South Africa

Data Protection Officer (DPO)

Company IsoMetrix
Reference # DATA001
Published 14/02/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Fourways, Gauteng, South Africa
IsoMetrix is a fast-growing, international software company playing a leading role in software solutions for Governance, Risk and Compliance.

The Metrix DNA encompasses the following core values and behaviours:
•Own It!
•Do the right thing
•Embrace Ideas
•Win together
• Think Beyond

Job Functions Other
Industries Consulting Services,IT - Information Technology
We are looking for an experienced Data Protection Officer (DPO) to meet our obligations under the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as well as other similar laws such as POPI.

The successful DPO will monitor compliance and data practices internally to ensure the business and its functions comply with the applicable requirements under the GDPR. The DPO will be responsible for staff training, data protection impact assessments, and internal audits. The DPO will also serve as the primary contact for supervisory authorities and individuals whose data is processed by the organisation.
Minimum qualification and experience:

Law degree from an accredited law school is a requirement.
Hold at least one Data Protection and/or Privacy certification.

Experience / training that would be an advantage:

5 years PQE experience required.
Experience in South African and/or EU data privacy laws.
5 years’ experience within a compliance, legal, audit and/or risk function, with recent experience in privacy compliance.
Experience in developing policy and compliance training.
Strong knowledge of EU data privacy and data protection regulation, and a good understanding of other major privacy frameworks and evolving legislation worldwide.
Sufficient knowledge of information technology and data management systems required.
Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organisational levels of the firm.
 Ability to work unsupervised, exercise leadership, and influence change.
Good writing and presentation skills.
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion when making majority of decisions.
Detail-oriented approach needed to recommend and implement strategic improvements on a range of data privacy and data protection issues.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
Knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office.

Additional Requirements:
Some international travel will be required.
The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive; additional duties may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time

Job Closing Date 31/03/2020
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