Data Protection Officer at DTB Bank

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.

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.