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Facebook Public Policy Associate Manager, Bangladesh in Singapore

Intro:

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.

Summary:

Facebook is seeking a Public Policy Associate Manager for Bangladesh to join the APAC Public Policy team. The person will combine a passion for technology's potential to create opportunity and to connect the community across the region in a safe and responsible manner, with deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics within the region. 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, NGOs, academia, industry associations, technology companies or other relevant organizations. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and the globe, engage with trade associations and third party groups. The successful applicant will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including privacy, safety, freedom of expression and growth of the digital economy. This position will be based in Singapore and will report to the Head of Public Policy for South Asia.

Required Skills:

  1. Monitor Bangladesh for policy issues at the intersection of technology, social media and local developments impacting the growth of digital economy and society

  2. Work with policymakers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private sector organizations on issues of safety, security, content policy and other technology-relevant public policy concerns

  3. Represent Facebook in meetings and public events with policymakers and stakeholders

  4. Evaluate the impact of legislative, regulatory, and industry proposals

  5. Assist in the development and management of Facebook's policies on particular issues or product areas

  6. Work with cross functional teams across product, legal, marketing and communications across the company to ensure that Facebook products and programs are advancing external understanding around key policy issues

  7. Respond to questions and consultations from external stakeholders on relevant policy issues

  8. Build creative partnerships with advocacy groups, academia and industry bodies

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 4+ years of experience in related areas of public policy such as legislation and/or government relations and advocacy

  2. Keen understanding of political systems and relevant policy and civil society institutions as well local understanding of the context in Bangladesh and broader South Asia

  3. Excellent judgment, excellent communication and persuasive skills, creativity, perspective, the ability to work in a dynamic environment

  4. Ability to drive and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously

  5. Ability to think, plan, and execute resourcefully and creatively

  6. Passion for connecting the unconnected, and experience with relevant policy issues, including hate speech, content, privacy, open internet, online safety, small and medium business, etc.

  7. Fluency in both written and conversational English is required as the role interacts with internal cross functional partners in English.

  8. Fluency in conversational Bangla Language is essential because this role focus on managing stakeholders and partners/government officials in a location where communications are generally made in Bangla

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience in policy advocacy and engagement or development for a multinational corporation or institution in South Asia

  2. Fluency in written Bangla is preferred because a successful candidate will be advising on strategy regarding policy development in Bangladesh

Industry: Internet

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