Tala – Associate Counsel.

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Associate Counsel, Kenya

Nairobi /
Legal /
About Tala
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.
Tala was named one of the top 50 FinTech companies in the world. We are a financial technology company on a mission to make financial services simple, inclusive, and accessible for the doers and dreamers globally.  We are building the digital bank for the next billion!
So far, more than 6 million people in emerging markets have borrowed through our Android app, which provides instant credit scoring, lending, education, and other personalized financial services. Headquartered in Santa Monica, we support the needs of our customers in Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, and India.
The Role
As the Associate Counsel, your mission will be to work with the global Tala Legal team in managing regulatory licensing, corporate governance, licensing, commercial agreements and compliance in Kenya.   Additionally, you’ll handle commercial agreements, due diligence and special projects related to Tala’s legal operations. Assist the Chief Legal Officer and work closely with applicable Senior Regulatory Counsel compliance and FinTech licensing projects.  This work involves a lot of “doing” versus “managing.”  We need an all-star attorney who is excited to “roll up his or her sleeves” with drafting agreements and policies while also providing strategic advice. .

What you’ll do

  • Manage regulatory compliance, corporate governance and other compliance matters in Kenya
  • Be primarily responsible for legal matters in Kenya
  • Manage Tala’s licensing and registration obligations for existing and future business lines in Kenya
  • Stay up to date on relevant rules and regulations and work with the US Legal team to evaluate how they may affect Tala’s innovative and growing business
  • Support contract negotiation and collaborate with business teams to develop effective relationships with partners, contractors and vendors
  • Maintain our contract management system


  • A passion for Tala’s mission
  • Law Degree
  • 5+  years of legal experience
  • Experience with consumer finance and financial regulation
  • Experience working in the US or with US clients
  • In house legal experience, ideally at a FinTech or financial services company (Preferred)
How To Apply





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