Database Administrator (RC) Non-profit Jobs – African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)




Organisation: African Field
Epidemiology Network (AFENET)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Application Team
Leader
About Us:
The African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) is a not for profit,
networking alliance and service organization that brings together field
epidemiology training programs (FETPs) across Africa working side by side with
Ministries of Health, regional and international partners. AFENET works to
strengthen epidemiological and disease surveillance capabilities of African
countries that are critical to meeting the requirements of the Integrated
Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy and the International Health
Regulations (IHR).
About PEPFAR Project:
AFENET was in April 2016 awarded a five-year cooperative agreement:
Strengthening the Uganda Ministry of Health Capacity to Execute its Essential
Public Health Functions through Provision of Technical Assistance and Public
Health Workforce Development and Institutional Capacity Building in the
Republic of Uganda, under PEPFAR.
Job Summary: The Database
Administrator (RC) will be responsible for the management, organization,
storage, maintenance and accesses of information.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Responsible for identifying database
    requirements and designs systems according to needs of the organization.
  • Defining database structures, functional
    capabilities, and ensures database security and availability in real time.
  • Improving the effectiveness of the
    database tools and services
  • In charge of maintaining and monitoring database
    performance of the information systems
  • Building capacity of users
  • Automating common queries from users through
    a dashboard
  • Maintaining quality service by
    establishing and enforcing organization standards, procedures and ethics
  • Significantly contribute to team effort by
    accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ensuring all the data complies with legal
    regulations
  • Building new databases, monitoring data
    entry procedures and troubleshooting
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a Master’s
    degree in Computer Science from a recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of six years of experience in
    managing, developing and maintaining large and complex databases in a
    large organization
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    database management, database performance tuning, database security and
    operating systems
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of
    database architecture, software, database management systems and data
    Protection Act
  • Knowledge of information security policies
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Good team player, dependable with good
    analytical skills
  • Ability to work to a high degree of
    accuracy
  • Good communication, presentation and
    negotiating skills
  • A willingness to keep up to date with
    developments in technology
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to send their updated
resumes, application letters, and relevant documentation to: The Administration
& Human Resource Office, African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) via
Email to: sec@afenet.net
Deadline: 3rd February,
2017

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