Kuda is a full service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly and save more. We raised the largest seed round ever seen in Africa, and completed a Series A funding round in February 2021, led by some of the world’s smartest venture capital investors. With offices in London (our HQ), Lagos and Cape Town, and further offices opening across Africa during 2021, Kuda is fast becoming recognised as the leading ‘Neobank’ for Africans.

To help us grow into the company that can bring meaningful change to the way people across Africa get access to great financial products and services in order to take control of their personal finances, we are actively looking for bright, talented, driven people who are excited by our mission. If this sounds like a great way to spend your valuable time, then please get in touch with us.

Job Position: Legal Officer

Job Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • We are looking for a result-driven and highly motivated legal practitioner with legal and corporate governance experience to join our Legal team.
  • In this role, you will work closely with members across multiple teams on a wide range of legal, transactional and corporate governance matters.
  • You will also represent the company in dealings with various external stakeholders (including vendors, regulators and law enforcement agencies).
  • The ideal candidate will be well versed in several areas of law and willing to learn.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Attend to assigned legal tasks within set timelines.
  2. Prepare first drafts of contracts/ agreement, policies and other legal documents relevant to various departments of the company
  3. Provide general corporate and commercial advisory services
  4. Advise internal teams on a variety of legal topics pertaining to financial products and markets, vendor agreements, consumer protection, marketing, intellectual property, security and the general legal framework for Kuda’s operations
  5. Provide internal advisory support services on corporate legal matters to business units and departments within the Group
  6. Liaise with external counsel in the management of outsourced legal work and resolution of disputes
  7. Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures
  8. Work with the company secretary to compile board and board committees’ packs; attend board and shareholder meetings and prepare minutes of meetings
  9. Advise on the corporate governance framework applicable to the company and drafting of corporate governance policies
  10. Coordinate board and corporate governance evaluations; and prepare detailed reports in accordance with applicable laws
  11. Ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements applicable to the company and ensure regulatory documents/certificates are up to date.
  12. Monitor new developments in the legal environment in order to advise the company on impact and compliance.
  13. All other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Legal.

Job Requirements

  1. Law Degree
  2. At least 4 years of relevant legal and regulatory compliance experience.
  3. Strong knowledge of and interest in financial services with prior work experience on transactions and advice relating to corporate organisations, fintechs or banks.
  4. In depth knowledge of corporate commercial law.
  5. Ability to strategize and solve problems.
  6. Strong verbal and written communication skills with demonstrable ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently with good presentation skills in one-on-one settings or to larger groups.
  7. Meticulous attention to detail and strong organisational skills.
  8. Passionate, enthusiastic, team player, with good judgment and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities; proven ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little direction.
  9. Highly motivated and strong work ethic.

Why join Kuda?
At Kuda, our people are the heart of our business, so we prioritize their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including but not limited to:

  1. Pension
  2. Competitive annual leave plus bank holidays
  3. Group life insurance
  4. Health insurance
  5. L&D training.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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