Senior Public Policy Manager, West and Central Africa
Bolt
Lagos, Nigeria
5d ago

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

Your daily adventures will include :

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

    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

    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

    Why you’ll love it here :

    Your daily duties will have a meaningful impact on millions of people all over the world.

    You’ll be surrounded by the most friendly, supportive colleagues you can imagine.

    As we grow, so will you! Bolt’s fast-paced, challenging environment offers you great opportunities for professional development.

    You’ll always be kept informed. Our bi-weekly All Hands meetings bring our global teams together, ensuring we’re all up to speed and moving forward as one.

    Switching off is important! At Bolt, we like to work hard and play hard. Enjoy our fun team events, office snacks, free merch and more!

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