Manager, Government Engagement

  • Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Full-time

Company Description

Everyone at Visa works with one goal in mind – making sure that Visa is the best way to pay and be paid, for everyone everywhere. This is our global vision and the common purpose that unites the entire Visa team. As a global payments technology company, tech is at the heart of what we do: Our VisaNet network processes over 13,000 transactions per second for people and businesses around the world, enabling them to use digital currency instead of cash and checks. We are also global advocates for financial inclusion, working with partners around the world to help those who lack access to financial services join the global economy. Visa’s sponsorships, including the Olympics and FIFA™ World Cup, celebrate teamwork, diversity, and excellence throughout the world. If you have a passion to make a difference in the lives of people around the world, Visa offers an uncommon opportunity to build a strong, thriving career. Visa is fuelled by our team of talented employees who continuously raise the bar on delivering the convenience and security of digital currency to people all over the world. Join our team and find out how Visa is everywhere you want to be.

Job Description

This dynamic position, to be based in Visa’s Karachi office, requires a proactive, solution oriented, articulate, strategic thinker, who is able to operate and interact with different levels of Government officials. The position involves frequent travel between Karachi and Islamabad.

Position Summary

The position will be responsible for managing all of Visa’s interaction with key government officials, policy makers, public influencers and regulators in Pakistan.

  • Visa is well positioned to leverage potential partnerships with national government agencies particularly in the areas of financial inclusion, economic digitization, the delivery of social services, government disbursements and collection, and other potential government programs that may benefit from the application of digital payments;
  • The expansion of the industry in general, and Visa in particular, is not hindered by intrusive political or regulatory intervention;
  • Visa’s profile and reputation are optimized through the delivery of coordinated communications and education targeted at key central bank officials, regulators, government officials, and other policy makers
  • Visa’s outreach and messaging in the Pakistan is consistent with similar efforts in other key markets around the world

Key responsibilities for the position

  • Develop and implement an effective Government Engagement strategy for the area of responsibility
  • Lead the development and building of stakeholder relationships with Governments, businesses and non-governmental organizations at all levels
  • Ensure that Government Engagement plans are aligned with Visa’s strategic business objectives
  • Establish and maintain effective long term relations with Governments and other external stakeholders at the appropriate levels
  • Monitor the regulatory and policy management environment in Pakistan in order to make timely interventions to protect Visa’s commercial interests
  • Identify opportunities and support business development programs and initiatives
  • Manage day to day Government Engagement operations and represent Visa at relevant forums in Pakistan
  • Ensure optimization of meeting targets and Government Engagement objectives by introducing best practices
  • Build and maintain internal relationships and enhance an understanding of the function within the company                                    


Key competencies

  • General understanding of the digital payments industry and its economic and social impact
  • Proven track record and experience in all aspects of developing and implementing stakeholder relations strategies
  • In-depth knowledge of the local business and political environments in Pakistan
  • Political and business acumen
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • A motivated, self- starter who is able to work independently, within a team, and without daily supervision
  • A team player, able to work across various Visa functions
  • Computer literacy
  • Fluency in English and Urdu is essential

Job Scope

  • Reports to the Head of Government Engagement for the Middle East and North Africa
  • Works very closely with country, group-level, and global colleagues including country management, Corporate Communications, Legal, Marketing, Strategy, Risk Management, Social Impact and Products departments
  • Liaises closely with Government Engagement colleagues around the world to develop and refine best practices
  • Works with cross divisional business teams as subject matter expert on policy and regulatory issues and government relations

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