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Positions Vacancy - National Catholic Education Commission

Updated: Jun 29



1. National Catholic Education Secretary The National Catholic Education Secretary (NCES) is the official representative appointed by and responsible to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (CBC PNG/SI) for developing, promoting, and supervising the overall efforts of the Church in matters of Education. The NCES heads the PNG National Catholic Education Commission under the National Catholic Education Board.

Overall duties : The position of the National Catholic Education Secretary is a senior position in Catholic Education. As senior leader and manager, the National Catholic Education Secretary is:

  • A leader in all aspects of Catholic Education.

  • The Executive Officer of the National Catholic Education Board.

  • The representative of the National Catholic Education Commission to the National Education Board.

  • The manager and supervisor of the National Catholic Education Office, including National Catholic Religious Education, and of all plans and programs developed by the National Catholic Education Board and the National Catholic Education Commission.

  • A team member working in collaboration with the CBC Central Committee, the CBC General Secretariat, the National Catholic Education Board and Commission, the Diocesan Education Secretaries, and others.

  • An effective link between the Catholic Education Agencies and the Government Department of Education (DOE), the Department of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (DHERST), the Teaching Service Commission (TSC) and other denominational Church Education Agencies.

  • He/she supervises and focuses mainly on the Tertiary level of Catholic Education and delegates most of the operational matters pertaining and related to the work of the Diocesan Catholic Education Secretaries to the Deputy National Catholic Education Secretary (Position 2 below).

  • He/she upholds and promotes the concepts of identity and partnership in the handling of the Catholic Education services and their relationship with the Government of Papua New Guinea and other relevant stakeholders. Essential requirements for the position

  • Commitment to the values of the Catholic Church.

  • Managerial skills and experience.

  • Sound knowledge of PNG Government and Catholic Agency Education policies and statements.

  • Familiarity with the overall Education system stakeholders, funding agencies, PNG government departments, Pacific and other international partners in education and development.

  • Masteral/Doctoral qualifications and meaningful experience at the Tertiary level of Education.

Position available by 2nd January 2023

2. National Deputy Catholic Education Secretary The National Deputy Catholic Education Secretary (NDCES) works under the National Catholic Education Secretary (NCES) and is more directly responsible for the coordination and support to the Diocesan Catholic Education Secretaries, their duties, needs, effectiveness and training. He/she focuses mainly on Early Childhood, Primary, and Secondary Education.

Essential requirements for the position

  • Commitment to the values of the Catholic Church.

  • Sound knowledge of PNG Government and Catholic Agency Education policies and statements.

  • High level of communication and reporting skills, verbal and written.

  • Office management experience including sound computer literacy skills.

  • Ability to travel and visit personnel and institutions of learning at any location in Papua New Guinea.

  • At least a tertiary level qualification and five to ten years’ experience in the field of Education. Position available on probation by 1st November 2022 (permanent by 31st January 2023) For any of the two positions, please send in your written application with your current CV, copies of relevant certificates, and names of three (3) current referee contact information.

  • For Clergy and Religious personnel Please also provide a preliminary verbal or written confirmation of general consent by your Bishop or Religious Superior. A criminal record check may be required as part of the selection process. Compliance with our Child Protection Policy is required.

Applications are due by: Friday, 15th July, 2022, 4:00pm

It can also be hand-delivered at the following address: Catholic Bishops Conference Section 100, Lot 28, Godwit St., Gordons, NCD (next to Limana Vocational Centre)


Attention: The Human Resource Manager Kindly email your application to: cbchr@catholic.org.pg (cc: cbcgensec@catholic.org.pg)

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted by Friday, 29 July 2022.


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