Associate Counsel at Tala (formerly InVenture)

Tala (formerly Inventure)

Last Seen: 20th October 2021

Company NameTala (formerly Inventure)

Job TypeFull Time

Tala (formerly InVenture) builds mobile products that help creditworthy individuals in emerging markets validate their financial identities and get access to fair credit to advance their businesses and families. Tala is providing choice and control to individuals around the world when it comes to their financial identity.

As the Associate Counsel, your mission will be to work with the global Tala Legal team in managing regulatory licensing, corporate governance, licensing, commercial agreements and compliance in Kenya.  Additionally, you’ll handle commercial agreements, due diligence and special projects related to Tala’s legal operations. Assist the Chief Legal Officer and work closely with applicable Senior Regulatory Counsel compliance and FinTech licensing projects.  This work involves a lot of “doing” versus “managing.”  We need an all-star attorney who is excited to “roll up his or her sleeves” with drafting agreements and policies while also providing strategic advice. .

Job Requirements
  1. Manage regulatory compliance, corporate governance and other compliance matters in Kenya
  2. Be primarily responsible for legal matters in Kenya
  3. Manage Tala’s licensing and registration obligations for existing and future business lines in Kenya
  4. Stay up to date on relevant rules and regulations and work with the US Legal team to evaluate how they may affect Tala’s innovative and growing business
  5. Support contract negotiation and collaborate with business teams to develop effective relationships with partners, contractors and vendors
  6. Maintain our contract management system
  1. A passion for Tala’s mission
  2. Law Degree
  3. 5+  years of legal experience
  4. Experience with consumer finance and financial regulation
  5. Experience working in the US or with US clients
  6. In house legal experience, ideally at a FinTech or financial services company (Preferred)