Data Protection Officer

Location Malta
Discipline: Compliance, Regulatory
Job type: Full-time
Contact name: Besart Kondi

Contact email: [email protected]
Job ref: 16196
Published: 20 days ago
We are currently seeking a Data Protection Officer to join our client’s team, serving a group of companies located in Malta. This role presents an exciting opportunity to leverage your expertise in data protection within our client’s dynamic corporate environment. If you are a motivated professional in data protection looking to advance your career and make a significant impact, we invite you to apply.

Duties:
  • Serve as the main point of contact within the organization for staff members, regulators, and relevant public authorities on issues related to data protection.
  • Ensure that company policies are in compliance with codes of practice such as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).
  • Evaluate the existing data protection framework to identify areas of no or partial compliance, and rectify any issues.
  • Devise training plans and provide data protection advice to staff members.
  • Inform and advise the data controller or data processor on all matters related to data protection.
  • Promote a culture of data protection and compliance across all units of the organization. 
  • Provide expert advice and educate employees on important data compliance requirements.
  • Oversee all data protection agreements and clauses, ensuring alignment with regulatory requirements such as GDPR and company policies.
  • Draft new and amend existing internal data protection policies, guidelines, and procedures, in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Deliver training across all business units to staff members who are involved in data handling or processing.
  • Conduct audits to ensure compliance and to address potential issues.
  • Maintain records of all data processing activities of the company.
  • Serve as point of contact for data protection authorities.
Requirements:
  • Two or more years of experience in data protection compliance or related field.
  • Proficiency in conducting Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs) to assess and mitigate risks associated with data processing activities.
  • Expertise in data protection laws and practices, including deep understanding of GDPR.
  • Experience in a legal, audit, or risk management role. 
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail.