Human Resources

The ZCBC General Secretariat has managed to remain afloat mostly due to a strong workforce both in spirit and professional proficiency. The human resource or human capital is responsible for animating the processes and activities which are the definition of an organisation. People are at the heart of any meaningful human activity and as such determine on the organisation’s competitiveness or lack of. With a staff complement of about 40, the ZCBC Secretariat has been able to carry out the vision of the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops of working towards the realisation of a ‘reconciled Zimbabwean society living in harmony, justice and peace in a democratic development state’.

The Management team oversees the work of the General Secretariat , with the able assistance of National Coordinators of the following commissions – Social Communications, Education , National Marriage Tribunal , Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace, Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office , Pontifical Mission Societies , Lay Apostolate include National Youth Council ,Pastoral Centre (together with the Biblical Pastoral Ministry), Health  and Caritas.

The Human Resource Manager provides direction in human capital management, effective utilisation of organisational resources like properties and the vehicle fleet. A doctoral candidate in strategic management, leads in the crafting and disseminating key policies of recruitment and selection, compensation and motivation, staff training and development. The office is also key in change management processes to ensure the organisation derives value from its human capital as well as ensuring adherence to corporate governance, total quality management and compliance with laws affecting the human resource.

The HR Function at ZCBC

Roman Catholic Church Lay Employees Pension Fund (RCCLEPF)

The RCCLEPF is a work place pension fund established by the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference since 1978. It is registered under the Pension and Provident Funds Act (Chapter 24:09), with the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits to lay employees of the Church. Pensions have now been included as a strategic human resource practice of the ZCBC. There are a number of benefits which members stand to benefit, for example the soon to be launched pension fund leveraged housing mortgage scheme. The law provides that all lay employees of the Roman Catholic Church should be members of the RCCLEPF. It is a finding of research that employees who have a work place pension scheme are less vulnerable in their retirement period as this provides with timely absorption of shocks usually associated with reduced income (but increased costs like health) of this phase. The Fund was in compliance with corporate governance principles as it managed to have three Trustees meeting in the year under review.


  • Asset management at the secretariat
  • Land , properties and occupancy management
  • Library and Archives
  • Assisting Seminary administrators in issues related to properties , agreements , policies and procedures as well as compliance issues


Employee Representatives
Archbishop A. Thomas – President of the Pension Fund
Fr. F. Chiromba -ZCBC RCCLEPF Chairman
Sr. A Katsukunya- Archdiocese Of Harare – Financial Administrator
Fr. P. Mabhudu- Diocese Of Gweru — Financial Administrator

Employee Representatives
Fr. l. Madzirashe -Diocese of Mutare – Caritas Coordinator
Mr. S. Chagweda -Diocese of Chinhoyi — Caritas Coordinator
Ms. L. Tirivavi -Diocese of Gokwe – Caritas representative
Ms. Nyoni -Diocese of Hwange – Caritas
Mrs. O. Rukara -Diocese of Masvingo – Caritas Coordinator

Alternate Trustees
Mr. W. Sibanda -Archdiocese of Bulawayo — Caritas Coordinator
Fr. D. Sibanda -Archdiocese of Bulawayo — Financial Administrator
Fr. B. Magaisa -Diocese of Gokwe — Financial Administrator
Fr. S. Serafin -Diocese Of Hwange – Financial Administrator
Fr. E. Jongwe -Diocese of Masvingo — Financial Administrator
Sr. B. Makwise -Diocese of Gweru . Caritas Coordinator
Fr. F. Madondo -Diocese of Mutare-Financial Administrator
Fr. J. Zevito – Diocese of Chinhoyi — Financial Administrator