Senior Public Policy Manager – West and Central Africa at Bolt

    Lagos State
    Posted 7 months ago

    Job Description

    • 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


    • 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 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 the 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bolt on to apply

    Job Features


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