Database Administrator DBA Careers – National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA)

Title:          Database Administrator
Organization: National Identification and Registration
Authority (NIRA)
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager MIS
About US:
The National Identification
and Registration Authority (NIRA) was established on the passing of the Uganda
Registration of Persons Act, 2015. The Act was made to harmonise and
consolidate the law on registration of persons; to provide for registration of
individuals and to establish a national identification register. It provides
for the mandatory registration of all Ugandan citizens within Uganda and abroad
as well as aliens identification cards and for related matters.
The Database
Administrator will be in charge of ensuring the performance, integrity and
security of all NIRA databases. The DBA will as also be responsible for
designing methods to store, analyze, utilize and organize data. S/he will set
up computer databases after identifying user needs as well as lead the
migration of data from old systems to new system if needed.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The
    incumbent designs, implements and enforces comprehensive maintenance
    procedures for NIRA’s database systems.
  • The
    incumbent manages database and file systems including space usage.
  • Performs
    data recovery in the event of disk crashes.
  • Offers
    technical support to all existing software applications in use by NIRA.
  • Keenly
    monitors system and database logs and activity of all users within the
    system and provides solutions to database problems faced by the users.
  • Assists
    in the running of end-of-day (EOD) and end-of-month (EOM) processes.
  • Performs
    any other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Manager MIS
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the National Identification and Registration Authority
    (NIRA) Database Administrator job vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s Degree
    with Honors in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information
    Systems or a related field is required.
  • Applicants
    with recognized professional ICT qualifications in database administration
    such as OCA, OCP, MCTS SQL and MCDBA will have an added advantage.
  • A
    minimum of three (3) years’ experience working with a structured query
    language (SQL) database with a reputable organization.
  • Working
    knowledge of database tasks including database performance tuning,
    database security, database backups, promoting process improvement,
    database management, and data maintenance.
  • Excellent
    analytical and organizational skills.
  • Broad
    knowledge and understanding of procedural and structured query languages.
  • Knowledge
    of ‘relational database management systems’ (RDBMS), ‘object oriented
    database management systems’ (OODBMS) and XML database management systems.
  • Working
    knowledge of Server and PC operating systems.
  • Ability
    to train users on database concepts and methodologies as well as specific
    application utilization and configuration.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested persons should send their applications, curriculum vitae, copies of
academic and professional certificates/ testimonials to the National Director,
Profiles International Uganda Limited (PIUL), Plot 26B Tufnell Drive, Kamwokya,
Kampala, P.O. Box 3024, Kampala or hand deliver the application at its offices
indicated above from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Please indicate a
daytime telephone contact and names and contact details of three professional
referees. Also, in your application letter and on the cover of the envelope,
clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
Deadline: 24th August, 2016
If you do not hear from NIRA within two months from the closing date, please
consider your application unsuccessful. Only shortlisted candidates will be
contacted. Any form of canvassing or lobbying will lead to disqualification.

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