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Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2021 – Legal Associate

Job Title: Legal Associate – Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2021

Organization: Wave Mobile Money

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda



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:

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

The Legal & Risks department regularly interacts with the Business Development team to help build strategic partnerships, with the People team to ensure smooth management of relationships between the company and employees, and with Operations to address any issues derived from our operations.



Roles and responsibilities:

  • Reviewing all the contracts or legal documents to ensure alignment with the company’s interests and regulation;
  • Drafting contract templates for the company’s new products/services or projects;
  • Provision of legal advice for questions related to the regulation applicable to the company’s activity (specific regulation related to E-money, commercial regulation, labor law, civil and penal law, etc.)
  • Working with the Head of Legal to put in place case strategies;
  • Working hand in hand with internal stakeholders and external lawyers to file court matters and follow-up with external legal counsel;
  • Setting up a legal watch for the company’s activity;
  • Electronic and physical archiving of all the legal documents;
  • Secretarial services.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Location is primarily in Kampala, with short-term relocation possible within the country
  • Work authorization in Uganda is required
  • This is an open-ended 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 six months.
  • We pay your 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


  • 4+ years experience with mobile money, banking, or other financial sectors
  • Bachelor’s degree and a post-graduate diploma in law
  • 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

  • Can 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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