Public Policy Director, India - Data Economy and Emerging Tech
Gurgaon, India
1d ago

As Facebook has become part of the daily lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world, policy makers in different countries naturally wish to talk to us, and we wish to engage with them.

Our Global Public Policy team manages these conversations engaging with the policy ecosystem , applying principles of multi-stakeholder dialog, sharing information about the company's products, activities, our programs and investments in local communities and responding to queries from politicians, governments and regulators, participating and providing input into the Policy and regulation development of the internet sector.

We are looking for a superb Public Policy leader who can combine a passion Facebook and our family of apps with a deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in the internet sector in India.

Successful candidate will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times.

The role specifically involves leading a team with a special focus on data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, AR, VR, taxation policies and new and emerging tech areas for Facebook.

This position is based in Gurgaon and reports to our Policy Director for the region.PUBLIC POLICY DIRECTOR, INDIA - DATA ECONOMY AND EMERGING TECH RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor the Indian political and policy environment for issues that interest and impact Facebook and its family of apps
  • Manage a multi-stakeholder engagement framework and work with the Government of India and other South Asian governments, private sector , non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on issues of digital economy and digital society such privacy, cybersecurity and new and emerging tech areas for Facebook
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with policy-makers, elected officials, governments and political parties
  • Build and represent facebook in multi-stakeholder coalitions to help advance and support Facebook’s policy agenda
  • Be a strong talking head and communicate Facebook’s positions in public presentations, industry associations and other public forums
  • Enhance the policy community's understanding of the Facebook and its family of apps better
  • Advise our product teams on relevant public policy matters emerging in India
  • Manage a team of policy managers to advance our policy development agendas as noted above

  • 15+ years of demonstrated experience in policy development, political affairs, legislative analysis and development and advocacy work
  • Keen understanding of India's political system, environment and institutions
  • Outstanding judgment and persuasive skills, creativity, and the ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Interest in emerging technologies and policy work
  • Superb representation, written and oral communications skills
  • Fluency in technology , strong technical skills and a passion for Facebook and its family of apps
  • Be a team leader and proven capability to manage and grow a high performing team

  • Advanced degree in public policy, social sciences, a related field or law degree preferred
  • Experience in policy work for a large corporation or think tank preferred
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