AECF – Legal Intern.

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Location: This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Reporting to
: Legal Officer.
: 6 Months.

Legal Intern

About Us
The AECF is a leading development finance organization that supports businesses to innovate, create jobs and leverage investments to build resilience and sustainable incomes for rural and marginalized communities in Africa.
The AECF’s goal is to bridge the investment gap between early-stage enterprise and business
maturity for entrepreneurs serving the poorest communities. We provide patient capital to new and innovative business models in the agribusiness and renewable energy sectors across Sub-Saharan Africa through various financing instruments. To supplement finance, we also offer advisory services, investment support, and knowledge and insights.
The AECF has successfully implemented programmes across 26 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, supporting over 343 enterprises, raising US$ 392 million in funding for programmes that have created 25,000 jobs and impacted 28 million lives.
The AECF is headquartered in Kenya, with offices in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania.

The Role
Provide administrative and legal support in the day to
day running of the Legal department including but
not limited to the following:

  • Assisting with donor compliance.
  • Assisting with Board Secretarial matters.
  • Attending to correspondence.
  • Any other tasks as may be assigned from time to time.

The AECF is looking to hire a talented individual to join us for an internship position. This position provides an excellent opportunity for the intern to work in a fast- paced environment that hones his/her skills and enables the individual to learn while gaining direct and practical experience.
Key Responsibilities:

a. Assisting with legislative compliance in the various countries in which AECF is registered.
b. Conducting Legal research, drafting legal opinions and and responding to legal enquiries.
c. Drafting and reviewing legal agreements.


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in law.
  • Have 0-1 years of experience.
  • Have pupilage experience from a reputable firm or a not-for-profit organization.
  • Have good research, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Be able to demonstrate ability to cross and bridge different racial, cultural, or business cultures;
  • Be attentive to detail.
  • Be Proficient in Microsoft applications including Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and

How to Apply

If you believe, you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role register and apply on:


To be considered, your application must be received by: 20th October 2021.

For more information, please visit our careers page on

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The AECF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age, disability, or any other characteristic protectedby applicable law.  




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