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  • Posted: Apr 21, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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 buil...
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    Strategic Partner Manager, Communities

    About the job
    Facebook is seeking to grow its Community Partnerships team with a Strategic Partner Manager for Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to support a selected group of hand curated community leaders who have built and grown relevant and impactful communities on and offline. The Community Partnerships team's mission is to empower community leaders to start, grow and sustain meaningful communities around the world.The team serves community leaders to understand and address their needs in sustaining and strengthening their communities. We succeed when community leaders thrive. This person will support a portfolio of community leaders in SSA (with a focus on Nigeria, Kenya & South Africa) through community management and product education strategies. This includes equipping leaders with tools and training to grow and engage their members, facilitating peer-to-peer support and leveraging adoption of Facebook products to develop their communities and have impact on- and offline. Through operational rigor and knowledge of their vertical and partner set, this person will also work cross-functionally across different teams to help shape our products, inform strategy on approaches to new partnerships opportunities, and optimize new experiences and processes to ensure our partners are successful.

    Strategic Partner Manager, Communities Responsibilities:

    • Identify key community leaders in Sub Saharan Africa to be our strategic partners and work with Partnerships team to successfully onboard them into our programs
    • Support partners to grow, engage and sustain their communities, maximizing their impact on and offline
    • Become the primary point of contact for and maintain strong direct executive relationships with Facebook’s key community partners
    • Build and drive partner strategy to support community building on Facebook across the family of apps, with a focus on Facebook Groups
    • Develop deep product expertise with an ability to collect and synthesize meaningful feedback and translate it into high quality insights to inform product roadmaps across a variety of product teams
    • Recruit for and run early stage product testing of multiple product features amongst a diverse set of community leaders
    • Identify growth initiatives, synthesize trends in the ecosystem and couple these with insights from partners
    • Partner cross-functionally with a variety of teams, including Product, Marketing and Operations teams to advocate for partner needs and build functionality to support and recognize the work of community leaders
    • Adapt quickly to product changes and limitations and communicate these changes strategically to stakeholders, both internally and externally
    • Ability to travel internationally, up to 25% of the time with flexibility to work across time zones and influence remote teams

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Extensive experience working in a partner management, business development, strategic partnerships or equivalent function
    • BA/BS degree
    • Proven track record of working with community organisations in Sub Saharan Africa

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with Facebook products that can be leveraged to build community
    • Experience with community management in building communities and harnessing the power of people coming together
    • Experience collaborating cross-functionally and building consensus among multiple stakeholders in an entrepreneurial, high-expectation environment
    • Scrappy, resourceful, action and detail-oriented, with a high ownership mindset to deliver measurable impact
    • Fluency in French
    • Experience working with an extensive network with organisations in the tech or start-up ecosystem across Sub Saharan Africa

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    Network Investment Manager (Africa and Middle East)

    Network Investment Manager (Africa and Middle East) Responsibilities

    • Develops supply strategies, including joint build efforts with partner organizations with similar connectivity needs
    • Manages a portfolio of fiber infrastructure suppliers in the African and Middle East region
    • Identifies suppliers, negotiates commercial terms, and works with the legal department to negotiate and execute supplier contracts
    • Manages and develops partner relationships across a diverse range of countries
    • Oversees the performance of the contracts, tracking and ensuring supplier compliance within the terms and conditions of the contract, processing of supplier invoices, and renegotiate contract terms as needed
    • Understands the telecom wholesale market technological and commercial developments and positions Meta in the right place. Represents Meta network team in conferences and trade shows
    • Keeps track of price trends in the market to ensure best in class commercial terms for Meta
    • Works closely with cross functional teams to develop network requirement and acquisition strategies
    • Works closely with finance and planning teams to develop budgets, forecasts and long-range investment plans
    • Works closely with accounting and accounts payable for accurate processing of supplier invoices and compliance with accounting guidelines
    • Generates clear and objective investment analysis and recommendations for investment approvals
    • Identify internal workflow improvements to define the requirements for development improvements
    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time abroad
    • Works well within a diverse cross border ream

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BA/BSC or equivalent in technical or business related field with at least 5 years of relevant experience
    • Good understanding and experience in fiber infrastructure, subsea cables and market players specializing in Africa and Middle East
    • Proven experience of business development projects and managing joint investments with partners across multiple regions

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Demonstrates proven track record in the understanding of subsea cables (preferred) and / or terrestrial fiber infrastructure
    • Business and technical knowledge of networking particularly in transport technologies
    • Experience to analyze and present quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of investment alternatives and recommendations
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including relationship building and collaboration within a diverse, cross-functional team and with external partners, West Africa experience would be additive.
    • Multilingual in 1 or more regional business languages, proficiency in French would be bonus

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