Uber started out to solve a simple problem: the need to get a ride across town.
Six years and one billion trips later, we’ve stumbled upon something a bit bigger: a new way to help tackle congestion - one of the most serious challenges cities face today.
Longer term, we’re optimistic that smartphone apps like Uber can also offer a real alternative to individual car ownership. After all, if you can press a button and get an affordable ride across town in minutes, 24-hours a day, why bother to own a car? There is an alternative to a world that looks like a parking lot and moves like a traffic jam. We’re looking for smart, can do people who want to make that future possible.
About Public Policy at Uber
The reforms needed are relatively simple: the right for one citizen to drive another citizen across town so long as certain important consumer protections requirements are met. The idea is not all that radical. But in many cities outdated regulations are holding back progress - and in places where reform has been possible, entrenched interests often try to turn the clock back.
Our public policy team is responsible for working with policy makers and third parties to make the positive case for change. That’s partly about building lasting relationships in the cities where we operate with politicians and their staff so they understand the benefits of this new model. It also about figuring out the best local regulatory framework and then developing campaigns to push reform through.
About this Role
We are looking for someone work on our Government Affairs & Policy team in West Africa, based in Lagos. You will report directly to our Head of Public Policy, MEA.
This role will involve:
Supporting Uber’s Government Affairs & Policy team in West Africa;
Establishing Uber’s brand and profile with policy makers - including governments, third parties and academics; and
Working to ensure that the regulatory framework in every country supports ride sharing apps like Uber.
What We’re Looking For
To succeed you’ll need to be: