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  • Posted: Oct 23, 2020
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    Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 400+ cities today, Uber's rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their ...
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    Head of Policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

    About The Role

    We are looking for someone to join our Public Policy Team in the Sub Saharan Africa Region (SSA) based in Johannesburg. You will report directly to our Head of Policy for the Middle East, Africa & Pakistan (MEA). Are you ready for the challenge?

    What You’ll Do

    • Support Uber’s government affairs and policy work primarily in South Africa and also look after the rest of the SSA countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire) where Uber operates
    • Establish Uber’s brand and profile with policy makers—including governments, third parties and academics
    • Work to ensure that the regulatory framework in every country supports technology platforms like Uber
    • Own relationships with other teams throughout the company, including Operations, Communications, Legal, Tax, etc., offering strategic advice to business partners in those functions
    • Build lasting relationships with key partners, lead campaigns to change regulatory scenarios, and define strategies to react to new circumstances

    Basic Qualifications

    • Minimum of 8 years experience in government affairs, law or consultancy
    • Professional proficiency in English
    • Comfortable coping with sophisticated legal and political topics
    • A self starter: Uber is a company of entrepreneurs, and we seek to work with people who enjoy building things from the bottom up. Projects change fast in our world and you need to be highly adaptable as well as calm under pressure.
    • A phenomenal advocate: We want to build new regulatory frameworks that encourage innovation and alternatives to individual car ownership. Intellectual curiosity is needed to grasp complex policy issues as well as the ability to articulate clearly and simply how apps like Uber can help improve and facilitate transportation for everyone—both orally and in writing!
    • A strong campaigner: Smartphone apps are ground-breaking, and the interests being redefined are deeply entrenched. So you’ll need to put together proactive campaigns involving passengers, drivers and third parties that demonstrate there’s a better alternative to today’s outdated status quo. That means having a bias for action in everything you do—and a willingness to engage in debates, that can often become heated.
    • A superb teammate: Success at Uber depends on your capacity to coordinate different teams (internally and externally) around shared goals. It’s why we’re looking for well-organized people that enjoy working with others to get stuff done — and who can deal with the ambiguity that sometimes comes from working cross-functionally.

    About The Team

    The Public Policy organization is responsible for working with policymakers to make the positive case for Uber by making them understand the benefits of technology in the transportation sector. That’s partly about building lasting relationships in the cities where we operate in. It is also about advocating for a local regulatory framework that supports the advancement of the industry and benefits consumers. Uber South Africa is strongly committed to diversity within its community.
    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Uber on www.uber.com to apply

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