• Legal Officer at Interswitch

  • Posted on: 12 February, 2018 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Interswitch is an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and commerce company that facilitates the electronic circulation of money as well as the exchange of value between individuals and organisations on a timely and consistent basis. The company started operations in 2002 as a transaction switching and electronic payments processing company that builds and manages payment infrastructure as well as delivering innovative payment products and transactional services throughout Africa. Interswitch has demonstrated consistent, strong and profitable growth since the business was founded. This strong growth has enabled Interswitch to expand into more sectors and country markets than any other payments company in Africa

    Legal Officer


    Job description

    Job Purpose

    Manage compliance to legal requirements on company’s services and perform legal duties


    • Drafts corporate legal documents and prepares case notes for review by the Head, Legal & Compliance
    • Highlights legal implications on business activities and services rendered
    • Supports Head, Legal and Compliance in providing corporate secretarial and regulatory services to the organization
    • Prepares board and committee meeting materials and other regulatory filings for review by Head Legal & Compliance
    • Conducts research on relevant statutes, rulings and precedents to be used as a basis for responding to legal opinions or preparing briefs
    • Acts as the custodian of company contracts and other legal documents ensuring that these are current and enforceable
    • Provides useful inputs in contract management and the formulation of deals
    • Assists in the review of corporate documents, corporate material, corporate resolutions, side letters, and service agreements
    • Supports communication with external parties on legal matters
    • Maintains close liaison with external lawyers
    • Prepares all relevant documents needed for filling statutory reports
    • Makes recommendations for the prompt resolution of legal issues in order to avoid litigation proceedings
    • Attends court proceedings whenever the need arises as assigned by Head, Legal & Compliance
    • Liaises with relevant regulatory authorities as needed
    • Assists in reviewing the company’s policies and procedures, corporate governance documents and files and research/regulatory library and filings
    • Works to ensure protection of intellectual property across all units of the organization
    • Maintains all legal documentation within the department ensuring proper filing and completeness
    • Prepares monthly compliance report for Country and Group Management
    • Carries out all compliance duties of the organization

    Academic Qualification(s):

    • A Bachelor of Laws degree or its equivalent from a recognized University
    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Professional Qualification(s):
    • CPS qualification will be an added advantage
    • Current Practicing Certificate
    • Experience (Number of relevant years):
    • 4 years’ experience in a Corporate (technology field preferred) legal environment 2 years of which should be in a compliance field (a financial institution preferred)

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Interswitch career website on www.linkedin.com to apply

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