ICT Officer – Database Administration Career Jobs – Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA)

Organisation: Uganda
National Roads Authority (UNRA)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Manager Databases and Applications
About UNRA:
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) was
established by an Act of Parliament; The Uganda National Authority Act, No.
15 of 2006. UNRA became operational on 1st July 2008.  The mandate of UNRA is to develop and
maintain the national roads network, advise Government on general roads
policy and contribute to addressing of transport concerns, among others.
Job Summary: The
ICT Officer – Database Administration will be in charge of the design and
management of the UNRA’s database architecture
to ensure secure access and availability in accordance with the organisational
needs. The ICT Officer – Database Administration is also responsible for
the day today management of the organisational databases and ensuring that
changes and queries are addresses in accordance with the ICT standards.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In charge of the design database
    structures and associated models to support the information needs of
    the organization;
  • Administer the database
    configurations, security, schema and objects ensuring compliance
    against agreed ICT standards and guidelines;
  • Perform database software
    installations and upgrades to maintain currency with supported
  • Offer second level technical support
    to minimize the impact of database related service outages;
  • Escalate unresolved system issues
    to appropriate vendors and manage these in accordance with the agreed
    service level agreements to minimize service downtime;
  • Respond to audit reports and
    implement agreed recommendations within specified time frames;
  • Develop risk matrix and put in
    place risk mitigation measures in database administration at UNRA;
  • Actively participate in planning,
    budgeting and reporting in line with departmental guidelines and
  • Perform any other duties as
    assigned by the Manager Databases and Applications.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the UNRA ICT
    Officer – Database Administration vacancy should hold an Honors degree
    in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Communication
    Technology or any other relevant courses from a recognized University;
  • Possession of IT Database Certifications
    like MCDBA, Oracle is an added advantage.
  • At least three years’ experience
    in software development in a large organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal,
    particularly staff/management relations, oral and
  • written communication skills;
  • Ability to work and produce
    accurate results in an environment with multiple and challenging
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Excellent customer service;
  • High level of Integrity.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested
candidates should hand deliver their handwritten application letters,
filled application form (Download
) , an updated CV with copies of academic documents and two
referee letters (one of whom should be work-related) to the UNRA Kyambogo
Training Centre addressed to the:
Office of the Director Human Resource,
Uganda National Roads Authority,
Plot 5 Lourdel Road Nakasero, P.O. Box 28487,
Note: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted and Canvassing or lobbying by
applicants will lead to disqualification. Candidates who present forged
documents/testimonials will be arrested and prosecuted.
Deadline: Monday, 1st
February 2016 by 17.00 hours
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