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Head of Policy

Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Who we are
At the click of a button, SafeBoda provides a safe, more convenient, Mobile-first transportation platform for Africa’s booming young population. On the high-frequency use of our transportation service, SafeBoda is providing value for consumers, our drivers and passengers, With additional financial services, Payments and other on-demand services to keep Africa moving forward. Currently based in Nairobi, Barcelona, Kampala and Mombasa, we are a venture-funded company that is already having a huge impact on people in East Africa.
Head of Policy role plays a pivotal role in the company, Owning and building a long-lasting relation with the different stakeholders, to enable a structured influence in national policies, ensuring that we are consulted in National policies that affect our operation and create an enabling environment to protect the interest of our SafeBoda driver community and Customers at large
You should have
  • At least 5 years experience in Government, Law, Project Management, consulting, strategy, technology, policy and business development or a similar area
  • Strong managerial experience growing and empowering a team
  • Familiarity with on-demand services and innovations space
  • Serious entrepreneurial mindset with proven experience starting and growing projects or enterprises
  • Ability to drive cross-functionally and build a strong relationship with internal and external stakeholders
  • Solid academic performance with a minimum Bachelor/Undergraduate degree with excellent grades in the field of Law and Business (Degree in Law, MBA and any related achievement)
  • Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag.
  • Scale with a rapidly growing startup, with lots of opportunity for growth 1
  • Contribute to our mission and work at our dynamic and fast-paced company
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • Free SafeBoda transport
  • Free lunch every day Ready


• Responsible for all the policy development and consultations of SafeBoda’s on new National Policies and laws/Amendments
• Responsible for the stakeholder relation development and Management as well as building partnership that will support our policy work
• Drive strategic policy development and Narrative construction, working across all pillars of SafeBoda, and contribute to the delivery of the global strategy
• Support with key policy research on issues that will or already affects SafeBoda from delivering the best service
• Proactive seeking out new thought and business partners to further SafeBoda’s reform and the different leadership aimed at Making lives for the drivers better
• Own the development efforts to bring a better understanding of SafeBoda’s Operations model amongst the policymakers and regulators and leaders from the across the different sectors, this includes but not limited to policy and operational stakeholders throughout the country, Build an ongoing 3rd party and PSV partnership, execute user engagement Campaigns, lead user feedback discussion focusing on making sure that drivers and passengers are served to organisational expectations
• Manage a fast-growing team and be able to work in a diverse team

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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