Head of Public Policy, Vietnam

Organisation :

Facebook

Location : Singapore

Function : Communications & Public Policy

Organisation type : For Profit Organization

Industry : Internet

Posted on : 01 Feb 2018

Application Deadline : 15 Feb 2018

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.
The Head of Public Policy, Vietnam will be Facebook’s primary contact with Vietnamese stakeholders. This includes government, policy-makers, civil society, academic institutions. He or she will work closely with the Public Policy team in APAC and globally. The position will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for articulating our mission to build community and bring the world closer together. The successful applicant will become part of a team that is dealing with some of the most interesting public policy challenges of our times including privacy, safety, freedom of expression, the impact of the Internet on established business models, and new opportunities for public service delivery.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor the Vietnamese political and policy environment for issues that interest and impact the company
  • Work with the Vietnamese policymakers, private sector partners and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on issues of privacy, safety and security, intellectual property, e-governance, content policy and other technology-relevant public policy concerns
  • Promote the use of Facebook with policy-makers and influencers in both electoral and governing bodies
  • Represent Facebook in meetings with policy-makers
  • Build industry coalitions to help advance and support Facebook’s public policy agenda
  • Communicate Facebook’s positions in public conferences, forums and with media
  • Enhance the policy community's understanding of the Facebook platform
  • Advise Facebook teams on public policy matters related to and emerging in Vietnam

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of demonstrated experience managing legislation and/or government relations and advocacy work
  • Keen understanding of Vietnam's political system, environment and institutions
  • Outstanding judgment and persuasive skills, creativity, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Experience in policy work for a multinational corporation or government preferred
  • Interest in emerging technologies and policy work
  • Superb written and oral communications skills
  • Proficiency in Vietnamese and the English language in both conversation and writing
  • Advanced degree in public policy, a related field or law degree preferred
  • Fluency in technology and a passion for Facebook