Data Protection Officer

Strategy, Innovation, Incubation · Lisbon, Lisbon
Department Strategy, Innovation, Incubation
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Do you have practical experience within the data protection space? Would you be able to bring a fresh perspective to managing data privacy risks, while providing advice and oversight across all aspects of data privacy?  Read more to find out about the role of Data Protection Officer.

The Company
We are a fast-growing non-profit social enterprise with offices in the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia. Triggerise builds digital platforms that motivate users - primarily young women and adolescent girls - to make positive choices. We work together with local communities and use nudges like reminders, discounts, and reward points to encourage our users to access and use health products and services. We also support our users in becoming entrepreneurs and adding value to their economies. You can check more about being a part of the Triggerise here

Our Amsterdam office is located in the hip Eastern part of the city, right next to a park. We are about 8 people based there, working flexibly from either the office or from home. In Amsterdam, we work mainly in finance, HR, or communications. Our people are young and the culture is global and dynamic. Our work environment is informal, friendly, and fast-paced. You can learn more about the work we do here.

For this position, we are open to remote work and will happily accept applicants from Portugal, Ethiopia, Kenya, and South Africa.

The Job

The Data Protection Officer is responsible for ensuring Triggerise meets all obligations under data protection and privacy laws in the markets that we work or will work in the future, this includes: GDPR, Kenyan Data Protection act and POPEE.  This can be achieved by;


  • Providing expert advice, guidance and direction to ensure that all necessary standards and controls are in place to enable Triggerise to manage privacy risks and comply with Data Protections Laws.
  • You act as the main point of contact for supervisory authorities and regulators as appropriate.
  • You implement, maintain and review procedures to enable data subjects to exercise their individual rights.
  • You respond to data incidents and breaches in a timely manner, informing any relevant authorities.
  • Using your strong analytical skills, you’re able to analyse and assess and advise on risk and impact from a privacy and data protection perspective.

About You

You are an ace when it comes to data protection legislation and related regulatory guidance and  know the ins and outs of the General Data protection regulations.


  • 4 years of experience in data protection-focused position
  • A relevant data protection or privacy certification such as CIPP, CIPT, CIPM, ISEB etc or willingness to achieve one within a short period of time after joining
  • Experience of developing policy and compliance training
  • Strong knowledge of European data privacy and data protection regulation, and a good understanding of privacy frameworks and legislation in the markets that we work
  • Ability to work unsupervised, exercise leadership and influence change
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Polished and effective communication skills with the ability to build consensus in a large and complex operating environment

The Rewards

At Triggerise we believe in being open, also when it comes to salaries. The monthly salary brackets for this position are €2 063 - €3 095 gross in Portugal, R39 458- R59 186 gross in South Africa, KSH214 411 - KSH 321 616 gross in Kenya, and €1.063 - €1.595 gross in Ethiopia, plus benefits and allowances. We will offer you a salary in this bracket depending on your level of experience and how it relates to your future colleagues. If you would like to know more about the salaries in our other locations, please contact us. 

In addition to your monthly salary, we also offer:

  • A personal development budget.
  • Unlimited holidays, if you can make it work with your team you’re good to go.
  • Growth opportunities.
  • A product to help shape as we grow, to leave your mark on how we do things.
  • A vision that we trust that you will do your job without us having to invent unnecessary rules and regulations.

The Details

Interested? Click Apply for This Job! Want more information? Check out our website or contact our Global Recruiter. We only accept applications through the apply links, not by email.

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  • Location
    Lisbon, Lisbon
  • Department
    Strategy, Innovation, Incubation
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience