Legal Services Unit
The Tanzania Institute of Education is a public service organ established by Act No. 5 of 1993. Its objectives and functions are provided under Section 4 of the Act; the primary function being to translate the national education policies in curriculum and programmes to be implemented in pre primary, primary, secondary and teacher education levels.
In order to facilitate its goals to the public, Tanzania Institute of Education operates in various Sections/Units as per professional requirements. Legal Services Unit is a new one, recently established by the TIE Schemes of Service adopted in 2009.
The hitherto structure was a result of Institutional Transformation Review carried out in the year 2006. The review report suggested some changes to the ex-structure one of the suggestion being the establishment of the Legal Section.
One among its duties is to make sure that all documents requiring legal expertise are legally drafted to safeguard the interests of the Institute.
The Head of the Unit is Corporate Legal Counselor (CLC) who must be a master degree holder and a registered advocate of the High Court of Tanzania. For the time being, the section has one staff who is the head of the Unit.
Functions of the Unit to the Institute are as follows:
(i) To advise the Director General and the Institute at large on legal matters
(ii) To render legal services to the Institute;
(iii) To register all property of the Institute;
(iv) To maintain all legal documents of the Institute;
(v) To appear and represent the Institute in Court in case of the Institute being sued;
(vi) To review the Institution’s Act and Regulations and recommends to the Director General for their amendments;
(vii) To formulate and recommend reviews of contracts in which the Institute is a party; and
(viii) To perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General from time to time.
(ix) To perform all neccessary works that engage the Council as a secretary to the Council.
(x) Any other duties that require attention of a Corporate Counselor.
In order to be effective, the Legal Unit relies on the following working tools to perform its duties
1. TIE establishing Act, No. 5 of 1993
2. TIE Staff Regulations, 2011
3. TIE Schemes of Service, 2009
4. TIE Corporate Strategic Plan, 2011-2016
5. Standing Orders for Public Servants, 2009
6. The Public Service Act, Act No, 8 of 2002
7. The Public Service Regulations, 2003
8. The Public Service Schemes, 2003
9. The Employment and Labour Relations Act, No. 6 of 2004
10. The Employment and Labour Relations (Code of Good Conduct) Rules, 2007
11. The Labour Institutions Act, No. 7 of 2004
12. The Labour Institutions (Mediation and Arbitration) Rules, 2007
13. Government Circulars issued from time to time
14. Council’s orders
15. Director General’s directives
16. Coucil Charter
17. Audit Committee Charter
18. Any other law as they are established from time to time
For all legal and any other matter related to legal profession at at the institute, please contact:
Ms Pilly Magongo
Corporate Legal Councilor
Office telephone: 255 – 22 – 2773005
Mobile phone: +255-655 – 894779, +255 - 655-894779
Fax: 255 – 22 – 2774420
e–mail: pillymagongo at yahoo.com, magongopilly at gmail.com, pilly.magongo at tie.go.tz
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