PalmPay is a pan-African fintech company currently operating in Nigeria and Ghana and expanding to other markets in 2022. We’re reinventing the payments experience by making it easy and reliable for everyone to transfer money, pay bills and shop online.
At PalmPay, we are committed to ensuring that all of our customers' data is protected, and that our work complies with data protection legislation. We’re seeking a Data Protection Officer to help us improve our management of potentially sensitive information, carry out regular internal security audits, and act as the main point of contact between PalmPay and the data protection authorities.
Our ideal team member will have excellent organizational, communication, and management skills, and also the ability to lead training sessions and workshops with members of staff. You’ll often be asked to work independently in this role, but also to communicate with all relevant employees as you promote a culture of data protection compliance within the organization.
- Act as the primary point of contact within the organization for members of staff, regulators, and any relevant public bodies on issues related to data protection
- Ensure the company’s policy is in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and codes of practice
- Evaluate the existing data protection framework and identify areas of non or partial compliance and rectify any issues
- Devise training plans and provide data protection advice and support for members of staff
- Inform and advise the Data Controller or Data Processor on all matters related to data protection
- Promote a culture of data protection compliance across all units of the organization
- Inform and advise the organization, Management, employees and third-party processors of their obligations under the NDPR.
- Monitor compliance with the NDPR and with the organization’s own data protection objectives.
- Assign responsibilities, raise awareness and train members of staff involved in processing operations.
- Advice on data protection impact assessment and monitor its performance.
- Liaise with NITDA and/or the DPCO on data protection matters.
- Evaluate the existing data protection framework and identify areas of non or partial compliance and rectify any issues.
- Maintain records of all data processing activities carried out by the organization.
- Draft new and amend existing internal data protection policies, guidelines, and procedures, in consultation with key stakeholders.
- Carry out such other responsibilities as assigned accordingly.
- Minimum of three years’ experience working in data protection compliance or a related field
- Expertise in The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) and NITDA Act 2007.
- Knowledge of and understanding of Data Security
- Experience within a legal, audit and/or risk function department
- Strong project management skills
- Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive and confidential information
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail
- Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
- Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related writing and presentation software
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