Wasoko Director of Legal and Compliance Jobs in Kenya

Wasoko Director of Legal and Compliance Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Wasoko is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small shops to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services that were previously unavailable.

  • Wasoko aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary. Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda use Wasoko’s mobile ordering and delivery service to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop our legal and compliance strategy to support Wasoko’s mission and business goals

  • Set up legal & compliance frameworks and procedures across the company to mitigate risks and ensure timely delivery of all requirements

  • Ensure timely incorporation of relevant laws, regulations and codes of best practice by monitoring developments in the law.

  • Play a critical role and provide support in regulatory relationship management

  • Oversee and review of all legal documents relating to Wasoko business

  • Assist the business to create and maintain a compliance culture through auditing and regular reporting

  • Drive legal due diligence for any new business ventures

  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and external third parties to support operations across the Company

  • Provide proactive in-house compliance advice to management
    and staff as needed.

  • Coach and mentor senior leaders across the organization on legal matters relating to their functions


    The successful candidate will possess:

  • 10+ years experience as a qualified lawyer in any of our jurisdictions with a current practicing license

  • At least 5+ years in a leadership role preferably in corporate commercial and regulatory

  • Excellent project management skills with a proven ability to manage multiple projects across multiple jurisdictions.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to provide both strategic foresight and feedback.

  • Ability to understand complex business problems, effectively handle ambiguity and manage change.

  • Strong EQ and ability to influence decisions

  • Exceptional attention to details

  • Previous experience working in fast-paced, decentralized environments; experience helping organizations scale

    Added Advantages

  • Multi-country experience

  • French language knowledge.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Wasoko Director of Legal and Compliance Jobs in Kenya

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