Zong Jobs – Head of Data Governance


Job Title: Head of Data Governance

Department: Digital Technologies

Reporting to: Dy. Director Service Planning & Delivery

Location: Islamabad


Job Purpose:

  • This role would be responsible for representing data as a strategic business asset, furthermore it would be responsible for the implementation and oversight of data management goals, standards, policies, practices, process, and technologies.
  • Work closely with Business and Functional area leadership to improve the quality and value of core data assets.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and govern an enterprise data governance implementation roadmap including strategic priorities for development of information-based capabilities
  • Establish and ensure adherence to an enterprise data governance framework for data policies, standards and practices, both at the department and Business and Functional areas level, to achieve the required level of consistency, quality and protection to meet overall business needs.
  • Ensure that data is usable, accessible and protected
  • Develop and implement data quality standards and master data management
  • Data Catalog standard management and maintain the inventory of all data assets in an organization
  • Monitor application personnel to ensure following data Governance procedures
  • Create and maintain common data dictionaries and the tools or methods that support data standards
  • Define roles and responsibilities related to data governance and ensure clear accountability for stewardship of the company’s principal information assets
  • Define indicators of performance and quality metrics and ensure compliance with data related policies, standards, roles and responsibilities, and adoption requirements
  • üProvide periodic updates to the Department Data Governance Roadmap and improvements
  • Conduct periodic audit of the system utilization and Capacity planning
  • Identify new business opportunities pertaining to the use of information assets to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in the marketplace / represent data as a strategic business asset at the Senior Management table
  • Ensure compliance with PTA and other Govt. Regulatory data compliance
  • Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards
  • Serve as a liaison between Business and Functional areas and technology to ensure that data related business requirements for protecting sensitive data are clearly defined, communicated and well understood and considered as part of operational prioritization and planning

Eligibility Criteria (Education, Knowledge, Experience and Skills):


  • Minimum Bachelors degree preferably IT, Computer Science, Software or other related domains
  • Knowledge of data governance practices, business and technology issues related to the management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data protection
  • Knowledge of data related government regulatory requirements and emerging trends and issues
  • Knowledge of industry-leading data quality and data protection management practices

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of related experience in relevant domain and must have lead initiatives related to Data Governance.

Skills – Generic:

  • Highest personal and professional integrity and strong work ethics
  • Ability to articulate a vision of transformation efforts and a sense of mission
  • Willingness to take change and provide direction
  • Results orientation, willingness to commit to a direction and drive operations to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to manage adversity and challenging situations
  • Ability to manage senior relationships across all the Business and Functional areas

Skills – Job Specific:

  • Ability to develop cooperative and constructive working relationships
  • Ability to handle complaints, settle disputes and resolve conflicts and negotiate with others
  • Collaborative team player orientation towards work relationships, strong culture awareness
  • Data Management, Data Governance framework
  • Documentation of all Data Governance activities
  • Highly developed skills in priority setting and alignment of project priorities with Departmental strategy
  • Ability to break down complex problems and projects into manageable goals
  • Ability to get to the heart of the problem and make sound and timely decisions to resolve problems
  • Understanding of Big Data, DWH solution development methodology and in general System Development Life cycle

Job Details:

Company: Zong

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Islamabad, Pakistan

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