Job at Shikana Law Group, Senior Associate

Job at Shikana Law Group, Senior Associate
Senior Associate

Job description
Key Responsibilities and Duties include:

Client Relations:

  • To provide a high quality legal service to all Shikana Law Group clients
  • To develop and maintain good client relationship skills, gaining clients’ confidence and that of other professionals
  • Receive requests for legal advice from current and potential clients and deciding on the most appropriate responses to make to these requests
  • Establishing what needs to be done to solve a client’s problems
  • Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues
  • Attend and represent Shikana Law Group at client meetings
  • Draw up contracts and other legal documents
  • Research documents and case history to ensure accuracy of advice and procedures
  • Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required
  • Supervise and manage work from associates and legal officers at Shikana Law Group

Professional Standard:

  • To work and behave in a professional manner and to the highest standards of the profession
  • Comply with procedures set out in the Office Procedures Manual (OPM), professional standards and any requirement set by the Tanganyika Law Society
  • Carry out duties given by the partners or employees faithfully and diligently and follow all reasonable instructions
  • To participate in the growth and development of the department / firm
  • Treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law
  • Attract additional business from new and existing clients
  • Record all chargeable hours

Personal Development:

  • To have a clear understanding of what it would take to develop a career to the next level
  • Support internal procedures and systems of Shikana Law Group including file / case management, time recording
  • To respect Partners, staff and clients and in turn earn the respect of the department and client
  • Participate in team meetings
  • Attend internal training and external training as and when required
  • Keep up to date with law and practice
  • Read journals and attend courses as part of continuing legal education (CLE).
  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct while generating adequate practice income, ensuring that the fees earned sufficiently exceed total costs and expenses incurred

Fee Contribution:

  • Senior Associate must show at every level a track record of achieving their fee contribution and time targets and that the targets are appropriate for their position and level of qualification as specified in Shikana Law Group’s Career Structure

Technical Ability:

  • To be able to demonstrate that they are technically very able across a sufficiently wide area, able to work without significant supervision and have developed a particular strength and reputation in their work area.
  • Must be respected by others in the firm and have begun to develop a reputation in their field outside of Shikana Law Group

Strategic and Commercial Awareness:

  • To be strategic and commercially aware and be fully familiar with Shikana Law Group’s current strategy. Be able to have knowledgeable discussion about the market they operate in, the threats and opportunities the department faces and the future plans for the Department and their role in those plans

Leadership and Management Responsibilities:

  • Proven track record of effectively delegating work to other members of Shikana Law Group and supervising the work effectively
  • Successfully run a project that involves other people in the firm
  • Is able to identify projects and use their initiative to get them up and running

Marketing, Business Development and Pro Bono:

  • To be able to demonstrate that they have proactively led Shikana Law Group Business Development initiatives

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in Law and having preferably obtained a 2:1 or above although all applications will be considered
  • Must be a member of the Tanganyika Law Society and admitted to practice at the bar of the United Republic of Tanzania for at least 5 years and above, Practice certificate in Zanzibar will be added advantage.
  • Evidence of interest in, and commitment to, the success of the firm
  • Relevant experience within a professional services firm
  • Understanding of and commitment to Shikana Law Group values and ethics which can be seen at
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal - the role involves liaison with internal and external people at a senior level
  • A self starter, able to demonstrate high levels of initiative and motivation, but also work closely with other team members and displaying trust and loyalty
  • Ability to manage assigned tasks in an assertive, efficient and timely manner
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, demonstrating professionalism in all dealings. Able to deal sympathetically and appropriately with clients and to show empathy with them
  • Excellent leadership and Management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Must be able to multitask and keep calm under pressure
  • The flexibility to work outside normal office hours as may be required from time-to-time

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and Motivation letter to

Deadline is November 1, 2018.

Only the shortlisted applicants will be contacted for the interview.

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