Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Hiring

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Hiring

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Hiring,

Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Hiring

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The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (Irish: An Coimisinir Cosanta Sonra) (DPC), also known as Data Protection Commission, is the independent national authority responsible for upholding the EU fundamental right of individuals to data privacy through the enforcement and monitoring of compliance with data protection legislation in Ireland.

Assistant Data Commissioner -Registration

Job Specification
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) minimum mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Six (6) years’ experience in a related field, three (3) of which must be in a managerial position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: Information communication technology, Computer Science, Informatics or an equivalent qualification from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Information technology, computer science, information systems, informatics, data security, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution will be an added advantage;
  • Either of the following ICT Certificates from a reputable institution will be an added advantage; Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Cyber Security or Certified Data Privacy Solutions, Certificate in Systems Audit
  • Membership with relevant professional body;
  • Certificate in Management Course from a recognized Institution;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Experience in Software Development is an added advantage; and
  • Experience in data protection is an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Coordinating the registration and certification of data processors and data controllers;
  • Develop, review and implement registration and certification strategies, policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring establishment and maintenance of up-to-date register of data controllers and data processors;
  • Ensuring issuance of certificate of registration to data controllers and data processors;
  • Reviewing and verifying the registration applications;
  • Participating in establishing criteria for cross-border data transfers
  • Reviewing evidence submitted by data controllers and data processors relating to information privacy and security safeguards for cross-border data transfers;
  • Publishing the list of registered Data Controllers and Data Processors; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Data Commissioner, Compliance.

Skills and Competence

  • Ability to leverage on technology in delivery of results;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Policy and programme implementation skills;
  • Oral and written communication skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Tactical skills; and
  • Problem solving skills.

Assistant Data Commissioner- Inspection and Compliance

Job Specification
Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KSCE) minimum mean grade C+ (plus) or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Six (6) years’ experience in a related field, three (3) of which must be in a managerial position;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, information technology, computer science, information systems, management information systems, informatics, law, data security or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution;
  • Master’s degree in Law, information technology, computer science, information systems, informatics, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Public Policy, law, Data Security, Public Administration, or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution will be an added advantage;
  • Either of the following ICT Certificates from a reputable institution will be an added advantage; Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Information Security Manager, Cyber Security or Certified Data Privacy Solutions, Certificate in Systems Audit
  • Membership with relevant professional body in good standing;
  • Certificate in Management Course from a recognized Institution;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Experience in data protection is an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Develop and review of policies, procedures and guidelines to inform Inspection of Data Controllers and Data Processors;
  • Develop, review and implement compliance certification guidelines in accordance with the Data Protection Laws;
  • Undertake inspections to ascertain compliance with Data Protection Laws;
  • Conduct periodic audits of the process and systems of Data Controllers and Data Processors to ensure Compliance;
  • Review Data Protection Impact Assessment Reports in accordance with Section 31 of the Data Protection Act, 2019;
  • Oversee Inspections of Data Controllers and Data Processors on processing of personal data;
  • Review requests for transfer of personal data outside the country and establish safeguards in accordance with the Data Protection Laws;
  • Administer fines to be imposed for failure to comply with the Data Protection Laws; and
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Data Commissioner, Data Protection Compliance;

Skills and Competence
The following core competencies and skills will be required

  • Leadership skills;
  • Management skills;
  • Presentation skills;
  • Communications and Negotiation skills;
  • Resource mobilization and management capabilities;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Decision making capabilities;
  • People and Knowledge management
  • Creativity and innovativeness.

How to apply

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