University of Lusaka (UNILUS)
University of Lusaka (UNILUS)
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Chief Medical Officer

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The University of Lusaka is seeking a strategic, forward-thinking physician to fill in the position of Chief Medical Officer who will shape our clinical vision and drive excellence in patient care.



This is a senior clinical position requiring extensive experience in administrative management of an Academic Hospital, specialist clinical experience, clinical teaching experience as well as clinical research experience.

The University seeks a young dynamic and experienced clinician who will be able to grow with the institution. The responsibilities and qualifications are the following;


  • To establish a new Academic Hospital.
  • To provide leadership on the staff establishment and equipment requirements of a Modern Hospital.
  • To recruit and supervise all cadre of clinical and non-clinical staff at the Hospital
  • To Liaise with the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Head of Clinical Sciences on the appropriate training and assessment of Medical students and other Health Sciences students
  • To manage the general and specialist clinical care services provided by the Hospital.
  • To advise on the sustainable financing and appropriate financial model of the University Hospital.
  • To provide the basic foundational structure of the early commencement of clinical services at the subsequent growth of the Academic hospital.


  • Basic Medical Degree – MB ChB, MBBS or equivalent
  • Clinical Postgraduate qualification – M. Med in a clinical field, Fellowship of the Royal colleges of the United Kingdom (FRCS, FRCP etc.) or equivalent
  • Registration as a Specialist with the Health Professionals Council of Zambia
  • A minimum of two years as Senior Registrar and or Consultant in a major clinical area
  • A track record of Leadership in the Medical fraternity in general and the clinical areas in particular
  • Previous experience as Head of a Clinical department or Head Clinical Care will be an added advantage

Additional Requirements

  • These qualifications are not essential but will be looked upon as enhancing the application
  • Additional postgraduate degree in Business, Health Care Management or equivalent such as MBA, MHA etc.
  • Previous appointment at the academic rank of Senior Lecturer or above
  • Dual specializations in medicine; for example Internal Medicine and Cardiology or General Surgery and Neurosurgery or similar would be an added advantage.
Application deadline
4 Dec 15:00
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Established in 2007, University of Lusaka (UNILUS) is a private university that provides world class education and training services. In conjunction with the Copperbelt University, UNILUS has so far produced two sets of graduates at master's degree level. The university offers a wide range of bachelor's, master's and doctoral programmes. It provides practically-oriented programmes which are driven by the present and future needs of Zambia, offering full time, part time and distance learning programmes.