BL – Public Policy SSA at MasterCard

MasterCard - We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives.  We believe as our company grows, so should you. We believe in connecting everyone to endless, priceless possibilities.Job Title: BL - Public Policy SSAAn experienced public policy practitioner to drive MasterCard’s advocacy efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa.The jobholder will bring a positive commitment to joining a dynamic and collaborative team focused on the formulation and implementation of strategic plans for government and third-party influencer engagement to positively shape the policy debate and outcome.The key objectives are:1. Position Mastercard as a trusted partner and enabler of the national agenda, focusing on accelerating the migration to electronic payments to enable digital economies, spurring innovation and driving financial inclusion.2. Enable business and safeguard MasterCard's interests by advocating a conducive regulatory environment.3. Create a positive cycle of engagement whereby our policy advocacy is reinforced by demonstrating our value proposition through strategic communications and government programs.Based in the Mastercard office in Abuja or Lagos in Nigeria, the role reports to the Head of Public Policy – Middle East & Africa and will engage in regular consultation with the Divisional President and his direct reports. The jobholder will work closely with colleagues in the business, legal and regulatory functions to ensure issues that are of concern to Mastercard are identified and managed in a way that benefits Mastercard and our stakeholders.Responsibilities:• Develop and execute public policy strategy and implementable engagement programs for the Division. These programs will be designed to both preemptively head-off and respond to legislative, policy and regulatory threats to Mastercard and the electronic payments industry.• Brief country, regional and global executive management of regulatory developments, recommend appropriate course of action and work closely with internal stakeholders to move the agenda forward.• Establish and enhance relationships with key government officials and third-party influencers.• Coordinate industry cooperation on non-competitive public policy issues and represent Mastercard in industry forums, associations and related activities.• Manage external agencies to represent and advocate Mastercard's interests.

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