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Data Protection Officer

Job Description for Data Protection Officer

Sanlam Assurances Générales Plc is seeking to recruit a highly skilled, self-motivated, and experienced person to fill the position/post of Data Protection Officer.

The person holding this position will report to the Head of Compliance and Company Secretary. He/she will be responsible for ensuring the company is at the forefront of protection of its customers and stakeholders data privacy and any management consulting related requests assigned to him/her.


Where relevant, ensuring that documented processes and procedures for compliance with Data Protection Laws are developed or updated, monitored, maintained, and made available, including as may be prescribed by Data Protection Laws.

ensuring that Personal Information impact assessments are done to ensure that adequate measures and standards exist to comply with the conditions for the lawful processing of Personal

continually assessing the Business Personal Information Processing procedures and aligning them with Data Privacy Laws, adopted industry codes of conduct and best This will include reviewing all information protection procedures and related policies.

taking steps to ensure the Business’ compliance with the provisions of Data Protection Laws including by developing, implementing, monitoring, and maintaining a compliance

keeping the Business updated about the Personal Information protection responsibilities under Data Protection Laws including informing and advising stakeholders of their obligations under Data Protection

ensuring compliance with the conditions required for the lawful Processing of Personal Information and the

organizing and overseeing the awareness training of Staff and other individuals involved in the Processing of Personal Information on behalf of the

ensuring that all requests and complaints related to Data Protection Laws made by the Business Cluster’s Data Subjects and/or the Supervisory Authority are addressed; and

working with all relevant regulators, the Group Compliance Office, and the Group Information Officer in relation to any ongoing investigations.

Ensure any other compliance related duties assigned by the line manager.


Bachelor’s degree in law, Risk Management, Finance, economics or related fields.

At least two years of experience in positions related to compliance, risk management and internal controls in a financial institution or

At least five years of experience in positions related to compliance, risk management and internal controls in any other regulated institution other the usual financial institutions (banks, microfinance, insurance).


* Strategic thinker with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills.

* Strong project management skills.

* Computer skills (office application, accounting systems is a plus).

* Able to work under pressure.

The application should include the following:

* Motivation letter

* Updated CV, including three professional references. References should include the current direct supervisor and previous direct supervisors with their full names, phone number and email address.

* Copies of degrees or certificates

* Copy of national ID card/passport.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their both combined cover letter and well detailed CV no later than 13th July 2023 via the apply button below.

“Only applicants fulfilling the above requirements will be contacted.”

Only applicants fulfilling the above requirements will be contacted.”

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