The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
Every day we work to harness the power of mobile to achieve our industry purpose – Connecting Everyone and Everything to a Better Future – through four main activities:
For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com. Follow the GSMA on Twitter: @GSMA.
About the Team
The International Relations team is a part of the External Affairs & Industry Purpose programme. We are responsible for managing the high-level relationships between the GSMA and international intergovernmental organisations including the International Telecommunications Union and many other UN agencies, the World Bank, the OECD and the World Economic Forum. We work to ‘influence the influencers’ within these organisations so that they will amplify mobile industry messaging by sharing it with their own stakeholders, as well as giving the industry a platform to reach out to them directly.
The International Relations team is also responsible for the GSMA’s Capacity Building Programme, which provides free face-to-face and online training courses in mobile technology and policy to governments and regulatory authorities around the world. Through the programme we have delivered more than 1,000 training days to representatives of the administrations of more than 150 countries.
What the hiring manager says
“This a great opportunity to join a small team that punches above its weight in terms of its ability to influence international affairs. With the reputation of the GSMA behind us, we can and do open doors with global influencers, with whom the mobile industry is delivering genuine impact in terms of connectivity and sustainable development. As stakeholders around the world collectively strive to achieve the targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, this is the perfect time for a highly motivated and energetic individual to get involved. This role offers a genuine chance to do that.”
Head of International Relations
About the Role
Reporting to the Head of International Relations, the International Relations Manager will have responsibility for:
This will primarily involve:
You will be a passionate individual with a desire to drive beneficial change for both the mobile industry and society at large through interactions with the most influential global intergovernmental bodies. You will be a strong team player with a flexible approach and a willingness to take on and efficiently manage a range different tasks and responsibilities. Specifically, we are looking for the following skills and experience:
What We Offer
Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role. By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.
In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.
We offer a working environment that reflects our organisational values. We also hire in line with our values and recruit candidates who demonstrate a strong affinity with these 7 principles:
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