Technical Executive

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 functions as the national supervisory authority entrusted with the duty of overseeing and enforcing the provisions outlined in the General Data Protection Regulation, as integrated in the legal framework of the Maltese national law. Furthermore, the IDPC supervises the application of the e-Privacy Directive within the scope of Maltese national legislation, and ensures compliance with both the Freedom of Information Act and the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Act.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

▪ Design, code, implement and maintain information systems in accordance with the IDPC’s requirements.
▪ Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users.
▪ Determine, enforce, and document database policies, procedures, and standards.
▪ Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure that IDPC’s information systems maintain the highest standard of data security and integrity.
▪ Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply new patches and versions when required.
▪ Assist in the investigation of local and cross-border personal data breaches notified to the Commissioner by controllers pursuant to their obligations under article 33 of the GDPR.
▪ Provide technical advice on any matter falling under any law regulated by the IDPC.
▪ Conduct on-site technical inspections and audits.
▪ Respond to queries concerning the technical aspects of the laws regulated by the IDPC.
▪ Conduct assessments on the technical aspects of data protection impact assessments submitted to the IDPC.
▪ Represent the IDPC by attending and actively contributing at international and European fora and expert groups, both remotely and in person.
▪ Cooperate with other local, European and international regulators and authorities.
▪ Collaborate and exchange information with supervisory authorities of other countries and participating in joint programmes, meetings and conferences, both in Malta and abroad.
▪ Deliver lectures, presentations and awareness-raising sessions on the technical aspects of the laws regulated by the IDPC.
▪ Propose 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.
▪ Monitor the development of current technologies and the emergence of new technologies, and assess and advise on the potential impact thereof on IDPC’s tasks and duties.
▪ Any other ad-hoc duties that may, from time to time, be assigned by the IDPC.


▪ Possess a level 5 Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF) diploma 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);
▪ Excellent written and verbal communication skills both in Maltese and English, whilst other languages will be considered advantageous.
▪ Proven experience in the information and communications technology for a minimum of two (2) years.
▪ Solid experience as a database administrator.
▪ Strong command of SQL, SQL server tools and modern database programming languages.
▪ Hands on experience with database design, coding, maintenance, and documentation.
▪ Previous experience with database administration case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools.
▪ Familiarity with data protection principles, such as data protection by design and by default.

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;
▪ knowledge in ISO security standards such as ISO 27001/2013, 27002/2013 and 27701/2019;
▪ previously handled security incidents, including investigations, mitigating measures and reporting;
▪ experience in carrying out data protection impact assessments, in particular related to processing activities carried out by means of current and emerging technologies;
▪ 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;
▪ familiarity with programming languages API.

Interested candidates are requested to send an application letter together with their latest Curriculum Vitae on email address The vacant position being applied for should be indicated in the subject line of the email. 

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

Jobs plus permit number: 744/2023

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