Africa University, a Pan African and United Methodist Church Related Institution in Zimbabwe, invites applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the following strategic position:


The Chaplain reports to The Vice Chancellor and is responsible for creating programmes and activities aimed at enhancing spiritual life of the University community which includes staff and students. The successful candidate will provide counselling services, engage in community welfare and coordinates church related outreach programmes.

Applicants should have the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Master’s degree in Theology and Pastoral studies
  • Must be an Ordained Pastor and have experience working as a Pastor in the United Methodist Church for 5 years would be an added advantage
  • At least 5 years as a Chaplain at tertiary institution
  • Some experience in teaching at a tertiary institution will be an added advantage


  • Conducts worship services twice a week including special services e.g. Easter programmes
  • Coordinates student fellowship groups and their activities
  • Runs special prayer programmes e.g. funeral and memorial services
  • Conducts counselling services for students and staff
  • Visits grieved families and those in hospitals, home based care etc
  • Advises students individually or collectively
  • Organises funerals for Africa University members of staff
  • Mobilises resources for the needy in the university community
  • Manages volunteer and mission activities e.g. building churches and schools
  • Develops and manages the Chaplain’s budget
  • Carries out any other duties as assigned by superior
  • Decides on prioritizing outreach activities and identifying preachers
  • Student fellowship groups

Applications together with six (6) copies (applies if application is in hard copy format) of Curriculum vitae, certified copies and certificates, academic transcripts and at least three names of referees with their e-mail, phone numbers and postal addresses should be forwarded to:          
Assistant Registrar- Human Resources & Administration
Africa University
P. O. Box 1320
Mutare                                                                 *NB: The closing date for applications is 15 April 2018

Zimbabwe or email

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.