Policy Program Manager, Elections

Menlo Park, California, US

WhatsApp Inc., a subsidiary of Facebook, is seeking a Policy Program Manager to lead WhatsApp’s programs in regard to elections throughout the world. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to make an impact as part of a small, nimble team serving more than 1 billion people around the world.

Candidates should have knowledge of the process of elections, the integrity issues facing countries during elections, and relationships with regulators and civil society groups that work in this space. The person will work closely with the Facebook Policy team and other relevant groups at Facebook.

This is a full-time position and will be based in our WhatsApp’s offices in Menlo Park, California.


  • Develop and execute WhatsApp’s global election program strategy.
  • Identify, monitor, and analyze election-related policy issues affecting WhatsApp at the international, federal, and state level.
  • Represent WhatsApp in meetings with government officials and elected members.
  • Develop policy positions on election-related policy issues affecting WhatsApp.
  • Build coalitions with other organizations to advance WhatsApp’s efforts.
  • Help create innovative programs for outreach to citizens, policy makers, civil society and other influencers.
  • Articulate WhatsApp efforts in briefing papers, consultation responses and internal policy meetings.
  • Advise WhatsApp teams on election-related policy matters to guide development of products, services, and policies.
  • Communicate WhatsApp’s positions at public events and with media.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor's degree in public policy, legal, political science or similar field
  • 10+ years of public policy experience
  • Knowledge of technology and related policy issues
  • Knowledge of electoral law and compliance with electoral laws
  • Experience working on elections outside of the U.S.

Preferred Qualification

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Experience in Tech Policy
  • Fluency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese, in addition to English

WhatsApp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations-ext@fb.com or you may call us at +1 650-308-7837.