New Job Opportunities at M-KOPA, Paralegal

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New Job Opportunities at M-KOPA, Paralegal

New Job Opportunities at M-KOPA, Paralegal

At M-KOPA, We Finance Progress.
The scale and impact of our work is massive. M-KOPA is a fast-growing FinTech company offering millions of underbanked customers across Africa access to life-enhancing products and services. From our roots as the pioneer in pay-as-you-go “PayGo’” solar energy for off-grid homes, we have grown into one of the most advanced connected asset financing platforms in the world, empowering a broad range of customers to achieve progress in their lives.
Want to know more about M-KOPA? Click this link: About M-KOPA
The Paralegal assists with case planning, development, and management, legal research, interviews clients, gather facts and retrieves information, drafts and analyzes legal documents, and collects, complies, and utilizes technical information, to make recommendations.

KEY JOB FUNCTIONS (Main activities undertaken by the jobholder and reflective of the most important features of the job)

    • Conduct ad-hoc legal research, reviewing and drafting simple legal documents, and providing support with general legal, compliance, and company secretarial matters;
    • Support M-KOPA in achieving its regulatory, contractual, and shareholder obligations across all entities.
    • Assist in conducting staff training programs, design tools to re-enforce a culture of compliance
    • Develop, review and implement company policies and procedures that meet national and international laws as well as sector-specific rules and regulations outlined by relevant regulatory agencies.
    • Staying abreast of any changes to laws or sector-specific regulations and keeping the rest of the company up to date with any changes through communication and training.
    • Providing support to any investigations or audits into company compliance.
    • Provide general leg advice and support to the business with the aim of minimizing legal risk.
    • Working closely with HR and management teams for consistent enforcement of policies and when responding to compliance violations.
    • Assist in the management the compliance tools such as the compliance obligations register, compliance training calendar, compliance incident register, and compliance risk register.
    • Assist with general legal tasks as needed to meet department and organization priorities.

ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE

    • This position reports to the ESG Manager

EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS & COMPETENCIES/ LICENCES & CERTIFICATIONS/ EDUCATION REQUIRED (Minimum level of experience, skills and competencies, licences & certifications and education required to perform effectively in the role)

    • Bachelor of Law (LLB)
    • Any post admission experience is an added advantage
    • Excellent legal research skills – familiar with using legal resources
    • Dynamic and driven individual with initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to prioritize to work to deadlines
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision
M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.
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