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80 Job Opportunities in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Tanzania

Are you a law graduate looking to embark on a fulfilling career in public service? The United Republic of Tanzania, through the Office of the President and the Public Service Recruitment Secretariat, is thrilled to announce 80 new job openings in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. This is your chance to contribute to the administration of justice and serve your country.

About the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) was established as an independent public office by Government Notice No. 49 dated February 13, 2018. The DPP is constitutionally empowered to oversee criminal justice in accordance with Article 59B of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania (1977).

The DPP is responsible for ensuring justice is served, preventing the misuse of judicial processes, and safeguarding public interests under Section 8 of the National Prosecution Act No. 27 of 2008.

Available Positions

  1. State Attorney Grade II (60 Positions)
    • Key Responsibilities:
      • Handling simple criminal cases.
      • Prosecuting minor appeal cases in the High Court.
      • Preparing charge sheets, applications, and other related documents.
      • Addressing complaints against the Office of the DPP.
      • Managing witnesses before, during, and after court proceedings.
      • Reviewing case files from investigative bodies.
      • Conducting research in criminal case management.
      • Collecting and analyzing criminal case statistics and preparing reports.
    • Qualifications:
      • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (Form VI).
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a government-recognized university.
      • Completed Practical Legal Training from an accredited institution.
    • Salary Scale: AGCS. 3
  2. Law Secretary Grade II (20 Positions)
    • Key Responsibilities:
      • Receiving court records related to criminal cases.
      • Maintaining a diary of court hearing dates and submitting relevant documents to the court and involved parties.
      • Following up on documents required in criminal cases.
      • Opening case files as directed by the supervisor.
      • Reviewing and preparing a list of case files to be opened.
      • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
    • Qualifications:
      • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (Form VI).
      • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a government-recognized institution.
    • Salary Scale: AGCS. 3

General Conditions

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Tanzanian citizens aged not more than 45 years, except for those already employed in the public sector.
  • Encouragement for Disabled Applicants: Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and must indicate their disability status in their application.
  • Documentation: Applicants must attach a certified birth certificate, a detailed CV with reliable contact information, and certified copies of academic and professional certificates.
  • Current Public Servants: Those already employed in the public sector must have their application letters endorsed by their current employers.
  • Application Deadline: All applications must be submitted electronically by July 5, 2024.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted electronically via the Recruitment Portal at Ensure that all required documents and a signed application letter are attached. Applications submitted outside the specified process will not be considered.

Important Notice

  • Testimonial, provisional results, statement of results, and form IV and VI results slips will not be accepted.
  • Applicants educated outside Tanzania must have their certificates verified by relevant authorities (TCU, NECTA, NACTE).
  • Retired public servants are not eligible unless they have explicit permission from the Chief Secretary.


Submit your applications promptly and seize this opportunity to join a prestigious institution dedicated to upholding justice in Tanzania.For more details, visit the Public Service Recruitment Secretariat’s website and navigate to the ‘Recruitment Portal.’

Issued by:Secretary
Public Service Recruitment Secretariat
P.O. Box 2320, Dodoma, Tanzania

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