19 June 2020

MSF Privacy & Knowledge Management Internship Opportunity 2020

MSF is looking for a Privacy & Knowledge Management Internship Opportunity to support the General Direction of MSF SnA on two key transformational projects.

The Privacy & KM Intern’s responsibilities will include the following:
  • Support the Privacy Officer in effectuating a shift in the organization culture linked to privacy, as well as stabilizing the organization’s standards & compliance related to the protection of personal data (POPIA, GDPR)
  • Boost the organisation’s knowledge management project to embed it in the day to day work of all staff
The intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks:
  • Assist with education and capacity building with regard to the importance of privacy and data protection in development and humanitarian contexts, by supporting the organization of events, seminars or other advocacy related engagements.
  • Disseminate all available data protection documentation to MSF SA staff – preparation of monthly internal newsletter  
  • Attend meetings, take notes and support brainstorming on the gaps and challenges that exist in privacy, ethics and data uses for social good with key partners, regulators and the private sector
  • Coordinate archiving process and make it accessible to all MSF SA staff 
 Knowledge Management
  • Support the KM manager & KIT in developing workshops, meetings, trainings, etc. to strengthen the  Knowledge Management within MSF SA
  • Coordinate KM working groups, and meetings of other internal groups
  • Catalogue and archive technical publications, evaluation and research reports and internal knowledge products
  • Assist in maintaining the communications channels supporting the roll out of the internal communications and knowledge sharing: disseminating announcements, engaging with staff, posting and updating documentation, user guides and other channels as appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Demonstrated current or previous enrollment in data privacy and data protection activities is required (enrollment in classes, courses, trainings, seminars or any previous work experience)
  • Familiarity with privacy and data protection laws – GDPR & POPIA
  • Excellent research, reporting, writing, and legal administration skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
  • Familiarity and understanding of the issues related to data, digital privacy and the humanitarian sector is desirable
  • Knowledge of data security concepts, protocols or technical experience in the field is desirable
  • Any additional technical or legal training or certification in privacy and data protection or big data analytics is desirable
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Knowledge of SharePoint a plus
  • Currently studying towards a law degree and/or international development, library sciences, knowledge management, or related field of study.
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

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