Job Title: Open Data and Freedom of Information Specialist ( Onsite)

Location: Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) 

Duration : 1 year ( with potential for extension)

Job Overview:

As the Open Data and Freedom of Information Specialist for the NDMO (National Data Management Office) Framework Phase 1 at aNumak & Company, you will be entrusted with the critical responsibility of implementing policies to promote transparency and accessibility of data for our client in Jeddah, KSA. This role requires a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in open data initiatives and freedom of information regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of policies and strategies to promote transparency and accessibility of data, in alignment with the objectives of the NDMO Framework Phase 1 project.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to assess data availability and identify opportunities for enhancing transparency and accessibility.
  • Design and implement processes and procedures for releasing data in compliance with freedom of information regulations and best practices.
  • Develop training programs and materials to raise awareness of open data principles and promote data literacy among stakeholders.
  • Monitor compliance with open data policies and regulations, providing guidance and support to ensure adherence.
  • Act as a liaison with government agencies, advocacy groups, and the public to facilitate the exchange of information and promote open data initiatives.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and developments in open data and freedom of information, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Public Policy, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in open data initiatives, freedom of information regulations, or a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of open data principles, freedom of information regulations, and data governance best practices.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex data access and transparency issues.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a consulting environment, managing multiple priorities and stakeholders.


  • Competitive salary package commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive health insurance coverage.
  • Relocation assistance for the duration of the one-year onsite consulting period.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment.

How to Apply:

 Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and Cover letter highlighting relevant experience, qualifications and achievements in your application to Please use “Open Data and Freedom of Information Specialist  Application – [Your Name].” in the subject line.

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