Roles and responsibilities
This new Advocacy Director position will lead on advocating for Digital Inclusion on behalf of GSMA Mobile for Development as a whole. The successful candidate will drive and strengthen the successful momentum that Connected Women, Connected Society and other Mobile for Development teams have had on the global stage in helping policy-makers, the mobile industry and other stakeholders recognise the opportunities of delivering digital inclusion for women, rural and other underrepresented groups across low- and middle-income countries. This role will also input heavily to the Mobile Money team on advocacy messaging and activities related to the financial inclusion of women.
Key roles and responsibilities include the following:
Developing and delivering an overall vision and strategy for Digital Inclusion advocacy activities. This will encompass advocating for enabling policy and regulatory environments for women and other underrepresented groups, communicating the role of mobile operators as integral to delivering digital inclusion, encouraging stakeholders to take action, and celebrating the benefits that inclusion can bring to beneficiaries, their families, society and the economy.
Driving and leading execution of all Digital Inclusion and Connected Women advocacy-related activities, ensuring delivery to time, quality and budget, and monitoring impact. This will include identifying and developing new partnerships and opportunities as well as building and managing existing global partnerships (eg EQUALS, W20, The Broadband Commission), disseminating messages at key global/regional events, meetings with relevant stakeholders, and via a range of advocacy channels
Engaging with mobile operators to determine their advocacy priorities, facilitating mobile operators’ alignment, and representing the industry/articulating industry positions via advocacy activities and messaging
Engaging with stakeholders to deliver advocacy activities and disseminate messaging
Collaborating effectively across the GSMA at global and regional level. This includes working closely with the Connected Society and Mobile Money, as well as other advocacy and M4D teams to align and incorporate their messaging, working with senior GSMA stakeholders, and working closely with the Marketing team to disseminate messaging
Developing and updating Mobile for Development’s Digital Inclusion advocacy messaging, and Connected Women’s core advocacy messaging, drawing on insights generated from the Connected Women team and other relevant teams such as the Connected Society and Mobile Money teams, external research/messaging, and input from other GSMA teams
Ensuring Connected Women and other relevant GSMA M4D team members are up to speed with Digital Inclusion and Connected Women advocacy messaging, able to add value to GSMA members and regional stakeholders, and establish themselves as credible voices for the industry.
Managing content development and delivery of Connected Women’s “Women and Mobile” training course within the GSMA Capacity Building programme for policy makers and regulators
Lead for Connected Women on policy advocacy events (e.g. national dialogues) as well as input on other events which Connected Women is part of
Managing the Connected Women Knowledge Manager
Contributing towards shaping the overall strategic direction of the Connectivity Women programme.
The role will report to the Head of GSMA Connected Women, based in