Facebook Director of Policy Programs, EMEA in London, United Kingdom


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 looking for a strategic leader to manage our Policy Programs work in EMEA and spearhead partnerships that demonstrate the value of Facebook's platform to advance economic growth and social good, as well as build programs that address issue areas like privacy, false news, and controversial content. As part of Facebook’s Global Public Policy organization, the Programs team is responsible for designing, developing and launching global programs that leverage the extraordinary reach of Facebook to promote positive economic and social impact, and that help to proactively mitigate the biggest issues of the day.

We are looking for a candidate who can build a regional strategy and direct a high-performing team to execute on impactful programs across the Europe, Middle East & Africa region. You should have a clear understanding of the policy challenges Facebook faces and ambitious, strategic and creative ideas for how to address them. You must be able to work cross functionally with senior leaders across the company and help set our proactive policy agenda across the region.

You will be an enthusiastic and thoughtful manager, adept at understanding complex policy and reputation challenges and passionate about the mission of Facebook. You should be a true diplomat and adept at managing relationships both inside and outside of the company as well as an expert communicator.

This position is full time and based at our London Office.

Required Skills:

  1. Understand, identify and anticipate policy challenges affecting Facebook in key markets across EMEA and build proactive strategies

  2. Lead conversations with local Public Policy teams and devise proactive strategies for addressing key issue areas and building relationships with policy makers, civil society and academics

  3. Design complex international projects, including impact assessment and budgetary requirements across the region

  4. Manage a team of programs managers who work with political bodies, policymakers and non-governmental organizations on technology policy issues

  5. Engage and manage external consultants to deliver programming across the EMEA region

  6. Represent Facebook in meetings with key stakeholders and with senior internal colleagues

  7. Lead on and ensure consistency in approach to Facebook's policy issues across the region

  8. Coordinate internal and external players across countries and time zones, keeping all informed of progress and deadlines

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Significant experience in public policy, MBA or law degree preferred.

  2. Experience working with political systems and institutions as well as policy, politics and communications

  3. Experience with analytical and creative approach to policy issues, as well as cross functional team player

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

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

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

  7. Experience in people management and overseeing a large budget

  8. Deep interest in technology and related policy issues

  9. Willingness to travel

  10. Passion for Facebook and its mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together

  11. Excellent written and oral communications skills

  12. Fluency in English required, additional languages a plus

Industry: Internet