Licensing 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 undertake the processing of licences, permits and certificates for premises and authorisation to import and export medicines and allied substances, in order to facilitate their issuance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake effectively, the processing of licences and permits for narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors in a timely manner in order to facilitate their issuance
  • Undertake effectively, the handling of annual returns, transfers and amendments of licences, certificates and permits in order to facilitate compliance to the terms and conditions of licensing
  • Undertake timely, the development and review of schedules for monitoring activities in order to prevent misuses and abuse of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors
  • Undertake and aggregates timely, annual requirements for narcotic drugs. psychotropic substances and precursors in order to ensure prompt reporting to the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) and facilitation of trade
  • Undertakes timely, the maintenance of registers in order to have up to date information, and
  • Undertake timely, data entry in order to facilitate decision-making.

Qualification and Experience:

  • Full Form V/Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) “O’Levels with credit or better, including Mathematics and English
  • BSc degree in Pharmacy and
  • Three years’ work experience required.


  • computer literate
  • interpersonal skills
  • integrity
  • confidentiality
  • analytical skills
  • Analytical thinking
  • investigation skills
  • 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 16:11