Legal Officer | Health Professions Council of Zambia | Lusaka, Zambia | Full Time

The Health Professions Council of Zambia is a statutory regulatory body under the Ministry of Health with both statutory obligations to regulate the registration of health care facilities and health practitioners as well maintaining optimal standards of competence, care and professional conduct. It was established under the Health Professions Act No. 24 of 2009. The Health Professions Act continues the existence of the Medical Council of Zambia which was established under the repealed Medical and Allied Professions Act. The mission of the Health Professions Council of Zambia is ‘to regulate professional conduct of public and Private Health practitioners and institutions in order to assure the provision of quality health services.

The Council seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill up the following position:

Legal Officer

Job Profile:

To undertake effectively the provision of legal advice in older to facilitate the dispensation of justice and ensure the Council operates within precincts of the law.

Main duties:

  • Provides legal advice to the Council on all matters requiring legal advice to ensure that the Council operates within the precincts of the law;
  • Undertakes timely preparation of legal reports in order to facilitate decision making by the Council;
  • Undertakes the provision of instruction to Attorney General Chambers in order to protect the States interests:
  • Undertakes effectively the drafting of legal documents in order to facilitate and strengthen collaborations with other institutions and jurisdictions;

Reporting relationship, Knowledge and skills requirements:

  • Reporting to the Legal Counsel
  • LLB Degree
  • Advocate ofthe High Court
  • Full Grade 12″ Form V School Certificate
  • MUST be a Full paid up member of professional bodies with latest practicing membership liecnce
  • Minimum of one (01) year work experience is an advantage
  • Excellent report writing a MUST
  • Computer literate a MUST
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with integrity
  • Excellent English language oral and written comnunication skills with interpersonal skills

Please, note that, only applicants who meet the Knowledge and skills requirements should send application letters which must include daily contact phone numbers, detailed Curriculum Vitae, enclosed certified photocopies of Green national Registration Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and three traceable referees with their phone numbers and email addresses to:

The Registrar
Health Professions Council of Zambia
Chaholi Road, Rhodespark
PO Box 32554

Tel/Fax: +260 21 1 239317

Closing date: Friday, 15th June, 2018.

Only short listed candidates will be responded to and acknowledged by phone