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Data Protection Analyst

Job Details

  • Agency: Office of the Ombudsman
  • Reference: R02882018
  • Posted: 01-Nov-2018
  • Closing Date: 30-Nov-2018
  • Salary: CI$58,344 - CI$78,456
  • Job Description

The Ombudsman invites applications for the position of:

Data Protection Analyst

The new Office of the Ombudsman has responsibility for investigating and resolving complaints of maladministration, public complaints against the police, and freedom of information appeals. In the future, the Office will also be responsible for overseeing whistleblower and data protection legislation.

The remit of the Office of the Ombudsman covers all Government Ministries, Portfolios, Departments and Sections, Statutory Authorities and Government Companies, as well as private entities under Whistleblowing and Data Protection legislation.

The Data Protection Analyst will be part of a dynamic team responsible for resolving complaints from members of the public under the Data Protection Law, 2017 (DPL) using investigatory and alternative dispute resolution skills; monitoring and investigating data controllers in the public and private sectors for compliance with the DPL; engaging in outreach towards data subjects and controllers; and supporting the Deputy Ombudsman (Information Rights) in creating and maintaining internal policies and procedures for executing the statutory roles of the Ombudsman under the DPL.

The right candidate will have a demonstrable interest in privacy, but does not need a background in data protection, as they will be provided with substantial on-the-job training and the opportunity to develop in an area of the law that is gaining importance both domestically and internationally.

The post-holder will have:


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field. Education may be substituted by 4 years’ experience in a mid or senior level role.

Experience and interest

  • At least two years’ experience in a mid or senior level, preferably with experience in interpreting legislation.
  • Preferably, knowledge of Data Protection legislation and practice either domestically or internationally. Knowledge may be substituted by a demonstratable interest in privacy.
  • A strong interest in technology and awareness of technology’s role in society and its potential impacts on privacy.
  • Preferably, experience in analysing and applying legislation, conducting investigations, and assessing confidential and sensitive evidence;
  • Preferably, experience in alternative dispute resolution and/or evaluative mediation.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.

Please submit completed Government Application Form and resume, preferably via email, to:

Office of the Ombudsman
3rd Floor, Anderson Square
Shedden Road, George Town
Cayman Islands


Benefits will be determined in accordance with the Public Service Management Law, Personnel Regulations, the Public Service Pensions Law and the CINICO Health Plan as may be amended from time to time. Pension and health benefits are non-contributory.