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WhatsApp is seeking a Public Policy Manager to develop WhatsApp's policy strategy and engagement in India and the South Asia region AND be responsible for program activities that demonstrate the value of our platform to key stakeholders. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to make an impact as part of a small, nimble team serving more than 1.5 billion people around the world.
As the Public Policy Manager for WhatsApp in the India and South Asia region, you will help shape various product and issue agendas with policy makers inside and outside government as well as manage strategic outreach, policy campaigns and high-impact programs to advance the values and interests of WhatsApp. In addition, you will help advise our internal teams on the public policy implications of their products, working with a closely coordinated and cross-functional global team. You'll coordinate closely with our local and global policy teams, the WhatsApp business and product organizations and key cross-functional partners in Legal, Partnerships and Comms to execute our policy strategy, develop our external narrative around key policy challenges and advise product teams through the public policy lens.
You will develop, organize, manage and communicate critical plans, initiatives and strategy. We advocate for WhatsApp on the big public policy issues of the day – including privacy, security and user safety - and often play a part in high-profile debates. In this role, you’ll combine creativity and intellectual rigor with the organizational skills to manage campaigns and projects to tight deadlines. You’ll apply your expertise to real-world scenarios, acting as an inspiring advocate and enthusiastic team player eager to help shape the future of Internet and mobile policy. This role is based in New Delhi.
Identify, monitor, and analyze policy issues affecting WhatsApp AND ideate/localize and implement policy programs and proactive strategies to help address these issues
Develop and lead strategic outreach and policy campaigns to shape public and political dialogue in a way that benefits WhatsApp’s users and the wider web
Engage directly and build relations with policymakers, trade associations, industry partners, key opinion formers, non-profit groups and others to support policies that will help create/maintain a user-focused, private, safe and secure online environment
Build external relationships strategically to help shape public and political dialogue
Manage policy projects on a host of issues and work cross-functionally to develop policy positions
Lead framework and our policy strategy for issues including encryption, privacy, and content.
Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred, including a law degree)
10+ years of work experience, including experience managing high-profile policy campaigns, programs and strategic outreach with diverse stakeholders within policy advocacy or in a government position
Experience driving and managing multiple projects and cross-functional campaigns simultaneously
Ability to work as part of a team and exercise good judgment and a sense of humor in a rapidly changing environment
Superb communication skills.
Experience in internet technologies, security, privacy, content moderation and the surrounding policy environments (preferred)
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