Communications Officer

The Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (“IDPC”) is currently looking to recruit a Communications Officer (full-time) to join their team.

 

About the IDPC

The IDPC is the national supervisory authority responsible for monitoring and enforcing the provisions of:

  • the GDPR, as implemented into Maltese national law;
  • the e-Privacy Directive, as transposed into Maltese national law;
  • the Freedom of Information Act;
  • the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Act.

Role Description

The Communications Officer will work within IDPC’s administration team, and he / she will report directly to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner. His or her main tasks and responsibilities include:

  • developing, implementing and leading a communications strategy for the IDPC;
  • creating, editing, and distributing content, including without limitations publications, press releases, website and social media posts, annual reports, audio-visual productions and any other material that communicates the IDPC’s activities;
  • responding to media inquiries, arranging interviews and meetings, and acting as a spokesperson for the IDPC as required;
  • creating and distributing awareness material on the laws regulated by the IDPC to key external stakeholders;
  • managing the IDPC’s official website and official social media channels;
  • organising events, campaigns and any other initiative as required to effectively implement the IDPC’s communications strategy;
  • working closely with the legal and technical team to monitor developments in the sectors of law regulated by the IDPC;
  • researching, fact-checking and reporting on actions taken by the courts and by other authorities in the sectors of law regulated by the IDPC;
  • discharging such other responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Commissioner.

 

Required Qualifications

At the time of their application, candidates must:

  • fulfil the requirements indicated in Annex I;
  • have a thorough knowledge, both written and spoken (at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), of the Maltese and of the English language;
  • possess a level 6 Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) degree in Communications, Public Relations, Media, Journalism or in any related field pursued in Malta, or alternatively an equivalent academic qualification gained abroad and recognised as equivalent in Malta by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC);
  • have at a minimum of one (1) year of professional experience as a Communications Officer, or in a similar role;
  • be computer-literate and at ease working with e-mails and office automation tools.

Preferable / additional qualifications

 Preference will be given to eligible candidates who:

  • have previous experience in working in the legal and / or information and communications technology industry;
  • have demonstrable basic knowledge and understanding of European data protection law, data protection international instruments and of the other legal instruments regulated by the IDPC.

Interested applicants are invited to submit by the stipulated deadline their latest CV to our e-mail address idpc.info@idpc.org.mt by clearly identifying the position they are applying for. Applicants may be requested to produce original certificates and, or documentation for physical verification during the recruitment process.

Please visit this URL to access IDPC’s recruitment data protection notice.

 

Annex I

By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:

  • citizens of Malta;
  • citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters of employment by virtue of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers;
  • citizens of any other country who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment by virtue of the application to that country of EU legislation and treaty provisions dealing with the free movement of workers;
  • any other persons who are entitled to equal treatment to Maltese citizens in matters related to employment in terms of the law or the above-mentioned EU legislation and treaty provisions, on account of their family relationship with persons mentioned in the paragraphs above;
  • third country nationals who have been granted long-term resident status in Malta under regulation 4 of the Status of Long-Term Residents (Third Country Nationals) Regulations, 2006 or who have been granted a residence permit under regulation 18(3) thereof, together with family members of such third country nationals who have been granted a residence permit under the Family Reunification Regulations, 2007; or
  • in possession of a residence document issued in terms of the “Residence Status of United Kingdom Nationals and their Family Members in Malta in accordance with the Agreement on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community Regulations”.

 

Jobsplus Permit Number 266/2022

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