Rafiki Microfinance Bank Data Protection Officer Job

Purpose of the Job: 

To ensure overall compliance with laws, regulatory, ethical and integrity standards related to Data Governance. 

Reports to: Head of Legal and Company Secretary 

Job Description 

  • Advising and monitoring data protection requirements, and escalating matters as appropriate, to the Head of Legal and Company Secretary; 
  • Designing and assisting with the implementation and compliance of the privacy program, including policies, standards and procedures, tools, monitoring, metrics and reporting;  
  • Acting as a point of contact with the local privacy regulators and co-operating with the regulators and any other relevant authority on matters relating to privacy and regulatory reporting. 
  • Advising and training Senior Management and staff on data processing requirements provided under the law and facilitating capacity building and training to staff involved in data processing operations; 
  • Promoting privacy by design working with local Product, Function and technology teams, reviewing and advising on data protection impact assessments, where necessary; developing an understanding of data processing activities, data flows and associated privacy risks. 

 Knowledge; Skills and Experience required for this Role  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or any other related field 
  • 3-4 years’ experience in a Data protection role 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Organization and planning skill 
  • Organizing and planning skills 
  • A sound understanding of regulations affecting financial institutions  
  • Ability to think strategically  
  • Ability to understand and interpret financial information and principles  
  • Expertise of Compliance laws, rules, regulations, risks and typologies; 
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills 
  • Must be a self-starter, flexible, innovative and adaptive; 
  • Highly motivated, strong attention to detail, team oriented, organized 
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to articulate complex problems and solutions through concise and clear messaging. 

How To Apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their cover letter and CV to hr@rafiki.co.ke quoting the position applied for and the location on the e-mail subject on or before 16th February 2024 at midnight. 

 Note: “Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted”