KCA University Data Protection Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

KCA University is seeking to recruit a qualified and competent candidate to fill the following position;


PURPOSE: The job holder will be responsible for ensuring the effective management of the University data processes and subjects in compliance with the Data Protection Act, No. 24 of 2019.


  • Establish the Data Protection framework and implementation plan.
  • Develop policies and templates for data processing.
  • Guide departments on implementing the Data Privacy requirements and supporting them to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.
  • Create and maintain a register on all data processing activities.
  • Train stakeholders involved in data processing and update training requirements.
  • Conduct reviews to ensure compliance and accountability and proactively address potential issues.
  • Ensure that IT systems and procedures comply with all relevant data privacy and protection regulations.
  • Support the University in the preparation of privacy statements for data processing
  • Ensure compliance on all company forms and/or literature, websites and other communication or data collection mediums.
  • In liaison with the Information Security function, maintain records of all data assets and exports.
  • Maintain a data security incident management plan for timely remediation of incidents.
  • Create an e-Data base for data protection
  • Serve as the point of contact between the University and the Regulatory Authorities.
  • Interfacing with data controllers and data subjects and sensitising them about their rights, obligations and responsibilities.
  • Provide regular status updates to management and draw immediate attention to any compliance risks and/or exposure to the applicable data protection rules.


Academic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in ICT, Law, Business Administration or any other Business-related degree from an accredited university.
  • 5 years’ experience within ICT, legal, audit and/or risk function handling company data.
  • Hold at least one Data Protection and/or Privacy certification

Work Experience:

  • Demonstrated an understanding of Data processing operations as provided in the Data Protection Act no. 24 of 2019
  • Well-developed IT skills;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Well-developed report writing skills;
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter, a detailed CV including three referees, academic & professional certificates and a clear copy of your Kenya National ID and iTax certificate via email to hrjobs@kcau.ac.ke by 25th November 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

The subject of your email should read: DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Head of Human Resources,
KCA University,
P.0. Box 56808-00200,
Nairobi, Kenya

Website: www.kcau.ac.ke