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Programmes and Planning Officer

The Council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) is looking for a suitably qualified experienced and result oriented person to fill the position of Programmes and Planning Officer.

Job Purpose

  • To co-ordinate the enrolment, registration, programming and planning support services in order to facilitate the smooth implementation of the Institute’s mandate.

Main Duties and Accountantabilities

  • Facilitates timely, efficient and effective student registration and enrolment on the Legal Practitioners
  • Qualifying Examination Course, Legislative Drafting Course and all training programmes;
  • Co-ordinates timely verification of foreign degrees in Law for students;
  • Creates and maintains up-to-date course schedules, catalogues and examinations schedules;
  • Advises Institute’s clients on academic matters;
  • Co-ordinates the timely planning, preparation and implementation of short-term post-graduate courses;
  • Manages efficient use of classrooms, hired venues and teaching aids for all training programmes;
  • Facilitates student study permits;
  • Co-ordinates all planning activities of the Institute in line with approved strategic objectives;
  • Co-ordinates the monitoring and evaluation activities of the Institute’s programmes;
  • Co-ordinates the Curriculum Development process of the Institute in line with the Institute’s mandate;
  • Ensures the integrity, accuracy and security of all academic records and data of current and former students;
  • Ensures that Performance Management and Appraisals for subordinates are conducted in a timely manner;
  • Maintains and updates the ZIALE Students Roll in line with the Students Rules of the Legal Practitioners Act, Chapter 30 of the Laws of Zambia;
  • Uploads and maintains student data on the Student Record Management System and undertakes data validation activities in order to ensure accuracy of data;
  • Manages student welfare for all training programmes acts as a liaison between students, lecturers and the Institute’s Administration;
  • Creates and/ or updates unit policy or policies as directed; and
  • Sits on various institutional committees as directed by the Council Secretary.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 with 5 ‘O’ levels with credits or better including English and Mathematics
  • Should possess a Degree in Social Sciences from internationally recognized university
  • Experience in teaching and Curriculum Development;
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation; and
  • Mintmum 5 years experience.
  • Key Attributes
  • Excellent oral and writing skills;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • Ability to write project proposals;
  • Strong communication skills; and
  • Ability to conduct research.

How to Apply

Interested persons should send a cover letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of certificates to:

The Director Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education,

36983 Andrew Mwenya Road,


PO Box 30690


Application deadline
19 Oct
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