A step by step on how to Draft Engagement Agreement in Tanzania.

What is engagement Agreement?

Engagement Agreement” refers to a contract between a professional service provider and a client that outlines the terms and conditions of their specific engagement or working relationship.

The agreement serves as a legally binding document that formalizes the understanding between the parties involved.

Here is sample of engagement agreement:

ENGAGEMENT TO PROVIDE LEGAL CONSULTANCY AND REPRESENTATION

This engagement is made on …………day of…………………..2023 between XXX of P. O. Box …………….. Dar es Salaam herein referred to as ‘the Client’ and YYY of P. O. Box …………… Dar es salaam herein referred as ‘the Advocate.

The nature of engagement between the Advocates and the Client entails the following scope:-

To represent the Client in the responsible Authorities, tribunals and courts upon resolving the employment/labour dispute arising between the client and her employer, SHERIAZETU CO. Such representation involves court or tribunal appearance and drafting documents connected thereto and providing advice on the same UNTILL THE MATTER IS RESOLVED.

The consultancy and representation fees shall include: TZS 40,000,000/= as direct costs for professional legal service and documentation OF THE MATTER FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END. The whole fee amount shall be payable in instalments as agreed by the parties,  prior to instalment agreement the client shall deposit at least TZS 15,000,000/= into NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE account with number ,………….with Account name ………………after signing this agreement. 

The service provided will be specifically on the assigned matter states in paragraph (1) and further tasks shall not be included herein unless entered in another agreement or referred in an addendum to this agreement.

Either party may terminate this agreement, in the event of breach of this letter of engagement.

By signing this engagement herein below the parties accept the terms and conditions of this agreement.

……………………………………..

XXX    

The Client.                                           ……………………………..

YYY

                                                           

(ADVOCATE).   

                                                                                             

what are contents of engagement letter or agreement?

1.Heading

2.parties

3.Scope of work.

4. Duration of work

5.Termination clause.

6.Dispute mechanism