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Data Protection Officer (Part Time) at Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide
Data Protection Officer (Part Time)
Expiry Date
29 May 2024
Posted on
14 May 2024

Our vision, our mission and our work are all defined by one goal – ending extreme poverty, whatever it takes. We believe that no-one should have to live in fear that they won't have a home to sleep in or enough food to feed their children. For over 50 years we have been working with the world's poorest people towards this goal.

Today we are a team of over 4,400 highly skilled and dedicated professionals from 50 countries who share an exceptional depth and diversity of experience. We want committed, values driven staff to join our Dublin team and are currently looking for a Data Protection Officer to be part of our Corporate Services department.

We are committed to providing our staff with the skills needed to excel in their jobs. Concern offers in-house management and leadership courses and tailored organisation-wide learning opportunities both in-person and online. All employees are required to undertake training in equality, diversity and inclusion; the Code of Conduct; and safeguarding, along with any other training required for the role.

Our culture is values driven and friendly. A global engagement survey conducted in 2022, responded to by 3,577 of our staff, showed that 89% of our staff would happily recommend Concern as a great place to work and 94% are proud to tell people that they work for Concern.

Our office is in Dublin 2 and we are currently working a hybrid model (50% remote working) and offer flexi time.

The job:

Concern Worldwide is committed to having systems in place in order to ensure that it meets all of its reporting and compliance obligations in relation to Data Protection. The primary role of the data protection officer (DPO) is to ensure that Concern Worldwide processes the personal data of its staff, donors, and all data subjects, in compliance with the applicable data protection rules.

This role will liaise with people across the organisation providing support and training relating to issues within its remit.

If you join us, this is what you will be doing:

  • Act as the primary point of contact within the organisation on issues related to data protection.
  • Provide expert advice and educate employees on important data compliance requirements.
  • Evaluate the existing data protection framework and identify areas of non or partial compliance and rectify any issues.
  • Promote a culture of data protection compliance across all units of the organization.
  • Draft new and amend existing internal data protection policies, guidelines, and procedures, in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Hold training with staff members across different business units who are involved in data handling or processing.
  • Manage data breaches and ensure reporting is carried out within the required timeframe.
  • Proactively conduct audits to ensure compliance and address potential issues.
  • Maintain records of all data processing activities carried out by the company.
  • Serve as the point of contact between the company and the data protection authorities
  • Participate in organisational working groups as required;
  • Participate in relevant external networks and develop contacts with peer agency counterparts to facilitate sharing learning and best practice;
  • Carry out other tasks as appropriate under the direction of the Director of Compliance Services.

Skills you will bring:


  • Primary degree in a related field
  • Minimum of three years' experience working in data protection compliance or a related field
  • Expertise in European data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR
  • Experience within a legal, audit and/or risk function department
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Flexible, adaptable, and a sense of humour
  • Cross cultural awareness and empathy with organisational goals


  • Experience in INGO sector

You will report to The Director of Compliance Services and work with all Concern staff, institutional donors, partner organisations and external suppliers.

The salary is from €54,500 - €62,286 (band 5) pro-rated and this is a permanent part-time contract.

Part-time: 60% (21 hours per week)

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Data Protection

15 - 17 Leinster Street South
Dublin 2

t. 01 541 4770

RCN: 20043964
CRO: 335412

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