Implement data governance strategies, frameworks and roadmaps. Responsible for the execution of Data Governance related activities by monitoring the effectiveness of and adherence to governance processes that support the active management of identified information, data practices and data assets according to agreed standards and policies.
To co-ordinate requests and execute requirements from regulatory and governance bodies pertaining to Data Services. Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities Risk, Regulatory, Prudential & Compliance
Ensure compliance with all applicable policies, standards, systems, processes, and procedures so that all relevant risk and governance requirements are fulfilled incorporating the four pillars of risk management, i.
e. security, risk, privacy and compliance management. Implement the baseline requirements as well as the process for closure of significant data issues in collaboration with the risk fraternity and Group Internal Audit.
Keep abreast of new and existing legislation in order to understand the impact on the Data environment. Recommend new approaches and provide thought leadership by keeping knowledge of industry standards and best practice up to date.
Review and present reports to management on data governance issues, making strategic recommendations and advising where appropriate. Strategy
Implement data governance strategies, framework(s) and roadmap(s) aligned to the group strategy to drive adherence to governance processes.
Give input into the development or review of the data management policy, standards and process documents to ensure that standard repeatable outcomes are achievable.
Implement Data Governance decision rights. Technology & Architecture
Work closely with IT to provide assurance by performing baseline, design and post implementation reviews to secure and protect data for optimum performance of systems. People
Support Data Governance education by providing on the job guidance to Data Governance practitioners to resolve any escalated issues and support achievement of objectives as per defined standards.
Mentor and coach junior / new Data Governance practitioners in order to upskill them on processes, standards, procedures and products.
Plan for and assist in managing change related to data governance implementation to effect information management culture changes, processes and policies in support of business objectives. Data
Support the Data Steward community by ensuring alignment on data quality and defined data quality metrics. Assist with the definition of test cases for data to be executed as part of CTB (change the bank) data requests arising from the labs.
Participate in guilds to strengthen capacity and promote best practice. Engage and raise awareness with the business on how to leverage the guilds.
Identify gaps and next steps in order to prioritise value add special projects to meet governance requirements. Act as a subject matter expert from a Data Governance perspective and provide input into decisions relating to governance and the use of data and information.
Ensure that the appropriate controls and processes are effective at identifying, quantifying and managing overall data governance compliance across the business.
Establish and maintain the structures and roles / responsibilities required to implement data governance by ensuring terms of reference and mandates are clearly understood and effected.
Embed governance structures which could include but are not limited to forums / working groups / people or operating models by working with business to move business to maturity and support business objectives.
Implement governance requirements for the different stages in the data lifecycle or data and information in general by setting rules over data and information assets in line with group data strategy.
Undertake ad hoc reviews and investigations of compliance to standards, policies and business rules pertaining to data and information governance, develops analysis reports, documents key findings i.
e. audit and reviews to ensure all findings are resolved in a timely manner.
Document and maintain an inventory of governance documentation in order to ensure that these are relevant. Enable business to apply data governance by providing the governance documentation, education, awareness and support.
Ensure risk management processes are embedded for Data Governance and product related functions in the value chain. Preferred Qualification and Experience First Degree : Information Studies Other Minimum Qualifications, certifications or professional memberships Data Management certification (Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) or related).
Knowledge / Technical Skills / Expertise Risk Management 3-4 Years Experience with and understanding of risk management and terminology within related area of financial services, such as banking, investment asset management or insurance.
Understanding of related products and services, and basic business processes. Business Support 3-4 Years Sound knowledge and understanding of policies (including but not limited to Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI), financial market acts, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Business Unit specific regulatory requirements / legislation.
Knowledge of DAMA Framework for end-to-end Information Lifecycle. Knowledge of Internal Audit, Governance Frameworks, COBIT 5, King IV, Knowledge of Industry Frameworks : e.
g. PCI-DSS. Experience in data and information environment with knowledge of Data Management and sound understanding of capabilities of the landscape e.
g. data modelling - how to translate data governance into a business value / understanding. Experience in providing information governance assurance to business stakeholders.
Experience in data remediation practices. Exposure to various Business Support functions.