ActionAid International Data Protection Lead Jobs in Kenya & South Africa

ActionAid International Data Protection Lead Jobs in Kenya & South Africa

Job Title:
  • Data protection Lead
  • Resource Mobilisation and Innovation
  • Digital and Technology
    Grade and Salary:
  • Grade E
    Contract Type:
  • Open-Ended Contract
  • GS Hub Office/AA Country
    Office Budget Holder:
  • Yes
  • No
    Reports to:
  • (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
  • Yes
  • No

    Job Role

    You will lead on developing ActionAid’s first ever global data protection and privacy policy and related information and IT security standards,
    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 Priorities

  • Feminist Leadership:

    Championing feminist leadership
    principles and values including commitment to diversity and inclusion (race, gender, power)

  • AAI Values Practice:

    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 policies

  • Act 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 compliance

  • Drive 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 Lead

  • Investigate, 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
    awareness activities
  • 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
  • Graduate degree
  • 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 Lead

  • Ability 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
  • Change Management
  • 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 Others
  • 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 Self
  • 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 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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