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.

Currently, JRS seeks to employ dedicated and committed teachers with a passion to serve at its Dzaleka Primary School. These positions are tenable at Dzaleka Refugee Camp in Dowa District and the successful teachers will be expected to start working at the beginning of the 1st March 2020.

Key responsibilities

  • Planning and preparation of schemes of work and lesson plans.
  • Teaching various subjects in all classes for different age groups
  • Maintaining students’ scholastic records
  • Preparing and updating relevant tools for teachers.
  • Leading and participating in co-curricular and other school activities.
  • Performing any other tasks and responsibilities assigned by management.


  • MSCE
  • Primary Teaching Certificate
  • 1-year experience teaching the Malawian Curriculum
  • Experience with PCAR and NRP
  • Very good English communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Those with SNE qualifications and experience will have an added advantage.

Location: Dzaleka, Dowa

Posted on February 12, 2020

Closing date: February 20, 2020


Send your motivation letter and updated Curriculum Vitae to:

The Human Resources Coordinator,
Jesuit Refugee Service, Area 47/5/282, Dzalanyama Road, P. O. Box 31711, LILONGWE 3

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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.