Head of Data Protection (Data Protection Officer)

Federations & Major Events
13 / 02

To support our Legal & Compliance Division, FIFA is looking to recruit a Head of Data Protection (Data Protection Officer).





Full description

Your duties

  • Acting as main point of contact concerning our data protection matters with all internal FIFA units and its subsidiaries as well as external stakeholders (including Swiss and EU residents, supervisory authorities, FIFA member associations, confederations, etc.)
  • Identifying and evaluating FIFA’s data processing activities and monitoring data management procedures
  • Conducting regular assessments and audits to ensure data protection compliance (in particular GDPR)
  • Providing advice and instructions in relation to and conduct of Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIAs)
  • Aligning with relevant internal and external stakeholders to safeguard FIFA’s interests in the field of data protection and ensuring privacy by design at all levels
  • Maintaining records of all data processing activities conducted by FIFA
  • Assessing data protection landscapes and necessary measures in the context of competitions and events anywhere in the world
  • Liaising with other organisations that process data on FIFA’s behalf
  • Writing and updating detailed policies and guides on data protection
  • Arranging for training on data protection (e.g. Swiss Data Protection Legislation, GDPR etc.) compliance for employees
  • Following up with changes in law and implementation of appropriate measures to ensuring compliance
  • Dealing with data and privacy breaches together with other subject matter specialists

Our requirements

  • Qualified Lawyer with Compliance, IT Security or Audit Background
  • More than 5 years of proven experience in European Data Protection Law
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a similar type of role in a multinational business or law firm, ideally where personal data is transferred within and outside the European Union
  • Experience in leading a team and managing projects
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organisation, please submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters).


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