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19 Jun 2023

Legal Officer II at SJUT

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Job Description


St John’s University of Tanzania (SJUT) is a relatively young but dynamic university aspiring to become a global player in the provision of higher education, owned by the Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT). SJUT is committed to a culture of quality, excellence and absolute integrity in the context of Biblical values. The University is seeking to recruit and bring onboard suitable individuals to provide effective leadership and contribute to the realization of the aspirations of the University. The Chief Mazengo campus is located at Kikuyu area in Dodoma, about 3.5km southwest of the town centre. For further information, please visit

The University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following position:

Job Title: LEGAL OFFICER II (1 Post)

(a) Reports to: Corporate Counsel and Secretary to Council

(b) Duty Station: SJUT Chief Mazengo Campus – Dodoma

(c) Job Summary: The purpose of the post is to assist the Corporate Counsel and Secretary to Council in the performance of duties pertaining to providing legal advices and other duties concerning legal affairs.

(d) Qualifications: Must be a holder of Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) from recognized institution who has attended Law School of Tanzania or undergone one- year internship recognized by Attorney General.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Legal Officer II shall be responsible to the Corporate Counsel and Secretary to Council for efficiently and effectively providing professional legal opinions and advice.
  • He/she shall specifically be responsible for duties including:

(i) Taking charge of documents and correspondence of already assigned cases;
(ii) Dealing with all legal routine correspondence addressed to the University, drafts prescribed legal documents and forms;
(iii) Compiling evidence relevant for court cases involving the University;
(iv) Attending to registration of all legal documents;
(v) Filing and appearing for proceedings in courts; and
(vi) Performing any other duties that may be assigned by a competent authority.

(f) Salary Scale: Staff salary rank according to SJUT Scheme of Service
(g) Tenure: Fixed term contract of four (4) years renewable on satisfactory performance.

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Method of Application

Complete application package that consists of application letter supported with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with three referees and their contact details, certified relevant copies of certificates i.e. Degree/Diploma certificates, testimonials, academic transcripts plus secondary school certificates should be submitted not later than Friday, 23rd June, 2023 at 04:00 p.m. to:

Vice Chancellor,

St John’s University of Tanzania

1 St John Road, 41111 Kikuyu North | P.O Box 47, Dodoma, Tanzania.

Tel: 0677-086 095 Fax: 026-239 0025

E-mail: [email protected] OR [email protected]

Please Note: (i) “Testimonials”, “Provisional Results”, “Statement of Results”, and FORM IV and FORM VI Results Slips will not be accepted.

(ii) Applicants who have studied abroad, outside Tanzania, have to show evidence of recognition of their foreign awards by relevant authorities (TCU, NACTE and NECTA). (iii) When you apply through email, please put the job title on the subject line and attach only 2 files, one being application letter and curriculum vitae, and the second academic certificates.

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