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Assistant Legal Officer at DIGNITY Kwanza Tanzania

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Assistant Legal Officer
Assistant Legal Officer at DIGNITY Kwanza Tanzania June 2024
Organization: DIGNITY Kwanza – Community Solutions (DIGNITY Kwanza)
Position: Assistant Legal Officer
Reporting Line: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: DIGNITY Kwanza Ulyankulu Office, Tabora.

About DIGNITY Kwanza
DIGNITY Kwanza is Non-Govermental Organization registered in Tanzania
that aims to safeguard and promote the human dignity of people affected
by displacement, people at risk of statelessness, and vulnerable women,
children, and youth to attain their social and economic development.
Through its integrated approach that combines advocacy, legal aid, and
community empowerment and support, DIGNITY Kwanza contributes to the
creation of conditions and opportunities for its population of concern
to enjoy rights, live with dignity, attain social and economic growth
and participate in the search for lasting solutions to their needs and
the overall nation-building.

About the DREAMS Project
Mercy Corps, in partnership with the Village Enterprise and DIGNITY
Kwanza, seeks to implement the Delivering Resilient Enterprises and
Market Systems (DREAMS) project which aims at alleviating poverty among
the Tanzania communities. The project
targets Tanzanians living in the refugee settlements of Ulyankulu,
Katumba, and Mishamo in the Tabora and Katavi Regions and the villages
surrounding those settlements. Theses include the naturalized Tanzanians
who lived in Tanzania as refugees since 1972 until when they were
naturalized about a decade ago.

DIGNITY Kwanza’s role in the
DREAMS project is to foster a conducive setting for the DREAMS to thrive
and achieve the desired results by removing existing and preventing
anticipated legal and practical barriers through provision of legal
information, legal assistance and engagement with decision makers on
legal matters relevant to the project.
The Assistant Project Officer
– Legal will work alongside the Legal Services Team to implement
DIGNITY Kwanza’s activities in the DREAMS project in Tabora region.

Main responsibilities:
i. To organize community sensitization and legal education sessions for
the participants of the DREAMS project on various legal aspects that
are relevant to their successful participation in the project.
ii. To provide relevant legal information to the DREAMS participants through different platforms
iii. To conduct capacity-building sessions for government officials and
other stakeholders at village, ward, district and regional levels.
iv. To conduct due diligence and needs assessment for the project beneficiaries
v. To provide legal services to the project beneficiaries, including
consultations, drafting legal documents, filling forms, accompanying and
representation in court and other relevant governmental and
non-governmental entities.
vi. Organize and conduct legal aid clinics and outreach activities.
vii. Engage with authorities and other service providers to find
solutions to legal challenges faced by the DREAMS participants.
viii. Identify, train and supervise Community Outreach Fellows who will support outreach activities.
ix. Participate in weekly, monthly or quarterly (as the case may be)
coordination meetings with DIGNITY Kwanza and/or other DREAMS partners.
x. Participate in developing legal aid and legal education tools and information materials.
xi. Prepare and share periodic project reports as per schedule.
xii. Handle and report on all administrative and financial matters of the DIGNITY Kwanza, Ulyankulu office.
xiii. Handle any other task relevant to the DREAMS Project and DIGNITY Kwanza’s general mission as assigned by the supervisor.

About you:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DIGNITY Kwanza’s core values as stipulated below:
i. Respect for human dignity: we apply a human rights approach in all our engagements with our people.
ii. We seek to excel in what we do: We uphold the highest ethical
standards (integrity, accountability, professionalism, and transparency)
in the conduct of our affairs.
iii. We value the opportunity to
make a meaningful difference in people’s lives: We acknowledge that
everyone has potential and we work with our clients to find ways to
realize theirs.
iv. We are solution-oriented, innovative, and
resilient: We do not give up easily, even in the toughest situations we
proactively think inside and outside the box to search for answers.

v. We care for our employees: We create and nurture a culture that
enables our staff to have a healthy work-life balance, career
advancement, and decent life.
vi. We embrace diversity: We seize the
opportunity to learn new ideas from those different from us and share
our values with them.
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Qualification and Experience:
The Applicant must have/be:
i. A University degree in Law
ii. At least two years of work experience in legal services
iii. Ability to work in challenging environments and meet deadlines.
iv. Flexible, team player and independent.
v. Strong planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills with the ability to work both independently and within a team.
vi. Integrity, strong work ethic, and ability to consistently meet deadlines under pressure.
vii. Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to learning and implementing organizational policies and procedures.
viii. Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and Swahili.

Added Advantage:
ix. Experience working in the humanitarian context.
x. Experience applying integrated approach of protection.
xi. Experience working with NGOs.
xii. Knowledge of the local context is an advantage.

Hours and Location of Work:
The legal officer will be based in Ulyankulu Old Settlement, Kaliua
district, Tabora Region. Candidates should be able to work at least 40
hours per week (Full-time).

Instructions to Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume via email to
In your cover letter, please describe your reasons for applying,
relevant qualifications, and how this position fits into your career
Apply no later than 29th June 2024.


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