Bolt Senior Public Policy Manager Jobs in South Africa

Bolt Senior Public Policy Manager Jobs in South Africa

What you'll be doing:

  • Management and mitigation of political, regulatory and legislative risk

  • Design and execution of public affairs strategy including timeline for engagement with KPIs

  • Comprehensive stakeholder mapping: assist in-country business units with identifying key stakeholders among elected officials, civil servants, third party groups; ensuring that information is kept current

  • Message crafting and localization

  • Drafting of position papers, submissions, ‘leave-behinds’, consultation papers and oral advocacy materials, as required

  • Oral advocacy and effective representation of Bolt in meetings with stakeholders

  • Co-primary ownership of relationship with regulatory authorities in operational markets

  • Maintenance of relationships with 3rd party groups including NGOs, civil society groups, passenger, commuter and safety organizations

  • Representing Bolt in relevant industry associations

  • Establish effective relationships with policy-making and regulatory stakeholders in target markets

  • Instruct and manage consultant public affairs agencies, freelancers and legal counsel as required


  • 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.

  • This is a not a job for a career changer, nor for an enthusiastic amateur. The successful candidate is likely to come from working for an elected official or with a civil service department, regulatory agency, public affairs agency or might be an in-house in a public policy role, ideally in the tech or transport 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, organized, resilient

  • Educated to degree level, likely with some postgraduate

  • Formal legal training in advisory or litigation functions could be helpful but not a prerequisite. Transaction support lawyers, don’t waste your time

  • Good political networks in some operational markets in region are an advantage; ability to develop networks a requirement

  • Experience of and the confidence to represent Bolt to Cabinet level policy-makers

  • Business standard written and spoken English

  • Additional languages a distinct advantage


  • Motivating compensation – motivational base pay and company stock options

  • No corporate BS – we’re moving too fast for that

  • Amazing personal growth experience at one of the fastest-growing startups in Europe

  • Working with a motivated and talented international team, plus regular team events

  • Flexible working hours – as long as you get the work done

  • Impactful work – you’ll have a rare opportunity to build a product literally used by millions of people across the world

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Bolt Senior Public Policy Manager Jobs in South Africa

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