Director of Public Policy, ANZ and Pacific Islands

Director of Public Policy, ANZ and Pacific Islands
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Sydney, Australia
Meta is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented professional to join our Public Policy team based in our Sydney office. The person will combine a passion for our mission, technology's potential to create opportunity and to connect the community in a safe and responsible manner, with deep knowledge of the political and regulatory dynamics in Australia and New Zealand. You will work on issues related to the internet and Meta'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 Meta’s policies and business priorities, being able to communicate those to policymakers, NGOs, civil society and other stakeholders, and providing input into the development of regulation of the internet sector – with the goal of furthering the company’s mission. Additionally, you will collaborate with colleagues across the business and the globe, engage with trade associations and third party groups. You will lead 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 Sydney and reports to the Public Policy Director.
Director of Public Policy, ANZ and Pacific Islands Responsibilities
  • Monitor the political and regulatory environment in ANZ, identify and evaluate the impact of legislative, regulatory and industry proposals, risks and opportunities to the company
  • 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
  • Represent Meta in meetings and public events with policymakers and stakeholders
  • Assist in the development and management of Meta's policies on particular issues or product areas
  • Lead a lean team and work with cross functional teams including product, legal, marketing and communications across the company to ensure that Meta technologies and programs are advancing external understanding around key policy issues
  • Respond to questions and consultations from external stakeholders on relevant policy issues
Minimum Qualifications
  • 15+ years of experience in related areas of public policy such as legislation and/or government relations and advocacy, with experience managing technology related and/or complex policy issues
  • Understanding of political systems and relevant policy and civil society institutions as well local understanding of the context in ANZ
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and present effectively to diverse audience
  • Ability to think, plan and execute resourcefully and creatively in a dynamic environment and ability to drive and manage multiple projects and campaigns simultaneously
  • Experience in people management, characterized by culture of inclusion
  • Proven track record of collaborative approach to problem solving, experience building internal relationships and operating effectively with cross-functional partners, experience advising teams and senior executives on policy matters
  • Bachelor’s degree in policy, international affairs, or other relevant fields
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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