Manager, Licensing and Legal Affairs Employment Opportunity – National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U)

 

Job Title:    Manager, Licensing and Legal
Affairs Directorate Personal Data Protection Office

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

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Director, Personal Data Protection Office

 

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, Licensing and Legal Affairs
Directorate Personal Data Protection Office is responsible for the provision of
regulatory activities including licensing and legal services related to Data
Protection and Privacy.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·       
Manage
and coordinate licensing program for the Office

·       
Oversee
the develop and maintain the Data Protection Register

·       
Develop
relevant policies/processes for the maintenance, publication and update of the
Data Protection Register

·       
Oversee
the development of the awareness campaign on the registration processes and
other requirements of the Data Protection and Privacy Act , 2019

·       
Review
and draft contracts and agreements in compliance with all statutory or legal
requirement

·       
Ensure
that the Office’s legal matters are managed properly and efficiently

·       
Review
and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedure

·       
Interpret
laws, rules, regulations and documents for the Office

·       
Review
publications by the Office and ensure they reflect the correct position of the
law at the time.

·       
Provide
legal advice to case workers and other officers of the Office.

·       
Implement
and monitor complaint processing systems to ensure effective and timely
licensing

·       
Evaluate
the Data Protection and Privacy Act and related regulations for licensing
activities and ensure appropriate implementation

·       
Analyze
and recommend improvements to all internal procedures and implement the same

·       
Lead the
development and preparation of periodic registration and queries’ response
performance reports

·       
Develop
and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders

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

 

Results expected: Support the efficient processing operations
for the registration of data controllers, data processors in line with the
requirements of the Data Protection and Privacy Act, 2019.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
ideal applicant for the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda
(NITA-U) Manager, Licensing and Legal Affairs Directorate Personal Data
Protection Office job must hold a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized
university is required

·       
A
Diploma in Legal Practice

·       
Must be
enrolled as an advocate of the High Court of Uganda with a valid Practicing
Certificate

·       
Master’s
degree in Law, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Law, or

·       
Business
related fields, or other relevant discipline will be an added advantage

·       
Management
qualifications and Membership to relevant Professional Associations or

·       
other
relevant specialized trainings related to Data Protection are an added
advantage

·       
At least
five years’ experience in direct work within a legal or compliance environment;

·       
Demonstrate
working experience in leading a function, business unit or department.

·       
Must
have a solid understanding of key concepts in Data Protection and Privacy

·       
Knowledgeable
about the Cyber and Data Protection laws

·       
Familiarity
with Cyber security management practise

·       
Excellent
oral and written communications skills

·       
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

·       
Results
oriented and a resilient team player with a ‘can do’ attitude.

·       
High
level of Integrity

 

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: [email protected] (application shouldn’t be more than 10MBs)

 

Deadline: 8th March
2021

 

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