Public Policy Manager (Africa)

  • Luno
  • Multiple
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full time Management

Job Description

About the team: 

The Public Policy team is one of our newest and most exciting additions at Luno. Working with our broader Legal & Compliance framework, the Public Policy team works with governments across the world to help fulfil our mission of providing crypto for all. 

The role in a nutshell:

We are looking for a talented and experienced Public Policy Manager, who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is up for the challenge of leading Luno’s engagement with governments, central banks and financial regulators globally. 

You will work closely with Luno’s Communications, Public Relations, Compliance and Legal teams to strengthen existing, and develop new, relationships across the many markets in which we operate. In doing so, you will play an integral part in Luno’s ongoing efforts to shape the crypto regulatory environment and demonstrate the enormously positive financial and societal impact that cryptocurrencies have.

Your mission will be

  • You will be leading Luno’s engagement with the government across the region. 
  • You will develop and communicate core initiatives and strategy, and ultimately build out our presence across the region. 
  • You will maintain an in-depth understanding of the public policy landscape, quickly identifying key policy issues and working with teams across the business to understand and distil Luno’s perspective on those issues for communication to external stakeholders.
  • You will create and execute public policy advocacy campaigns to support Luno’s strategic objectives and protect and enhance our reputation with government and regulatory audiences.
  • You will be a key Luno spokesperson on public policy matters externally, including through frequent interaction with regulatory and governmental stakeholders.
  • You will regularly brief, and provide advice to, Luno’s Senior Management team on public policy matters.

A little about you:

  • 5 + years of experience in either a political, government affairs, or policy environment, ideally in the fintech, or financial services sector.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to understand and adapt to different regulatory environments. 
  • A strong understanding of public policy affecting new and innovative markets.
  • A willingness to collaborate across geographies, functional areas and competencies.
  • A predisposition for taking ownership and consistently delivering excellence.
  • A desire for continuous learning, with the ability to quickly adapt to an ever-changing environment.

Life at Luno:

  • Forward-thinking and ambitious team that values diversity, hard work, and the continuous quest for excellence.
  • Remote but reachable work policy gives you the freedom to choose between working from home or the office.
  • Improve body and mind, with excellent private medical insurance. 
  • Free training courses on Udemy and CodeAcademy.
  • Generous maternity / paternity and even paw-ternity for your furry friend.
  • Annual Inspiration Day.
  • A collaborative, friendly work community, with regular social events and virtual cooking, dancing, drawing and house planting classes hosted by our Lunauts. 
  • Free lunch and snacks.
  • Free access to Headspace – a full library of guided meditations, sleep stories, and music.
  • 0 fees with Luno from the day you start.*

*Offer only available on Luno Instant Buy, not Luno Exchange

About us:

Luno makes it simple to buy, store and explore crypto. More than 10 million people have chosen to invest in crypto with Luno using our platform, which is available on Apple, Android and as a desktop experience. We’ve enabled over $52bn of transactions and we securely store over $1bn for our customers around the world.

Our mission is to put the power of crypto in everyone's hands because we believe that giving people access to a robust and fair financial system is a basic human right. We are with customers at every step of their investment journey with clear, jargon-free information and an easy-to-use app experience that helps people get started from as little as $10.

In order to make crypto accessible to everyone, everywhere, we’re on the ground in more than 40 markets across North America, Africa, Asia and Europe. We are registered with all local financial intelligence authorities and proud of our strong Anti Money Laundry measures and world-leading compliance teams. All the crypto we store for our customers is regularly verified by independent auditors.  Luno is the trusted guide that will bring crypto to over 1 billion people by 2030.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not negatively discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.