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Job Summary

The Legal Officer will be responsible for assisting 4G Capital in general legal activities, continuous risk assessments of the Company operations and mitigation of potential risks.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Job title: Legal Officer
Reporting to: Head of Legal
Working houses: 8:00 - 17:30, Monday- Friday and beyond as needed
Location: Nairobi with local travel as needed

Company Introduction
4G Capital is a market leader in unsecured working capital solutions with a significant presence across multiple African countries. We empower micro and small businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow and succeed by providing instant access to credit that unlocks business growth. Our products blend business credit with financial education to maximize the credit’s impact for business owners, and all are managed and delivered through our proprietary core banking platform.

Company Purpose: To Unlock Human Potential for Good

Company Mission: To Grow Business with Capital and Knowledge

Company Vision: The first choice for MSME growth in Africa

Purpose of the position
The Legal Officer will be responsible for assisting 4G Capital in general legal activities, continuous risk assessments of the Company operations and mitigation of potential risks.

Job brief

The Legal Officer will be part of the growing 4G Capital Legal Team. Under the direction of the Head of Legal, the Legal Officer will contribute to the Team’s efforts in meeting the goals and objectives of the Department.
The Legal Officer will attend to litigation matters and shall be expected to provide expertise on commercial contract (reviewing and drafting) and support on legal issues relating to the functions, structures and activities of the organization. The position holder will also offer support on issues of legal and regulatory framework and corporate governance.

Responsibilities & Duties
• Draft, review and analyse legal agreements including service level agreements for service support and delivery  Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements  Provide analysis of legislation and its impact on the organisation  Provide advice on corporate legal issues and business matters  Assist in the development of guidelines, policies, procedures  Review and advice management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures  Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications
• Degree from a recognised University (preferably LLB);
• Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (or its equivalent)
• Current practicing certificate
• Awareness of national laws
• Have a firm understanding of contract law and tax law
• Ability to create training material and conduct trainings
• Comfortable in creating and presenting reports.
• Knowledge of national regulatory bodies
• Knowledge of contract drafting
• Workable knowledge of presentation, database, spreadsheet and word-processing software.

Personal Attributes
• Organized and articulate
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Good analytical skills
• Team player
• Detail orientation
• Able to work independently with little supervision

Relationships With
1. COO

Purpose
Oversees the entire Compliance Department and provides direction for each of its sectors.

2. Legal & Compliance Manager

Purpose
Direct Line Manager you will report, will set deliverables, and evaluate performance.

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