Facebook Public Policy Manager - Private Messaging in São Paulo, Brazil
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Facebook Brazil is seeking an experienced Manager of Public Policy to lead policy strategy and engagement for private messaging products, including WhatsApp, in LatAm. 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 the LatAm region, you will help shape issue and product agendas with policy makers inside and outside government. 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. The role requires significant experience either working with or in government, politics, a regulatory agency or think tank, as well as an ability to grasp complex technical and policy issues. In this role, you will also manage strategic outreach and policy campaigns to advance the values and interests of Facebook's private messaging products. You'll coordinate closely with our local and global policy teams, the 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 private messaging in the context of some of 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. 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 São Paulo.
Develop and lead WhatsApp’s regional policy strategy, particularly around issues like security, privacy and user safety
Identify, monitor, and analyze current and emerging policy issues affecting private messaging in the LATAM region
Engage and build relations with policymakers
represent Facebook's private messaging apps in meetings with regional government officials and elected members
Build external relationships strategically to help shape public and political dialogue
Design and lead innovative strategic outreach programs and campaigns to shape the public and political climate of opinion around private messaging
Work with the global team to develop policy positions in briefing papers, consultation responses and internal policy meetings
Advise product and business teams on regional public policy matters to guide development of products, services and policies
Communicate positions at public events and with media in the region
Bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred)
15+ years of work experience, including experience managing high-profile policy campaigns and strategic outreach with diverse stakeholders within policy advocacy or in a government position
Experience in internet technologies, security, privacy, content moderation and the surrounding policy environments (preferred)
Experience executing cross-functional campaigns
Experience in product counseling (preferred)
Ability to work as part of a team and exercise good judgment and a sense of humor in a rapidly changing environment
Superb written and verbal communication skills