Data Governance Senior Manager

within Data Management and BI


Data Governance Senior Manager

within Data Management and BI

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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 Data Governance Senior Manager plays a key role within the MFSA and is responsible for defining and enabling data governance and data management processes across the organisation.

We are looking for a technical out-of-the-box thinker with data management experience who knows how to execute data governance and data management initiatives but at the same time supports Data Owners and Data Stewards to succeed in their role.  This role requires someone with the ability and enthusiasm to oversee and drive critical initiatives defined as part of the MFSA digital transformation.  As a data management expert, you will play a key role in engaging key stakeholders and business users across the Authority.  You will represent the MFSA within European Union and local government structures with the key purpose of setting common data definitions, data quality processes and streamlined ways of engaging the industry.

The key programme currently in place for delivering this is the data governance programme.  You will need to interface with diverse stakeholders including project managers, business analysts, technical and business teams.  To be successful you should demonstrate the ability to balance excellent analytical and technical skills whilst clearly driving communication and collaboration with other key partners.  As a member of the team you will also have the opportunity to leverage your passion for data management / data governance to define and deliver high impact strategies and solutions.  A clear process will be in place for ensuring that the finally delivered solutions will meet data quality standards, are well communicated internally/externally and are supported with the relevant training, policies, procedures and documentation.

As a successful candidate you will be responsible for:

  • Define and implement the Authority’s data governance charter, data governance programme and data quality framework.
  • Drive the planning and prioritisation process for delivering against the data governance programme
  • Track and measure progress against charter and programme objectives set out.
  • Stay abreast of any data-related European regulations which may impact on the Authority’s data polices and architecture.
  • Act as a data governance champion and lead data steward, communicating and reinforcing the importance of data governance.
  • Support the implementation of data quality, data catalogue / lineage tools.
  • Define and monitor metrics and quality/compliance checks which support data governance and data quality framework objectives.
  • Act as lead for coordinating/driving activities within the various data governance forums internally, locally and European level.
  • Establish a well-defined data asset register that properly classifies each asset based on sensitivity, quality, criticality, taxonomy and lifecycle.
  • Develop expert business knowledge and solutions in the above areas of focus.
  • Drive continuous improvement of data governance and data management practices in line with international standards.
  • Collaborate across the organization to develop, implement, and maintain enterprise data policies and standards.
  • Launch data governance programme initiatives, delivering high quality training and communications in collaboration with relevant teams.
  • In liaison with other data management colleagues test solutions to ensure data quality principles are maintained 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 for detail is also very important.

Eligibility criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or similar at MQF Level 6
  • Experienced in data management techniques/standards for delivering high quality data
  • Experience working with data governance tools, financial supervision or financial sector regulation is a plus.

The applicant should also possess a minimum of eight (8) years working experience in 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 fifteen (15) years of relevant experience within a relevant field, we would still be interested in speaking with you.

Soft skills

  • 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
  • Ability to display complex quantitative data in a simple, intuitive format and to present findings in a clear and concise manner
  • Demonstrates an ability in work in a complex and constantly changing environment
  • Verbal and written communications skills in English are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively with multiple teams and external organizations.

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 to [email protected].

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 comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at 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 on 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