The new Office of the Ombudsman has responsibility for investigating and resolving complaints of maladministration, public complaints against the police, and freedom of information appeals. In the future, the Office will also be responsible for overseeing whistleblower and data protection legislation.
The remit of the Office of the Ombudsman covers all Government Ministries, Portfolios, Departments and Sections, Statutory Authorities and Government Companies, as well as private entities under Whistleblowing and Data Protection legislation.
The Senior Data Protection Analyst is an important and integral part of this new dynamic organization and is responsible for resolving complaints from members of the public under the Data Protection Law, 2017 (DPL) using investigatory and alternative dispute resolution skills; monitoring and investigating data controllers in the public and private sectors for compliance with the DPL; engaging in outreach towards data subjects and controllers; advising the Deputy Ombudsman (Information Rights) on the creation and maintenance of internal policies and procedures for executing the statutory roles of the Ombudsman under the DPL; and supervising and mentoring the Data Protection Analysts.
The post-holder must have:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, political science, law or other related field and 5-7 years’ experience working intensely with Data Protection legislation either locally or abroad, developing and implementing policy, providing advice, interpreting legislation and conducting training across all levels of the public and private sector.
- Extensive knowledge of Data Protection legislation and practice either locally or internationally, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union.
- Experience in conducting investigations and assessing confidential and sensitive evidence.
- Experience in alternative dispute resolution and/or evaluative mediation.
- Demonstrable supervisory knowledge and experience.
- Knowledge of the principles of natural justice and administrative fairness.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Proven ability to analyse, interpret and apply legislation and provide expert advice and assistance to others.
- Knowledge of the Cayman Islands Freedom of Information Law, or Data Protection Law or any similar laws in other countries, is highly preferred.
Detailed job description, benefits information and application form are available at www.recruitment.gov.ky
Application Submission Information:
Please submit completed Government Application Form and resume, preferably via email, to:
Office of the Ombudsman
3rd Floor, Anderson Square
Shedden Road, George Town
Application Deadline: 06 April 2018