Africa Public Policy Manager, Connectivity

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

We are looking for a public policy expert who can combine a passion for technology's potential to create opportunity and to make Africa more open and connected, with deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics across sub-Saharan Africa. The Africa Public Policy Manager, Connectivity & Access, will support the Africa Public Policy Connectivity and Access Lead and will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times, including privacy, safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic growth, and new opportunities for democratic engagement.

The Africa Public Policy Manager, Connectivity & Access will be focused on helping to analyze, develop and communicate, both internally and externally, on important policy issues relating to access, connectivity and ICTs, infrastructure, energy access, spectrum harmonization, satellite, and other relevant regulatory and policy issues. Candidates should have strong knowledge of Internet and telecommunications law and policy. They should also have excellent writing and analytical skills and be passionate about our mission of making the world more open and connected.

Location for this role is flexible, with a strong preference is for a candidate based in Africa, but may be based in London depending upon candidate, with at least 75% travel to key markets across Africa.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identifying, monitoring, and analyzing the regulatory and policy issues relevant to connectivity/access and Facebook's business priorities
  • Developing and articulating our policy positions in briefing papers, consultation responses and internal policy meetings
  • Communicating Facebook's positions in public presentations and also engaging with key stakeholders on the same
  • Working across Facebook's connectivity initiatives and teams to formulate coherent and holistic connectivity policy engagement positions
  • Working in partnership with internal teams on the strategy for building relationships with policy makers, civil society and academics for connectivity initiatives
  • Advising Facebook teams to guide the development of products, services and policies
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • 6+ years of work experience in field of law or public policy in the field of access and connectivity
  • Keen understanding of political systems and relevant policy and civil society institutions across sub-Saharan Africa
  • Demonstrated substantive policy experience in at least one of the 48 countries covered by this role
  • Demonstrated substantive regulatory/policy experience in a Francophone country in Africa
  • Experience living and working in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience working with regional and/or international organizations focused on Africa's ICT Development
  • Excellent judgment, superior written/verbal communication and persuasive skills (writing samples required), creativity, perspective, the ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment
  • Experience in policy engagement or development for a multi-national corporation or institution
  • Fluency in written and conversational English and French required Interest in and ability to travel frequently (at least 60-75%) throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular focus on Francophone countries
  • Native proficiency in at least one other language from the Francophone region very strongly preferred
  • Fluency in technology and a passion for Facebook's mission to make the world more open and connected
  • Competitive Salary including the following benefits apply
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • Pension Benefits
  • Life Assurance
  • Childcare Benefits
  • Gym Benefits
  • Transport benefits
  • Laundry Benefit
  • Posted: Aug 2 2018
  • Closing date: Aug 31 2018


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