Assistant Accountant

Website Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is a national human rights institution established under Article 230(i) of the Constitution of Zambia with the broad mandate of ensuring that the Bill of Rights is upheld and protected. The commission is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following position:.

Position Assistant Accountant Salary Grade: HRC/E


  1. Must have a Grade 12 certificate with 5 ‘O’ Level credits or better, including English and mathematics
  2. Must have a diploma in accountancy or equivalent
  3. Must have 2 years’ experience in accounting
  4. You must be an active member of ZICA
  5. Must be at least 23 years old


The successful candidate will report to the Accountant – HRC, and will be responsible for:

  1. Carrying out efficiently and diligently the maintenance of books of accounts relating to receipts and expenditure payments in order to ensure proper accountability of public funds.
  2. Undertaking and preparing the issuance of staff loans, advances and imprest to ensure compliance with the provisions in the conditions of service, regulations and circulars issued from time to time.
  3. Effecting timely payments of salaries to commissioners and members of staff of the commission to meet contractual obligations
  4. Carrying out timely bank reconciliations to ensure proper accountability of public funds
  5. Undertaking effectively and diligently, the collections, accounting and timely banking of revenues to ensure that sufficient resources are available for budget implementation

Skills and attributes

  1. Communication and interpersonal skills
  2. Leadership and reliability
  3. Creativity and problem solving
  4. Self-motivated and confident
  5. Time management skills
  6. Team player


All applications should be addressed to the undersigned not later than Friday 22nd March 2024.

Applications should enclose a curriculum vitae and photocopies of relevant certificates. Original certificates will be required during interviews for the shortlisted candidates. Applicants are encouraged to bring their applications in person or send them by registered post, or send their applications via email at

Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director

Human Rights Commission

Human Rights House

Independence Avenue

P.O BOX 33812


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