Doctors Jobs in Zambia

By | October 17, 2023

To work as a doctor in Zambia as an overseas doctor, you typically need to meet certain requirements. Please note that these requirements can change, so it’s essential to verify them with the relevant authorities. Here are some general steps and requirements:

  1. Medical Qualifications: You must have a recognized medical degree or equivalent qualification. Check with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) for their list of recognized institutions and qualifications.
  2. Registration: You’ll need to register with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ). This involves providing your qualifications, paying the required fees, and completing the necessary application forms.
  3. Work Permit: As a foreign doctor, you’ll typically need a work permit to practice medicine in Zambia. You can obtain this through the Department of Immigration in Zambia.
  4. Letter of Good Standing: You may need to provide a “Letter of Good Standing” or a certificate of current professional status from the medical council or authority in your home country. This letter should confirm that you are a registered and practicing doctor in good standing.
  5. Visa: Depending on your nationality, you may need a visa to work in Zambia. Ensure you have the correct visa for employment purposes.
  6. Malpractice Insurance: It’s advisable to have medical malpractice insurance, although this may not be a legal requirement.
  7. Language Proficiency: Proficiency in English is usually required, as English is one of Zambia’s official languages.
  8. Interview or Assessment: Some healthcare institutions in Zambia may require you to attend an interview or undergo an assessment to assess your suitability for a medical position.
  9. Local Knowledge: Familiarize yourself with the Zambian healthcare system, laws, and regulations, as well as any specific requirements of the region or healthcare facility where you plan to work.

Please keep in mind that specific requirements may vary depending on the type of medical practice, the region in Zambia, and the institution where you intend to work. It’s crucial to verify the current requirements with the Health Professions Council of Zambia and the Zambian immigration authorities.

Additionally, many doctors working in Zambia come through international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), or humanitarian missions, which may have their specific application processes and requirements.

St. Francis Hospital, Katete

The 350-bed hospital is providing health care services to the poor community of Katete since 1947. Join this hospital and serve humanity by sending your CV to

Victoria Hospital, Lusaka

The 30-bed multi-specialty private hospital was established in 2004 and provides state-of-the-art services to the Zambian people. The hospital is always looking for hardworking doctors with some years of post-graduate experience. Email your CV at

Kalene mission hospital, Nyakaseya

A 180-bed mission hospital is situated in Nyakaseya and if you have a passion for serving humanity this is the best place to work. Email your CV to

Mtendere Mission Hospital, Chirundu

The 164-bed hospital established in 1964 is providing healthcare services to the people of Chirundu and requires doctors to serve the community. Send your resume to