Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies
at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law in cooperation with the University of Bayreuth

Vacancy: TGCL Assistent Accountant




The Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies invites applications from suitably qualified Tanzanians to be considered for employment on annual contract basis to fill the following post.

Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Qualification and Experience: The applicants should possess the following academic and professional qualifications.

  • Possession of a good form VI certificate.
  • Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or any other relevant degree from a recognized institution;
  • One (1) year working experience serving in similar position will be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of Procurement procedures and IT will be an added advantage.


Knowledge, Skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of bookkeeping procedures;
  • Knowledge of accounting principles;
  • Knowledge of the preparation process for financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles;
  • Skill in analyzing and interpreting financial records;
  • Skill in analyzing, preparing, checking and balancing routine fiscal transactions and accounts;
  • Ability to prepare accurate financial statements.


Main duties:

  • General management of TGCL accounts;
  • Prepare accounting records, financial statements and other financial reports and ensure the accuracy and completeness of the same;
  • Receive payment by cash, cheques or any other forms of payment commonly used in Tanzania;
  • Maintain accounting records and balancing accounts (double entry book keeping);
  • Preparing and payment of staff salaries and student allowances;
  • Using computerized accounting system and maintaining accurate accounting records.
  • Process bills for payment; File and tally deposits;
  • Communicating with the bank
  • Communicating with the German project partner;
  • Assisting in the organization of TGCL events and other activities as directed by the Coordinator.

    Terms of service:

    Contract of one year, and subject to three months probation.


    An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

    Mode of Application:

    Interested candidates should apply in confidence (letters to include telephone contacts) to the undersigned enclosing:

    1. Detailed CV;
    2. Photocopies of relevant certificates and transcripts;
    • Reference letters of at least two referees (to be submitted in hard copies only).

    NB: Applications should be done in both hard and soft copies.

    Soft copies of applications should be forwarded to the following email address  and copied to

    Applications should be sent to:

    TGCL Coordinator

    University of Dar-es-Salaam School of Law

    1. O. Box 35093

    University of Dar-es-Salaam

    Dar-es-Salaam [where possible deliver hard copies to the TGCL office – UDSM Mikocheni campus opposite Mikocheni B Police post - directly]

    This advertisement can also be found in TGCL’s website:

    DEADLINE: 31st December 2020