ActionAid Data Protection Lead Job in London, Johannesburg or Nairobi 2019


Exciting Opportunity

ActionAid works with over 15 million of the world’s poorest and excluded people in 45 countries to secure their rights to a life free of poverty and injustice.

Reg. Charity No: 274467

Position: Data Protection Lead, Global Secretariat

Location: London, Johannesburg or Nairobi

Duration: Open-Ended Contract

In line with our long track record of innovation, ActionAid is becoming more digital in our ways of working and using more data in everything we do. That’s where you come in.

You will lead in developing a global data protection and privacy policy and related information and IT security standards for our 45-country Federation.

This means implementing systems, training and controls to ensure compliance with relevant data protection legislation and regulation, most importantly the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

You will also act as the designated Data Protection Officer for ActionAid Internationals Global Secretariat, reporting to and liaising with regulatory authorities as required.

This is a highly visible position, both internally and externally, and will require exceptional influencing and relationship management skills as you work to promote data protection best practice across the entire organisation.

The ideal candidate will have experience ¡n a similar role in a global but decentralized organisation, preferably in the non-profit sector.

You should hold relevant professional qualifications such as CIPP/E, CIPP/T, CIPM, and have excellent knowledge of GDPR and other data protection or privacy laws and regulations potentially applicable to AAI.

Please send your CV and cover letter to by 8th March 2019.

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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.