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Global Associate Legal Counsel

at Fenix International
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 4, 2020
Category Legal
Currency UGX


Global Associate Legal Counsel, Kampala, Uganda
Organization: Fenix International
Country: Uganda
City: Kampala, Uganda

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy and technology company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our customers through inclusive energy and financial services. Our flagship product, Fenix Power, is an expandable, pay-go solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.14 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for our customers. To date, Fenix has sold over 600,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 3 million people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Fenix is seeking a highly motivated Associate Legal Counsel to support the Global Director of Legal & Ethics across a wide range of core Fenix Legal workstreams.

The Associate Legal Counsel position will report directly to the Global Director of Legal & Ethics, and also be supported by a Legal Fellow.

Top 5 Key Responsibilities

Lead Legal review and drafting for commercial contract negotiations
Lead the liaison with local counsel on day-to-day and special operations in our existing and new markets
Supervise compliance of the Fenix African entities with regulatory and filing requirements
Support Ethics activities
Develop template documents and formal processes for Fenix teams to interact with Legal


Strong commitment to Fenix's mission to improve the quality of life of our customers through life-changing energy and financial services
High level of attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness
Ability to anticipate and deliver on the needs of a fast-paced and innovative social enterprise, and the flexibility to simultaneously manage a wide range of projects
Ability to apply business-oriented legal and critical thinking skills
Discretion in working with departments that handle confidential information
Positive attitude and team player
Strong contract drafting and contract interpretation skills
High degree of professional ethics and integrity

Experience Requirements

At least 5 years of experience working in law firms and/or in-house legal teams
Experience working in African jurisdictions and liaising with local counsel
Experience in corporate law and commercial law; intellectual property, fintech / technology experience also an important plus

Education Requirements

Exceptional academic credentials, including a Masters degree in civil or common law with knowledge / experience of both legal systems