Advocacy & Regulatory Manager, Mobile Money

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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