Facebook is looking for an inspiring and expert Human Rights Manager to join its Human Rights Team. The team inspires Facebookers to protect the rights of the people who use our products (and others) around the globe. We help Facebook teams prioritize, decide, and act in ways that respect and support human rights.
This person will work to define and manage human rights risks, implement our commitment to respect human rights and translate principles into action.
In this role, you will work with a committed human rights team and many allies to build and implement Facebook’s corporate human rights policy, announced March 2021, as well as its commitments as a member of the Global Network Initiative. Your work will create significant global impact, bridging communities across human rights, tech, conflict prevention, and business.
The human rights team is building 24/7 capacity across multiple locations. The human rights manager will work creatively and dynamically with other team members, to (1) lead a range of due diligence projects and strategies to ensure we “know and show” our human rights risks, according to global standards (2) work with policy and operational teams to mitigate key risks, iterating against 3 year maturity framework, (3) inspire and co-design product or policy actions to support human rights defenders and (4) engage with a wide range of national and regional stakeholders in civil society, government, and other sectors.
This is a chance to join a new ambitious, creative, and impactful team. You should be an excellent listener, passionate about protecting the rights of the most vulnerable, with a strong background in human rights or conflict prevention or related policy, operations, or law. You should be able to translate human rights principles into actionable insights with a track record of innovating to solve practical and policy issues over the short and long term.
This is a full-time position based in London or Dublin. Facebook’s human rights team is part of Trust and Safety, part of the global policy organization. This position does not involve responsibility for supply chain management, which is led by our global sustainability team.
Human Rights Policy Manager Responsibilities
- Provide swift and expert advice on human rights policy and risk mitigations to a wide array of internal stakeholders, including policy teams, operational teams, and management
- Detect, analyze, and respond to global events, identifying rights priorities and developing fast paced strategy and responses to respect rights
- Define, initiate, and manage complex human rights due diligence initiatives, including product, country, and policy work. Drive methodological and process innovation, as well as world-best training. Drive consensus for, follow up, and monitor implementation
- Influence the development of policies and products that impact human rights, human rights defenders, and vulnerable populations
- Build persuasive and supportive relationships with cross-functional partners in Product, Engineering, Operations, Policy, Communications, and Legal
- Work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including CSOs, other companies, human rights activists , and regional or global human rights institutions
- BA or equivalent professional qualification in any field
- 5+ years of work experience in human rights or conflict prevention/resolution, strategic response or risk management, related programs, campaigns, or research
- Excellent project management skills, with a desire to learn more
- Demonstrated ability to drive consensus on key issues and implement product, policy, or cultural changes
- Experience in strategic planning and coalition-building
- Experience in framing complex policy or technical issues for decision-makers or coalition partners in real time
- Advanced degree in human rights or related field, including but not limited to international law, social science, transitional justice, conflict prevention, cybersecurity, UX, or data science
- Strong knowledge of global human rights standards, principles, and/or related areas of international law, their evolution and their practical application
- Well developed listening, communication, analytical, and strategy skills
- Proven commitment to developing policy, due diligence, or other real time processes to prevent or mitigate conflict or human rights risks, whether that’s part of previous business and human rights experience, in a technology company, or in other fields
- Experience in defining and analyzing complex systems, problems or strategies, prioritizing to create successful action plans and driving to implementation
- Experience developing strong relationships with a wide range of external stakeholders, including human rights groups, governments, and regional and global institutions
- Experience with policy making, operations, or product development in a tech environment, or demonstrated prior engagement with such issues
- Fluency in a language other than English, with a preference for French or Spanish
- Topical or regional subject matter expertise (examples include, but are not limited to: Europe, South Asia, Discrimination, Gender, Digital Rights, * Cybersecurity, AI, Adult Education/Training, Privacy, Armed Conflict, Business and Human Rights, or other)
About the Facebook company
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. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable support (called accommodations) in our recruiting processes for candidates with disabilities, long term conditions, mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, and to candidates with sincerely held religious beliefs or requiring pregnancy related support. If you need support, please reach out to email@example.com.