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Wikimedia Foundation – Senior Public Policy Specialist

The Wikimedia Foundation is looking for a Senior Public Policy Specialist to join their team. As the Senior Public Policy Specialist, you will be responsible for increasing Wikimedia’s ability to influence public policy debates and to promote free knowledge in the Asian context. Senior Public Policy Specialist will expand Wikimedia’s network, engage in public policy processes, and monitor current developments in Asia and around the world to help the Public Policy Team promote people’s ability to participate in knowledge online.

You are responsible for:

  • Increase Wikimedia’s ability to shape public policy for the internet in Asia that promotes free knowledge.
  • Build Wikimedia’s network and relationships with civil society, industry, and other relevant stakeholders engaged in public policy in Asia.
  • Influence legislative, regulatory, and other discussions on key issues in key jurisdictions in Asia and around the world.
  • Monitor and analyze public policy developments and proposed laws that affect freedom of expression, privacy, and participation in knowledge, to determine how they may impact the Wikimedia projects and users.
  • With the other members of Wikimedia’s Public Policy Team, refine and implement the Wikimedia Foundation’s policy positions and international advocacy strategy.
  • Write about how different policy issues affect people’s access to free knowledge and Wikimedia projects specifically.
  • Present our policy initiatives to lawmakers and regulators or other influencers; brief and educate key Foundation and Wikimedia constituencies.
  • Support the international Wikimedia community in their advocacy work on critical public policy issues and educational campaigns.
  • Advise other teams in the Wikimedia Foundation on public policy developments relating to the accomplishment of the Foundation’s mission.

Skills and Experience:

  • Graduate degree in law, public policy or related fields and excellent academic credentials. (Equivalent experience will be considered.)
  • 3 years of experience working in government, advocacy groups, or think tanks.
  • Deep understanding of intermediary liability, intellectual property, privacy, and other internet law issues and their context in Asia.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.

Qualities that are important to us:

  • Ability to work in English and at least one other language spoken in Asia
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed, and to work or travel on weekends when necessary.
  • Experience working with a remote team

Please, apply here.

Deadline: Ongoing

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