Thursday, 2 June 2016

Job Opportunity at Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), Application Deadline: 03 Jun 2016

Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)


Opportunity for an Information and Communication Intern at the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)

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 as well as our social pages Facebook , Twitter (English), Twitter (French), LinkedIn & Google+

Description of the Position

The ICT Intern will assist in the development and implementation of PALU’s activities within its Communication and Membership Units.

Key responsibilities

Planning, managing, organizing and reporting on all membership events including general meetings, and any other membership related events that may be required;
Responding to membership queries, keeping informed on the work of members and sharing information with staff members;
Maintaining and developing the membership section of the PALU website;
Conducting periodic analysis of membership with a view to monitoring trends and developing responses to same;
Researching, liaising with and report on institutional members’ calendar of activities as well as their work updates which are beneficial to PALU’s work and partnership strategy;
Identifying potential new members and developing a recruitment strategy;
Preparing reports on all aspects PALU membership as required including the membership section of the PALU Annual Report.
Ensure that there is an effective information flow within the organization and with members.
Maintaining and updating the membership database and mailing list of over 5000 members and subscribers.
Coordinate the work of development communications activities with the office, including designing, maintaining and circulating the organizations e-bulletins and e- newsletters campaign;
Maintaining the organization social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter to ensure maximum outreach to the members, and working with PALU Officers to provide information to our members through these platforms; and
Perform any other task related as required.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in the field of Communication, Information Management, Information Technology from an accredited college or university;
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), MS Publisher, MailChimp and WordPress CMS;
Knowledge in web markup languages such as HTML& CSS as well as publishing software such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is considered an advantage.
Creative and innovative ideas and approach.


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.


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


Application Procedure

Applications that meet the above requirements should include the following information:
A cover letter;
Curriculum Vitae with contact details of three referees. Reference must be available on request; and,
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