Emerging Markets Manager, International Government Affairs, Government Affairs and Public Policy

17 Jul, 2021


Emerging Markets Manager, International Government Affairs, Government Affairs and Public Policy

Washington, DC

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10 years of experience working within government, private sector, think tanks, public interest groups or relevant industry associations.
  • Experience in Emerging Markets or the US Government working on Emerging Markets countries on tech policy issues.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed organization across a variety of stakeholders to identify and deliver solutions to challenging issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience executing cross-functional projects.
  • Solid understanding of how to engage with internationally-focused U.S. government institutions, trade associations, and think tanks.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with multiple teams simultaneously.
  • Excellent political, analytical and communication skills and high attention to detail.

About the job

As a member of Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, you’ll be part of a diverse global government affairs team, working across regions, product areas, and functions. You’ll combine creativity and intellectual excellence with the organizational skills to manage various campaigns, projects and initiatives. In this role, you’ll advocate for Google to bring external perspectives back into the company to inform our perception and direction. You’re passionate about the opportunity to shape the future of how we use and build technology for everyone.

Google’s International Government Affairs team focuses on international issues, and each team member covers a specific region and/or international organizations and leverages all relevant stakeholders to advance on policy issues that we are working on abroad. In this role, you will serve as the Emerging Markets Lead to represent Google’s interests before US policymakers, foreign embassies and third-party groups. For Google’s Government Affairs and Public Policy team, the “Emerging Markets” region includes Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Russia and Turkey.

Google takes its responsibilities seriously, including engaging with government and other stakeholders on important public policy challenges. The Government Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) team leads the company’s engagement with executive branch officials, legislators, regulators and third-parties in the formation of public policy. Working closely with Google leaders, GAPP seeks to identify key policy issues, listen carefully to others’ views and opinions, and distill and share the company’s perspective on those issues with external stakeholders. While we focus on challenges affecting the internet, our issue areas are increasingly broad and encompass many areas where public policy, business, and technology intersect.


  • Engage with policymakers, industry groups and key opinion formers in DC to shape policy and drive favorable regulatory outcomes in Emerging Markets on a broad range of tech policy issues.
  • Monitor, research, and stay informed of current and relevant emerging public policy issues across Emerging Markets, and U.S. policy towards Emerging Markets.
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and execute policy strategies that benefits Google’s users, our business, the wider Web, and Google’s reputation in Washington and across the Emerging Markets region.
  • Draft briefing papers and create written materials advocating our policy positions to tell our story to policymakers, regulators, and other important policy influencers.
  • Manage consultants effectively to support both internally and externally-facing work-streams.

Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google’s EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.

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Job posted: 2021-07-17