ActionAid International Data Protection Lead Jobs in Kenya & South Africa
ActionAid International Data Protection Lead Jobs in Kenya & South AfricaJob Title: Data protection Lead
Resource Mobilisation and Innovation
Digital and Technology
Grade and Salary:
GS Hub Office/AA Country
Office Budget Holder:
(incl matrix reporting) Head of Digital and Technology with matrix line to Head of Assurance
Operational Remit:Global Regional Country Specific Global Secretariat
DBS (CRB) / Police
and you will also develop tools and training materials to ensure good uptake of these policies.
You will ensure our members’ compliance with
the global policy and with applicable laws and regulations, most importantly the EU’s GDPR.
Finally you will act as the designated Data
Protection Officer for ActionAid International’s Global Secretariat,reporting to and liaising with regulatory authorities as needed.
Areas of Responsibilities Key Activities
Practice & Strategy Change PrioritiesFeminist Leadership:
Championing feminist leadershipAAI Values Practice:
principles and values including commitment to diversity and inclusion (race, gender, power)
Ensure personal and team culture that
demonstrates all of AAI values including: Mutual Respect, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Solidarity with People Living in Poverty and Exclusion, Courage of Conviction, Independence and Humility
Delivery on Strategic Priorities (Directorate/Clusterspecific -maximum 5 KPIs)
Develop and roll out internal policiesAct as a trusted and impartial expert advisor to the International Leadership Team and Board Risk and Audit Committee on data security and privacy risks and risk mitigation measures.
Establish legitimacy and build effective relationships with a wide range of senior stakeholders internally (e.g. Country
Directors, board members and International Directors) and externally (e.g. regulators), in order to ensure effective implementation of policies.
Conduct an audit of all relevant organization data, including supporter data, beneficiary / rights holder data and personnel
Carry out impact assessments for new projects, providing
advice as required
Conduct audits of key suppliers and carry out due diligence on
new suppliers from a privacy perspective
Develop global policies and procedures to guide the organization to compliance with the EU GDPR and other applicable laws and regulations as needed.
Maintain a risk assessment process including DP Impact
Assessments, and work closely with the Head of Assurance and Head of Internal Audit to ensure that DP risks are understood and monitored as part of routine compliance checks.
Drives implementation of essential elements of data protection complianceDrive the implementation of global policies and procedures, including principles of data processing, data subjects’ rights, data protection by design and default, security of processing;
Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including countries in the federation and Global Secretariat (HR, Digital and Technology, Communications, Fundraising, FinOps, Programmes)
Provide guidance to AA project teams on data protection and privacy requirements for new and existing technology platforms
Manage and respond to subject access requests, as well as other data protection rights
Job Desciption Template
Data Protection LeadInvestigate, manage and communicate data protection
Review, update and monitor data protection policies and
processes, as required
Provide data protection advice to legal teams, and assist in negotiations of supplier agreements
Track and report on legislative and regulatory developments in relation to data protection
Communicate key privacy metrics to senior stakeholders
Promotes awareness and a privacy by design culture across the organisation
Champion Privacy by Design as a key principle of ActionAid’s activities and raise awareness of respecting the right to privacy as an integral part of upholding human rights
Lead on the delivery of the GDPR communications and
Develop a federation-wide training plan and materials and occasionally deliver virtual and face to face data protection training, while also commissioning other experts and trainers
to support as needed.
Education, Language & Qualifications
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, ability to inform and engage through written communication
Professional qualifications such as CIPP/E, CIPP/T, CIPM are ideal but not necessary
Essential Knowledge, skills and Experience
Excellent knowledge of General Data Protection Regulation, Data Protection Act 2018, Privacy and Electronic
Communications Regulation and other data protection or privacy laws and regulations potentially applicable to ActionAid
Ability to build effective relationships and establish authority with senior stakeholders including Country Directors, International Directors and Board members
Experience in data protection and legal compliance
A strong understanding of the principles of Privacy by Design and Default
Job Description and Person Specification
Job Desciption Template :
Data Protection LeadAbility to remain impartial and report all noncompliance
Ability to work in a multicultural context/environment
Strong analytical approach to problem solving
Highly organized and pays attention to detail
Ability to use technology tools to collaborate and communicate
Desirable Knowledge, skills and Experience
Data protection programme management experience in a nonprofit is an advantage
Competency Profile Organisation Leading
Strategic Perspective Demonstrate alignment of the Organisation’s strategic priorities and
Uses effective strategies to facilitate organisation change initiatives and overcome resistance to change by involving others, listening and building commitment.
Decisiveness and Agility Prefers quick and appropriate actions in many management situations,
able to adapt and respond to fast changing eco system/environment
Leading Teams Attracts, motivates, and develops high performing teams.
Building Collaborative Relationships
Builds productive working relationships with co-workers and external parties, whilst valuing diversity (gender, race, culture).
Communication Expresses ideas clearly and concisely; disseminates information about
decisions and plans proactively.
Leading with Purpose and Credibility
Acts in accordance with stated values; has strong commitment to develop, promote and practice AAI’s values
Innovation and Taking Initiative
Takes charge and proactively seeks new ideas, experiments with new
processes/practices that capitalizes on opportunities
How to Apply
Please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th March 2019
ActionAid values diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all groups. Should you not have received feedback on your application within one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
Agency candidates will not be considered.
For more information and job application details, see; ActionAid International Data Protection Lead Jobs in Kenya & South Africa
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