Database Administrator IT Careers – FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI)

Job Title:         Database Administrator
Organization: FINCA Uganda
Limited (MDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Information
Systems Manager
About FINCA Uganda:
FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI) is a subsidiary of FINCA International that
is based in Washington DC, USA serving nearly two million clients in 23
countries across 5 continents. FINCA Uganda Limited (MDI) was the first
licensed micro finance deposit taking institution in Uganda, and currently
offers loans, savings and money transfer services in Uganda, one of the most
competitive and dynamic microfinance markets in the world.
Job Summary: The Database
Administrator (DBA) will be responsible for providing the planning,
coordination, utilization and administration of Oracle relational databases,
MS-SQL relational databases, Sybase databases, Management Information System
(MIS) databases and other file organization and access methods.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Recommends database management systems,
    hardware platforms and data distributions to be used in system
    implementations, including those operating on a 24 hour basis.
  • Assigns and controls names used for the
    various portions of data base to include, transaction codes, elements,
    tables, records, schema and sub-schema.
  • Ensures adequate security safeguards are
    in place to control access to all databases.
  • Ensures the integrity of database files
    through the daily monitoring of database backups, logs, journals and
    transaction statistics.
  • Manages proper distribution and controlled
    replication of data across Disaster Recovery (DR) sites and databases.
  • Plans and executes performance tests of
    physical data base designs.
  • Allocates disk space for new data tables
    and monitors space utilization for existing data tables.
  • Makes adjustments to table sizes and
    locations to ensure efficient use of resources and to optimize
  • Manages schema and sub-schema libraries,
    and responds to requests for data views.
  • Implements database backup and recovery
    plans, and performs database recoveries and coordination with other areas
    of the IT department.
  • Regularly monitors and reviews operating
    statistics for conformance to performance standards and overall system
    performance goals.
  • Maintains documentation about test and
    production database environments to help resolve potential production
  • Prepares periodic reports on the status of
    all database systems to including performance data, economics data and
    database usage.
  • Supporting Core banking database systems.
  • Mentor and train the subordinates.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the Database
    Administrator job placement must hold a Bachelors of Science degree in a
    technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Professional IT certifications i.e.
    Oracle, MS SQL, Sybase DBA certification is preferred.
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree with a
    bias in IS Management an added advantage
  • Previous experience of source control
    systems and team collaborative software/ database development and
    knowledge management
  • Experience of server and data storage
    hardware concepts with ability to conduct basic hardware and software
  • Prior exposure and experience with
    database support and development tasks in both a transactional and DSS
How to Apply:
All candidates who so wish to join the banking sector in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed
CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic
certificates to:
Deadline: 3rd April 2017

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