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Strategic Engagement Lead

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15 Jun 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a role at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast-growing organisation. We are looking for a strategic engagement lead who has a passion for technology's potential to create opportunity and to give people across Africa, the Middle East and Turkey the power to create community. We are looking for a person with the imagination, vision and skills to create and implement a holistic strategic stakeholder engagement operational plan in partnership with public policy teams across the region. The Strategic Engagements Lead will report to the Strategic Projects Head, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey (AMET), and will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including privacy, safety and security, freedom of expression, Internet shutdowns, the impact of the Internet on economic growth, and the intersection between technology and human rights. The primary objectives are to enable the AMET Public Policy team to engage much more strategically with policy influencers and stakeholders, and to connect relationships, programs, partnerships more tightly to team and company policy objectives The candidate must have a highly flexible skillset to juggle a range of tasks, including, but not limited to, creating a CRM strategy for policy influencers across the region, providing the regional and functional teams with event and programming support, liaising with multiple internal teams on policy influencer issues including verifications and other platform issues. This person will also assist the Strategic Projects Head with strategic initiatives and special projects, manage prep for speeches, panels and meetings. The ideal candidate will need to drive projects from concept to delivery, excel at working collaboratively cross-functionally, deliver high-quality work under severe time constraints and exercise absolute discretion at all times. Significant experience working with senior leaders across multiple sectors, high level customer support, coordinating logistics for high profile/high impact events and coordinating cross-functional projects is essential. This position is full-time STE and based in our office in London.

Strategic Engagement Lead Responsibilities
  • At least 6 years of professional experience in relationship management/stakeholder engagement
  • Significant client services experience
  • Significant understanding of systems of power and issues related to equity
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of political environments and dynamics
  • Experience navigating Facebook
  • Experience with Facebook operations
  • Understanding of Facebook platforms/products most used by policy influencers
  • Excellent judgment, excellent communication skills, creativity, perspective, the ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment
  • Detail and structure oriented and the ability to manage a wide range of requests, projects, etc. driven by business priorities
  • Experience working with and documenting for executives or policy officials

    Minimum Qualifications
    • Experience working with and documenting for executives or policy officials
    • Powerpoint/keynote/excel wizard
    • Strong interpersonal skills, and capacity to build a variety of strong cross functional relationships
    • Good written and oral communications skills (writing samples required)
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