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The government has announced vacancies at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner ODPC.

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In an advertisement published on Tuesday, February 2, the government entity announced job opportunities ranging from deputy data commissioner – to data protection compliance, drivers and even information system officer.

 

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The jobs advertised have impressive benefits such as house, transport and leave allowances, which are incentives to job seekers. Notably, for some of the positions, employees will be offered medical cover and other allowances as provided by the ODPC.

 

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Eligible candidates are required to have Bachelor’s Degree in either Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Informatics, Law or their equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution.

 

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ICT CS Joe Mucheru, PS Jerome Ochieng, Data Commissioner Immaculate Kassait, and British High Commissioner Representative Nicole Gregory during ODPC Strategic Plan Validation Workshop

 

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ICT CS Joe Mucheru, PS Jerome Ochieng, Data Commissioner Immaculate Kassait, and British High Commissioner Representative Nicole Gregory during ODPC Strategic Plan Validation Workshop

Alternatively, a Master’s Degree will be a plus for some of these positions in fields such as Computer Science, Information Communication Technology, Data Science, Information Systems, Informatics, Law, or equivalent qualifications.

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Here are some of the positions the ODPC is looking to fill:

 

1. Deputy Data Commissioner – Data Protection Compliance

 

The qualifying candidate will be charged with heading the Directorate of Data Protection Compliance overseeing three divisions and providing leadership in the development and implementation of guidelines, plans and Strategies on registration of data controllers and data processors, data processing system audits, data protection impact assessment, personal data transfer outside the country and inspections.

 

 

 

The officer will also oversight regional offices across the country.

 

 

 

i. Basic salary Kshs. 251,121 – 326,458 Per month (PM)

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 60,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 30,000 Per Annum (PA)

 

 

 

2. Deputy Data Commissioner – Complaints, Investigations And Enforcement

 

 

 

The qualifying candidate will head the Directorate of Data Protection Complaints, Investigations and Enforcement overseeing two divisions and providing leadership in the development and implementation of guidelines, plans and Strategies on Complaints, Investigations, Enforcement in accordance with personal data protection laws.

 

 

 

He/She will also coordinate Alternative Disputes Resolution.

 

 

 

The officer will be answerable to the data commissioner.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 251,121 – 326,458 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 60,000 PM

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 30,000 PA

 

 

 

3. Deputy Data Commissioner – Corporate Services

 

 

 

An officer at this level will head the directorate of corporate services, overseeing the human resources management and administration, finance and accounts and corporate Communication divisions.

 

 

 

He/She will provide leadership in the development and implementation of guidelines, plans and strategies in relation to staff, budget and public Communication matters.

 

 

 

The officer will also chair the human resource management advisory Committee and answer directly to the data commissioner.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 251,121- 326,458 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 60,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 30,000 PA

 

 

 

4. Senior Principal Information Systems Officer

The successful candidate will be deployed to head the Information Systems Division overseeing ICT functions within the Office of Data Protection Commissioner. The officer will develop, review and implement ICT Networks, Security, Standards and Systems plans and strategies in line with the National ICT Guidelines 2019 and the Digital Economy Blueprint.

 

 

 

Other roles entail ensuring the automation of the ODPC process in line with digital government initiatives and ODPC ICT policy.

 

 

 

i. Basic salary Kshs.183,570 – 248,014 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs.50,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 16,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

5. Senior Principal Legal Officer, ODPC 3

 

 

 

The officer at this level will be deployed to head Legal Division to provide overall legal expertise and support on legal issues relating to the functions, structures and activities of the Office of Data Protection Commissioner.

He/She will be tasked with supporting management on issues pertaining to the legal and regulatory framework and monitoring compliance with legal and regulatory corporate governance requirements.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 183,570 – 248,014 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 60,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 16,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

6. Senior Principal Human Resource Management and Administration Officer

 

 

 

The officer will be deployed to head Human Resource Management and Administration Division and will be expected to develop and implement policies, regulations and procedures related to recruitment, workplace safety, employee relations, compensation planning, labour law compliance, training and development.

 

 

 

Successful candidates will be in charge of oversight of all administrative functions of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner.

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 183,570 – 248,014 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 50,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 16,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

7. Senior Principal Supply Chain Management Officer

 

 

 

The successful candidate will head the Supply Chain Management Division and will be expected to develop and implement plans and strategies in relation to the procurement of goods and services in accordance with Public Procurement and Disposal Act 2015 and Regulations.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 183,570 – 248,014PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 50,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 16,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

8. Senior Principal Internal Auditor, ODPC 3

 

 

 

The officer will head Internal Audit Division and will be expected to develop and implement plans and strategies in relation to Systems of Internal Controls and recommend improvement measures. The Officer will also coordinate Risks Assessment and prepare Risks Mitigation Measures will be responsible to the Audit Committee.

 

 

i. Basic salary Kshs. 183,570 – 248,014 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 50,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 16,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

9. Principal Data Protection Officer-Registration

 

 

 

The officer will head the Registration Section within the Registration and Certification Division. The Officer will develop, review and implement registration and certification strategies, policies, processes and procedures in accordance with Personal Data Protection Laws. The officer will be responsible to the Assistant Data Commissioner, Registration.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PM

 

 

 

Data Commissioner nominee Immaculate Kassait

 

Data Commissioner nominee Immaculate Kassait

10. Principal Data Protection Officer – Complaints and Investigation ODPC 4

 

 

 

An officer at this level may be deployed to head the Complaints and Investigations Section within the Registration and Certification Division. They will develop, review and implement Complaints and Investigations strategies, policies, processes and procedures in accordance with Personal Data Protection Laws.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PM

 

 

 

11. Principal Data Protection Officer – Enforcement ODPC 4

 

 

 

One may be deployed to head the Enforcement Section within the Complaints, Investigations and Enforcement Division.

 

 

 

Tasks include developing, reviewing and implementing enforcement strategies, policies, processes and procedures in accordance with Personal Data Protection Laws.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

12. Principal Data Protection Officer- Inspection and Compliance, ODPC 4

 

 

 

Successful candidates may head either the Inspection or Compliance Section within the Inspection & Compliance Division.

 

 

 

The Officer will develop, review and implement Inspection and Compliance strategies, policies, standards and procedures in accordance with Personal Data Protection Laws.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

13. Principal Data Protection Officer – Advocacy and Collaboration, ODPC 4

 

 

 

An officer at this level may be deployed to head the Advocacy and Collaboration Section within the Advocacy & Collaboration Division. They will develop, review and implement advocacy and collaboration strategies, policies, processes and procedures in accordance with Personal Data Protection Laws.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

14. Principal Information System Officer, ODPC 4

 

 

 

An officer at this level will be responsible to the senior principal Information System for planning, coordination, design, implementation and control of ICT infrastructure in the office of the Data Protection Commissioner.

Tasks include developing, reviewing and implementing ICT Networks, Security, Standards and Systems plans and strategies in line with the National ICT Guidelines 2019 and the Digital Economy Blueprint.

 

 

 

The officer will also ensure the automation of the ODPC process in line with digital government initiatives and ODPC ICT policy.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PM

 

 

 

15. Senior Information System Officer, ODPC 5

 

 

 

An officer at this level will be responsible for day-to-day ICT operations under the supervision of a more senior officer.

 

 

 

He/She will be responsible to the Principal Information Systems Officer.

i. Basic salary Kshs. 87,137 – 134,289 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 35,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 8,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

16. Principal Legal Officer, ODPC 4

 

 

 

This entails law and candidates need to have a Law Degree or relevant course.

 

 

 

He/She will head the Legal Division working under the supervision of the Senior Principal Legal Officer to provide technical on legal issues relating to the functions, structures and activities of the Office of Data Protection Commissioner.

 

 

 

The Officer will also support management on issues pertaining to the legal and regulatory framework and monitor compliance with legal and regulatory corporate governance requirements.

 

 

 

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

17. Legal Officer I, Odpc 6

 

 

 

An officer at this level will be deployed to the Legal Unit to implement legal and governance compliance reviews, representing the Office of the Data Commissioner in court and ensuring compliance and renewals of all the licenses, contracts, agreements and permits of the Office.

i. Basic salary Kshs. 74,383 – 134,289 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 28,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 6,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 15,000 PA

 

 

 

18. Principal Corporate Communications Officer, ODPC 4

 

 

 

He/She may be posted at the Corporate Communication Division and will be expected to develop and implement plans and strategies in relation to Media and Public Relations, Customer Communications, Crisis Communications and Internal Communications.

 

 

 

The Officer will also coordinate public engagement activities for the Office of Data Protection Commissioner and will be responsible to the Deputy Data Commissioner, Corporate Services.

i. Basic Salary Kshs. 128,684 – 197,676 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 45,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 14,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

 

 

19. Senior Administration Officer, ODPC 5

 

An officer at this level will work under the supervision of a more senior officer to formulate and execute the Office’s administrative policies and procedures; spearhead the implementation of cross-cutting initiatives, and coordinate specialized support functions and services.

 

i. Basic salary Kshs. 87,132 – 134,289 PM

 

ii. House Allowance Kshs. 35,000 PM

 

iii. Commuter Allowance Kshs. 8,000 PM

 

iv. Leave Allowance Kshs. 20,000 PA

 

Other jobs include;

 

Data Protection Officer I – Registration, ODPC 6

 

Data Protection Officer 11 – Registration, ODPC 7

 

Data Protection Officer I- Inspection and Compliance, ODPC 6

 

Data Protection Officer II – Inspection and Compliance, ODPC 7

 

Data Protection Officer I – Complaints and Investigation, ODPC 6

 

Data Protection Officer II – Complaints and Investigation, ODPC 7

 

Data Protection Officer II – Research and Strategy, ODPC 7

 

Data Protection Officer II – Advocacy and Collaboration Officer, ODPC 7

 

Data Protection Officer I- Enforcement, ODPC 6

 

Data Protection Officer II – Enforcement, ODPC 7

 

Human Resource Management Officer II, ODPC 7

 

Accountant I, ODPC 6

 

Paralegal Assistant II, ODPC 8

 

Driver I, ODPC 9

 

How to Apply

The qualified candidates were asked to submit their applications indicating the vacancy number (Vacancy No. 1/2022) through the email address: [email protected]

 

Alternatively, candidates can hand deliver or post their applications on or before February 21, 2022, at 5 PM.

 

Candidates were asked to submit a detailed CV with full details on educational background, professional qualifications and relevant experience together with copies of testimonials, academic certificates and national identity cards.

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