Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor

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Internet Society
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Published 20 days ago

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our responsibility to improve it.

The Internet Society mobilizes technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.

If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.

The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions. Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s achievements.

About the position

The Internet Society is looking for a Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor in Brazil to join our expert staff.  This person will advance the Internet Society’s global Internet policy and advocacy objectives with a particular focus on advocacy in Brazil and Latin America.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with Internet policy expertise, advocacy skills and experience in building advocacy coalitions in Brazil, Latin America and across the world. This person will support ISOC’s advocacy goals in within region and will contribute to our efforts to build a stronger global Internet. The applicant should have a passion for the Internet and the core principles and mission of the Internet Society along with substantial knowledge of Internet public policy issues within region.

Location: Brazil - Latin America (Remote)


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Actively contribute to the execution of ISOC’s policy goals and objectives across a wide range of projects.
  • Position the Internet Society’s policy agenda strategically and powerfully with policymakers, partners and influencers in Brazil and Latin America.
  • Develop advocacy, policy and community engagement activities on Internet policy issues based on Internet Society projects.
  • Craft Internet Society positions, engagement processes, and other policy activities.
  • Work in partnership with project leaders to mobilize partners and community members to advocate for policy changes.
  • Represent the Internet Society in a variety of settings, including with governments, regional and international policy and technical fora, civil society and the private sector in a manner that maintains the high standards of the Society.
  • Research, write and edit briefing documents, papers, reports, talking points, presentations/speeches, correspondence and other materials to advance policy goals
  • Work with a globally distributed workforce and work across time zones.
  • Other duties as assigned


Desired Qualifications

  • We are looking for people who are passionate about defending the Internet, making it stronger and who have done great Internet policy and advocacy work in Brazil and Latin America.
  • A successful candidate will be deeply committed to the Internet Society’s vision and mission
  • We need someone who is collaborative and enthusiastic about working in a global, multicultural organization. To be successful, you will be a team player, a self-starter and a creative thinker.
  • Policy and advocacy skills: You should have 5-7 Years of experience in government relations, developing and maintaining strategic relationships with external decision-makers including government officials, staff and committees. 
  • The ideal candidate will be a recognized expert on Internet-related policy topics including encryption, intermediary liability regulation, and the open Internet. You should be able to translate complex Internet technical topics for a policy audience and articulate Internet Society positions on a range of Internet policy topics.
  • We are looking for someone with a natural affinity for partnership and coalition building.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to speak and write persuasively to a range of diverse audiences. Comfort with meeting facilitation and public speaking.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese is required. Proficiency in Spanish is desired.
  • Travel: Once conditions permit, this person may be expected to travel extensively.
  • Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values and objectives.
  • Experience working with a Globally distributed workforce and ability to work across time zone.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.

Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.

The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.

About the Internet Society

The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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