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 positions:

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Social Sciences, Theology, Humanities and Education (CSSTHE) the Lecturer in Child Rights/Social Work main role will be that of teaching and most importantly, conducting solution-oriented research that will lead to innovation, industrialization and commercialization, in line with our policy of Education 5.0


  • A doctoral degree in Public Law with a specialty in Child Rights law.
  • At least 7 years teaching experience at undergraduate, graduate or tertiary level.
  • Knowledge of and experience in human rights law and children’s rights and the policy developments affecting children in the African Region.
  • At least 7 years of research experience in the broader fields of Human Rights/Child Rights and related fields and demonstration of ability to contribute to the College’s research profile
  • Good writing and analytical skills.
  • Experience in grant writing and with links to the funding world.
  • Experience in leading large complex multi-disciplinary and collaborative researches
  • Advocacy experience in the areas of human rights will be an added advantage
  • Proven strong networking skills and links with the local, regional and international donor agencies.
  • Be conversant with United Nations and regional instruments and institutions on Child Rights issues.
  • Ability to work as a team and respect for cultural diversity.
  • International and regional experience working on the Child Rights arena will be considered an advantage.
  • Ability to interrogate the impact of global governance frameworks on the African continent and states with a particular focus on the African Union and regional bodies.
  • Experience of working with multi-lateral, government or non-governmental organisations.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and update curricula in Child Rights and related fields.
  • Teach Undergraduate, Masters of Child Rights courses and related courses, and supervise PhD candidates within the College.
  • Conduct and publish applied research on children’s rights.
  • Undertake advocacy and education awareness work on children’s rights.
  • Mentor, supervise and train students in Child Rights promotion and policy development.
  • Supervise students’ research projects and dissertations.
  • Engage in scholarly research academic activities in the broader fields of Law, Social sciences/Child Rights and related fields.
  • Promote public and outreach events in the integrated discipline of Child Rights and related fields.
  • Facilitate training, workshops, seminars and executive courses in Child Rights and related fields.
  • Develop, write grant proposals and coordinate projects and programmes in Social Work/Child Rights and related fields in CSSTHE programmes.
  • Attend and contribute in CSSTHE meetings and University Committee meetings.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of how gender and policy issues impact Child Rights issues.



Applicants should submit their applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars including, full name, place of birth and date of birth, certified proof of qualifications, employment history and experience, contact details, names and conduct details of three referees to:
Assistant Registrar, Human Resources & Administration
Africa University
P. O. Box 1320
Zimbabwe or email

The closing date for applications is 06 April 2020.
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.