Legal Advisor

🙂 About Fincra

We believe that Africa is the new frontier of financial opportunity. Our mission is to build the API infrastructure to connect all of Africa to the rest of the world. 

Fincra is a cross-border payment infrastructure for financial institutions, fintechs and global businesses to make and receive payments across Africa and the rest of the world. Our platform and APIs help our customers; make payouts to bank accounts and mobile money wallets, instantly settle FX payments at the cheapest exchange rates, receive payments, operate multi-currency wallets.

We are a Techstars '20 alumni building a team of rockstars, builders, and people who are obsessed about making a difference with the quality of their work. Our people are our greatest assets and competitive advantage and we treat them with this understanding.

Reporting Line- COO

🚀 What You’ll Be Expected To Do At Fincra

Your daily adventures will include:

  • This role will be responsible for ensuring that Fincra is fully compliant with all regulatory requirements such as CBN, CAC, NDIC etc

  • Reviewing contracts, manage regulatory and compliance-related services

  • Prepare and review agreements, MOU, and other related documents

  • In case of lawsuits, investigating the cause of the litigation, collecting evidence that is permissible in the court of law, and preparing all the groundwork required to fight the case

  • Ensuring that all the licenses, agreements and permits of the company are valid and renewing legal contracts before it lapses

  • Ensuring documentation of all legal documents of the company to maintain confidentiality

  • Assisting in Maintaining all corporate records and documenting all corporate decisions

  • Provide support/advice to the Risk Management team with regards to recovering debt and be in Charge or liaising with any Authorities.

  • Liaise with an outside legal firm in litigation cases and attend courts where required

  • Ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies

  • Day-to-day legal advice to internal stakeholders such as product, business development, tax, advertising, and local sales teams

  • Coordinate advice with cross-functional stakeholders, including members of the tax and public policy teams

  • Develop proactive and pragmatic legal solutions with the Fincra team to stay ahead of the curve

  • Review agreements to provide advice consistent with legal and regulatory obligations of Fincra in Africa

  • Stay up to date with legislative developments, anticipate legal and commercial risks and advise and assist the business to prepare for them

  • Draft and negotiate various agreements

  • Manage and coordinate external legal support

👁 What We Look For In You

  • You have completed a legal qualification from a reputable law school

  • You have at least 6 years of experience, preferably at a law firm or/and an international company

  • Your work experience includes legal support to tech-enabled products in a multitude of jurisdictions

  • You are excellent at legal drafting

  • You are at home with finance, privacy, AML/CFT compliance, employment, consumer protection, and legal aspects of the financial technology space.

  • You keep things simple

  • You are an analytical thinker who loves to solve problems

💸 Perks

  • Amazing work culture and a company that truly cares about creating the best and most fun place to work

  • We offer health insurance that includes dental, optical & covers major surgeries (Cover up to N125,000,000)

  • Access to 0-interest staff loan

  • 4 weeks paid time off & 13th-month salary

  • Yearly education allowance for training programs

💖 Our Values

Our values inform our behavior and the choices we make every day. They mean much more than just words to us (and we have the emojis to prove it).

🏠 Our Culture

Our culture is a reflection of who we are and the organization we’re trying to build. We’re very intentional about our culture and It's a large part of why Fincra is a great place to work.

How To Apply

Please send an application tailored to the role that speaks to us. Your cover letter should explain how your skills and experiences make you uniquely qualified to excel in this role. We especially look at applications that stand out. We appreciate well-articulated writings, don’t be afraid to TL: DR

We would strive to get back to you to inform you if the position has been filled, after the application deadline. We will also let you know our reasons, on request.