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Data Privacy Officer (voluntary) - South African Institute of International Affairs - Remote

Australian Volunteers Program

About the assignment

We’re looking for a Data Privacy Officer who can volunteer remotely (from home) for 3 months. Join the Australian Volunteers Program to contribute to sustainable development across Southern Africa.

About the Partner Organisation: 

The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is South Africa’s premier research institute on international issues. As an independent, non-governmental think tank, SAIIA has a long and proud history of providing thought leadership in Africa. SAIIA is both a centre for research excellence and a home for stimulating public discussion. SAIIA requires support in data privacy to ensure all personal information is collected, stored and processed in compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA - ACT NO. 4 OF 2013) which will be enforced 01 July 2021 in South Africa. As SAIIA communicates with an international audience, regulations such as GDPR must also be taken into consideration. The volunteer will assist with capacity development of staff in regards to data privacy.

About the Position: 

  • In this remote assignment you will help to ensure SAIIA is compliant with POPIA and GDPR across all communication platforms. This will involve reviewing platforms including; websites, social media, database, events/webinars. You will work with the relevant reams to ensure an action plan is implemented.
  • To be successful for this assignment you will a strong understanding of data privacy and experience in implementing best practice data privacy compliance plans. Ideally you will have at least five years experience in database management, or data collection.
  • Gain the opportunity to improve data privacy practices in an organisation focused on the sustainable development of Africa.

We actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer internationally and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. - Find out more

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