GSMA
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Government Affairs Coordinator - FTC


Role type
Contract
Division
Government and Regulatory Affairs
Location
Brussels
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GSMA – Our role in the mobile industry

The GSMA is the global industry association that helps shape the future of the mobile industry. Our mission is to act as a guiding beacon for the mobile industry, focusing on activities where collective action can deliver significant benefit. In order to achieve this, the GSMA concentrates on four main activities:

  • We provide strategic direction and thought leadership to our members
  • We drive collaborative industry programmes aimed at maintaining operator relevance in the digital world
  • We advocate for the industry to regulators, policy makers and society as a whole
  • We convene the broad mobile communications ecosystem at our industry leading events

Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations.

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 industry.

The GSMA is also established as a major inter-industry resource, partnering with industries across the mobile ecosystem in order to enable growth through mobile technologies, programmes and frameworks.

We act as a “think tank” for the mobile community focusing on strategic and policy initiatives that will impact the direction of the industry.

Our organisation engages with a wide range of governments, regulators and NGOs (such as The World Bank, UN and philanthropic organisations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) to advocate for the mobile industry and develop the social and economic value of mobile for countries, regions and continents.

We convene the mobile industry at our leading events such as Mobile World

Congress Americas, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress 360 Series and the world leading Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Please visit www.gsma.com for a wealth of further information.

 

GSMA Advocacy in Europe

The intern will support the GSMA Brussels team to further strengthen the GSMA’s role as a thought leader and a constructive contributor to EU public policy debates, not least through the coordination of effective communication of GSMA policy positions e.g. digital policy, telecoms regulatory framework, spectrum management, privacy and data protection, cyber-security, internet of things. He/she will also support educating and informing GSMA colleagues in other offices on developments at the EU level that impact the mobile space. His/her role will also involve event management and supporting the outreach activities of the GSMA Brussels team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Tracking EU policy developments, news and public statements and collecting intelligence as well as collating such data into briefing documents. This will involve picking out what is most relevant and being able to clearly explain the context, likely next steps and potential impact.
  • Supporting the event management process to strengthen the activities and positioning of the GSMA in Europe, including handling the logistical details, pre- and post-event briefings, and communications with different stakeholders.
  • Supporting the Brussels team with meeting and presentation preparation, talking points, policy analyses and research.
  • Contributing to and sharing GSMA policy positions by writing and editing position papers, policy briefings, public consultation responses and presentations
  • Collaborating with a range of internal teams to support their projects with expertise and analysis.
  • Preparing newsletters; managing stakeholder database

 

Key requirements:

  • Native or professional English proficiency
  • Highly organised but flexible when necessary, strong attention to detail
  • Able to prioritise and adapt to a high pressure, international work environment
  • Experienced in professional writing and communications
  • Able to work independently as part of a global team
  • Knowledgeable of EU decision-making processes
  • Knowledgeable of EU policy issues related to technology and innovation
  • Good Microsoft Office knowledge is a must
Closing Date
03/07/2017