Human Rights Commission
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Principal Legal Counsel

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Job Description

Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is a National Human Rights Institution established under Article 230 of the Constitution of Zambia with a broad mandate of ensuring that the Bill of Rights is upheld and protected.

The Commission is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to fill the following position.

Salary Grade: Hrc/H Station: Head Office

Reporting to: Chief Investigations and Legal Services

Qualifications and Experience

  • The candidate must be a Zambian with a minimum age of 25 years
  • Must have a law Degree
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Zambia and
  • Must have 3 years post-admission experience in legal work


The successful candidate will report to the Chief Investigations and Legal Services and will be responsible for:

  • Providing and co-ordinating the timely provision of legal advice to the Commission
  • Facilitating appropriate interpretation and application of the law.
  • Undertaking and recommending appropriately the review of existing legislation in order to remove provisions which are incompatible with the constitution, others and international human rights standards and
  • Supervising effectively human and other resources in order to facilitate the attainment of the Department’s objectives

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Leadership and Reliability
  • Creativity and Problem-Solving Skills
  • Self Motivated and confident
  • Time Management Skills
  • Team Player

Method of Application

All applications should be addressed to the undersigned: Applications should enclose Curriculum Vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates Original Certificates will be required during interviews for the shortlisted candidates’

Applicants are encouraged to bring their applications in person or send them by registered post

Telephone enquires will not be entertained,

Applications should be addressed to,

The Director,

Human Rights Commission,

Human Rights House,

Independence Avenue,

PO, Box 33812


Women and Persons with Disability and local applicants are encouraged to apply

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application deadline
26 Oct 14:02