Policy Communications Manager (SSA) at Meta Nigeria (Formerly Facebook)



  2022-01-12
  Lagos

Meta (Formerly Facebook Nigeria) – Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Over 2 billion people use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger every month to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Facebook is defined by our unique culture – one that rewards impact. We encourage people to be bold and solve the problems they care most about. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products, constantly iterating. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished” reminds us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Policy Communications Manager (SSA)

Location: Lagos

Job Details

  • The Policy Communications Managers key role will be to support a wide variety of press-facing policy issues across Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • You will need to understand the complex multi-country media environment, our policies, the social debate around our platforms and the cultural context of multiple countries.
  • You will be part of the Sub-Saharan Africa Communications team and work closely with the EMEA Policy Communications team and country policy teams to communicate the companies position on some of the most interesting tech related policy issues of our time, including privacy, safety and security, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on economic growth, cybersecurity and new opportunities for democratic engagement.

Responsibilities

  • Manage policy related press issues for the region
  • Work closely with country comms and policy teams to tackle issues and build proactive communications moments that advance the company’s position on key policy areas
  • Counsel cross-functional partners on communications considerations for policy changes, product updates and other announcements that will impact the SSA region
  • Draft statements and messaging
  • Train and brief spokespeople on policy issues
  • Distill complex policy concepts into plain language for press and the broader community across the region

Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant and relevant experience of working on complex, high-profile press-facing issues
  • Understanding of press, politics and political structures across the region
  • Superb English verbal and written communications skills. Fluency in English is required with additional African languages a plus
  • The successful candidate must be located in the Africa region, Kenya, Nigeria or South Arica.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Team player with strong project management, decision-making and negotiation skills
  • Excellent judgment, excellent communication and persuasive skills, creativity, perspective, the ability to work with minimal supervision in a dynamic environment
  • Self-starter that with a desire to tackle hard issues
  • Excellent writer and communications skills.

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