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Consultant in Public Health (Zambia)

UK Health Security Agency
Lusaka (ZM)
£79,592 - £119,133 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023

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International, Public Health
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

(Suitable for Consultant Medical and Dental and/or non-medical NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d)
Directorate: Public Health and Clinical
Fixed Term Contract: until 31 March 2025
Pay scale minimum of Band 8d or maximum of Consultant Medical and Dental pay scales (£78,192 - £114,003)
Location: British Embassy – Lusaka (Zambia) 

Job Overview

This post is located within UKHSA’s Global Operations Division, led by the Director of Global Operations. Global Operations supports the delivery of UKHSA’s Global Health Strategy. It provides a corporate service to UKHSA supporting the oversight, coordination and delivery of UKHSA’s international activity and working with UK government departments and other UK partners to build and strengthen international public health links. The division also maintains its own extensive portfolio of global health programs and projects, focusing on technical capacity building and health system strengthening in partner countries.

The International Health Regulations (IHR) Strengthening Project (IHR-SP) is an Official Development Assistance (ODA) funded project designed to improve IHR capability in selected countries and regions with medium and long-term activities taking place through partnerships with National Public Health Institutes (NPHIs) in several countries in Africa and Asia.  

Main Duties of the Job

We are recruiting a Public Health Consultant to work as the lead of a small team in Zambia. The post holder will be responsible under the direction of the Head of the IHR-S Project for coordinating the UKHSA’s IHR-S Project regional activities in Zambia. The Consultant in Public Health will provide expert input to the IHR-S project’s work in Zambia. The Consultant in Public Health will have both technical knowledge and international relations capability, able to demonstrate both UKHSA’s and Civil Services competencies and ways of working.  Key to this is the ability to influence and negotiate - managing key relationships with local and other (international) stakeholders and overseeing the development of UKHSA’s project to strengthen IHR capacity in Zambia.

This post will be based within the British Embassy in Lusaka and the successful applicant will be designated as an official of HMG.


Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies.

The candidate must be included on the GMC Specialist Register OR the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists and must meet minimum CPD requirements (i.e. be up to date) in accordance with Faculty of Public Health requirements or other recognised body if applicable 

Interested applicants wishing to learn more about this post can contact Dr Anne Wilson, Head of IHR Strengthening Project via email ( ) in the first instance.

To apply for this vacancy, please click the Apply button.

Closing date: 30 May 2023.

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