Data Commissioner Job in Kenya 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Data Commissioner Job in Kenya 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Public Service Commission
Office of Data Protection
The Office of the Data Protection
Commissioner is an office established by section 5 (i) of the Data Protection
Act, 2019. It is designated as a State Office in accordance with Article 260 (q)
of the Constitution.

Pursuant to the provisions of Section
6(2) of the Data Protection Act, the Public Service Commission seeks to
nominate persons to be considered for appointment to the post of Data

The Commission hereby invites
applications from suitably qualified Kenyans who may wish to be considered for
Data Commissioner
One (1) Post
For appointment to this post, a
candidate must:
a. hold a degree in any of the
following fields from a university recognized ¡n Kenya:
(i) Data Science;
(ii) Law;
(iii) Information Technology or
(iv) any other related field;
b. hold a Masters Degree;
c. have knowledge and relevant
experience of not less than ten (10) years; and
d. meet the requirements of Chapter
six (6) of the Constitution
Duties and Responsibilities
The Functions of the Office of the
Data Commissioner are provided in Section 8(1) of the Data Protection Act and
shall include:
(i) overseeing implementation of and
being responsible for enforcement of the Data Protection Act,
(ii) establishing and maintaining a
register of data controllers and data processors;
(iii) exercising oversight on data
processing operations and verify whether the processing of data is done in
accordance with this Act;
(iv) promoting self-regulation among
data controllers and data processors;
(v) conducting assessment for the
purpose of ascertaining whether information is processed according to the
provisions of the Act or any other relevant law;
(vi) receiving and investigating any
complaint by any person on infringements of the rights under the Act;

(vii) taking such measures as may be
necessary to bring the provisions of the Act to the knowledge of the general
(viii) carrying out inspections of
public and private entities with a view to evaluating the processing of
personal data;
(ix) promoting international
cooperation in matters relating to data protection and ensure country’s
compliance on data protection obligations under international conventions and
(x) undertaking research on developments
¡n data processing of personal data and ensuring that there is no significant
risk or adverse effect of any developments on the privacy of individuals; and
(xi) performing such other functions
as may be prescribed by any other law or as necessary for the promotion of
object of the Act.
The Data Commissioner shall be
appointed for a single term of six (6) years and shall not be eligible for a
The Data Commissioner shall be paid a
monthly gross remuneration package of Kshs.621,500.00 per month fixed for the
term of office
Medical and other benefits are as
provided in the Gazette Notice No. 6516 of 7th July, 2017.
Interested applicants are required to
The names of shortlisted candidates
shall be published on the Commission’s website;
Shorthsted candidates will be
required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews;
(a) National Identity Card;
(b) Academic and Professional
Certificates and transcripts;
(c) Any other supporting documents
and testimonials; and
(d) Clearances from the following
(i) Kenya Revenue Authority;
(ii) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
(iii) Higher Education Loans Board;
(iv) Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus;
(v) Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate); and
(e) Recommendations from relevant
professional bodies and associations (where applicable)
Candidates may submit manual (hard
copy) or electronic (online) applications.
All applications should be submitted
together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of
academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting
Manual applications should be
submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked:
Application for the position of Data
Commissioner” and delivered to:
Public Service Commission
4th Floor, Commission House
Off Harambee Avenue
P.O Box 30095-00100 Nairobi.
Online applications may be submitted
via email to:
All applications should reach the
Public Service Commission on or before 14th April. 2020 latest by 5.00 p.m.
(East African time)