Head Of Policy

Karachi

Job Description

We are looking for a public policy expert who can combine a passion for technology’s potential to create opportunity and to make Pakistan Mass Transit more open and connected, with deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics.

The Head of Public Policy for Pakistan, will be dealing with some of the most interesting ICT related public policy challenges of our times, including privacy, safety and security,the impact of the Internet on economic growth, taxation and new opportunities for democratic engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor across all the markets for policy issues at the intersection of technology, social media, and emerging market entry/growth
  • Develop excellent strategies that outline plans to mitigate policy risks and to ensure SWVL app is used to co-create opportunities for socio-economic development in the country
  • Be the primary internal and external point of contact for internet governance issues
  • Represent SWVL in meetings with politicians and policymakers
  • Build coalitions to help advance and support key policy issues
  • Communicate SWVL’s positions on key policy issues in public presentations to a wide range of audiences
  • Identify and advise SWVL on emerging public policy issues

Requirements

  • A degree in Economics, Public Policy or Public Administration
  • Significant demonstrated experience in legislation and/or government relations and advocacy.
  • Keen understanding of political systems and relevant policy and civil society institutions.
  • Excellent judgment, excellent communication and persuasive skills, creativity, perspective, the ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment.
  • Experience in policy engagement, and or development, for a multinational corporation or civil society institution.
  • Passion for connecting the unconnected, and extensive experience with relevant policy issues, including internet governance, data privacy, taxation, net neutrality, mass transit passenger safety, etc
  • Superb written and oral communications skills (writing samples required).
  • Fluency in both written and conversational English,Urdu and any other local language.
  • Interest and ability to travel frequently (at least 50%).
  • Fluency in technology and a passion for SWVL’s mission.


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