Policy Programs Lead, Africa

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Facebook is looking for a Policy Programs Manager to build partnerships that demonstrate the value of Facebook's platform to advance economic growth and social good across Africa. As part of Facebook’s Africa Public Policy organization, the Programs team is responsible for designing, developing and launching programs that leverage the extraordinary reach of Facebook to promote social, economic, and cultural impact across the Continent.

We are looking for candidates who can build partnerships with strategic constituents and deliver high impact programs across Africa. You should have a clear understanding of the policy challenges Facebook faces and ambitious and creative ideas about how to address them. You must have the ability to rally colleagues from across the company to scale, run & measure programs and investments. You should be highly organised and impact oriented and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.

This position is full time and based in our London Office.

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: Friday 5 October 2018
Closing date: Friday 2 November 2018


  • Identify, monitor, and analyze policy issues affecting Facebook in key markets across Africa and identify proactive strategies
  • Work in partnership with Africa Public Policy on the strategy for building relationships with policy makers, civil society and academics
  • Work with political bodies, policymakers and non-governmental organizations on technology policy issues
  • Build & manage meaningful partnerships with key organizations across the region
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with key stakeholders
  • Collaborate and ensure consistency in approach to Facebook's policy issues across the region
  • Coordinate internal and external players across countries and time zones, keeping all informed of progress and deadlines
  • Experience working with political systems and institutions as well as policy, politics and communications
  • Experience with an analytical and creative approach to policy issues, as well as with working cross functionally
  • Ability to drive and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully and creatively
  • Interest in technology and related policy issues
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently and extensively across the region
  • Passion for Facebook and its mission to make the world more open and connected
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in English required, additional languages a plus

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