12 JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT THE OFFICE OF THE DATA PROTECTION COMMISSIONER | Open to applicants from Mombasa, Kwale, Tana River, Lamu, Wajir, Isiolo, Laikipia, Kajiado, Kericho, Bomet, Vihiga, and Nyamira counties.

Government and Public Service



The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, established in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 2019, plays a vital role in regulating the processing of Personal Data, ensuring adherence to set principles, protecting individual privacy, and providing legal and institutional mechanisms to safeguard Personal Data. To bolster our capabilities in fulfilling this mandate, we are in search of dynamic, proactive, and self-motivated individuals to join our team. Below are the exciting opportunities available:

1. Data Protection Officer II – Inspection & Compliance

Grade: ODPC 7
Vacancy No.: 01/2024
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Open to applicants from Mombasa, Kwale, Tana River, Lamu, Wajir, Isiolo, Laikipia, Kajiado, Kericho, Bomet, Vihiga, and Nyamira counties.

2. Data Protection Officer II – Registration

Grade: ODPC 7
Vacancy No.: 02/2024
Number of Positions: 1

3. Data Protection Officer II – (Regional)

Grade: ODPC 7
Vacancy No.: 03/2024
Number of Positions: 4

4. Assistant Office Administrator II (Regional) (re-advertisement)

Grade: ODPC 8
Vacancy No.: 04/2024
Number of Positions: 3

5. Assistant Records Management Officer II

Grade: ODPC 8
Vacancy No.: 05/2024
Number of Positions: 1

6. Driver II (re-advertisement)

Grade: ODPC 10
Vacancy No.: 06/2024
Number of Positions: 1
Location: Open to applicants from all counties.

7. Office Assistant

Grade: ODPC 11
Vacancy No.: 07/2024
Number of Positions: 1

Full details regarding job descriptions, qualifications, and terms of service can be found on our website: ODPC Careers.


Application Process:

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications online through our recruitment portal at careers.odpc.go.ke by May 22nd, 2024. Manual or other forms of applications will not be considered.

Note: Successful candidates may be stationed at any of ODPC’s regional offices in Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Nyeri, Machakos, and Garissa. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and required to provide original copies of their National Identity Card, academic, and professional certificates during interviews.






Diversity and Inclusion:

ODPC upholds the principles of fair competition, merit, and equal employment opportunities as outlined in the Constitution. We encourage applications from persons with disabilities, marginalized communities, and minorities. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.


[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Your Email Address]
[Your Phone Number]

Hiring Manager
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
[Office Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the Data Protection Officer position at the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, as advertised. With a background in [mention relevant qualifications or experiences], I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to your team and support the organization’s mission.

Having [briefly mention relevant experiences or skills], I am adept at [mention key responsibilities or tasks related to the position]. My passion for ensuring data privacy and compliance aligns perfectly with the objectives of ODPC. I am excited about the opportunity to [mention what excites you about the role or working at ODPC].

Attached is my resume, which provides additional details about my qualifications. I am eager to discuss how my skills and experiences align with the needs of ODPC. Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to your team.

[Your Name]


  1. Research the Role: Familiarize yourself with the responsibilities and requirements of a Data Protection Officer to tailor your application accordingly.
  2. Highlight Relevant Experience: Emphasize any previous experience in data protection, compliance, or related fields to showcase your suitability for the role.
  3. Customize Your Application: Tailor your resume and cover letter to highlight key skills and experiences that match the job description.
  4. Demonstrate Knowledge: Showcase your understanding of data protection laws and regulations, including the Data Protection Act, to demonstrate your expertise.
  5. Be Professional: Present yourself professionally in all communications and interactions with the hiring team.
  6. Show Enthusiasm: Express genuine interest in the position and the mission of ODPC to demonstrate your commitment.
  7. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate potential interview questions and prepare thoughtful responses to showcase your qualifications and fit for the role.
  8. Ask Questions: During interviews, ask thoughtful questions about the role, team dynamics, and organizational culture to demonstrate your interest and engagement.
  9. Follow Up: Send a thank-you email after interviews to express appreciation for the opportunity and reiterate your interest in the position.
  10. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive attitude throughout the application process, regardless of the outcome, and continue to pursue opportunities aligned with your career goals.

Possible Data Protection Officer Interview Questions With Answers

  1. Question: Can you explain your understanding of data protection laws and regulations? Answer: Certainly. Data protection laws, such as the Data Protection Act, are designed to safeguard individuals’ personal data by regulating its processing, ensuring privacy, and providing rights and remedies for data subjects.
  2. Question: How do you stay updated on changes in data protection regulations? Answer: I regularly participate in professional development opportunities, such as seminars and webinars, and subscribe to industry newsletters to stay informed about evolving regulations and best practices.
  3. Question: Describe a situation where you had to ensure compliance with data protection regulations in a previous role. Answer: In my previous role, I implemented robust data protection policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulations. This included conducting regular audits, providing staff training, and implementing encryption measures for sensitive data.
  4. Question: How do you handle data breaches and ensure timely reporting? Answer: In the event of a data breach, I follow established protocols to contain the breach, assess the extent of the damage, and notify the relevant authorities and affected individuals promptly, in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  5. Question: How do you prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment? Answer: I prioritize tasks based on their urgency and impact on compliance objectives, regularly communicate with stakeholders to manage expectations, and leverage time management techniques to ensure timely completion of tasks.
  6. Question: Can you discuss a challenging aspect of implementing data protection measures and how you addressed it? Answer: One challenge I faced was balancing data protection requirements with business needs for data access. To address this, I collaborated with stakeholders to develop tailored solutions that met both regulatory requirements and operational needs.
  7. Question: How do you ensure staff compliance with data protection policies? Answer: I conduct regular training sessions, provide ongoing communication and support, and establish clear accountability measures to promote staff awareness and adherence to data protection policies.
  8. Question: Describe your experience with data privacy impact assessments (DPIAs). Answer: I have conducted DPIAs to identify and mitigate privacy risks associated with new projects or processes, involving relevant stakeholders to ensure comprehensive risk assessment and mitigation strategies.
  9. Question: How do you approach maintaining data security in remote work environments? Answer: I implement encryption, multi-factor authentication, and secure communication channels to safeguard data in remote work environments, along with regular security audits and staff training on best practices.
  10. Question: How do you contribute to fostering a culture of data protection within an organization? Answer: I lead by example, championing data protection principles, fostering open communication, and providing resources and support to empower staff to prioritize data protection in their daily activities.

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We wish all applicants the best in their endeavors. Our commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent from diverse backgrounds remains unwavering. Remember, we are an equal opportunity employer and do not charge any application/recruitment fees, whether refundable or not.

To apply for this job please visit careers.odpc.go.ke.

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