The primary role of the data protection officer (DPO) is to ensure that the organisation processes the personal data of its staff, customers, providers or any other individual/entity (also referred to as data subjects) in compliance with the applicable data protection Act and regulations.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategy on data collection and processing as stipulated under the Data Protection Act or any other written laws.
  • Conduct periodic data protection impact assessments and advise the management
  • Liaison with Data Commissioners’ office, regulator and other authorities on matters relating to data protection
  • Assess data collection, process and prepare a comprehensive data inventory for Management and Board review
  • Inform controllers and data subjects on their rights pertaining data protection, obligations and responsibilities.
  • Respond to Subject Access Requests (SARs) and develop SARs handling policy
  • Review the controls implemented by the business 1st LOD and issue recommendations regarding data protection, privacy and compliance.
  • Foster a data protection culture within the bank, develop and manage data protection requirements internal policies and guidelines [principles of data processing, data subjects’ rights, data protection by design and by default, security and data breaches management].
  • Promote continuous trainings on data protection awareness and feedback process
  • Offer timely consultation on incidences of data breach and escalate to highest management level.

Key performance measures

  • The Personal Data Protection Act
  • The Personal Data Protection (Complaints Settlement Procedures) Regulations
  • The Personal Data Protection (Personal Data Collection and Processing) Regulations

Important relationships

  • Job is both internally and externally focused, requiring that the individual be highly adaptable in terms of personal style and the development of business knowledge related to banking.
  • The job requires relationships be built across the organization.
  • The job holder will develop and nurture an external network of relationships.


  • Bachelors of Laws Degree

Work Experience

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  • Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania
  • ICT qualification will be an added advantage
  • Work experience of minimum 3 years in a bank or commercial law firm.

Applications should be submitted to:

DTB is an equal opportunity employer.


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