Associate Legal Counsel - KE

Nairobi /
Legal /
/ Hybrid
About Tala

Tala is a global technology company building the world’s most accessible financial services. With more than $350 million raised from visionary investors, we are serving millions of customers around the world who have been overlooked by traditional financial institutions – and our plan is to serve millions more, and have been named by the Fortune Impact 20 list, CNBC’s Disruptor 50, and Forbes’ Fintech 50 list for five years running. We are expanding across product offerings, countries and crypto and are looking for people who have an entrepreneurial spirit and are passionate about the mission.

By creating a unique platform that enables lending and other financial services around the globe, people in emerging markets are able to start and expand small businesses, manage day-to-day needs, and pursue their financial goals with confidence. Currently, more than 7 million people across Kenya, the Philippines, Mexico, and India have used Tala products. Due to our global team, we have a remote-first approach, and also have offices in Santa Monica, CA (HQ); Nairobi, Kenya; Mexico City, Mexico; Manila, the Philippines; and Bangalore, India. 

Most Talazens join us because they connect with our mission of enabling financial agency for underbanked people around the world. If you are energized by the impact you can make at Tala, we’d love to hear from you!

Tala KE is looking for an Associate Legal Counsel to be providing legal advisory support on regulation, product strategy, corporate governance and compliance matters. This position will be supporting KE’s Senior Legal Counsel and Director in projects and unique challenges that arise in a global, growing startup.

What you'll do:

    • Assist on projects on regulatory compliance and corporate governance.  
    • Draft commercial contracts and other documentation on a wide range of matters including marketing, collections and payment support services.
    • Maintain contract database. 
    • Organising legal documentation/filing systems. 
    • Legal research. 
    • Stay up to date on relevant rules and regulations relevant to Tala’s business.
    • Drafting memos to legal team and business units on points of law. 
    • Assisting Senior Legal Counsel and Director, Legal on special projects, such as licensing and partnerships. 


    • 2 years of post qualification legal experience 
    • A law degree from a leading university or law school
    • At least 2 years at a top tier law firm in Kenya, preferably on fintech, finance or corporate matters (preferred) 
Our vision is to build a new financial ecosystem where everyone can participate on equal footing and access the tools they need to be financially healthy. We strongly believe that inclusion fosters innovation and we’re proud to have a diverse global team that represents a multitude of backgrounds, cultures, and experience. We hire talented people regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.