th September, 2019. The successful candidate is expected to report for work on 1st October 2019.


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