The Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner (“IDPC”) is currently looking to recruit a Technical Executive (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.
The Technical Executive will work within IDPC’s technical team, and he / she will report directly to the Information and Data Protection Commissioner. His or her main tasks and responsibilities include:
- investigating throughout local and cross-border personal data breaches notifications;
- providing technical advice on any matter falling under the IDPC’s mandate;
- investigate the technical aspects of cases related to the processing of personal data by means of video-surveillance devices;
- conduct on-site technical inspections and audits;
- responding queries (both in writing and by phone) concerning the technical aspects of the laws regulated by the IDPC;
- conduct prior consolation exercises on data protection impact assessments submitted to the IDPC;
- representing the IDPC by attending and actively contributing at international and European fora and expert groups, both remotely and in person;
- cooperating with other local, European and international regulators and authorities;
- collaborating and exchanging information with supervisory authorities of other countries and participating in joint programmes, meetings and conferences, both in Malta and abroad;
- delivering lectures, presentations and awareness-raising sessions on the technical aspects of the laws regulated by the IDPC;
- proposing innovations and improvements to the current practices and systems with the objective to enable the IDPC to achieve better and more effective results in its operations;
- monitoring the development of current technologies and the emergence of new technologies, and assessing and advising on the potential impact thereof on IDPC’s tasks and duties;
- discharging such other responsibilities as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Commissioner.
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 computer science, information and communications technology or in another related area 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 sufficient knowledge and understanding of European data protection law and of data protection international instruments, and particularly of the technical requirements established therein;
- have at a minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the information and communications technology industry;
Preferable / additional qualifications
Preference will be given to eligible candidates who:
- have a sound knowledge in information security and previous related experience, for example in executing risk assessments and audits and drafting reports;
- have sufficing knowledge in ISO information security standards such as ISO 27001/2013, 27002/2013 and 27701/2019;
- have previously handled security incidents, including investigations, mitigating measures and reporting;
- have experience in carrying out data protection impact assessments, in particular related to processing activities carried out by means of current and emerging technologies;
- have sufficing knowledge about current and emerging technologies including cloud computing, blockchain, artificial intelligence, internet of things, tracking technologies, etc.;
- have performed duties as data protection officers in an information and communication technology setting.
Interested applicants are invited to submit by the stipulated deadline their latest CV to our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 268/2022