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Associate Job Description

Introduction
A company based in East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya with specialized knowledge and expertise in the mining, gaming, digital technology, agriculture, tourism, private equity and financing of investments in Africa. We provide Legal and Investment Advisory Services to foreign investors and stakeholders in Africa. The Company works with lawyers, data scientists, economists, political analysts and risk analysts, compliance specialists who all work towards providing real time legal and business solutions to their clients who are investing in East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community ( SADC) markets. We believe in sustainable investments and the company has extensive experience in operational risk management and mitigating investment risks so that investors can invest peacefully in Africa.
We are currently looking for Associate who will work in the Legal division of the Company. The individual has to be a self-starter, eager to learn, thirsty for success and can have a long term commitment to participating in the growth of the company. The individual must be motivated by purpose and have a strong sense of self and direction.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include For Associate

  • To provide a high quality legal service to all Law Firm clients Represent clients in tribunals and in Courts where required
  • Drafting of pleadings and other court matters
  • To assist clients with company law matters
  • To assist client with work permit and residence permit applications
  • To prepare client’s report monthly and when they may be required by the client
  • Offering advice on the law, legal procedures and a wide range of associated issues
  • To assist in drafting contracts and other legal documents
  • To research and provide research reports on legal issues
  • To work closely with legal officers at the Law Firm

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,
  • To treat all information about the firm and its client and their business as wholly confidential
  • Keeping up-to-date with changes in the law
  • 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 the Firm including file / case management, time recording
  • To respect staff and clients
  •  To actively 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.

Qualification:

  • Educated to degree level in Law.
  • Must be a member of the Tanganyika Law Society and admitted to practice at the bar of the United Republic of Tanzania, Practice certificate in Zanzibar will be added advantage.
  • Experience of at least 2 year post admittance at the bar.
  • Understanding of and commitment to working at a very high standard, delivering in a timely manner and integrity and honesty when serving clients and conducting affairs.
  • Excellent communication both written and verbal in English and Kiswahili – 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
  • 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.

 

Executive Assistant Job Description

Introduction  

A company based in East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya with specialized knowledge and expertise in the mining, gaming, digital technology, agriculture, tourism, private equity and financing of investments in Africa. We provide Legal and Investment Advisory Services to foreign investors and stakeholders in Africa. The Company works with lawyers, data scientists, economists, political analysts and risk analysts, compliance specialists who all work towards providing real time legal and business solutions to their clients who are investing in East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community ( SADC) markets. We believe in sustainable investments and the company has extensive experience in operational risk management and mitigating investment risks so that investors can invest peacefully in Africa.
We are currently looking for an Executive Assistant to the CEO of the Company. This position is in essence, being the right hand man or woman of the CEO and requires discretion, zeal, passion and a desire to work long term and grow in a company that is young and fast growing. This position is for someone who is driven by purpose.
This position facilitates efficient execution of the CEO’s activities by vetting internal and external requests, working closely with team members in the Company to ensure that tasks are being executed and operations are going well, managing internal and external correspondence, taking the lead in briefing preparation, managing special events, manage relationships with clients and stakeholders.

Duties and Tasks. 

  • prepare and edit correspondence, communications, presentations, proposals, briefs and other documents including engagement letters for clients and contracts.
  • design and maintain databases for effective management of client contacts, partners, vendors, etc.
  • conduct research, collect and analyse data to prepare reports and documents
  • manage and maintain executives’ schedules, appointments and travel arrangements
  • arrange and co-ordinate meetings and events
  • Answer emails on behalf of the CEO where applicable and manage emails
  • record, transcribe and distribute minutes of meetings and report to the CEO with action items and ensure commitments made are realized
  • monitor, screen, respond to and distribute incoming communications and report to CEO on relevant communication in alignment with the Company strategy and outlook
  • answer and manage incoming calls for CEO
  • receive and interact with potential clients
  • liaise with internal staff at all levels
  • interact with external clients
  • Attend meetings on behalf of the CEO
  • co-ordinate project-based work and ensure that all stages of the project are properly handled and executed in timely manner
  • Monitor preparation of billing invoices and follow up and ensure that in line with revenue targets and budget requirements
  • review operating practices and implement improvements where necessary
  • supervise, coach and train lower level staff
  • Do anything else the CEO directs to do.

Qualifications

  • BA / BS degree, LLB, preference for Law but not an absolute must
  • 3 – 5 years of experience, including senior team level support experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and ability to interact with internal and external partners
  • Work well under pressure in a rapidly changing environment
  • Fantastic organizational skills and great follow through on tasks
  • Experience as a problem solver at heart with a genuine interest in learning by helping
  • Sound judgement regarding confidential information, ability to exercise sensitivity, discretion, judgment, tact and diplomacy given that information handled may be confidential and complex in nature
  • Superior computer skills (MS Office Suite & Google Suite, required; Workday experience a plus); ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports within Excel
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English and Kiswahili (other languages are an advantage)

Marketing Strategist Job Description

Introduction

A company based in East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya with specialized knowledge and expertise in the mining, gaming, digital technology, agriculture, tourism, private equity and financing of investment in Africa. We provide Legal and Investment Advisory Services to foreign investors and stakeholders in Africa. The Company works with lawyers, data scientists, economists, political analysts and risk analysts, compliance specialists who all work towards providing real time legal and business solutions to their clients who are investing in East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community ( SADC) markets. The company has extensive experience in operational risk management and mitigating the same so that investors can invest peacefully.
In order to focus on what we do best, we need to work with a marketing strategist that manages the growth of sales and brand development of the Company. WE are looking for a professional who can work and cope with an entrepreneurial environment. Someone who can develop our corporate communications to the world and manage, develop and implement the Company digital and marketing strategy for the next 5 years. We are looking for an individual who has a passion for writing engaging content and has editorial skills and know-how in developing engaging content that can attract, keep and convert leads and is aligned with the Company’s objectives. The role is an independent one.
The role will be marketing strategist with a primary focus on digital marketing assets and strategy.

Purpose of the Role

This role is responsible for managing implementation of the Company’s digital and marketing strategy. Devising strategies to drive online traffic to the company website. Tracking conversion rates and making improvements to the website. Developing and managing digital marketing campaigns. The central goal is to help grow our brand’s influence locally, regionally and globally while also increasing brand loyalty and awareness.

  • Design and oversee all aspects of our digital marketing department including our marketing database, email, and display advertising campaigns.
  • Develop and monitor campaign budgets.
  • Plan and manage our social media platforms.
  • Prepare accurate reports on our marketing campaign’s overall performance.
  • Coordinate with advertising and media experts to improve marketing results.
  • Identify the latest trends and technologies affecting our industry.
  • Evaluate important metrics that affect our website traffic, service quotas, and target audience.
  • Work with your team to brainstorm new and innovative growth strategies.

Key Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • plan and execute a content strategy that drives high engagement
  • Serve as editor-in-chief for all content to ensure quality, clarity and consistency
  • Create Editorial Schedule that is up to date and manage the timelines and deadlines
  • Collect, monitor and analyze social and website metrics, and make improvements accordingly
  • Create press releases for the Company
  • Stay updated on current affairs and create content according to the Company’s strategy so that the Company is always ahead in terms of first to know and also provide relevant information in accordance with practice areas and departments.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and adjust the content strategy as needed
  • To create promotional concepts
  • Collaborate with strategic partners to create content
  • Manage the distribution of content across all channels
  • Create visual / video and print content

Qualifications

  • Minimum entry requirement Bachelor’s Degree
  • Understanding of content marketing tactics, digital advertising and social media marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to lead content marketing campaigns
  • Strong Google Analytics, WordPress and Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator skills and IT skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • At least 3 years of experience in content marketing, digital marketing and strategy.
  • In-depth knowledge of various social media platforms, best practices, and website analytics.
  • Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and Javascript is required.
  • Highly creative with excellent analytical abilities.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in digital marketing.

Key competencies required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Team Player
  • Agile to changing demands of the business

 

Office Administrator

Introduction

A company based in East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya with specialized knowledge and expertise in the mining, gaming, digital technology, agriculture, tourism, private equity and financing of investment in Africa. We provide Legal and Investment Advisory Services to foreign investors and stakeholders in Africa. The Company works with lawyers, data scientists, economists, political analysts and risk analysts, compliance specialists who all work towards providing real time legal and business solutions to their clients who are investing in East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community ( SADC) markets. The company has extensive experience in operational risk management and mitigating the same so that investors can invest peacefully.

Role

  • Greet visitors and direct them to the appropriate offices
  • Conduct clerical duties, including filing, answering phone calls, responding to emails and preparing documents
  • Coordinate project deliverable via firm software
  • Perform accounting tasks, including invoicing, expense tracking and budget tracking
  • Schedule meetings and travel arrangements for senior members of the company
  • Prepare monthly bank account reconciliation statements
  • Update cash book and petty cash on daily basis
  • Allocating and updating payroll information especially PAYE, Staff Loans, imprest, Social Security contributions by using Excel
  • Preparation of payroll on monthly basis
  • Registering all domestic payments into the TRA Gateway online system
  • Issuing receipts, preparing cheques, updating accountable documents register, filling financial documents after obtaining authorization of executors
  • Assist in preparation of financial statements and year-end financial budget
  • Assist in preparation of financial reporting and budgeting
  • Support office budgeting and bookkeeping procedures
  • Create and update records and databases with personnel, financial and other data
  • Track stocks of office supplies and place orders when necessary

Skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or similar degree qualification
  • Minimum 2 years  experience working in an office setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili
  • Strong knowledge of Quick-books software
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Able to complete complex administrative tasks with minimal supervision
  • Good team player
  • Self Starter and can take initiative and work independently

 

 

We strongly encourage women to apply.

Please send your CV and motivation letter to info@shikanalawgroup.com. Tell us why you are applying for this job and most importantly why you should be considered above everyone else. We are looking for people that are driven by purpose.

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