Head of Data Privacy Advisory and Governance

Saudi Arabia Permanent
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  • Progressive environment and opportunity to apply leading global practices

About Our Client

Ambitious development initiative located in the North of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is designed to create a technologically advanced and sustainable city with a strong focus on innovation and economic diversification. This project encompasses various sectors, including technology, renewable energy, biotechnology, tourism, and entertainment. It is expected to play a pivotal role in the country's long-term economic and strategic goals.

Job Description

  • Develop and maintain Data Privacy Policy, procedures, and guidance for implementing data privacy practices, including templates and tooling support.
  • Continuously review and update the Data Privacy Programme in response to changes in data privacy laws and shifts in operational model.
  • Plan and execute the transition of Data Privacy Strategy from a centralised to a decentralised model over a 5-year period.
  • Create customised data privacy strategies for specific target sectors to facilitate the transition to a decentralised privacy framework.
  • Provide expertise and support to the Privacy Data Protection Officer (PDPO) and functional entities within the organisation to ensure compliance with data privacy obligations.
  • Develop, implement, and operate procedures for reporting key information to the Board of Directors and relevant data privacy regulatory authorities.
  • Respond to information requests and inquiries from stakeholders, including regulatory bodies.
  • Conduct risk assessments, identifying potential threats and opportunities, and formulate risk mitigation measures, with a focus on compliance with global privacy laws due to the expanding international presence.
  • Play a crucial role in devolving operational responsibility for data privacy from the Data Privacy Office as per the evolving operational model.

The Successful Applicant

A successful candidate for this role should have over a decade of data privacy, data protection, or compliance experience, along with in-depth knowledge of data privacy laws across various regimes. They should possess leadership experience as a Data Protection/Privacy Officer, proficiency in designing Data Privacy Frameworks, and a track record of interacting with regulatory authorities. Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate a strong understanding of effective Data Privacy Program requirements, the ability to assess regulatory risks and align them with business needs, offer strategic guidance, adapt to diverse industries, communicate effectively with C-Suite stakeholders, and possess excellent analytical, problem-solving, and report writing skills. Fluency in written and verbal English is essential.

What's on Offer

A promising career track with a renowned organisation and an attractive compensation package with best in class benefits

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