Manager, Data Protection Affairs Employment Opportunity – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

 

Job Title:    Manager, Data Protection
Affairs

Organization:  National Information Technology
Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: National Personal Data Protection Director

 

About US:

The National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) is an
autonomous statutory body established under the NITA-U Act 2009, The Authority
is under the general supervision of the Ministry of Information Communications
Technology and National Guidance (MOICT&NG). The National Information
Technology Authority, Uganda was established with a mandate to coordinate, promote
and monitor the development of IT in the context of social and economic
development of Uganda.

 

Job Summary:  The Manager,
Data Protection Affairs will be responsible for the effective management of the
operations and ICT matters for the National Personal Data Protection Office.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       
Ensure
the timely provision of response to requests for ICT related advisories and
guidance relating to implementation of the Data Protection and Privacy Act

·       
Ensure
the timely development of expert material, technical tools, guidelines and
industry best practices for Data Protection and Privacy implementation

·       
Lead the
development and implementation of the Office’s Information Security Management
System (ISMS)

·       
Lead the
Governance and Risk program for the Office

·       
Conduct
information systems audits on identified systems and make appropriate
recommendations in line with the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019

·       
Develop
and update the processes for data protection impact assessments

·       
Develop
and implement capacity building programs for systems developers to ensure the
adoption of privacy by design measures

·       
Monitor
and review emerging industry trends and suggest changes to policies and
procedures to improve regulation and compliance of protection of personal data

·       
Supervise
the security of the IT services in the Office to ensure optimal performance

·       
Selecting
and implementing suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and
help optimize their strategic benefits

·       
Assist
the Director with the preparation of the Strategic Plan for the Office

·       
Plan and
implement quality and service standards

·       
Analyse
process workflows to ensure efficiency in the Office operations

·       
Maintain
and manage cordial relations with Data Protection Officers

 

Results expected:

  • Support efficient and effective
    processes of the Office and support the provision of relevant Regulatory
    guidance, information and advice to organisations and individuals in line
    with the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the  National
Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) Manager, Data Protection
Affairs must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information
Technology, and Information Security or a related field from a recognized
university

·       
Master’s
degree in Information Technology or a related field from a recognized
university

·       
Information
security certification related to risk management is required such as CISM,
CRISC, CISSP

·       
Relevant
professional certification in data protection and privacy or related area is an
added advantage

·       
At least
five years’ active experience in information security related management with
functional responsibility at a supervisory role

·       
Excellent
oral and written communication skills

·       
Experience
of developing information technology and information security organizational
policies and procedures

·       
Deep
understanding of information security related laws and regulations

·       
Good
working knowledge and understanding of key concepts in Data Protection and
Information Security

·       
Security
professional with a proven management experience within the information
security industry in the public or private sector.

·       
Able to
prioritize and co-ordinate work streams/projects to drive delivery of the
overall programme objectives and goals

·       
Facilitates
groups and individuals to create win-win solutions that delivery greater
overall benefit

·       
Builds
and continuously develops high performing teams, empowering members and
coaching others to exceed

·       
A
resilient team player with a ‘can do’ attitude, who is willing to take
responsibility

·       
leading
and working with others to create breakthrough solutions to complex problems

·       
The role
is strategic focused this person must have excellent stakeholder engagement and
management skills, whilst being able to effectively bridge the communication
gap between the technical and business aspects

 

How to Apply:

All interested applicants who meet the job requirements/specifications
and with the right personal attributes are required to complete and submit a NITA-U
Application Form, 
Download
Here
 with a cover letter,
supported by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and
testimonials, and must specify day time telephone contact, email addresses of
both the applicant and three referees to the address below.

 

The Executive Director,

National Information Technology Authority – UGANDA (NITA-U),

Palm Courts, Plot 7A, Rotary Avenue (former Lugogo bypass)

P.O. Box 33151, Kampala-Uganda

Tel: 0417 801 038

 

Or via email: hr@nita.go.ug (application shouldn’t be more than 10MBs)

 

Deadline: 8th March
2021

 

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