Job Title: Legal Officer – Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2022
Organization: Wave Mobile Money
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: 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.
We’re looking for a Legal Officer 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:
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
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in law
A postgraduate diploma in legal practice will be an added advantage.
Two years of experience in a legal department preferably with mobile money, banking or other financial sectors
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.
How To Apply for Wave Mobile Money Jobs 2022
All interested and qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
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