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Senior Associate Data Protection vacancy at AWO

The role primarily involves delivering data protection services to clients from a range of sectors, including but not limited to commercial clients, non-profit organisations and international humanitarian actors.

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About AWO

They’re a new agency working across the world to shape, apply and enforce data rights. They have lawyers, policy experts, technology analysts and applied ethicists working out of offices in London, Brussels and Paris.

About role

The role primarily involves delivering data protection services to clients from a range of sectors, including but not limited to commercial clients, nonprofit organisations and international humanitarian actors. You will need to deliver some projects independently and others as part of a project team, under the supervision of the Senior Manager, DP and the Senior Advisor, DP.

In addition to your core responsibilities, you may be requested to assist with other tasks in addition to the below as they continue to develop as an organisation.

Data Protection Client Work
You will be engaged in providing the following services to AWO clients:
Providing advice on data protection and related matters, including the GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018, EU member state data protection law and data protection regulations of international organisations
Providing advice on information technology law, including the ePrivacy Directive and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations and EU member state law
Drafting data protection policies and documents, including information notices and consent management.
Drafting data sharing agreements, controllerprocessor agreements and contractual clauses
Establishing and reviewing registers of data processing operations, risk assessment and accountability frameworks
Conducting and supporting Data Protection Impact Assessments for new technologies, applications, projects and organisations
Providing data protection and privacybydesign advice
Devising and delivering data protection training packages
Supporting Human Rights Impact Assessments by identifying, understanding, assessing and addressing adverse effects of a project, activity or developing technologies on human rights
Attending client meetings, preparing briefings and presentations as required
Research and Report Writing
Monitoring developments in international, EU and national data protection law

Monitoring developments in legislation and case law
Drafting guidance for clients and general publications
Producing reports, factsheets, briefs, press briefings and other material as required
Business Development
Identifying potential new clients and business opportunities, procurement calls for contracted services and other funding opportunities
Drafting grant bids and proposals, as agreed with the Directors
Undertaking other administrative tasks associated with new business opportunities
Building Relationships
Building and developing relationships with a wide range of current and potential clients, including, but not limited to: multinational companies, SMEs, philanthropic funders, civil society organisations, charities, educational organisations techfocussed funders, startups, Research and Development (R&D) projects, international humanitarian organisations
Representing AWO in meetings with stakeholders and at public events
Project Management
Assisting with project management tasks including logistics and general administrative planning to deliver client work and projects to deadlines
Maintaining contact with clients, suppliers and consultants to ensure tasks are completed, risks and issues are monitored and flagged and facilitate good communication
Contributing to the development of AWO’s culture and values
Contributing to company policy and strategy development as required
Complying with relevant AWO risk management and governance frameworks
Complying with AWO policies and procedures e.g. expenses, time reporting

More details about this role can be found here.