Director, Operations & Investor Relations

Organization
SunFunder
Deadline for Applications
02/29/2016
Contact Information
jobs@sunfunder.com

Our team is growing, and we’re now hiring a talented and experienced legal professional to join our team in Arusha, Tanzania as an International Transactions Legal Fellow.

Responsibilities:
The International Transactions Legal Fellow will report to the Chief Counsel and play a key role in helping SunFunder’s lending team close transactions with 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 the new legal policies and processes are implemented.

– Conduct a comprehensive review of existing loan agreements, updating loan templates and making necessary revisions or amendments.
– Work with lending team to assist in negotiating loan agreements with new solar customers and capturing transaction specifics in deal documentation.
– Work with local counsel to ensure all security and collateral is properly documented, registered and perfected.
– Develop legal processes for lending team to follow when finalizing a transaction with a solar customer.
– Draft and review various corporate policies.
– Perform background research and general office tasks as requested.

Qualifications & Characteristics:
– J.D and 1-3 years legal experience
– Prior knowledge/familiarity with debt and security documentation
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and computer skills
– Ability to translate complex legal issues into terms understandable by non-legal professionals
– Prior experience living overseas preferred
– 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.

Timeframe:
The fellowship in Arusha will begin ideally in April/May 2016 and extend for one year. If everything goes well, there is a possibility of a full-time associate position located in DC once the fellowship concludes.

Please visit http://sunfunder.com/careers for application information.