Information Officer - MultiChoice Group

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The MultiChoice Group is a broad-based multinational media and entertainment group headquartered in South Africa, Dubai and Netherlands with principal operations in pay television, video entertainment, advertising and content security serving rapidly growing base of 13,5 million households. Brands within the Group include DSTV, GOTv, SuperSport, M-net, DSTVnow, Showmax and Europe based content security leader Irdeto.

MultiChoice Group has a successful history of identifying trends early, adapting them for our markets and leveraging them to provide the best experience to customers in Africa. The group’s strength lies in its focus on local language and culture, its entrepreneurial spirit and the quality of its workforce. By joining our team, you can help in achieving our objectives, namely: Expand Pay TV, grow SVOD subscriber base and advertising sales; focus on investment and technology; maintain a local approach, provide quality service and attract innovative and motivated employees.

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Purpose of the Position

  • To create and maintain a Privacy Program that should no longer be seen as a regulatory compliance framework, it should be seen as a core value for a business to have control over its data and to be able to leverage the data, while ensuring compliance to local and international laws.



Operational Activities

  • Data Privacy work in the technical internet/mobile product-driven environment in the video entertainment industry.
  • Define and fully implement CV GDPR/POPIA roadmap, partnering with relevant counterparts to ensure that strong privacy-by-design processes are built into our online video streaming services, worldwide.
  • Oversee European and African Data Protection, report directly to the Data Privacy Officer and Chief Technical Officer.
  • Develop and implement compliance strategies in close cooperation with Engineering and Legal teams.
  • Ensure up to date data mapping (data inventory) and legitimate cross-border data transfers
  • Ensure third parties management through DPAs
  • Coordinate notification efforts
  • Review and validate new releases of platforms before roll-out in the Europe and Africa regions
  • Conduct data privacy impact assessments (DPIA)
  • Draft internal policies and guidelines
  • Draft and conduct data protection trainings to enhance a data privacy friendly company culture
  • Manage DSR requests



  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Excellent knowledge of Data Protection Law (POPIA, GDPR, ePrivacy), knowledge of media/SVOD legislation is an advantage
  • IAPP and ISACA certification is an advantage
  • A Post Graduate Qualification would be advantageous





  • Experience as an in-house Privacy Counsel, Privacy Manager or Compliance Manager of at least 2 years, preferably with large technological international operating company
  • 5-8 years’ working experience
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to lobby for change
  • Independent, responsible approach to work and willingness to find solutions
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language is mandatory
  • Critical and strategic thinking, open mind, communication skills and project management



Technical Competencies

  • Results orientated
  • Communication skills
  • Risk Management Skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team player
  • Project Management
  • Problem solving skills



Behavioral Competencies

  • Relationship Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Holistic Thinking
  • Persuading and Influence
  • Coaching





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