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  • Posted: Sep 26, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Unity Homes is a Kenyan-based real estate development company. Our aim is to create happy, beautiful communities, by providing professionals and their families with affordable, investments grade and high quality homes. Our current project is,Unity West, a residential estate in Tatu City, Nairobi. The low rise estate of 384 houses, is currently under construction. Visit our website for more information
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    Data Protection Officer

    • We are seeking a data protection officer to help improve the management of potentially sensitive information, conduct regular internal data security audits, and serve as the main point of contact between Unity Homes and data protection authorities. The ideal candidate will have excellent organisational, communication, and management skills, along with the ability to lead training sessions and workshops for staff members. In this role, the data protection officer will often be asked to independently communicate with all relevant employees to promote data protection compliance within the organization. 

    Objectives of this role

    • Implement all the recommendations that have been identified from the recently conducted data protection audit. 
    • Serve as the main point of contact within the organisation 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) and Data Protection Act 2019.
    • 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 advice and educate employees on important data compliance requirements
    • Guiding the team on Data collection, recording, organisation, structuring;  storage, adaptation or alteration;  retrieval, consultation or use; disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available; or alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. 
    • 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 data protection audits to ensure compliance and address potential issues
    • Maintain records of all data processing activities of the company
    • Serve as point of contact for data protection authorities

    Required skills and qualifications

    • Three or more years of experience in data protection compliance or related field
    • Expertise in data protection laws and practices, including a deep understanding of GDPR and Data Protection Act 2019
    • Experience in a legal, audit, or risk management role 
    • Strong project management skills
    • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage sensitive and confidential information
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail

    Preferred skills and qualifications

    • A complete course in Data Protection Act training 
    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)  in legal  studies  or in cyber security
    • Background in auditing function will be an added advantage 
    • Proficiency with software for preparing reports and presentations

    Deadline for submission of CVs will be 29th September 2023 and interviews will be done on a rolling basis.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Unity Homes on to apply

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