Senior Public Policy Manager – West and Central Africa
Bolt is one of the fastest-growing startups in the world with over 30M happy customers in 35+ countries, from Europe to Mexico to Africa. We’re building a transport platform to connect millions of riders and drivers around the world to make travel easier, quicker and more reliable.
We are looking for a Senior Public Policy Manager to join Bolt’s team and cover West and Central Africa. You will be the key point of contact for local teams, protecting the business from damaging legislation, regulation and administration at a national and regional level.
Let’s build the future of transportation together!
What you’ll be doing:
Management and mitigation of political, regulatory and legislative risk
Design and execution of public affairs strategy including timeline for engagement with KPIs
Comprehensive stakeholder mapping: assist in-country business units with identifying key stakeholders among elected officials, civil servants, third party groups; ensuring that information is kept current
Message crafting and localization
Drafting of position papers, submissions, ‘leave-behinds’, consultation papers and oral advocacy materials, as required
Oral advocacy and effective representation of Bolt in meetings with stakeholders
Co-primary ownership of relationship with regulatory authorities in operational markets
Maintenance of relationships with 3rd party groups including NGOs, civil society groups, passenger, commuter and safety organizations
Representing Bolt in relevant industry associations
Establish effective relationships with policy-making and regulatory stakeholders in target markets
Instruct and manage consultant public affairs agencies, freelancers and legal counsel as required
At least 5 years of professional experience in a public affairs/ public policy capacity. You may not describe yourself as a lobbyist but you have worked in a professional capacity influencing and changing legislation, regulation and administrative procedure.
This is a not a job for a career changer, nor for an enthusiastic amateur. The successful candidate is likely to come from working for an elected official or with a civil service department, regulatory agency, public affairs agency or might be an in-house in a public policy role, ideally in the tech or transport verticals
Experience of legislative and regulatory processes on a multi-jurisdictional basis
While not a communications or PR role, an understanding of how political developments impact the media cycle, and vice versa
Demonstrable successes in public affairs
The ability to work and create an advocacy agenda in accordance with a strategic governance framework
An excellent writer and communicator
The ability to relate public affairs activity to underpin the commercial operations of a business
Confident, articulate, organized, resilient
Educated to degree level, likely with some postgraduate
Formal legal training in advisory or litigation functions could be helpful but not a prerequisite. Transaction support lawyers, don’t waste your time
Good political networks in some operational markets in region are an advantage; ability to develop networks a requirement
Experience of and the confidence to represent Bolt to Cabinet level policy-makers
Business standard written and spoken English
Additional languages a distinct advantage
Motivating compensation – motivational base pay and company stock options
No corporate BS – we’re moving too fast for that
Amazing personal growth experience at one of the fastest-growing startups in Europe
Working with a motivated and talented international team, plus regular team events
Flexible working hours – as long as you get the work done
Impactful work – you’ll have a rare opportunity to build a product literally used by millions of people across the world
Our team is made up of thinkers, innovators and go-getters shaping the way millions of people move around the globe. We value passionate and down-to-earth people who are driven to get things done and find creative solutions to problems. We recognise that our strength and success are directly linked to the talent and skills of our team members and a lean approach to our work. Our headquarters are situated in Tallinn, Estonia and we have offices in 30+ countries around the world.
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