11 May 2021

Legal Counsel at Jumia

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Job Description


Jumia is the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, present in multiple countries across Africa. We are a high-growth, disruptive and technology-led business. If you are a self-starter who is ambitious, commercial, and collaborative – someone who constantly strives for growth and improvement – then Jumia is the business for you.

Our mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa, by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, and helping businesses grow as they use Jumia’s platform to better reach and serve consumers. Alongside the marketplaces for physical goods and digital services, we are growing JumiaPay as a payments services provider.

 

Role

The Legal Counsel, Ghana, will report to the Associate General Counsel and work directly with the Jumia management team in Ghana. The Legal Counsel will be the primary legal adviser for the Jumia business in Ghana. They will be required to partner the business in achieving its goals by ensuring that legal and commercials risks are identified and managed effectively through robust contracting and legal risk management, and by delivering clear and practical strategies and solutions.

 

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts across all areas of the business (including commercial, technology and payments agreements) to protect the commercial and legal interests of the business and maximise value.
  • Advising on and legal managing risk in relation to consumer protection and payments regulations, including assessing the relevant regulatory requirements and managing relationships with external bodies.
  • Managing corporate governance and company secretarial work in respect of Jumia legal entity in Ghana.
  • Implementing group legal team policies and proposing periodic modifications to the same based upon practical experience, legal developments and industry best practice e.g. contracts policy, data privacy policy etc.
  • Implementing procedures to manage claims and disputes, including pre-action case management, mediation, arbitration and litigation. • Building and managing relationships with our external law firms.
  • Engaging in other aspects of the legal function and other special projects as topics arise.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Qualified lawyer with a MINIMUM of 4 years of post-qualification legal experience, gained at a leading law firm and inhouse at a leading multinational FMCG, fintech or telco.
  • Commercial contracts experience in a payments/financial services environment.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment as it impacts payments, digital services and e-commerce.
  • Experience working in a fast-growing and agile inhouse environment.
  • Excellent legal drafting skills.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate knowledge of the law in a manner that is understood and respected by employees.
  • Commercial application of legal knowledge.
  • Strong planning, organizational and management skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • A good troubleshooter/problem solver who works well under pressure.
  • Drive to succeed in a challenging and changing environment.
  • Ability to perform with a high level of discretion, professionalism and integrity.


Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 10 June. 2021





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