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- Public Policy Manager, Infra Connectivity Programs - Scale Networks, Africa

 - Public Policy Manager, Infra Connectivity Programs - Scale Networks, Africa

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.

Facebook is working on many innovative technology R&D projects that we believe will make it easier for the nearly 60% of people in the world who are not on the Internet to get online. Promoting a pro-connectivity global policy framework is essential in delivering on the promise of these new access technologies and network architectures. 


About the Job

Facebook's Public Policy team is seeking a Public Policy Manager to help us successfully plan and execute connectivity initiatives focused on scaling networks in priority countries across the world. Central to this role will be regular interaction with Facebook’s world-class technologists, the broader Facebook policy and legal teams, and also policy-makers in our key target countries, so we can drive these pro-connectivity initiatives. 

As a Public Policy Manager, this opportunity will focus on planning and execution of initiatives in partnership with a range of country-specific connectivity partners. The role will participate in and at times lead a cross-functional team responsible for the delivery of each project. This role will need to be effective at planning, execution and nimble problem-solving along the way. Any relationships the person has with key ICT, spectrum or telecommunications policy-makers will be useful in removing implementation blockers and moving forward at an aggressive pace.


Understanding of infrastructure policy issues, including telecommunications, connectivity, shared infrastructure and spectrum

Understanding of all aspects of the mobile and telecommunications industries

Engaging with senior policy-makers and executives at telecom and technology companies to drive projects forward with XFN partners

Leveraging experience with fiber, satellite, microwave or other backhaul or transit services to remove policy blockers and/or accelerate progress

Leading on all policy-related issues on at-scale projects with global service providers

Advising Facebook teams on public policy matters to guide development of products, services and policies

Representing Facebook in meetings with key stakeholders

Communicating Facebook’s positions in public presentations

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor degree in Public Policy, Business, Economics or related field required

Proven public policy experience (2+ years of telecommunications experience preferred)

Experience in mobile operator and Internet industry preferred

Interest in technology and related policy issues

Excellent written and oral communications skills


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Posted on 10 August 2017

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