Lead, Regulatory Affairs – ICC Digital Standards Initiative

We are currently seeking to appoint a skilled and highly driven regulatory affairs/policy professional to drive targeted advocacy campaigns secure national legal reforms to enable digital trade based on recognised UN standards

As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 100 countries, the International Chamber of Commerce operates with a core mission to “make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere”.

We act as the primary voice of the real economy in a range of intergovernmental organisations – from the World Trade Organisation to the UN climate process – championing the needs of local business in global decision making.

The convening power of our global network enables us to set rules and standards that facilitate over $10 trillion dollars in trade each year – as well as providing tailored products and digital services that directly address the real challenges faced by businesses operating internationally. We also provide the world’s premier private global dispute resolution services, leveraging ICC’s unique independence, integrity and expertise.

ICC’s Digital Standards Initiative (“DSI”) is the leading global multistakeholder initiative to accelerate the digitalization of trade processes – convening both industry and major intergovernmental organizations to enable the development of a seamless and trusted ecosystem for digital trade. Central to this initiative is a major global campaign to promote regulatory reforms to encourage the use of electronic documents – replacing outdated laws that currently require a reliance on paper-based processes in most jurisdictions.

We are currently seeking to appoint a skilled and highly driven regulatory affairs/policy professional – ideally with recognized legal training — to drive targeted advocacy campaigns secure national legal reforms to enable digital trade based on recognised UN standards.

The Role:  

  • Drive, execute and evolve ICC’s global campaign to secure legal reform commitments to enable digital trade in key jurisdictions and major intergovernmental fora.
  • Lead the development of tailored advocacy materials, research and analysis to support established advocacy goals – working with partner organizations, as appropriate.
  • Undertake detailed research on existing national legal regimes governing trade instruments – working with local experts and partner law firms.
  • Develop and maintain high-quality working relationships with key stakeholders and policymakers.
  • Coordinate and steer the activities of ICC DSI’s Legal Reform Advisory Board – including formal quarterly meetings.
  • Represent ICC at relevant external events and on industry working groups pertaining to trade digitalization.
  • Support reporting to government donors on activities and the achievement of established milestones.
    Contribute to the development of the broader objectives/activities of ICC DSI, as required.

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 4 years’ relevant experience — applications from more experienced candidates are welcome.
    A degree in law – ideally with associated experience in private practice or business.
  • Experience working on public policy campaigns would be a major plus.
  • A strong understanding of trade processes and associated legal frameworks.
  • A proven ability to build strong stakeholder networks at a range of levels.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, with the ability to identify opportunities for institutional engagement and visibility.
  • A strong commitment to ICC’s values and our mission to enable trade as a driver of peace, prosperity and opportunity for all.
  • First-class written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven planning and organisational skills.
  • Fluent English essential; additional languages a plus.

Terms and conditions   
The position will be based in Singapore
Department: ICC Asia, ICC Digital Standard Initiatives
Start date: as soon as possible.
How to apply: any interested persons should send their applications by email at DSI_applications@iccwbo.org mentioning “Lead, Regulatory Affairs – ICC DSI” in the subject line of their email application.
Closing date for applications: August 12 2022 – early applications are encouraged.

At ICC, we make business work for everyone, every day, everywhere. 
And when we say “everyone”, we mean it. 
We celebrate the diversity of our people and strive to inspire acceptance, cultivate a culture where difference matters, inclusion is essential and equality of opportunity is for everyone  

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