Thunes mission is to enable businesses and their customers to participate in the global economy by providing them fast and affordable cross-border payments. Interconnecting mobile wallet operators, platforms, merchants, money transfer operators, payment service providers and banks to facilitate seamless payments, we unlock opportunities for millions of people and businesses in emerging and developed markets.
To enable a world where emerging and developed markets have seamlessly interconnected cross-border payments.
Our team is committed to think big, work hard and smart and do the right thing. Above all we love what we do and we have fun!
We act as a trusted, neutral aggregator in a deeply fragmented industry. Without a trusted, neutral and interoperable aggregator, the partners of a payment transaction would waste time and costly resources developing their connections to multiple systems. Multiple connections would also mean that these actors have to charge higher prices, which could prohibit financial inclusion and the spread of financial services.
We offer key payment solutions to tackle the speed, cost-efficiency and accessibility challenges for emerging markets:
International Trade Invoice Payments
CONTEXT OF THE ROLE
The role will report directly to the General Counsel and be part of a growing global legal team of four (4) and will work closely with internal and external stakeholders across the globe with a focus on Africa. This role provides an exciting opportunity to work on an international stage, alongside household names, and make a real impact on the lives of people in developed and emerging markets alike.
The role is based in Nairobi with remote working a possibility for up to 2 days a week depending on government advice and guidelines in relation to returning to office working.
This role is responsible for negotiating and drafting international payments contracts with other financial institutions, mobile network operators, merchants and FinTechs and will include:
NDA drafting and negotiation
Drafting and negotiating contracts for international payments with business partners covering technical integration, financial settlement, information security, data processing, regulatory compliance and marketing
Partnering with Sales, Product and Compliance teams to resolve open contractual points and to provide legal advice on new products and markets
Providing strategic legal and commercial advice to international sales teams
Drafting and negotiating ad hoc agreements to support commercial activities (e.g. referral, exclusivity)
Drafting contract templates for new services and update existing ones to ensure compliance with new regulations
Coordinating the execution of agreements and legalisation of documents with international colleagues and counterparties
Supporting the General Counsel with a wide range of general legal, commercial and regulatory compliance matters
At Thunes to ensure we set out clear expectations for the business and you to succeed, it is equally important for us in defining not only the nature of the role responsibilities but that the cultural fit in working style and approach is a match! So please read carefully below before putting yourself forward
Qualified lawyer in a sub-Saharan Africa country essential
Qualified in the US or UK would be preferred
3 years PQE or equivalent work experience
Cross board remittance experience and general payments experience preferred