Principal, Zambia

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Lusaka International Community School (LICS)Zambia

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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term

Are you an inspirational educational leader eager to take a growing and vibrant Secondary School through its next exciting phase as you help shape and lead its strategic direction?

As part of a strong Executive Team in a supportive and dynamic international Pre-K through AL (2-18) school environment, you will lead our current 230 strong Secondary School towards its capacity of around 300 students.

Lusaka International Community School will appoint for August 2018, with a 5 to 6 year commitment, an exceptional Secondary School Principal to significantly develop and advance the programmes and standing of our school.

The successful candidate will be a committed, engaging and innovative educational leader, strongly identifying with and articulating the school’s mission and objectives. You will lead by example and be a respected school ambassador with a strong commitment to the strategic planning and operational management of the whole school as part of the Executive Leadership Team.

Founded in 1993, LICS is a dynamic international teaching and learning environment; a CIE (Cambridge Assessment International Education) school providing for Checkpoint, IGCSE, AS and AL assessments. LICS, a CIS fully accredited school and committed to achieving CIS Global Citizenship Certification in the next 18 months, is situated in the leafy suburb of Roma in Lusaka, the capital of beautiful Zambia.

As our ideal candidate you will:

  • Be an internationally-minded global citizen
  • Hold a higher qualification in Educational Leadership or management
  • Show evidence of continuing professional development
  • Have previously held a senior leadership position in an international school environment preferably as Vice-Principal or Principal
  • Have experience and operational knowledge of a range of international curricula 
  • Be experienced in financial management and planning strategies
  • Have hands-on experience in leading schools through accreditation processes
  • Be an excellent team player
  • Be sensitive and caring
  • Be enthused by diverse international communities

A detailed position profile and performance charter for the role is available on request.


The position attracts a competitive salary (paid in USD) inclusive of a full overseas benefits package: flight allowance, settling-in allowance, accommodation and utilities, freight allowance, comprehensive health coverage, end of contract gratuity payment and tuition for children at the school. Generous Professional Development support is also provided.

Application Process

Submit a detailed CV with a covering letter along with three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor.

Applications should be addressed to, The Search Committee at
Informal discussions via Skype with the Head of School, Mr Martin van der Linde (Skype: mvanderlinde) are welcomed.

The closing date for applications is Friday 15th December 2017.
Initial interviews are expected to be conducted via Skype in late January 2018.


Lusaka International Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate's appointment will be subject to full security vetting.














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More about Lusaka International Community School (LICS)
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 1 - 18 years
Address: 242A Kakola Road, Roma, PO Box 30528, Zambia
Telephone: +260 211 290 626
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