Job Summary

A Job vacancy have risen within Letshego Financial Services Pty Ltd , a subsidiary of Letshego Holdings Limited is looking to recruit an experienced Data Protection Officer (DPO) to meet its obligations under S36 of the Botswana Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and any relevant data protection laws and regulations. The DPO will play a critical role in implementing and maintaining effective data protection policies, procedures, and practices to mitigate the risks associated with handling personal data of different stakeholders.

Job Details

  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with applicable data protection laws, regulations, and guidelines, such as the Botswana Data Protection Act 2018 or any relevant legislation.
  • Working with key internal stakeholders in the review of projects and related data to ensure compliance with the DPA and where necessary, complete and advise on privacy impact assessments.
  • Reviewing and updating privacy notices, consent forms, and other privacy-related documents to ensure they are accurate, transparent, and easily understandable.
  • Maintaining a comprehensive data inventory, documenting the types of data collected, processed, and stored, as well as the purposes and legal bases for processing.
  • Serving as the primary point of contact and liaison with the Data Protection Authority on all data protection-related matters.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for data protection queries in the business.
  • Evaluate and monitor the data protection practices of third-party vendors and service providers with whom the organisation shares personal data.
  • Maintaining a data breach response plan, including incident identification, assessment, containment, notification, and mitigation.
  • Conducting investigations into data breaches or security incidents, documenting findings and implementing corrective measures to prevent a recurrence.
  • Handling and responding to data subject requests within the required timeframes, ensuring proper verification and authentication procedures are followed.
  • Providing guidance and support to staff members who handle data subject requests or inquiries.
  • Staying up to date with changes in data protection laws and guiding the organization on necessary adjustments to policies and procedures.
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to ensure that privacy considerations are embedded in the design and development of new products or services.
  • Setting standards and reviewing policies and procedures to the requirements under DPA.
  • Designing and delivering data protection training programs for employees to raise awareness of their responsibilities and obligations regarding data protection.
  • Review and negotiate data protection clauses in contracts and agreements to ensure appropriate safeguards and compliance with data protection requirements.
  • Coordinating and conducting data protection audits.
  • Foster a culture of privacy and data protection throughout the organization by promoting best practices and continuous improvement.
  • Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member and showing respect to co-workers.
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  • A relevant degree from a recognized institution
  • Hold a data protection certification
  • Holds 1 year experience within a similar position
  • Experience in conducting data protection audits, risk assessments, and developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Experience in Botswana Data Protection Act 2018 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Strong knowledge of data protection laws and regulations, including the GDPR, Botswana Data Protection Act 2018 and other relevant privacy laws and regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of information technology and security, including experience with data protection technologies and processes.
  • Knowledge of microfinance operations and the specific privacy and security challenges associated with the industry is desirable.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess risks and develop practical solutions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with internal stakeholders, external parties, and data subjects.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and make decisions that uphold data protection and privacy standards.
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify and mitigate privacy risks.
  • Familiarity with privacy-enhancing technologies and data protection practices in data-driven environments.


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Closing date: July 07, 2024