Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2021 – Fresher Legal Assistant

Job Title: Legal Assistant – Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2021

Organization: Wave Mobile Money

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Uganda Head of Legal



Wave Mobile Money Profile:

Wave Mobile Money  is building a cashless Africa – starting in Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda & now in Mali. Without access to financial institutions, people are forced to keep their savings under the mattress. Small business owners rely on lenders who charge extortionate rates. Parents spend hours waiting in line to pay school fees in cash. We’re solving this by building financial services that just work: no account fees, instantly available, and accepted everywhere. In places where electricity, water and roads don’t always work, you can still send money with Wave.



Job Summary:

We’re looking for a Legal Assistant who’s resourceful, organized, and proactive about getting things done. As we continue to scale in Uganda, you’ll be responsible for helping the Legal team by providing strong, accurate, and timely legal assistance to all our operational teams. 

The Legal & Risk department supports the development strategy of our business, ensures the company is growing while being compliant with applicable laws and regulations, and mitigates any risk exposure triggered by our business.



Roles and responsibilities:

You will report to the Uganda Head of Legal, and in this role, you’ll;

  • Ensure compliance of the whole company’s activity with local and international regulations
  • Help other departments implement their projects whenever a legal approach is needed and advise them per national and international regulations.
  • Establish or review all the contracts signed by the company
  • Secure company relations with all regulatory authorities by ensuring updated administrative obligations
  • Help in the management of the agent’s network and the legal implementation of the changes in our business model
  • Help the People team with labor laws and employees’ contracts.
  • Work with company lawyers and other external service providers to manage litigation matters.
  • Draft or register all company documents related to relations of Wave Uganda with the parent company and affiliated companies;
  • Draft decisions of shareholders, their registration, and publication
  • Contribute to developing an in-house legal culture.
  • Help review contracts or legal documents to ensure adequacy with the company’s interests and protection, and alignment with the regulation
  • Help in drafting contracts’ templates for the company’s new products/services or projects
  • Help provide legal advice for questions related to the regulation applicable to the company’s activity (specific regulation on E-money, commercial regulation, labor law, civil and penal law, etc.)
  • Work hand in hand with the Recovery team to file recovery cases and follow-up with lawyers
  • Work with the Head of Legal to prepare the company’s case in case of litigation for claims.
  • Set up a legal watch for the company’s activity.
  • Electronic and physical archiving of all the legal documents

Key details

  • Location is primarily in Kampala, with short-term relocation possible within the country.
  • Work authorization in Uganda is required.
  • This is a permanent contract.
  • Our salaries are competitive and calculated using a transparent formula. We run performance reviews twice a year and award bonuses to strong performers who have been with the company for more than 6 months.
  • We pay the health care insurance premium cost for yourself and your dependents.
  • We support working parents – we offer generous parental leave policies (26 weeks for mothers and 4 weeks for fathers) and subsidized childcare when you return to work.
  • We help you live your fullest life now! We subsidize gym memberships, fitness classes, and workout equipment.
  • Airtime reimbursement
  • Free food and a beautiful office space



Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in a legal department preferably with mobile money, banking or other financial sectors
  • Bachelor’s degree in law
  • A postgraduate diploma in legal practice will be an added advantage.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented with an accurate and clear legal approach.
  • Excellent writing skills and excellent listening and communication skills
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

You might be a good fit if you

  • Are able to efficiently and quickly apply the instructions given to you by your lead and identify problems or blocking points to be reported;
  • Like teamwork, but you also know how to work well independently when needed;
  • Are at ease in drafting/reviewing contracts in French/English;
  • Demonstrate tenacity and a willingness to go the distance to get something done;
  • Are analytical in your approach to problems;
  • Are detail-oriented and seek to achieve excellence in everything you do.

Our team

  • We have a rapidly growing in-country team in Senegal, Côte D’Ivoire, Mali and Uganda, plus remote team members spread across the world. We’re deeply passionate about our mission of bringing radically affordable financial services to the people who need them most.
  • We foster autonomy for our employees. You’ll own your own projects at every stage, from understanding the problem to monitoring your solution in production.
  • We’re backed by world-class investors including Sequoia, Stripe, Founders Fund, Ribbit Capital, Y Combinator, and the cofounders of PayPal.



How To Apply for Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2021

All candidates should fill out the online form, and upload a resume plus a cover letter describing your interest in Wave and the role at the link below. We review applications on a rolling basis.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: Open until filled



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