Seventeen years after it was established, and eight years after opening its Secretariat in Arusha, the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is growing again! We are happy to announce the establishment of six (6) new staff positions within our Secretariat in Arusha, mostly at senior officer level. This will dramatically scale up the ability of the organization to serve its institutional and individual members and its broader stakeholders, and to continue to be a major development actor on the African continent and with its diaspora.

We are recruiting the following: – Click the link for the detailed Job Description and Requirements for the position

  1. Director of Membership and Business Development
  2. Director of Finance and Administration
  3. Programme Manager – Economic Governance
  4. Resource Mobilisation Officer
  5. Communications Officer
  6. Personal Assistant – Office of the Chief Executive Officer


The Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU) is a continental membership forum for African lawyers and lawyers’ associations. It 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 over 1,000 individual lawyers.

Our vision is to see a united, just and prosperous Africa, built on the rule of law and good governance. Our mission is to advance the law and the legal profession, rule of law, good governance, human and peoples’ rights and socio-economic development of the African continent.


The appointments will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of which the first six (6) months will be a probationary period. Thereafter, the contracts will be open to renewal for similar periods, subject to satisfactory performance. It is however understood that employment is based on availability of adequate funding and can only renewed when this is assured.

Employment type: Full time
Salary and benefits: The remuneration will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the selected candidate plus contribution to health insurance and pension plan.
Location: Arusha, Tanzania, with travel across the continent
Starting dates: As soon as possible


Excellent written communication skills and verbal fluency in English (knowledge of French and/or any other African Union (AU) languages will be an added advantage.)

Except for the Director of Membership and Business Development and the Communications Officer: excellent written communication skills and verbal fluency in two (2) working languages of the African Union (AU).


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

  • A one-page cover letter;
  • A Curriculum Vitae with contact details of three referees. Referees must be available on request;
  • Certified copies of Relevant Certificates.

*Please send your application in PDF file as one document. Failure to do so and application will NOT be considered.*

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. PALU is an equal opportunity employer that practises diversity and encourages applications from women and persons with disabilities. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality. The deadline for the receipt of applications is one (1) month from publication.

Applications should be sent to: –

Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
ATT: Human Resources Officer
No. 3 Jandu Road, Corridor Area, Off Njiro Road
P.O. Box 6065, Arusha, TANZANIA.
Tel/Fax (+255 27) 254 3192
Email: recruitment@lawyersofafrica.org