Advocacy & Regulatory Manager, Mobile Money

Responsibilities:
Your main objective will be to help GSMA Mobile Money team to understand what the future of mobile money regulation looks like. To that end, you will be responsible for:
Keeping abreast of policy and regulatory trends, for example in the areas of regtech, blockchain and artificial intelligence;
Driving policy and regulatory work in the area of data protection;
Leading the delivery of various policy and regulatory knowledge products.
Designing and managing the delivery of research projects to inform GSMA positions on the future of mobile money;
Developing and implementing creative, bold, and targeted engagement strategies to advance GSMA positions;
Writing papers and briefing notes;
Reviewing and editing mobile money publications on a wide variety of subjects to ensure quality and consistency;
Presenting (internally and externally) on policy and regulatory issues relating to mobile money;
Coordinating closely with a large range of actors such as regulatory specialists, regional experts, and data analysts, both inside and outside of the GSMA;
Leading workshops for regulators, policymakers, and mobile operators.

Person Specification:
Masters-level education or above, substantial experience, ideally with educational background in business, law, economics, or political science;
Regulatory knowledge relevant to mobile money or financial services, including knowledge of data protection and/or privacy legal and regulatory issues is desirable;
Experience working for a financial services regulator, a company in the payments or telecommunications sector, or an international development organisation is a plus;
A very strong grasp of the English language, able to express complex technical, commercial or regulatory issues in plain language; French and/or Spanish language skills are desirable but not required.
Charismatic and energetic, with strong public speaking skills, able to inspire others and build constructive working relationships with diverse stakeholders;
Experience analysing the business impact of regulation in any sector and in designing advocacy campaigns to affect that impact;
Proven analytical skills, especially the ability to predict and/or assess commercial and economic implications of regulatory decisions;
Ability to work in a matrixed structure, to positively influence peers and support cross functional collaboration across the GSMA;
Willingness and ability to travel regularly (up to 20% of time).

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