Registrar/Chief Executive Officer

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 as 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 The Health Professions Act continues the existence of the Medical Council of Zambia which was established under the repealed Medical and Allied Professions Act.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 safeguard the quality of health care services by regulating and monitoring the professional conduct of

Public and Private Health practitioners, Health facilities and Training Institutions.’

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

1. Registrar /Chief Executive Offcer

Job Profile: To Oversee the Registration of health practitioners, the Licensing of health care facilities, the Accreditation of health services and the Approval of health related training programmes in order to assure the provision of quality health services

Main duties:

  • Oversees effectively the registration and issuance of annual practicing certificates to health practitioners in order to ensure only qualified and competent health practitioners.
  • Oversees effectively the licensing of health facilities and accreditation of health care services in order to assure the provision of quality health services to the public
  • Oversees effectively the approval and recognition of health training programmes in order to ensure compliance to set standards.
  • Provides effectively Secretariat services to the Council and its Committees in order to facilitate the smooth conduct of business.
  • Oversees effectively the development and implementation of risk management policy and framework in order to mitigate risks
  • Oversees effectively, the monitoring and evaluation of Programmes in order to facilitate implementation of appropriate interventions
  • Ensures timely provision of human resources, administrative, financial and other support services in order to facilitate efficient and effective operations of the Council.
  • Ensures effectively the implementation of performance management systems in order to improve individual and organisational performance and productivity

Knowledge and skills requirements:

(a) Primary/Secondary Education:

Full Form V/grade twelve (12) certificate

(b) Minimum Vocational/Professional Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Health Sciences or its equivalent

Valid practicing license

(c) Minimum Relevant Pre-Job Experience:

15 years’ work experience of which five (05) should be at management level

(d) Communication Skills:

(i) Written Skills

Able to write technical and analytical reports

(ii) Oral Skills:

Able to communicate effectively in English

(e) Other skills/Attributes:

  • Computer Literate
  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Integrity
  • Interpersonal Skills