Corporate Legal Counsel

As Corporate Legal Counsel you will be accountable for all legal aspects of corporate finance transactions and their execution, working closely with the Head of Corporate Finance and managing key stakeholders including business partners, external counsel and other service providers.  You will report to the General Counsel.  

You will

  • Provide strategic advice and guidance to the business on the implications of deal terms and structures. 
  • Be responsible for all legal aspects of material corporate finance transactions (debt and equity) from term sheet through to closing.
  • Review and negotiate the full range of debt capital markets documentation including in relation to credit facility agreements, bond issuances, structured finance agreements, securitisations, underwriting agreements and related ancillary documentation.
  • Review and negotiate the full range of equity documentation including shareholders agreements, articles, warrant agreements and subscription agreements associated with fundraisings and investment.
  • Manage legal due diligence processes as part of equity or debt financings. 
  • Collaborate and work closely with shareholders, directors and external legal and corporate finance advisers.
  • Manage the service delivery and budget of external counsel. 
  • Provide advice on general corporate, HR and contract matters as and when they arise, supported by more junior members of the team.


  • Strong technical skillset.
  • An excellent negotiator. 
  • Capable of working effectively and independently in a fast-paced remote-first team environment.
  • Commercial and professional: makes good decisions and trade-offs, applies commercial judgment.
  • Resourceful and execution focused, ability to work independently and to tackle multi-faceted and complex legal projects often with an international dimension.
  • Not driven by hierarchy, happy to roll up their sleeves and participate and lead from the front.
  • Attention to detail, flexible adaptable approach, able to manage pressure in a high performance, constantly changing and often uncertain environment.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with ability to simplify complexity and focus on the important commercial issues.

You will need

  • Extensive post-qualified legal experience (10 years+) working on debt and equity financings, whether as part of M&A transactions or on a specialist basis. 
  • In-house experience as a transactional / M&A / corporate finance lawyer.
  • International offshore experience desired specifically in UK or USA markets.

Bonus if you have 

  • Public Debt Capital Markets or Equity Capital Markets experience.
  • Experience within private equity, direct asset investment or other corporate finance in-house companies.  

We ask a lot of each other at JUMO, but we give a lot too. 

You will love

  • Collaborating with smart, engaging people in an inspiring work environment
  • Working for impact
  • Growing and learning continuously, with loads of encouragement and support
  • Boldly taking risks as we navigate new challenges
  • Flexible work practices enabling your best delivery
  • Being autonomous and empowered to lead

Remote First

You will be based in South Africa.  We operate a remote first working approach where working remotely is our default way of working. We have co-working spaces available in Cape Town for collaboration and connection and for the use of those who value and want to work out of an office.  You have flexibility where to work from, as long as you have access to a reliable connection and are set up to work remotely.

Diversity and Inclusion

At JUMO, we believe that diversity strengthens our teams and we strive in our recruitment process to create an environment where people from every background can collaborate and prosper and be themselves. 

JUMO is a full technology platform, developed for building and running financial services. JUMO partners with forward thinking banks and mobile network operators to connect consumers and small businesses with financial opportunity. JUMO combines data and technology to deliver products designed to reach and fit the 80% of the world’s population that are un(der)served by traditional financial services. JUMO’s extensive network of partners includes financial services providers such as the Barclays Africa Group, Letshego Bank, and Telenor Microfinance Bank, as well as mobile network operators such as MTN, Airtel, Telenor, and Tigo. In 2018, JUMO also partnered with Uber to create JUMO Drive, a digital vehicle asset financing product for Uber driver-partners. Currently, JUMO employs over 350 people in 10 countries across Africa and Asia, with hubs in Singapore, London, and Palo Alto. Approximately two-thirds of JUMO’s employees are specialists in the areas of software engineering, data science, analytics, and finance. Since JUMO was founded in 2014, the company doubled its staff complement each year for two consecutive years, and it was recently recognized by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the Companies to Inspire Africa in 2019.