Data Protection Manager

International Aids Vaccine Intitiative
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 12

Position description

IAVI is seeking a very knowledgeable Data Protection Manager who will become a valuable member of the General Counsel’s Office and act as the primary point of contact within the organization for our staff, regulators, and any relevant public bodies on issues related to data protection. The successful candidate will ensure that the company’s policy is in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and codes of practice, evaluating the existing data protection framework and identifying areas of non or partial compliance and rectifying any issues. In addition, this position will devise training plans and provide data protection advice and support for members of staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert advice and educate employees on important data compliance requirements.
  • Draft and revise existing internal data protection policies, guidelines, and procedures, in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Hold trainings with staff members across different business units who are involved in data handling or processing.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the manager. 

IAVI is a nonprofit scientific research organization dedicated to addressing urgent, unmet global health challenges including HIV and tuberculosis. Our mission is to translate scientific discoveries into affordable, globally accessible public health solutions. Through scientific and clinical research in Africa, India, Europe, and the U.S., IAVI is pioneering the development of biomedical innovations designed for broad global access. We develop vaccines and antibodies in and for the developing world and seek to accelerate their introduction in low-income countries.

IAVI programs and partnerships are grounded in the regions of the world where the disease burden is the greatest, and our approach emphasizes sustainability. Our network of clinical research center partners in Africa and India helps strengthen in-country research capacity and supports the training and education of the next generation of scientists. The global impact of our science includes fundamental contributions to understanding the biology of HIV infection, which IAVI and others are applying toward advancing vaccine science and immunology.

IAVI accelerates scientific discovery and development by fostering unique collaborations among academia, industry, local communities, governments, and funders to explore new and better ways to address public health threats that disproportionately affect people living in poverty.

Our global reach, including a clinical research network in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa and in India, has allowed us to make fundamental contributions to understanding the epidemiology, transmission, virology, and immunology of HIV. This work played a key role in facilitating the design of promising HIV vaccine candidates, as well as the discovery of broadly neutralizing antibodies that are now being advanced as promising approaches for HIV prevention. Our integrated capabilities in vaccine and antibody discovery, development, and clinical research take advantage of bio-pharmaceutical industry expertise to accelerate the development and testing of prevention methods for HIV and other diseases. Through the Product Development Center, we support external researchers with technical and scientific expertise to accelerate the development of their own products.



Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s in relevant field such as IT, political science or biological sciences is required.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in data protection compliance or a related field is required.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Expertise in European data protection laws and practices including an in-depth understanding of the GDPR is required.
  • Strong project management skills are required.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage sensitive and confidential information is required.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, with strong attention to detail is required.
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to work well both independently and as part of a team is required.
  • Ability to receive feedback and take positive action on feedback, recommendations, and requests is required.
  • Ability to take proactive steps to collaborate with members from other teams/departments is required.
  • Track record of accomplishing goals and adhering to deadlines is required.
  • CITT certification is highly desirable.
  • Experience working in a legal, audit and/or risk function department is highly desirable.

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