Absa Bank Limited – Records Management and Data Privacy Analyst

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Key Accountabilities:
Accountability: 30%

  • Working together with and operating as a direct report to Information Risk Manager and working closely with LAM, Data Privacy, Risk and Project stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships between the Information Risk function and local business areas.
  • Continuously support the development of IRM records management capability in line with needs and expectations. Find and share best practice.
  • Identify and assess key IRM risks and issues of significance.

Accountability 30%:

  • Be a point of contact and give guidance to the business on Data Privacy and Records Management matters, being the custodian of Data Privacy and Records Management.
  • Understand and manage risks and risk events (incidents) relevant to the role.
  • Monitor compliance of policy and standards and drive the closure of gaps.
  • Use risk management principles to safeguard Data Privacy, and the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information in accordance with the bank’s operating model and risk appetite.
  • Monitor and report on Key Risk Indicators.
  • Identify remediation activity and agree action plans with the business

Accountability 30%

  • Carry out impact Assessments on new initiatives/projects the bank is running
  • Oversee records archiving and retrieval SLAs are adhered to
  • Act as a liaison between business units and records archiving centre
  • Ensure the electronic archival sheets are complete and retention schedules aligned to local/group policy requirements.
  • Ensure expired records have destruction approvals in place and coordinate destruction of records with the archiving centre.
  • Maintain accurate business list of records

Accountability 10%

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the information risk manager
  • Through the IRM manager, be accountable for IRM policy implementation across the business

Education And Experience Required

  • B-degree
  • (5) years’ experience, preferably in Information Risk Management.

Knowledge and skills: (Maximum of 6)

  • Risk Assessment
  • Records management
  • Related Data Privacy Laws and regulations
  • Information Management
  • Principles, practices, and techniques related to Information Risk Management.
  • Vendor Management.

Competencies: (Maximum of 8 competencies)

  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Learning and researching
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Relating and networking
  • Adapting and responding to change
  • Persuading and influencing
  • Creating and innovating
  • Communication: Written and Spoken
  • Application Deadline – 17th May 2023***


  • Higher Diplomas: Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences (Required)





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