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Principal legal Officer at TADB

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Job Position Principal legal Officer at Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB)

Background of TABD

Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited (TADB) is a government institution operating under the Ministry of Finance and Planning. Established in 2012 TADB is registered under the Companies Act, 2002 and licensed under the provisions of the Banking and Financial Institutions Act No 5 of 2006 and the Banking and Financial Institutions (Development Finance) Regulations, 2012. The bank has the following key objectives:

  • To catalyze credit delivery to the agricultural sector and thereby accelerate agricultural growth;
  • To lead, as an apex agricultural financing bank, in capacity building strategies and programmes to strengthen the agriculture financial value chain;
  • To be an important player in the implementation of the Government’s development vision, policies and programmes, including but not limited to the Tanzania Development Vision 2015, Agricultural Sector Development Programme, Kilimo Kwanza Initiative, Second – Generation Financial Sector Reforms as well as in the furtherance of the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty for Mainland Tanzania (MKUKUTA), and Zanzibar Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUZA);
  • To build on existing Agro-financing activities through provision of short, medium and long-term facilities to the following: smallholder farmers’ groups, savings and credit cooperative societies (SACCOS), community banks, commercial banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) that are active in lending to the agricultural sector;
  • To coordinate and monitor agriculture and rural lending activities with a view to maximizing the impact of agricultural growth by working closely with the Ministries and institutions responsible for Agriculture, Regional Administration as well as the numerous players active in this sector;
  • To assist the Government in implementing its policies on enhancing financial inclusion and economic empowerment in the rural areas


Nature and scope:

The jobholder reports to the Head of Legal Services and Board Secretary.  He/She is responsible to ensure that the bank is well advised on all legal issues involving its operations.

Key Responsibilities;

  • To advice the Head of Legal Services and Board Secretariat on any matters related to legal undertakings involving the bank;
  • To coordinate preparation, execution and registration of contracts and other legal documents;
  • To prepare documents for civil suits/litigations;
  • To investigate statutory registers to determine legal status of loan applications, securities held by them and borrowing capacities;
  • To prepare, execute, register, monitor loan documents, statutory registrations and pre-disbursement conditions;
  • To represent the bank in Courts of Law and Tribunals;
  • To assist the Head of Legal Services/Board Secretary to the bank on all matters including Board secretarial duties;
  • To carry out any other duties assigned by the Head of Legal Services and Board Secretary from time to time.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience:

  • Master’s Degree/Postgraduate qualifications in Law.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a corporate law environment at Senior Officer level.
  • Admission as Advocate of the High Court.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer skills
  • Ability to assess material evidence and advice on appropriate legal measures.
  • Ability to present information on a written or oral platform that all associates and staff can understand.
  • Must have excellent legal skills and discipline to keep the bank functioning and out of legal trouble.

Ability to keep abreast of legal issues that affect the bank


Tanzania Agricultural Development Bank Limited is an equal opportunity employer. The bank offers an attractive remuneration package, career development opportunities and an excellent working environment.

Mode of application and deadline 

Job applicants are required to apply for these employment opportunities through bank’s portal https://www.tadb.co.tz/careers/

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Please note: applicants are required to attach the following to their respective application.

  1. Application letter showing how they meet the requirements of the position;
  2. An up-to-date Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Contacts stating name in full, physical address, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the candidate;
  4. Certified copies of relevant certificates
  5.  Names and full contacts of three (3) referees.

Closing date: Applications should reach the undersigned not later than 4.00 pm on Thursday, 14th  of October 2021.


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