Planning and Research Officer

Office of the Public Protector

The Office of the Public Protector


The Office of the Public Protector is an independent oversight institution operationalized by the Public Protector Act No. 15 of 2016. The Office is headed by the Public Protector who is a Constitutional Office holder as provided for under Article 243 of the Constitution of Zambia. The institution is entrusted with the mandate to promote and safeguard the interests and the rights of an individual in his or her quest to receive a “public service” that is just and fair. The Office also serves to promote practices of good governance within public institutions in the delivery of public services to the general public.

The Office invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions:

Planning and Research Officer – 1

Salary Scale: I


To provide planning, monitoring and evaluation services to the Office in order to support the operations of the Institution


The key responsibilities for this role include but not limited to the following:

  • Undertake effectively planning processes for the Office in order to facilitate resource allocation and performance management
  • Undertake preparation of quarterly and annual reports for the institution
  • To undertake timely Cabinet and Parliamentary business in order to meet statutory obligations
  • Undertake effectively the preparation of the institutional budget in order to facilitate resource mobilisation
  • Undertake research on topical issues

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor Degree in Economics/Development Studies/Commerce/Business Administration or its equivalent.
  • Full Grade 12 or Full Form V with five Credit or better
  • Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage

Competencies and skills required:

  • Ability to operate and interpret statistical software such as SPSS, SAS and Excel
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in Strategic Thinking

Interested persons should send their application together with certified copies of Academic and Professional Certificates; detailed Curriculum Vitae with traceable references and copy of the NRC not later than Friday 18th June 2021.

Please be advised that the Office of the Public Protector will never ask for any fee or favours during any stage of the recruitment process.

The Chief Administrator

Office of the Public Protector
(Former NAPSA complex in Ibex Hill)
Off Lake Road, Plot No. Kabul/100/120
P.O. Box 50494
Ibex Hill, Lusaka

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