Ministry Of Health Job Vacancy in Zambia: Occupational Health & Safety Officer

  • Company: Ministry Of Health
  • Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job Category: Healthcare/Medical Jobs in Zambia

The Ministry of Health (MOH) seeks to recruit suitably qualified and experienced persons to be appointed to the underlisted positions under the World Bank supported Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Project.

The International Development Association (IDA) has provided funding towards the implementation of the Southern African Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Regional Project involving four Countries (Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia). The overall objectives of the project are to: (i) improve coverage and quality of TB control and occupational lung disease services in targeted geographic areas of the participating countries; and (ii) strengthen regional capacity to manage the burden of TB and occupational diseases. The project supports efforts to address the regional dimension of the TB epidemic while strengthening critical dimensions in the health system. The project has three mutually reinforcing components which are: (i) Innovative Prevention, Detection and Treatment of TB; (ii) Regional Capacity for Disease Surveillance, and Diagnostics and Management of TB and Occupational Lung Diseases; (iii) Regional Learning and Innovation, and Project Management.


The Occupation Health and Safety Officer will be responsible for ensuring there is adequate control of the working environment and the environment outside the workplace.

Reports to: Project Coordinator &Director-OHS1

Location: Occupational Health and Safety Institute, Kitwe

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Providing support to the relevant stakeholders so as to identify the hazards that related to the environment in which miners are involved and those who might be affected;
  • Participating in the evaluation of risks that may be associated with the workplaces and surrounding communities;
  • Taking part in making decisions on the controls and precautions that will require to be undertaken in order to improve the status quo;
  • Ensuring that the relevant regulatory policies and laws are reviewed and updated accordingly.
  • Supporting strategies and activities that will lead to dust suppression and local exhaust ventilation of toxic gases, from affected workplaces to ensure safety to populations;
  • Facilitating the adjustment of the general working environment and working methods to the worker as far as possible;
  • Monitoring of project implementation and reporting
  • Support the Surveillance of common occupational diseases including common health hazards
  • Training government and mining company staff in diagnosis of lung diseases: and
  • Work closely with the Director OHSI to provide technical support to Ministry of Mines, OHSI and Workers Compensation Fund Control Board to strengthen periodic screening of miners. compensation practices and oversight issues.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Full Grade 12 School Certificate with five Cleve! credits including English and Mathematics
  • Medical Officer with a Master in Occupation Health, Monitoring and Evaluation and Public Health or equivalent
  • 3-5 years post qualifying experience in Occupation Health , Public Health or related field
  • Experience working in the mining sector on health issues is an added advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Computer literate. particularly in MS Word and Excel and Statistical packages

How to Apply

All interested persons meeting the above qualifications and experience should send their written applications to the undersigned with copies of their National Registration Card, academic and professional qualifications, detailed Curriculum Vitae with three references including their contact numbers. All those that had applied earlier are encouraged to apply.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th December, 2017 . Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Permanent Secretary-(A)

Ministry of Health,

Ndeke House,

P.O. Box 30205,


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