GSMA – Our role
The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile operator community. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators as its members, as well as linking them with more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem (including; handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations). The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications sector and the role of operators within it. In addition, we work with Governments, regulators and NGO’s to develop the social and economic value of mobile on a country, region and global basis. Finally we operate and produce the world leading Mobile World Congress and its sister events.
The GSMA is governed by a 25 member board, comprising CEO level representatives from the world's leading mobile operators, among them AT&T, Bharti Airtel, China Mobile, NTTDoCoMo, Orange, Telefonica, Telecom Italia-TIM, Deutsche Telecom and the Vodafone Group.
GSMA – Our Organisation
Our people include some of the best talent from around the world focusing on developing industry initiatives. We are a truly international organisation with offices in London, Atlanta, Barcelona, Brussels, Hong Kong and Santiago, and through our different offices we embrace the diversity that has allowed the mobile industry to be acknowledged as one of most fast moving and dynamic industries in the world.
Our envied position at the centre of the industry allows us to collaborate with our diverse membership and support them through some of their most complex challenges that they face as an industry.
Please visit www.gsma.com and www.gsmala.com for a wealth of further information.
GSMA – The Role
Reporting to GSMA LA Public Policy Director in Buenos Aires. Broadly, this person will assist in the engagement with relevant stakeholders, mainly mobile network operators, regulators and policy makers in the Latin American region and undertaking the co-ordination, analysis and reporting required to:
- identify areas where member operators require technology regulatory support;
- convey GSMA’s public policy and key messages within the region; and
- assess the impact of its public policy activities to ensure that they sufficiently address the requirements of member operators;
- Monitoring mobile industry developments & key regulatory decisions within the region and providing appropriate analysis on the same;
- Monitoring developments on technology policy, focused on electromagnetic field (EMF), Quality of Service (QoS), Network Infrastructure Deployment as it relates to the mobile industry within the region and providing appropriate analysis on the same;
- Conduct primary and secondary researches, structure and summarize information to feed and communicate the organization messages;
- Coordinate GSMA LA working groups;
- Prepare information bulletins, speech notes, presentations, reports and other ad hoc briefings as required;
- Actively liaise and work with GSMA staff experts and/or program officers to ensure that appropriate assistance and resources are provided to members within the region, as and when required;
- Support with the engagement of member operators and stakeholders at the national and regional levels with the aim of ensuring that GSMA key public policy messages are conveyed and playing a positive role in shaping regulatory developments within the region; and
- Other ad-hoc activities to support the G&RA team, as required.
Criteria for Selection
- Degree in Engineering (Telecommunications, Electronics) is an advantage.
- At least 7 – 10 years of working experience with mobile industry knowledge;
- Deep understanding of Mobile Networks architecture and its different technologies (3G, 4G, 5G);
- Ability to adapt to different cultures and to work with cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams is important;
- Strong regulatory, international affairs and/or government relations experience would be an asset;
- Smart, collaborative, outcome focused. Strong analytical skills. Able to quickly grasp new concepts and ideas in the public policy sphere, and to contribute actively to developments within the region;
- Excellent communicator, able to express complex technical, commercial or regulatory issues in plain language, without losing the important points;
- Good writing skills and able to write reports, and contribute to policy papers relevant to the region. Experience in producing deliverables such as briefings, speeches, online, printed collateral, presentations, web content would be an advantage;
- Strong project management skills; ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and manage time effectively, sometimes working to tight deadlines; and
- A team player, highly motivated to engage with all relevant stakeholders and be able to efficiently work with a wide group of internal GSMA interests and resources, to ensure that the GSMA initiatives for the region are effectively implemented.
- Fluency on English both oral and written