5+ years of experience representing a large company or association, preferably but not necessarily in the Internet/tech industry, before policymakers, including significant experience on public sector acquisition and procurement policy, preferably in countries such as Southern Cone countries. Experience should include deep understanding of in-country legislative and policymaking processes.
5+ years of experience with s lobbying and/or commensurate legislative or executive branch experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in a relevant discipline (Political Science, Public Policy, Engineering, etc.). An advanced degree is preferred.
Strong knowledge of and background in advocacy and public policy development pertaining to information technology-related (IT) issues such as an “innovation agenda” and public sector policies such as cloud computing, government IT management reform, IT infrastructure/applications, renewable energy, procurement and contracting, information assurance/cyber security, IT services, and corporate compliance.
Highly effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills; demonstrated ability to effectively and comfortably interact at the highest corporate and government levels.
Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality and integrity, with strongest professional reputation in the industry.
Self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with a wide array of functional groups across an organization and cultures.
Ability to identify and understand key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in legislative and regulatory proposals, understand business implications, and synthesize policy documents for internal and external customers.
Ability to influence, negotiate with, and persuade others is required. Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and political acumen.
Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships and networks with others.
Fluent (speaking, writing & reading) in English and Spanish required; fluency in Portuguese a plus.
Based in one of the Southern Cone Countries (country in a major international city TBD).