Data Protection Officer

Central European University is hiring a Data Protection Officer to manage the University’s activities to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Position for: 
Staff
Status: 
Full-time

Data Protection Officer

Central European University

 Starting date:                       As soon as possible

Application deadline:          Open until filled

Full or Part Time:                 Full-time (40 hours/week)

 Central European University is hiring a Data Protection Officer to manage the University’s activities to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 Duties and responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Vice President for Administration and with direct access to the President and Rector, the Data Protection Officer  shall, in coordination with the In-house Legal Counsel team, inform and advise on the protection of personal data in relation to the EU GDPR and national law(s) and regulations.

. Responsibility includes:

 The DPO will maintain expert knowledge of data protection law and practices, as well as other professional qualities, to ensure that the University complies with the requirements of the EU GDPR and relevant national data protection law(s) and regulations.

 The Data Protection Officer will ensure that documentation to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR such as policies and procedures are kept up to date. Furthermore, the Data Protection Officer will plan and schedule data processing audits regularly, monitor core activities to ensure they comply with the EU GDPR.

 The Data Protection Officer is the main contact point for employees and will liaise with all members of faculty and staff on matters of data protection.

 In addition to serving as CEU’s DPO, this role will also support the University in enhancing cross-unit compliance systems based on the experiences of the DPO role.

 Key tasks of the Data Protection Officer:

  • To inform and advise all members of faculty and staff on their obligation to adhere to the EU GDPR and national law(s) when dealing with personal data.
  • To monitor compliance with the EU GDPR and national law(s).
  • Advise and inform on the data protection impact assessment (DPIA), including monitoring performance of DPIAs against the requirements of the EU GDPR
  • Liaise and cooperate with the supervisory authority.
  • To be the point of contact for the supervisory authority on issues relating to processing of personal data, and to consult with the supervisory authority, where necessary, on any other personal data matters.
  • To contribute to the development and maintenance of all University data protection policies, procedures and processes in relation to the protection of personal data.
  • Advise management on the allocation of responsibilities internally to support ongoing compliance with the EU GDPR and national law(s).
  • Ensure training and awareness is available and delivered to all members of staff involved in processing operations relating to personal data.
  • Regularly monitor compliance with the EU GDPR and national data protection law(s) by conducting audits of processes relating to personal data, and report to the Board of Directors / Chief Executive Officer (CEO) / Top Management.
  • To be the point of contact for data subjects with regard to the processing of their personal data.
  • To monitor compliance with the Data Protection Policy throughout the University to develop/advise on procedures for effective security.
  • To advise senior management on the allocation of information security responsibilities.
  • To develop/advise on formal procedures for reporting incidents (EU GDPR and information security-related) and investigations
  • To contribute to the business continuity and disaster recovery planning process.
  • To advise on and monitor the safeguarding of organizational record management.
  • Work with information asset owners to ascertain the extent to which personal data is collected, held and/or used in the University, and that it is properly controlled and safeguarded from loss of confidentiality, integrity or availability from any cause.
  • To ensure that records of the processing are kept by the University
  • To advise the controller of its obligation to issue privacy notices to data subjects at the point of collection of their personal data.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Hungarian and English
  • Experience of working in international work environment (higher education or similar context is an advantage)
  • Bachelor’s or higher university degree in Legal Studies and/or IT (data protection specialization is an advantage)
  • 3-5 yrs experience in data protection

Compensation

We offer a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The contract is for indefinite term.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

About CEU

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing in the social sciences, humanities, law, public policy and management. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, research-based teaching and learning and civic engagement, in order to contribute to the development of open societies in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and other emerging democracies throughout the world. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty, from over 50 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

For more information, please visit www.ceu.edu

How to apply: 

Applicants need to submit:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information for two referees.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Irisz Szel (in-house Legal Counsel) at SzelI@ceu.edu.

Please send your complete application package to:

advert055@ceu.edu - including job code in subject line: 2018/055.