IT and Telecoms

Facebook Nigeria Recruitment for Public Policy Manager, EMEA, WhatsApp

Facebook – Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Over 2 billion people use Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, or Messenger every month to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Facebook is defined by our unique culture – one that rewards impact. We encourage people to be bold and solve the problems they care most about. We work in small teams and move fast to develop new products, constantly iterating. The phrase “this journey is 1% finished” reminds us that we’ve only begun to fulfill our mission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Public Policy Manager, EMEA, WhatsApp

Location: Lagos


  • WhatsApp Inc., a subsidiary of Facebook, is seeking a Public Policy Manager to support WhatsApp’s policy strategy and engagement in the EMEA region. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make an impact as part of a small, nimble team serving more than 2 billion people around the world.
  • The role requires significant experience either working with or in government, politics or a regulatory agency, as well as the ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of internet and telecommunications policy issues, including security, privacy, and user safety.
  • They should also have excellent writing and analytical skills. The Public Policy Manager will report into WhatsApp’s Director of Public Policy for EMEA and will work closely with the Facebook policy team and other relevant teams at Facebook.
  • This role can be based anywhere in EMEA.

Public Policy Manager, EMEA, WhatsApp Responsibilities

  • Identify, monitor and analyse policy issues affecting WhatsApp in the EMEA region
  • Build coalitions with other regional organisations to advance WhatsApp’s policy goals
  • Design and lead innovative regional programs and campaigns to shape the public and political climate of opinion around WhatsApp
  • Work with the global team to develop WhatsApp policy positions in briefing papers, consultation responses and internal policy meetings
  • Identify proactive strategies to solve policy challenges
  • Engage and build relationships with policymakers
  • Represent WhatsApp in meetings with regional government officials and elected members
  • Advise internal WhatsApp teams and leadership on regional public policy matters to guide development of products, services and policies
  • Communicate WhatsApp’s positions at public events in the region

Minimum Qualifications

  • Significant work experience, including experience managing strategic outreach with diverse stakeholders within policy advocacy or in a government position
  • Degree or advanced degree in a related field
  • Keen understanding of, and interest in, public policies related to technology, privacy and safety
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal
  • Experience executing cross-functional campaigns
  • Strong teamwork experience and proven track record of collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Willingness to travel frequently (when company travel resumes)
  • Good judgement, determination, perseverance and a sense of humour under pressure

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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