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(Jobs in Kenya) Public Policy Manager at Bolt

2 months ago 19

Summary

We are looking for a Public Policy Manager to join Bolt’s team and lead our regulatory and policy efforts in Kenya. You will be the key point of contact for local teams, protecting the business from damaging legislation, regulation and administration.

Your daily adventures will include:

  • Managing and mitigating political, regulatory and legislative risk
  • Designing and executing public affairs strategy including timeline for engagement with KPIs
  • Developing the network of stakeholders to support the government affairs plan
  • Message crafting and localisation
  • Drafting of position papers, submissions, ‘leave-behinds’, consultation papers and oral advocacy materials, as required
  • Providing oral advocacy and effective representation of Bolt in meetings with stakeholders
  • Co-primary ownership of the relationship with regulatory authorities in operational markets
  • Maintaining relationships with 3rd party groups including NGOs, civil society groups, passenger, commuter and safety organisations
  • Representing Bolt in relevant industry associations
  • Establishing effective relationships with policy-making and regulatory stakeholders in the market
  • Instructing and managing consultant public affairs agencies, freelancers and legal counsel as required

What we are looking for:

  • 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
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of the key drivers of our business 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, organised, resilient
  • Educated to degree level, likely with some postgraduate
  • Formal legal training in advisory or litigation functions could be helpful but not a prerequisite
  • Good political networks in some operational markets in the region are an advantage; ability to develop networks a requirement
  • Experience of and the confidence to represent Bolt to Cabinet-level policy-makers
  • Additional languages such as Swahili is a distinct advantage
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