The Business Council of Mongolia: Director of Policy

Title of position: Director of Policy

Location: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Terms of Position: Full time

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Purpose of the Business Council of Mongolia (BCM) is to deliver value for the public, the members, and the employees by advocating economic freedom and property rights provided by the Constitution of Mongolia and protecting, and promoting common lawful interests of members for a fair, stable, and internationally competitive business environment. The Business Council of Mongolia (BCM) is a politically unaffiliated, membership-based association of leading business and investors, striving to deliver value for the public, the members, and the employees by advocating for economic freedom and property rights provided by the Constitution of Mongolia, and protecting and promoting common lawful interests of members for a fair, stable, and internationally competitive business environment. For thirteen years we have built the BCM from humble origins and have continued to grow during turbulent times. Currently, the BCM represents over 260 businesses and seeks to be a bridge for domestic and international investment. We are the only business chamber in Mongolia with a highly diverse international membership. This covers global companies to embassies, international financial institutions (such as the IFI, ADB, World Bank, and EBRD), NGOs, and international organizations.

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Director of Policy plays a crucial role in BCM. The Director of Policy oversees the organization’s policy development and legislative advocacy. This position reports to Chairman of the BCM and Managing Director.

Responsibilities

Leadership:

  • Develop a research agenda, legislative goals and strategies that advance BCM’s strategic plan in consultation with BCM’s Managing Director, and the management team.
  • Partner with management team to inform decision-making from a policy and research perspective, and to contribute more broadly to organizational strategy, decision making and leadership.
  • Develop and sustain BCM’s positioning key constituencies (e.g. media, Legislature, funders, members) in order to maximize the success of our legislative, advocacy, organizing and fundraising efforts.
  • Facilitate the development and growth of relationships with key organisations and individuals whose participation with BCM will advance strategic goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate innovative and effective use of BCM constituent data to advance our work.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Research and Policy Development

  • Work closely with the managing director and management team to develop areas of inquiry, research goals and work plans, and to complete research goals in a timely manner.
  • Identify data needs and develop information to support policy initiatives and to respond to inquiries and opposition messaging.
  • Answer questions about details of policy reforms from media, elected officials, allies, etc.; write issue briefs, bill summaries, fact sheets and draft other policy materials, as required.
  • Stay abreast of current state and national policy developments/best practices/research findings that may affect BCM’s agenda.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Legislative Advocacy:

  • Collaborate with experts, thought leaders and individuals with relevant legal or policy expertise, as required to address policy objectives or emerging issues.
  • Work closely with the organization’s lobbyist(s) to develop, explain and promote BCM’s policy agenda with elected officials, staff and governmental agencies
  • Play a key role in assembling and leading a coalition of stakeholder organizations to advocate for key policies.
  • Join BCM’s lobbyist, as needed, in meetings and work groups with elected and appointed officials and staff members in the legislature, executive branch, government agencies, and key thought leaders, to execute BCM’s policy agenda.
  • Create effective written internal and external communications materials on policy matters, including use of social media platforms, in partnership with the management team.
  • Review, with staff and appropriate consultants and experts, support for advocacy positions including briefing materials, presentations, reports and handouts communicating policy material for accuracy and political tone.
  • Make educational presentations and serve as spokesperson for the organization on policy matters, as required.
  • Analyze pending legislation and develop recommendations for BCM’s response, drafting amendments and providing data and policy impact information to staff, policy makers and stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the organizations’ lobbyist and strategic partners to review, support/oppose, draft, amend and/or explain legislation.
  • Maintain an active, positive, working relationship with other state and national organizational partners and key stakeholders important to the development and execution of BCM’s policy agenda.
  • Communicate with and, if appropriate, negotiate with stakeholder organizations regarding their support or opposition to BCM’s legislative priorities.
  • Communicate with and manage relations with national organizations working in support of BCM’s goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Administrative:

  • Supervise and train policy and research staff, consultants, interns, and volunteers
  • Develop policy and research work plans and establish benchmarks
  • Manage consultants and vendor contracts for policy and research
  • Manage recruitment and interview process for open policy and research staff positions
  • Assist in developing funding reports, presenting to major donors and funders, and attending national events as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Director of Policy must have:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience:
  • Understanding the appropriations process and analyzing state budget information.
  • Reading and accurately summarizing legal, statutory, regulatory and research materials.
  • Working closely with key decision-makers to achieve policy goals.
  • Reviewing, evaluating, and accurately communicating relevant data, statistics, and research findings to explain the impact of policy proposals.
  • Building consensus among bipartisan groups of issue stakeholders.
  • Leading meetings/convening, participating in legislative work groups, delivering presentations or speeches and working with a wide range of external audiences.
  • A demonstrated commitment to criminal justice reform and to BCM’s mission.
  • The ability to understand, clearly articulated and convincingly advocate for bcm’s policy objectives.
  • Substantial knowledge of corrections, sentencing and parole policies.
  • Writing and editing skills, with close attention to detail and accuracy; ability to convey key content effectively to a broad spectrum of audiences, from experts to the general public.
  • Ability to analyze data from a number of sources with close attention to detail. •
  • Project and personnel management skills, with experience leading long-term complex projects.
  • Time and resource management skills, with experience meeting ambitious, measurable goals.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Law degree or advanced degree in public policy strongly preferred.

Compensation

The salary is based on experience and qualification.

To Apply

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