As the institutional representative of over 45 million businesses in more than 170 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 Global Policy department is looking for a Policy Manager to join a small, dynamic team responsible for taking forward ICC’s policy work on digital economy and Internet governance. In collaboration with the team and under the guidance of the Global Policy Lead for Digital, the Policy Manager will be responsible for the production of influential policy content to help inform policymakers and key opinion formers.
ICC’s Global Policy department is responsible for the organisation’s full suite of policy, standard setting and advocacy activities, with a strong focus on trade and investment. This includes providing substantive policy input into key international processes; developing industry rules and guidelines to facilitate international trade and promote responsible business practices; and providing influential thought leadership on major global trade issues.
The Policy Manager – Digital Economy will:
- Develop policy papers, analyses, case studies and other written resources to inform policymakers and key opinion formers;
- Develop tailored messaging on complex, nuanced issues, including talking points, briefing notes, presentation decks and other documents;
- Work with ICC member companies and partners to collaboratively develop publications, conceptualise programs and events to support ICC’s digital policy goals;
- Collaborate across the ICC network, with national committees and with other organisations on cross-cutting projects, publications and events;
- Support the broader activities of the ICC Global Digital Economy Commission and the Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) Initiative through high quality analytical, written and verbal contributions.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Higher-level education in relevant disciplines, such as economics, international relations, public policy, public affairs or law or equivalent practical experience;
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working in public affairs and/or on digital policy issues;
- Outstanding research and drafting skills;
- Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills and ability to tailor messages to the right audiences;
- Demonstrated understanding of the broader policy environment, digital economy and internet governance policy issues and challenges as well as the context and interests of key stakeholder groups;
- Experience engaging directly with policymakers, international organisation, academia, think-tanks, business associations and NGOs;
- Ability to think critically, process and synthesise information from multiple sources;
- Strategic thinking skills combined with creativity in order to solve complex problems;
- Excellent analytical and organisational skills and attention to detail;
- Strong team player with a sense of humour and the ability to exercise good judgment;
- Excellent written and oral command of English and ability to draft and proofread in English; knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Terms and conditions
Location: The position is located in ICC’s offices in Paris.
Contract: Permanent, full time
Compensation: Competitive, contingent on skills and experience.
How to apply: Interested candidates should send the following to email@example.com:
- Cover note (one page maximum) highlighting key skills and experience in line with the candidate profile and key competencies;
- Professional CV (two pages maximum);
- One writing sample – ideally on an issue relevant to the position.
Closing date for applications: 5 January 2024
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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.