Data Protection Officer Job in Kenya

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Data Protection Officer Job in Kenya

KCA University is seeking to recruit a qualified and competent candidate to fill the following position;


PURPOSE: The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the effective management of the University data processes and subjects in compliance with the Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019.


·  Establish the Data Protection framework and implementation plan.

·  Develop policies and templates for data processing.

·  Guide departments on implementing the Data Privacy requirements and supporting them to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.

·  Create and maintain a register on all data processing activities.

·  Train stakeholders involved in data processing and update training requirements.

·  Conduct reviews to ensure compliance and accountability and proactively address potential issues.

·  Ensure that IT systems and procedures comply with all relevant data privacy and protection regulations.

·  Support the University in the preparation of privacy statements for data processing

·  Ensure compliance on all company forms and/or literature, websites and other communication or data collection mediums.

·  In liaison with the Information Security function, maintain records of all data assets and exports.

·  Maintain a data security incident management plan for timely remediation of incidents.

·  Create an e-Data base for data protection

·  Serve as the point of contact between the University and the Regulatory Authorities.

·  Interfacing with data controllers and data subjects and sensitising them about their rights, obligations and responsibilities.

·  Provide regular status updates to management and draw immediate attention to any compliance risks and/or exposure to the applicable data protection rules.


Academic Qualifications

·  A Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Law, Business Administration or any other Business-related degree from an accredited university.

·  5 years’ experience within ICT, legal, audit and/or risk function handling company data.

·  Hold at least one Data Protection and/or Privacy certification

Work Experience:

·  Demonstrated an understanding of Data processing operations as provided in the Data Protection Act no. 24 of 2019

·  Well-developed IT skills;

·  Excellent research skills;

·  Well-developed report writing skills;

·  Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter, a detailed CV including three referees, academic & professional certificates and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and iTax certificate via email to by 25th November 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The subject of your email should read: DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Head of Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya