Public Policy Manager

We are looking for a Public Policy Manager to join Bolt’s team and lead our regulatory and policy efforts in Kenya. You will be the key point of contact for local teams, protecting the business from damaging legislation, regulation and administration.

Your daily adventures will include:

Managing and mitigating political, regulatory and legislative risk
Designing and executing public affairs strategy including timeline for engagement with KPIs
Developing the network of stakeholders to support the government affairs plan
Message crafting and localisation
Drafting of position papers, submissions, ‘leave-behinds’, consultation papers and oral advocacy materials, as required
Providing oral advocacy and effective representation of Bolt in meetings with stakeholders
Co-primary ownership of the relationship with regulatory authorities in operational markets
Maintaining relationships with 3rd party groups including NGOs, civil society groups, passenger, commuter and safety organisations
Representing Bolt in relevant industry associations
Establishing effective relationships with policy-making and regulatory stakeholders in the market
Instructing and managing consultant public affairs agencies, freelancers and legal counsel as required


What we are looking for:

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
Strong business acumen and understanding of the key drivers of our business 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, organised, resilient
Educated to degree level, likely with some postgraduate
Formal legal training in advisory or litigation functions could be helpful but not a prerequisite
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
Additional languages such as Swahili is a distinct advantage


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About Bolt

Bolt, previously known as Taxify, is the leading European transportation platform providing ride-hailing and scooter sharing services. The company’s mission is to make urban travel easier, quicker and more reliable