This job listing has expired and may no longer be relevant!
31 Mar 2023

Legal Counsel of the University at SUMAIT

Never Miss a Job Update Again. Click Here to Subscribe

Job Description

The Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) is built on the foundation of the former University College of Education Zanzibar (UCEZ) established in 1998 by a charity organization, Kuwait based, Direct-Aid (DA). In line with her expansion, the University is also restructuring her programs and creating positions to accommodate her current needs.

Therefore, Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) wishes to invites applications from suitably qualified and competent Individuals to fill the academic vacant posts as follows: –

Legal Counsel of the University (1 post)

O versees and manages the provision of all legal services to the University to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to maintain its operations within the limits prescribed by law. Provides strategic guidance, consultation, and support to senior University administrators and other members of upper management on a comprehensive range of legal and associated issues involved in carrying out the mission of the University.


B achelor degree in Law or post-graduate’s studies and should be accredited by a law school;
a t least 3 or 4 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities.
S trong organizational abilities and time management skills to handle many cases at once.
G ood research skills and techniques, including using case studies to make supporting claims and arguments
K nowledge of various legal contracts, documentation, processes and policies
A nalytical ability, logical reasoning and sound judgment when professionally handling cases
Roles and Responsibilities:

P rovides legal counsel and guidance to the officers of the University and other upper management on all legal matters relevant to a large public institution, including state laws, policies, procedures, rules, and other regulations of the country laws.
R eviews, researches, interpret, and prepare both written and oral opinions on a wide variety of legal issues.
T he Legal Counsel shall be the Secretary of the University Council as well as Management Committee of the University.
R eviews contracts, University leases, Memorandum of understanding (MoU) and other legal documents; researches legal issues and recommends revisions as necessary.
S elects and retains outside counsel, as required, to obtain legal opinions or to handle claims and litigation.
P rovides training to the campus community on various legal issues through seminars and meetings.
M aintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest developments in college and university law and in other related areas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

A bility to provide competent legal advice and counsel to senior university officials on a wide range of legal and policy issues.
K nowledge of the range of applicable laws and regulations which impact on all facets of university policy and operations.
Ability to analyze and interpret issues and to prepare legal opinions.
K nowledge of current and developing legal issues and trends in area of expertise.
Knowledge of the principles and procedures of legal research.
Knowledge of contract law.
Knowledge of legal documentation procedures and requirements.
Knowledge of community legal resources.

Sharing is Caring! Click on the Icons Below and Share

Method of Application

Applicants should submit their applications supported by detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV.), certified copies of their certificates, names and addresses of three non-relative referees who can be contacted for references. Foreign awards should be verified by Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU).

  •  Applicants should apply to the strength of the information given in this advertisement
  • Certificates from foreign Universities should be verified by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), otherwise, your request will not be considered.
  • Presentation of forged certificates and other information will necessitate legal actions.

  •  Only shortlisted candidates will be called for interview.
Salary and Remunerations
  • Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT) offers attractive salary and remunerations according to the University’s Salary Scales.

Hand delivered application should reach to Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), Chukwani Street Zanzibar not later than 3:30hrs on 15th April, 2023. Or you can send your application through Email at: [email protected] Applications should be addressed to:

Vice Chancellor, Abdulrahman Al-Sumait University (SUMAIT), P.O. Box 1933, Zanzibar/Tanzania Email: [email protected] The deadline for submitting the application is 15 April 2023.

Dont Miss Latest Jobs In Tanzania. Subscribe Today. CLICK HERE

Apply for this Job