GOOGLE NIGERIA NEW VACANCY


Job Description
This position is based in Lagos, Nigeria.

The area: Public Policy and Government Relations

Our job is to advocate for Google on the big public policy issues of the day. Technology moves quickly, so it's important that we work closely with politicians, regulators, academics and third parties to help them understand the issues that affect the Internet and our users. Google and the web touch a lot of public policy debates, so we're looking for quick-witted, entrepreneurial and intellectually curious people to join our team.
Life at Google is rarely quiet, and never boring so to succeed here, you'll need to combine creativity with the organizational skills to manage different campaigns and projects to tight deadlines. Ideal candidates will be inspiring advocates and enthusiastic team players, eager to help shape the future direction of Internet policy.

The role: Public Policy and Government Relations Manager, Nigeria and Ghana

As our Manager for Public Policy and Government Relations in Lagos, you will represent Google externally with government, regulators and third parties, as well as help manage our local public policy strategy and campaigns. You will work with a cross-functional team of Google employees in Africa as well as with a closely-coordinated global Public Policy team to advance policy positions that benefit our users and an open Internet more generally.

Responsibilities:
Develop and lead public policy campaigns across the full range of policy areas that impact Google and the web. Key issues include technology innovation, free expression, privacy and intellectual property.
Engage directly with politicians and policy-makers.
Build a network of trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups and others to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused online environment as well as an open Internet.

Minimum qualifications:
Strong academic record with minimum of bachelors degree or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications:
Enthusiastic team player with energy, drive and determination, as well as a genuine interest in the Internet.
First-rate personal, political, analytical and organizational skills.
Great communicator--in person and in writing.
Familiarity with Internet technologies and the policy environments that surround them, or an ability to quickly get up to speed on complex technical and regulatory issues.
Self starter with a sense of humor and the ability to thrive in a fast moving and sometimes stressful environment.


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