JOB OPPORTUNITY : Full-time Volunteer Advocates.

1.0 Introduction                                                                                

The Tanganyika Law Society-TLS is a bar association of Tanzania mainland, founded in 1954, by the Act of Parliament – the Tanganyika Law Society Ordinance, chapter 344 of the Laws. In an effort to strengthen performance of TLS activities at the head office and Chapter offices, the institution intends to recruit volunteer advocates to be based in its 8 chapter offices (Iringa, Tabora, Tanga, Kilimanjaro, Ruvuma, Morogoro, Rukwa, Ruvuma, Arusha, Mwanza, Mbeya, Kigoma, Dodoma, Mara, Bukoba and Dar es Salaam) and Dar es Salaam head office.

2.0 Scope of the Activity

The Volunteer advocates will work closely with the Chapter leaders and the Program Officer – TLS Chapter coordination to assist in the implementation of various activities within TLS head office and chapter offices. Specifically, the Volunteer advocates will carry out the following tasks;

  1. To implementing Legal Aid activities and ensuring proper records in accordance with TLS Strategic Action Plan 2020-2022;
  2. To organize stakeholders meeting between Tanganyika Law Society and its stakeholders at the chapter level
  3. To implement TLS CLE programme;
  4. To implement all TLS member services activities;
  5. To implement TLS Ethics Program and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct of Advocates;
  6. To implement all activities in relation to TLS engagement on Policy and Law reform;
  7. To support activities aiming at TLS visibility;
  8. To deal with all office financial and administration in accordance with existing TLS policies and procedures; and,
  9. To do any other activity as assigned by their supervisors.

3.0. Qualification for Applicants

TLS is looking for volunteer advocates with the following qualifications:

  1. Applicant should be a holder of LL.B degree and an Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and subordinate courts;
  2. Excellent research writing and analyzing skills;
  3. Strong interpersonal oral and written skills;
  4. Mastery of computer savvy/internet-based research;
  5. Ability to organize or contribute to meetings /seminars/events;
  6. Fluency in English and Swahili;
  7. Organizational Skills and Ability to pay attention to the details;
  8. Self-motivation and ability to work independently and with others with minimum supervision;
  9. Ability to multi-task and work under the maximum pressure;
  10. Extensive Computer skills with the ability to use it for research, database management and must be familiar with the use of Microsoft Office programs and the use of the Internet;

How to apply;

All applications should be sent by email by attaching the following:- a motivation letter explaining as to why they would like to volunteer at TLS, CV, academic and profession certificates through the following link: and copy to or alternatively deliver their application by hand at the given address below;


Chief Executive Officer;

Tanganyika Law Society;

PO Box 2148;

Plot No. 391, Chato Street, Regent Estate

Dar es Salaam.


The applicants should make sure that they indicate the place of work by mentioning the name of the office (chapter or headquarter) they would wish to be based. i.e. volunteer advocates residing at local chapter level). Thus, applicants residing within the chapter area will be considered with priority.

Members with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be received no later than Tuesday 7th February 2020.

Only shortlisted applicants will be called for interviews after the application deadline.

Secretariat: Plot 391, Chato Street, Regent Estate, Postal Address: P. O. Box 2148, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa

Telephone: (255-22)2775313/ Fax: (255-22)2775314 E-mail:, Website:

August 2022

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