Job Description

Tala (formerly InVenture) builds mobile products that help creditworthy individuals in emerging markets validate their financial identities and get access to fair credit to advance their businesses and families. Tala is providing choice and control to individuals around the world when it comes to their financial identity.

What You’ll Do

  • Work closely with non-legal teams to advise on product regulatory strategy and assist in structuring new lines of business
  • Manage regulatory compliance, corporate governance and other compliance matters in Kenya. This includes work on emerging legislation such as the regulation of digital lenders and data privacy.
  • Manage Tala’s licensing and registration obligations for existing and future business lines in Kenya
  • Stay up to date on relevant rules and regulations and work with the GlobalLegal team to evaluate how they may affect Tala’s innovative and growing business
  • Draft, review and negotiate commercial contracts and other documentation on a wide range of matters including marketing, collections and payment support services
  • Interact with regulatory bodies as needed
  • Manage external counsel

Requirements

Qualifications

  • 5-9 years of post qualification legal experience with a minimum of 2+ years at a top tier law firm in Kenya, preferably on fintech, finance or corporate matters;
  • A law degree from a leading university or law school;
  • A demonstrated passion for Tala’s mission and an interest in keeping abreast of the latest regulatory landscape relating to Kenyan startups and the fintech sector; ;
  • Experience with consumer finance and financial regulation
  • Strong contractual skills with demonstrated experience with drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Strong analytical and communication skills with the ability to communicate with business teams to understand and analyze business processes from a legal perspective
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organized
  • Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and working independently and autonomously on both high level projects and the day-to-day requirements and paperwork of a lean legal department;
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and independently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines, and manage multi-faceted projects in a fast-moving environment
  • Willingness to work across time zones globally

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in-house, preferably at a startup and/or in the fintech industry
  • Experience with financial services regulations
  • Experience working with international teams

Benefits & Perks

  • Flexi-time to promote a healthy mind body and soul
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical insurance (major & minor)
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