Facebook Public Policy Manager, SADC Jobs in South Africa

Facebook Public Policy Manager, SADC Jobs in South Africa

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  • Monitor key countries across the SADC region for policy issues at the intersection of technology, social media, emerging market entry/growth
  • Inform and support Facebook’s connectivity agenda and programs across the SADC region
  • Work with Facebook’s Politics & Government team to promote the use of Facebook as a platform for citizen and voter engagement to policymakers and NGOs and other political influencers
  • Work with Facebook’s Safety and Policy Programs teams and external policy and civil society partners to create and implement country and regional policy programs
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with politicians and policymakers
  • Build coalitions to help advance and support key policy issues
  • Work with our policy programs team to create and implement programs to address key policy issues
    across the region
  • Communicate Facebook’s positions on key policy issues in public presentations to a wide range of audiences
  • Identify and advise Facebook on emerging public policy issues
  • Support the Africa Public Policy team on any other priority policy issues and programs


  • A degree or advanced degree in a related field
  • Keen understanding of political systems, and relevant policy and civil society institutions across Africa – with a particular focus on the SADC region
  • Detailed knowledge of regulatory and legislative processes at national and regional level a further advantage
  • Significant experience living and working in at least one country in the SADC region required
  • Excellent judgment, excellent communication and persuasive skills, 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 civil society institution
  • Passion for connecting the unconnected, and extensive experience with relevant policy issues, including internet governance, data privacy, human rights/free expression, taxation, net neutrality, child online protection, etc
  • Superb written and oral communications skills (writing samples required)
  • Fluency in both written and conversational English, and native fluency in at least one regionally relevant language
  • Interest and ability to travel frequently (at least 50%) throughout the region
  • Fluency in technology and a passion for Facebook’s mission.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Facebook Public Policy Manager, SADC Jobs in South Africa

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