Sample Custodian And Registry Officer (1)

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ZAMRA wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are ambitious, innovative, energetic and performance-driven to fill in vacant positions.

About Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) was set up by the Medicines and Allied Substances Act (No. 3) of 2013 as a statutory body responsible for medicine and allied substances regulation in Zambia

ZAMRA’s vision is to be a leader and centre of excellence in regulation of medicines and allied substances. Its mission is to protect and enhance public and animal health through the regulation of medicines and allied substances.

Purpose Of The Job

To provide technical assistance, in the storage and issuance of samples in order to maintain their integrity and make them available for use

Key Duties And Responsibilities

  • Undertake effectively, the receipt and classification of samples in order to facilitate labeling, storage, retrieval and documentation;
  • Undertake accurately, labeling of samples in order to ensure their traceability and retrieval;
  • Undertake effectively, the storage of samples and other stores in order to ensure their integrity and safety;
  • Undertake timely, the retrieval and issuance of samples and reference materials other stores in order to facilitate laboratory analysis,
  • Ensure effectively the maintenance of records and other documentation in order to facilitate processing, reporting and decision making;
  • Undertake regularly the maintenance of required stock levels of all laboratory reagents and supplies in order to ensure their availability:
  • Ensure that in-house reference standards are subdivided, labeled and stored according to specified procedures; and Undertake timely the disposal of expired, obsolete samples and unwanted materials in order to facilitate of their safe destruction,

Qualification And Experience

  • Full Form V/Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) ‘O’Levels with credit or better, including Mathematics and English;
  • Diploma in Laboratory Science/Equivalent;
  • Knowledge of ISO17025 and WHO Good Practices for Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratory, and
  • Three years’ Laboratory work experience required.
  • Competencies/Attributes
  • computer literate;
  • interpersonal skills;
  • integrity;
  • confidentiality;
  • analytical skills
  • Analytical thinking;
  • Conceptual thinking; and
  • Customer service orientation.

Method of Application

Applicants who meet the above qualifications MUST

Submit a signed application letter accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae including three (3) traceable referees and day time telephone numbers and contact address.

Certified and validated copies of Academic and Professional Certificates

All applications should reach the undersigned.

Apply to:

The Director-General,

Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority,

Plot No. 2350/M, Off Kenneth International Airport Road,

P.O.BOX 31890,


Application deadline
14 Oct 13:32