Vodacom Administration Jobs – Managing Executive Group Privacy Officer

Website Vodacom

Job Description:

As the most senior officer responsible for Privacy across all Vodacom Group’s operating companies (“Vodacom”), the incumbent will be responsible for driving, and overseeing the delivery of the Vodafone Group Global Privacy Programme and applicable local privacy laws across the African continent.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and improving demand management and approval processes across all Vodacom Group departments, products, processes, and platforms to ensure that all relevant projects are subject to correct privacy standards.
  • Develop strong partnerships with business leaders across the enterprise to implement privacy risk mitigation strategies
  • Maintaining and improving Individual rights processes.
  • Maintaining a network of Privacy single points of contact across all Vodacom Group departments, products, processes, and platforms.
  • Monitoring, improving, and managing quarterly self-assessed control effectiveness KPI and risk reports by local privacy teams and reporting on it to Vodafone Global Privacy Officer and Vodacom Group Privacy Steerco.
  • Delivery of training and awareness content to relevant audiences, including all-workforce mandatory trainings and awareness campaigns, dedicated trainings to high-risk roles, and specialist trainings to Privacy Officers,
  • Privacy Counsels and Privacy Managers across Vodacom’s footprint
  • Oversee the roll-out of Vodafone Privacy Management Policy and Control Matrix.
  • Adaptation of global privacy frameworks to ensure compliance with local legal requirements.
  • Pursue activities to improve the maturity of the privacy profession across Vodacom.
  • Maintaining and improving Data Breach Management processes across Vodacom’s footprint.
  • Proactive shaping of policy positions through dialogue with regulators, industry associations, legislators, and other stakeholders.
  • Planning, managing, and monitoring projects to drive the privacy agenda across Vodacom, including annual/quarterly plans and the control environment

Job Requirements:

  • Willingness to learn and intellectual curiosity.
  • Conscientiousness, diligence, and high-quality standards.
  • Resilience, persistence – seeing things through and not stopping at “first stop.”
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and people skills.
  • Comfortable working in a matrix organisation with tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Confidence regarding authority – courage to “stand out and be counted.”
  • Demonstrable ability to identify and solve complex problems in complex technology and business environment.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Significant experience and demonstrable understanding of compliance and risk management procedures and methodologies.
  • Significant program management experience in a complex multi-national environment.
  • Good knowledge of privacy and data protection laws and regulations.
  • Post-graduate qualification, with extensive work experience, in auditing, business, finance, law, risk management & compliance and related fields
  • Extensive experience in either technology or financial services or communications industries.

Job Details:

Company: Vodacom

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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