Head of Legal and Compliance
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023
Head of Legal and Compliance
OurPass is revolutionizing the world of commerce with cutting-edge banking and management tools that empower businesses of all sizes to simplify their operations and run with confidence. With OurPass, you can automate routine tasks, accept payments from anywhere in the world, gain access to business capital and get practically everyday support you need to win. When we launched OurPass in 2021, our goal was to eliminate the challenge of abandoned carts for businesses online and boost their sales with a one-click checkout mobile app. Though quickly gaining a reputation for our work in that space, we continued to listen to the needs of our customers. This is what inspired the expansion of our services in 2022 to ensure everyone has access to the tools they need to thrive.
So, wherever you are in your business journey, OurPass has the right financial and business products to help you build, grow and scale. If we don’t already have what you uniquely need, we’ll build it, that’s how committed we are to your success. Our market savvy and responsive approach continues to win us the confidence of our customers and today, we are proudly the go-to partner for small businesses, retail enterprises, and global distributors across our primary market, Nigeria.
OurPass Inc is registered in the USA and trades in Nigeria under the name of Parkcrowdy Nigeria Limited
You are a dynamic individual who is truly passionate about making a constant difference in your customers’ lives. You are also an individual who is never afraid to challenge the status quo, especially when you know or believe that there are better ways of carrying out activities. You are an individual who is always keen on expanding their skills, regardless of the role.
As a legal counsel you will provide legal advice, guidance and support to the business. A very important task is to draft, review and negotiate business related contracts (IT/IP, privacy). You proactively will be participating in cross functional teams to engage and implement new business. Another important part of the job is to draft, review, advise and revise compliance policies and procedures to ensure that our clients' practices remain compliant with all current laws, rules and regulations.
Commercial contracts role carrying out a variety of commercial legal work and delivering bespoke legal advice to the business.
Assist with reviewing, drafting, negotiating and structuring of a broad range of commercial contracts, including master services agreements, IT services agreements, such as SaaS arrangements, partnership agreements and other business agreements.
Work closely with the business and the Sales Team at various stages of the contracting process. This includes:
Supporting the pre-contracting process, e.g. inputting and reviewing MSA’s in line with contracting guidelines and best practices;
Advising on legal issues regarding contracts and assisting with contract renewals and termination;
Preparing contract summaries, risk reports and stakeholder briefing documents.
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (external clients, partners, external counsel, etc.)
Advise on all contentious and litigious matters involving third party integration arrangements.
Develop integrated relationships and credibility with key members of businesses and across functions.
Liaise with and manage relations with relevant stakeholders (including operations / engineering / HR /marketing/Finance/product colleagues) to deliver a high standard of legal advice, acting as the initial point of contact / support and trusted adviser.
Provide risk management advice to the business.
Ensure governance practices and monitor the effectiveness of controls.
Support in legal due diligence during fundraising.
Education: University Degree (s) in Law.
Completion of professional training by the Nigerian Law School and call to Bar.
3 to 5 years post-call experience with at least 2 years in financial service, Insurance company, fintech industry or a reputable commercial law firm.
Thorough understanding of basic legal principles; good knowledge of Law of Contract, Company Law Practice; Legal Drafting etc.
Excellent grasp of legal research, advisory and analysis.
In-depth communication skills – drafting, review, negotiation.
Excellent logic and comprehension, excellent organizational and communication skills.
Excellent problem-analysis and problem-solving skills.
Great command of English (written, spoken).
Excellent team leader.