Data Governance Specialist

Job Description

Job PurposeImplement 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/AccountabilitiesRisk, 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.

Responsibilities + Skills

First Degree: Information StudiesOther Minimum Qualifications, certifications or professional membershipsData Management certification (Certified Data Management Professional (CDMP), Certified Information Management Professional (CIMP) or related).


Participate in guilds to strengthen capacity and promote best practice. Engage and raise awareness with the business on how to leverage the guilds.


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

Job Summary

  • Published on: Tuesday, 13th October 2020
  • Designation: Data Governance Specialist
  • industry: Miscellaneous
  • Vacancy: 1
  • Employment Status: Full-time
  • Job Location: Johannesburg
  • Salary: 0
  • Gender:
  • Application Deadline: Tuesday, 13th October 2020

About the Company

  • Company Name: Standard Bank Group.
  • Address: 9th Floor 011 636 9111/2 SBZAZAJJ Standard Bank Centre 5 Simmonds Street Johannesburg 2001 P O Box 7725
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  • Company Profile:
  • To provide design and build decision agents and Credit process requirements for all Personal and Business products across the risk lifecycle for a particular stream (i.e. origination, account management and collections - to be customised per jobholder). This includes the process design of the end-to-end solution and working closely with appropriate Architectures (e.g., IT, Credit, Business, Data, etc.) to formulate sustainable strategic solutions.

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