Legal Counsel, Eastern & Southern Africa (Kenya)

Legal Counsel, Eastern & Southern Africa (Kenya)

Mastercard Foundation

Legal Counsel, Eastern & Southern Africa (Kenya)

Details of the offer

Reporting to the Head of Legal, Africa and working closely with external counsel, the Legal Counsel, Eastern and Southern Africa will be responsible for a providing high quality legal advice and support to key stakeholders within the Foundation’s business across this region. They will be responsible for reviewing and advising on vendor contracts and providing legal support, with a particular emphasis on Africa operations in the region. This role will work closely with senior leaders, Foundation staff and external legal counsel.


Responsible for the successful delivery of legal support on projects, programs and other transactions related to the Foundation’s Africa operations in the Eastern and Southern region.
Support the Head of Legal, Africa to engage in policy discussions and negotiations with officials internally and externally, developing relationships with members of the legal profession and lawyers working in development external law firms and/or partner agencies.

Working closely with the Legal and Compliance Team, support country and program teams to review funding proposals and new program areas.

Negotiate and review region-based vendor contracts and communicate feedback appropriately.

Monitor contract and regulatory compliance on program implementation and related risk management issues.

Work closely with members of the Legal and Compliance Team to maintain and upgrade funding documentation.

Ensure contracts are in line with the Foundation policies, procedures and strategic objectives.

Actively participate in various projects as legal support for the Foundation.

Proactively identify, analyze and respond to legislative developments affecting the Foundation in the region.

Support the continuous improvement of legal processes and procedures.

Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

In partnership with the business leaders and external partners co-create the design and support the implementation of Compliance programs.

Champion a values-based compliance culture as our organization evolves.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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