Senior Data Governance Specialist - Data jobs in Malta - September 2023
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Senior Data Governance Specialist

Job vacancy: Senior Data Governance Specialist within Data Management and BI in Grade 6 
Job code: DM/002/2022

About Data Management and BI:
The Data Management and Business Intelligence (BI) function ensures timely and effective decision-making across the Authority through more effective data and records management, and business intelligence reporting, to support risk-based supervision. The team is responsible for driving data governance, data quality management, and integrity, as well as data architecture. The function also manages a centralised data warehouse and BI analytics platform to provide ongoing insights, analyses, and operational dashboards for end-users.

The Role:
The Senior Data Governance Specialist interfaces with the relevant technical, programme management & quality (PMQ) stakeholders and business users, with the purpose to track, maintain and schedule solutions for data governance programme initiatives. This will be achieved by:-
  • Driving and implementing the Authority's data governance charter, tracking and measuring progress against objectives set out.
  • Developing a data quality framework, leading data quality metrics definition and ownership, proactively identifying/driving data quality improvement initiatives and regularly interacting with business and technical stakeholders to further identify, log and track the delivery of solutions for data improvement needs and quality issues.
  • Being the main lead for coordinating/driving activities within the various data governance forums internally and amongst the various relevant local and European authorities.
  • Leading the definition of data governance policies and procedures in collaboration with peers.
  • Staying abreast and providing inputs to any data related to European regulations on financial supervision and any data strategies which may have an impact on the Authority's data architecture.
  • Launching data governance programme initiatives, delivering high-quality training and communications in collaboration with relevant teams.
  • Regularly organising knowledge sharing and training sessions to address targeted data quality issues as may be necessary.
  • Monitoring correct usage and adherence across the Authority of data management policies and system functionality.
  • In liaison with other data management, colleagues test solutions to ensure data quality principles are maintained as may be required.
  • Working on tasks delegated from time to time as may be required.

About You:
We are looking for a confident and articulate communicator that is capable of driving strong collaboration across multi-disciplinary functions. A structured and data-driven analytical approach together with an attention to detail is also very important.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or similar at MQF Level 6
  • Proficient in data governance activities such as data policy and procedures definition
  • Experienced in data management techniques/standards for delivering high-quality data
  • Experience in Enterprise Web Applications as well as Database operations and SQL
  • Experience in financial supervision or financial sector regulation is a plus.
  • The applicant should also possess a minimum of five (5) years of working experience in a similar environment. Candidates with longer working relevant experience will be preferred.

If you do not have the necessary academic or professional qualifications but you have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience within a relevant field, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

Soft skills:

  • Confident and articulate communicator
  • Capable of driving strong collaboration across multi-disciplinary functions
  • Works in a meticulous and structured manner
  • Utilizes a strong data-driven analytical and planning approach.

How to apply or query further information:
Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application. 

Other important information:
The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates. It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on the comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at the application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website under MQRIC heading. The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage. Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination. Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

*Public Call no: 261/2022

Malta Financial Services Authority:
The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) is the single regulator for financial services in Malta. It was established by law on 23 July 2002 taking over supervisory functions previously carried out by the Central Bank of Malta, the Malta Stock Exchange, and the Malta Financial Services Centre. The Authority is a fully autonomous public institution and reports to Parliament on an annual basis.

Full Time
Job Type
Experienced (3 years +)
Experience Level
Financial Services

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