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Head of Legal

Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. Having successfully built a high-frequency use transportation service, SafeBoda is now providing additional value to consumers and drivers through delivery financial services, payments, and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Based in Nairobi, Kampala, Nigeria, and Barcelona, we are a venture-funded company that is already having a huge impact on millions of people.
What we are looking for
SafeBoda is looking for a Head of Legal. The ideal candidate will have strong legal qualifications and proven experience in the tech sector. They will combine rigorous attention to detail with the pragmatic, fast-moving attitude of a high-growth tech start-up. The successful applicant will work closely with the senior management and play a pivotal role in shaping the company’s future.


  • Working directly with the CFO, the Head of Legal will be involved in decision-making at the highest level and cover a broad international brief. Responsibilities will include:
  • Reviewing regulations in multiple rapidly evolving sectors across several countries and working with legal advisers to ensure compliance.
  • Building and managing relations with regulators and officials and advising on reform of frameworks in nascent markets.
  • Managing internal and external company policies and advising senior management on policy decisions.
  • Assisting with negotiating and reviewing partnership agreements and deals across the company.
  • +5 years of professional experience - You have worked at a leading law firm or in-house at a relevant tech company;
  • A knowledge of tech and data regulation - You are familiar with the latest global and local developments in regulation of tech companies and data policies;
  • A start-up mentality - You are comfortable moving fast and prioritise innovation and pragmatism over rigid structures and bureaucracy;
  • A strong academic performance - You have, at a minimum, completed Bachelor/Undergraduate degree with excellent grades;
  • The SafeBoda values - You are passionate about SafeBoda’s impact and culture on a daily basis.
  • Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with tons of opportunity for growth and impact;
  • Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced company in Africa;
  • Competitive salary based on experience;
  • Free SafeBoda - become a SafeBoda tester and never be stuck in traffic again.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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