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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Nafasi za Kazi Pan African Lawyers Union, Application Deadline 27 Apr 2016


Job Title:Finance Intern 

FINANCE INTERN POSITION DESCRIPTION:


The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations. PALU was founded in 2002, by African Bar leaders and eminent lawyers, to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests. It brings together the continent’s five regional lawyers’ associations, over fifty-four national lawyers’ associations and individual lawyers.

For more information on our work, visit www.lawyersofafrica.org as well as our social pages Facebook , Twitter (English), Twitter (French), LinkedIn & Google+

Description of the Position
The Finance Intern will assist in the development and implementation of PALU’s activities within its Finance Department.

Key Responsibilities
1. Ensure transactions are properly booked into QuickBooks accounting system;
2. Carrying out weekly and monthly bank reconciliation;
3. Making timely payments of relevant bills and expenses;
4. Assist in preparation of organization and project budget;
5. Calculate employees’ salaries, deductions and contributions;
6. Prepare and file payroll summaries, journal and reports;
7. Control and follow up on staff imprest retirements;
8. Maintain petty cash
9. Assist in annual and project audits;
10. Assist in preparation of annual financial reports and project financial reports;
11. Ensuring implementation of financial policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge
• Relevant finance and accounting qualifications from an accredited college or university;
• Excellent working knowledge of QuickBooks;
• High level of professionalism, Cultural sensitivity and attention to detail;
• Ability to work under pressure as circumstances dictate;
• Availability for weekend meetings and flexible hours as necessary;
• Proficiency in software applications, in particular e-mail, word processing, database and spreadsheet software (MS Office).

Language
Professional level oral and written English communication skills required (knowledge of French, Kiswahili or any other AU language would be an added advantage).

Location of placement
Arusha, Tanzania.

Start date
As soon as possible.

Remuneration
PALU does not give remuneration, however you will be given a monthly transport allowance


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Application Procedure
Applications that meet the above requirements should include the following information:
1. A cover letter;
2. Curriculum Vitae with contact details of three referees. Reference must be available on request;
3. Certified Copies of Relevant Certificates;

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. PALU is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and minorities. All applications will be considered in strict confidentiality.

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Job Title: Legal Volunteer

LEGAL VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations. PALU was founded in 2002, by African Bar leaders and eminent lawyers, to reflect the aspirations and concerns of the African people and to promote and defend their shared interests. It brings together the continent’s five regional lawyers’ associations, over fifty-four national lawyers’ associations and individual lawyers.

For more information on our work, visit www.lawyersofafrica.org as well as our social pages Facebook , Twitter (English), Twitter (French), LinkedIn & Google+

Description of the Position
The legal Volunteer will assist in the development and implementation of PALU’s activities within its Litigation Unit.

Key responsibilities
1. Assist in the management and maintenance of case files before regional and continental Courts and Tribunals, mainly at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ rights and the East African Court of Justice

2. Assist in researching and preparing oral and written submissions and arguments;

3. Assist in maintaining and preparing documented case files on each complaint matter;

4. Make recommendations regarding disposition of cases;

5. Identify opportunities for advocacy in support of programmatic goals and objectives and provide legal input into the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategies and policies;

6. To assist in carrying out legal, policy and factual analysis as well as scenario planning on a range of issues topical to the legal profession in Africa;

7. Provide policy advisory, planning and advocacy services to African Law Societies

Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in law from an accredited college or university and admission to a Bar Association or Law Society;
Experience in legal research, analysis, reporting and legal drafting;
High level of professionalism, Cultural sensitivity and attention to detail;
Ability to work under pressure as circumstances dictate;
Availability for weekend meetings and flexible hours as necessary;
Proficiency in software applications, in particular e-mail, word processing, database and spreadsheet software (MS Office).


Language
Professional level oral and written English communication skills required (knowledge of French, Kiswahili or any other AU language would be an added advantage).

Location of placement
Arusha, Tanzania.

Start date
As soon as possible.

Remuneration
PALU does not give remuneration, however you will be given a monthly transport allowance

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applications that meet the above requirements should include the following information:

i. A cover letter;

ii. Curriculum Vitae with contact details of three referees. Reference must be available on request;

iii. Certified Copies of Relevant Certificates;

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. PALU is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from women and minorities. All applications will be considered in strict confidentiality.

Applications and further queries may be sent by email or hand delivered to:


Pan African Lawyers Union
Attn: Human Resources Officer
No. 3 Jandu Road, Corridor Area, Off Njiro Road
P.O. Box 6065, Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel/Fax: (+255 27) 254 3192