Fresher IT Jobs – Database Administrator at Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC)

Job Title:     Database Administrator
Organisation: Joint Clinical
Research Centre (JCRC)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Chief
Programmer
About US:
Joint Clinical
Research Centre (JCRC) is a National Ugandan Organization that was established
in 1991 as a Medical Institution and HIV/AIDS Centre of Excellence specializing
in Medical Research, Health Care and Training.
Job Summary: The Database
Administrator (DBA) will be responsible for the design, development,
performance tuning, database integrity, security and day-to-day operation of
all the JCRC databases that are associated with existing software applications,
new applications or programming changes to existing JCRC applications including
Integrated Clinical Enterprise Application (ICEA), Laboratory Management
Information System (LIMS) and Financial Information Management System – MS
Dynamics NAV 2013R2. The job holder will be tasked to perform, and in some
cases oversee tasks related to database administration and data transformation
activities for the organization. The primary responsibilities will include; modelling,
developing, designing, implementing, enhancing, maintaining, and analysing
databases for various software systems and legacy applications.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Install, maintain, support, configure and
troubleshoot all database and application servers at JCRC
·        
Ensure all systems are up to date and in compliance
with JCRC policies
·        
The DBA will create ways to store, organize and
present data
·        
Work in liaison with different departments to
identify their reporting need and generate SQL that meet their needs
·        
Responsible for 24/7 operation of all JCRC
application servers and ensure they are running smoothly
·        
Responsible for 24/7 operation of all JCRC databases
and ensure they are running smoothly.
·        
The DBA will optimize and fine-tune all JCRC
database systems
·        
Design and develop database replication strategies
·        
Perform regular database performance checks and report
the findings to the supervisor
·        
The incumbent will troubleshoot and correct issues
as they arise.
·        
Perform backup of JCRC database systems.
·        
Manage user accounts in the system
·        
Audit, modify and amend data in the system using SQL
commands, hand-editing, and bulk import
·        
Integrate old system data with new system.
·        
Plan and coordinate security measures alongside the
network administrators
·        
Work in liaison with “super users” from the
laboratory, clinical and financial information systems to develop complex and
advanced queries
·        
Working in consultation with the Data department to
develop advanced reports for management
·        
Mentor and train selected JCRC users on the use and
extraction of data from the database
·        
Perform any other duty as assigned by the Chief
Programmer.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Database Administrator should
hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from a
recognized Institution of higher learning.
·        
Professional certification in Database
Administration such as MCDBA, MCITP etc. will be an asset.
·        
A minimum of two years of relevant experience in
database design, development and administration.
·        
The applicant must possess advanced database
administration skills, particularly in, fine-tuning database performance,
designing database tables, stored procedures, views and creating complex SQL
queries.
·        
Working knowledge of reporting services is desired
·        
Excellent oral and writing communication skills
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications and
supporting documents including copies of academic qualifications and Curriculum
Vitae (CV) indicating names and contacts of three professional referees should
either via post to: Manager Human Resource and Development Joint Clinical
Research Centre, Plot 101, Lubowa Hill, Entebbe road P.O. Box 10005, Kampala or
via email with all documents combined in one PDF document on hr@jcrc.org.ug.
Deadline: Monday, 14th December,
2015

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