Data Governance Team Lead at a Commercial Bank – Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners Limited


Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners Limited – Our client, a commercial bank, is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Data Governance Team Lead

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time


  • Our client requires the service of a highly skilled person in Data Governance with Fin-Tech to lead the creation, maintenance and monitoring of the DG policies, frameworks, processes, and procedures for guiding the data Governance activities in the Enterprise.
  • The successful candidate will work on other data related tasks as assigned by the Head of Data Governance and Chief Data Officer.

Key Responsibilities
Overall Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement Data Management strategies, portfolio & roadmap
  • Drive policy, implementation, and control.
  • Drive Data framework implementation.
  • Draft Training, Communications, Awareness, and Engagement plans to the Bank.
  • Define how controls will be embedded, measured, and assessed.
  • Evolve the governance processes as needed as platforms and processes change.
  • Be the point of contact for Data Governance queries, including escalation point for client concerns.
  • Support and supervise information stewardship activities and management.
  • Align the data governance programme to the Group’s strategy
  • Manage the delivery of the data governance programme.

Operational Effectiveness, Risk and Control:

  • Assist in driving a culture of Data management across the Access Nation and contribute to enhanced operational efficiency by incorporating the use of best practices and methodology
  • Drive synchronization and management of source of record
  • Manage data as a strategic asset and operationalize data controls and frameworks to sustain the integrity of the data
  • Drive and support the use of a common data dictionary and automated data refinement to effectively run compliance models – really need focus on controls in models
  • Foster a culture of Innovation with enterprise-wide collaboration and partnerships
  • Collaborate on cross functional innovative self-service analytics to eliminate unnecessary manual effort.

Leadership and Teamwork:

  • Coordinate data management requirements, the data governance framework (including standards & guidelines) and high-level data architecture to ensure the successful implementation of the data management strategy
  • Assist with recognizing and upholding digital security systems to protect delicate information.
  • Detail and communicates the data management strategy
  • Develop and deliver trainings and coaching for increasing Data Management within all segments of the Bank.
  • Ensure strong physical data protection controls are in place.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, accountability, and transparency around data.

Customers / Stakeholders:

  • Engage appropriate stakeholders in ongoing data protection exercise
  • Provide proper training and awareness for staff on data governance requirements
  • Establish rules and procedures for data sharing with upper management, external stakeholders etc.
  • Support others in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and company standards
  • Work proactively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure best practices on data matters
  • Manage and own relationships
  • Advisory and Consultancy to our stakeholder community on Data Management related matters.
  • Take care of our customers privacy just as take care of their financial wellbeing and customer journey
  • Ability to articulate to colleagues, executives, Audit and our regulators, how we are doing on data.
  • Work with stakeholders to evolve Group Data Policy principles and align to Group values
  • Provide advisory, execution and governance support as needed in respect of regulation impacting Access Banks data agenda
  • Support regulatory engagement at group level and where necessary in support of subsidiaries.

Qualifications and Experience
Mandatory Desirable:

  • University Degree and/or professional qualification in an Information Technology related subject and/or project management
  • 3 years of equivalent work experience in the Data Governance field, ideally in the Retail Banking sector
  • Excellent analytical skills, written and verbal communication skills
  • Data Governance Certification (CDMP, DAMA, DGSP, or CIMP Master Data Management)
  • IT certification and other professional qualification.

Skills / Competencies:

  • Knowledge of industry leading data governance practices
  • Knowledge of structured programming, testing, and debugging techniques.
  • Ability to supervise and train assigned staff.
  • Ability to verify data input and correct errors.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of database construction, management, and retrieval methods.
  • Ability to resolve data input, storage and/or retrieval problems and to design solutions and modifications.
  • Specialist knowledge of data governance principles and practices.
  • Strong background and working knowledge in end-to-end data management principles.
  • Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational.
  • Ability to work independently and excellent teamwork spirit.
  • Extremely organized with strong time-management skills.
  • Ability to take direction and execute.
  • Good communication skill (Oral & Written).
  • Demonstrate advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office tools.
  • Detail oriented, analytical, and inquisitive.

Application Closing Date
30th November, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidate should send their Resume in (Ms World and PDF) to: with the Job Title as the subject of the email.


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