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Head of Public Policy, North Africa

Posted: 12 Apr 2021 Closes: 12 May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1729515104

Facebook is seeking a strategic thinker to join our North Africa (including Egypt & Sudan) Public Policy team as a Public Policy Manager. You will work on issues related to the Internet and Facebook's mission of giving people the power to build community and bringing the world closer together. In this role, you will be responsible for understanding Facebook's policies and business priorities, being able to communicate those to policymakers and stakeholders. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and the globe, engage with trade associations and third party groups.

Head of Public Policy, North Africa Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships externally with policymakers, industry leaders and civil society organizations

  • Cross-functionally work with internal stakeholders such as communications, legal and the broader policy team

  • Advocate, internally and externally, policy positions that keep Facebook and the broader technology industry competitive and innovative

  • Represent Facebook in meetings with external policymakers and stakeholders

  • Develop and execute strategies for engaging with external policymakers and civil society leaders around issues important to Facebook and the people we serve

  • Communicate Facebook's positions to policymakers and to external stakeholders

  • Identify, monitor and analyze relevant policy trends and issues of importance to the company

  • Articulate our policy positions in briefing papers, consultation responses and internal policy meetings

  • Advise internal colleagues and teams on public policy matters to help guide the development of products, services and policies

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Law, Public Policy or related field

  • 15+ year experience in the field including 5+ year experience in public policy in technology or media

  • Proven track record in policy partnership/campaign building in the technology field

  • Deep knowledge of North Africa and North African policy environment

  • Superb English and Arabic verbal and written communications skills

  • Ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced, high-growth environment

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and collaborate cross functionally while being accountable to public policy matters

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in policy on areas including privacy, content, safety/security, social good, innovation, entrepreneurship and internet governance and connectivity


About the Facebook company

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 committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to


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