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Data Protection and Privacy Specialist

In consultation with relevant stakeholders, the Data Protection and Privacy Specialist is responsible for conducting privacy risk assessments, leading the development of internal data protection and privacy policies and external privacy statements, serving as a focal point for internal and external inquiries concerning UNICEF's data protection and privacy policies, and serving as a focal point for breaches of UNICEF's data protection and privacy policies.

A summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  1. Coordination of development of data protection policy: Under the supervision of the Senior Adviser (Child Safeguarding), identify the regulatory requirements of existing UNICEF policy and international best practices; coordinate a global data privacy risk assessment, with attention to child safeguarding concerns; provide technical and legal advice in the drafting of new or updated regulatory instruments.

  2. Advise on data protection modalities: Develop proposals for and contribute to the design of technical, operational or administrative modalities to implement the data protection policy (training, changes to supply or partner agreements, privacy statements, consent forms, technological solutions, etc.)

  3. Monitor and advise on data protection incidents: Ensure that business units, technology teams and third parties (service providers) follow UNICEF's privacy management program, meet privacy policy requirements and address privacy concerns; collaborate with and assist business units and technology areas to develop corrective action plans for identified privacy compliance issues; work closely with UNICEF's Chief Information Security Officer in matters relating to data breaches.

  4. Custodianship of data protection and privacy regime: under the oversight of the Deputy Executive Director (Management), and supervision of the Senior Adviser (Child Safeguarding), serve as UNICEF's focal point on data protection and privacy issues and Secretary for associated relevant coordinating and policy bodies.

  5. Reporting: serve as a focal point for reports on data protection/privacy issues to oversight bodies.

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