CAREERS

We are growing fast but our bar is very high. We are looking for exceptional people to join us. Here are the current openings.


Position: Full-time

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Start date: Immediately

SunFunder is a solar finance business driving a global energy transformation to solve energy access and climate change.  Since 2012, we have unlocked $40 million, impacted 2.7 million people in 12 countries while maintaining a default rate under 1%. 

 SunFunder specializes in financing solar assets through scalable inventory, working capital and structured finance loans.  We’re growing and looking for a talented and experienced legal professional to join our Nairobi-based team.

Responsibilities:

The Legal Counsel will report to the Chief Counsel and play a key role in helping SunFunder’s lending team close investments in solar companies.  S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all loans are negotiated and documented properly and will work with the lending team to ensure legal policies and processes are implemented.

  • Work with lending team to assist in negotiating loan agreements with new solar customers and capturing transaction specifics in deal documentation.

  • Manage work with local counsel to ensure all security and collateral is properly documented, registered and perfected.

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of existing loan agreements, updating loan templates and making necessary revisions or amendments.

  • Develop and implement legal processes for lending team to follow.

  • Assist Chief Counsel on corporate legal activities related to establishing local offices, tax and regulatory matters, employment contracts, etc.

  • Draft and review various corporate and lending policies.

  • Explore regulatory and legal environments in new markets.

  • Perform research and and other tasks as requested.

Qualifications and Characteristics:

  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
     
  • LLB, Legal Studies or equivalent degree that allows for the practice of law in KENYA.
     
  • Over 10 years legal experience
     
  • Prior knowledge/familiarity with international transactions, debt financings and security documentation essential
     
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and computer skills
     
  • Ability to translate complex legal issues into terms understandable by non-legal professionals
     
  • Ability to work well with people from different countries and cultures (SunFunder’s staff includes over 11 nationalities)
     
  • A good sense of humor, willingness to challenge the way we’re doing things, able to thrive and be resilient in a rapidly changing environment
     
  • Passionate commitment to creating social, environmental and economic impact through innovative finance
     
  • Willingness to “get your hands dirty” and perform unglamorous roles from time to time
     
  • Other qualities that are important to us include: independent, accomplished, organized, detail oriented, results-oriented, entrepreneurial spirit, strong work ethic, intellectually curious, low-ego, passion.

Compensation

Compensation will be based upon experience.  We offer generous benefits, a unique work culture that strongly encourages a healthy life-work balance, and an opportunity to work with a fun, passionate and talented team.

Application

Please email your resume (include 3 references) to: jobs@sunfunder.com. In the email, please tell us why you are the right person for this position (bonus points for brevity). Email title: “Legal Counsel”.