Legal Officer II - 1 Post

The  Tanzania  Commission  for  Universities  (TCU)  is  a  Government  Executive  Agency under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.   The Agency is mandated in promoting and oversees quality assurance of universities and its core function is to regulate, advice and support university education level in the country.   The agency is expected to better meet the requirements of its customers and public in general.

The Commission offices are currently located at Garden Road (New TPDC Estate) Dar es Salaam.   Being an equal opportunity employer Tanzania Commission for Universities now invites application from qualified Tanzanians to fill the following challenging positions.

Post Title: Legal Officer II (1 Post)
Duty Station: Dar es Salaam
Report to: Deputy Executive Secretary

Academic Qualifications
Holder of LLB Degree and has successfully completed one year internship with not less than three years experience in legal matters.   Skills in computer applications will be an added advantage.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
a)   Indexing, filing and registered government / Commission notices and all other legal documents
b) Dealing with legal routine matters and correspondence addressed to or involving the Commission.
c)   Advising   and   helping   Higher   Learning   Institutions   on   the   design   and refinement of their charters / constitutions gazetting of institutions with Commission charters / constitutions.
d)  Drafting prescribed Commission legal documents and forms;
e)   Filling and appearing for criminal and civil proceedings in court on behalf of the Commission.
f) Assisting in the interpretation of laws, government circulars, directives and other matters
g)   Performs any other duties allocated to him / her by superior.

Personal Attributes
In  additional  to  the  above  skills  and  qualifications  applicant  for  the  above position are required to have the following attributes:
a)   A very high level of integrity, honesty and sense of responsibility;
b)  Ability to work in a dynamic team;
c)   Ability to produce expected results
d)  Ability to self manage and meet deadlines, and
e)   Willingness to work beyond the call of duty
f)   Computer literacy is necessary
g)   Must not be above 35 years of age

Successful   candidate   will   be   paid   according   to   Tanzania   Commission   for
Universities salary scale


Applicants who meet the stated requirements for the advertised post and would like to serve the Tanzanian Public Service through Tanzania Commission for Universities, should send their applications to:

The Executive Secretary Tanzania Commission for Universities
P.O. Box 6562

Signed application letters must be accompanied by:

(a)        Proof of Tanzanian citizenship (affidavits will not be accepted)
(b)        Applicant’s current CV and two passport size photographs in colour. (c)        Photocopies of academic and professional certificates
(d)        Names and full contact addresses and daytime telephone numbers of three referees.

All application must be posted; personal delivery will not be entertained.
All applications must be in hand writing.

Applications should reach the Tanzania Commission for Universities latest by the close of business on 19th December 2014.

The title of the position applied for should be marked on the envelope; short of which will make the application invalid.

Presentation of forged academic certificates and other information in the CV will necessitate to legal action.

Applicants for senior positions currently employed in the public service should route their application letters through their respective employers.

NOTE: Only short-listed candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted and those who will not hear from us should consider themselves unsuccessful.