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Head of Data Security

Oxfam Australia |
ACFID Member: 1
Location: VIC
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  • Exceptional opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading Non-for-Profits
  • Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based

About Us 

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.

Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?

 

 Job Description

Why you will love working at Oxfam

As part of Technology Services team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and flight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria.

Research shows that women will only apply for a job if they meet 100% of the selection criteria, while men will apply if they meet an average of 60%. We understand that life teaches us so much, so if you don’t meet all the criteria but just know that you have what it takes, then please apply.

Are you re-entering the workforce after a career break? Don’t worry! We are looking for people with a fire in their belly and a commitment to ending poverty. As long as you know your subject matter, we can teach you the other stuff and show you what’s happened while you were away.

The Role 

The Head of Data Security will be a key member of our team, reporting directly to the Chief Data Officer (CDO). This role will guide and oversee all aspects of our data security framework, including security architecture, system implementation, policy development, and risk assessment. This role is designed to ensure that data security is approached proactively, sensibly, and effectively across the entire IT landscape of OAU and the country offices and affiliates that we support.

 Desired Skills and Experience

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Systems Engineering or a related field.
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in a similar role, ideally in a non-profit environment.
  • Strong knowledge of cybersecurity risks and ways to manage them, and experience in managing IT infrastructure and IT security.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations relating to data privacy and security.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills to coordinate with various teams and stakeholders.
  • Data security certifications are highly preferred.

We can offer you 

  • A base salary of $128,924 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
  • We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
  • Cultural leave
  • Superannuation matching

Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our five core values of Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability drive everything we do at Oxfam.

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct. 

How to Apply

Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:

  1. a cover letter that tells us how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
  2. your CV.
  3. your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement.

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.

We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.

Closing Date: Oct 3, 2023
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