Who we are

Moniepoint is an all-in-one financial services platform for emerging markets and the second-fastest growing company in Africa.
Since 2019, Moniepoint’s technology has powered over 3 million people, offering personal and business banking, payment, credit and business management tools to help them succeed. Moniepoint processed $182 billion in 2023, and currently processes the majority of the POS transactions in Nigeria.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Legal Counsel that will support Moniepoint on legal matters and propose commercially savvy legal solutions for the attainment of its strategic objectives. As a member of the Legal team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Moniepoint’s products/services and business operations comply with applicable laws, regulations and industry best practices from a legal standpoint. You will also be required to support Moniepoint in litigation management, data privacy, intellectual property protection as well as company secretarial services.

Location: Remote

As a Legal Counsel, you would:

  • Initiate and pursue legal proceedings on behalf of Moniepoint with the assistance of external counsel
  • Oversee the defense of legal proceedings on behalf of Moniepoint with the assistance of external counsel
  • Draft and/or review legal letters, agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, on and as when
  • Advise on potential litigation matters (civil & criminal) that should be directed to external counsel
  • Liaise with and assist external counsel with regard to their obligations to the company and maintaining an updated litigation schedule of the Company
  • Liaise with law enforcement bodies and/or regulatory authorities
  • Advise on statutory compliances
  • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the company
  • Draft, amend, review and/or recommend modifications of related laws and regulations governing Moniepoint
  • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of internal policies
  • Provide sound and timely legal advice & opinions to the company and make recommendations to the Management of TeamApt as necessary
  • Attend meetings and offer advice as required while taking notes
  • Prepare minutes of meetings attended
  • Liaise and maintain correspondence with the Company Secretary in ensuring timely statutory filings
  • Support the Head of Legal with any other duties as assigned

To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • Bachelor of Laws from an accredited institution
  • Qualifying Certificate from the Nigerian Law School
  • Two (2) to four (4) years proven experience as a legal counsel, with at least two (2) years in the Fintech or Financial Services Sector
  • Experience in drafting/negotiating commercial and technology agreements
  • Ability to interpret regulations
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent multi-tasking and time management skills
  • Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and with confidential matters
  • Good understanding of the Fintech space and applicable laws/regulations
  • Strong research skills

What to expect in the hiring process

  • A preliminary phone call with the recruiter
  • A technical interview with the Hiring Manager
  • A Case Study 
  • A behavioral and technical interview with a member of the Executive team
  • All interviews stages are Virtual


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