Director of Public Policy, APAC

(Singapore)

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.

As Facebook has become part of the daily lives of more than two billion people around the world, policymakers in many countries naturally wish to talk with us, and we wish to facilitate an ongoing dialogue with them as our service offerings grow and change. The Public Policy team manages these conversations, sharing information about the company's products and activities, responding to queries from politicians, policymakers and regulators, educating and training organizations and their representatives about how to use the Facebook platform, and providing input into the development of regulation of the internet sector – with the goal of furthering the company's mission of making the world more open and connected. We are looking for superb policy communicators who can combine a passion for Facebook with a deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in their markets. The Director of Public Policy APAC will lead our strategic engagement with policymakers and partner with our sales, communications, legal, and other regional leaders primarily focused on South East Asia. They will work closely with other leaders of the global Privacy and Public Policy teams. This position is based in Singapore and will report into the Director, Global Public Policy.

Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic public policy and government affairs efforts in the region focusing primarily on SEA
  • Work with government and non-governmental organizations on issues of data protection, safety and security, intellectual property, e-governance, free expression, and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
  • Monitor the SEA political environment and beyond for policy issues that interest the company
  • Educate policymakers and influencers in both electoral and governing bodies on best practices using our services
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with politicians and policymakers as needed across the region
  • Build coalitions to help advance and support Facebook's policy agenda
  • Communicate Facebook's positions in public presentations and with media
  • Advise other Facebook teams on public policy matters emerging in SEA

Minimum Qualifications

  • Passion for emerging technologies, policy work, and Facebook
  • Keen understanding of Asian political systems and institutions as well as policy, politics and communications
  • Impeccable judgment and character
  • Strong analytical and creative thinking on policy issues and programs
  • Well-developed advocacy skills
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Willingness and excitement about frequent travel
  • 15+ years of demonstrated experience managing legislation and/or government relations and advocacy work
  • Extensive people management experience required
  • Experience in policy work for a multinational corporation preferred
  • Superb communication skills in English
  • Advanced degree in related field or law degree preferred

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