Internship Jobs – Legal Fellow – Fenix International

Job Title:       Legal Fellow
Organization: Fenix
International
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Fenix International
is a next-generation energy company. Our mission is to transform our customers’
quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services.
To date, Fenix has sold over 300,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda and Zambia,
bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to
over 1,500,000 people.
Job Summary: Fenix
is seeking a highly motivated Legal Fellow to support the Legal Team across a
wide range of core Fenix Legal workstreams.  
This is a fixed term, 6-month position as part of a Legal fellowship
programme that will see a Fellow join Fenix Legal on a rolling basis every six
months.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
General Legal
·       
Maintain
current knowledge of updates to legislation throughout all jurisdictions within
which Fenix operates
·       
Help
draft and review legal documentation for Fenix’s various projects and
operations
·       
Help
implement corporate structures as we open offices in new markets, which include
coordinating incorporation, regulatory compliance and real estate leases
·       
Help
implement corporate governance matters for Fenix’s entities, including board
meetings, shareholder meetings and director appointments/resignations
·       
Help
coordinate instructions to local counsel across jurisdictions
·       
Research
and support in relation to data protection
·       
Help
with IP development and monitor trademark/patent registrations
Legal database
·       
Manage
Fenix Legal’s database, with systematic and user-friendly filing of all
contracts, legal documents, advice memos, etc.
·       
Develop
reference pages for other teams with commonly requested legal resources (e.g.
template NDAs with guidance on how to choose and adapt template)
Ethics
·       
Support
the Global Director of Legal & Ethics in its capacity as Ethics Officer for
Fenix, including:
·       
Carrying
preliminary due diligence ethics checks on counterparties
·       
Preparing
training materials in both English and French
·       
Adapting
template ethics clauses for new agreements



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
Exceptional
academic credentials, including a Masters degree in civil or common law with
knowledge / experience of both legal systems
·       
One to
two years of experience working in law firms and/or in-house legal teams
·       
Experience
working in African jurisdictions and liaising with local counsel
·       
Experience
in corporate law and commercial law; intellectual property, fintech /
technology experience also an important plus
·       
Strong
commitment to Fenix’s mission to improve the quality of life of our customers
through life-changing energy and financial services
·       
High
level of attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness
·       
Flexibility
to simultaneously manage a wide range of projects
·       
Ability
to apply business-oriented legal and critical thinking skills
·       
Discretion
in working with departments that handle confidential information
·       
Positive
attitude and team player
·       
High
degree of professional ethics and integrity
·       
Excellent
judgment, solution-oriented critical thinking, and outstanding analytical
skills
·       
Ability
to work within a team of members from varying cultural backgrounds as well as
with counterparts of varying cultural backgrounds.
·       
Languages:
Professional proficiency in
English and French is preferred for this role, but exceptional candidates who
are not fluent in French may also be considered.
How to Apply:
All candidates should
apply online at the link below.
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