United Republic of Tanzania: Legal Program Consultant (Tanzanian national)

Organization: Public International Law and Policy Group
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Closing date: 26 Mar 2017

Title: Legal Program Consultant (Tanzanian national)

Duration: 1 April 2017 – 28 February 2018

Duty Station: Dar es Salaam, with travel to Zanzibar and Tanga

Closing date: 26 March 2017

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) Tanzania Program is looking for a motivated and dynamic legal professional to join its small team. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to human rights and social justice in Tanzania and will support a new initiative on justice sector accountability and countering violent extremism in partnership with the Commission on Human Rights and Good Governance and civil society partners.

Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief of Party, the Legal Program Consultant will contribute to the design, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the Public International Law & Policy Group Tanzania Program. The Legal Program Consultant will design and manage a legal internship program, deliver and assist with trainings, coordinate and set up meetings, and assist the Chief of Party in providing technical and administrative support for the program. These tasks will be done in close coordination with the Public International Law & Policy Group office in Washington, DC, and collaborating organizations


  • Assist in the design, implementation, coordination and facilitation of program-related activities, including training

  • Design and run an internship program, providing mentoring and support for young law graduates

  • Build and maintain Public International Law & Policy Group relationships with stakeholders, particularly local partner organizations, including monitoring and evaluation of partner activities

  • Contribute to Public International Law & Policy Group regular and special reports, legal analysis, and monthly program activity and financial reports

  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal and political analysis

  • When required, represent the Public International Law & Policy Group at meetings, trainings, and other events

  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Chief of Party and Public International Law & Policy Group senior staff


  • Completion of high school and university degree in law, development or social sciences to undergraduate or masters level (required)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with a proven ability to develop close working relationships with a range of program stakeholders (required)

  • High-level written English skills, particularly in relation to legal analysis and human rights related reporting (required)

  • Experience working with international development programs (required)

  • Previous experience with legal, human rights and conflict sensitive programing (preferred)

  • Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications (required)

  • Fluency in English and Kishwahili (required)


  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

  • High level oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work under pressure with short deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to support program-related activities

  • A passion for, and commitment to, human rights and social justice in Tanzania n

How to apply:

Candidates need to send a CV, cover letter and writing sample to be considered for the role. Applications should be sent to the Public International Law & Policy Group, Tanzania Program, Chief of Party at: rclarke@pilpg.org no later than 26 March 2017

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