Officer Database Administrator – Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Organisation: Uganda
Revenue Authority (URA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Supervisor
Database Administration
Job Code: HRM/073/605
About URA:
The Uganda Revenue
Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991
and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and
collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to
such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all
the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization
(URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were
responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.
Job Summary:  The Officer Database Administrator will
maintain and support the performance of URA database systems and applications
to ensure business continuity and enhance revenue collection. The incumbent
will also setup and monitor the performance of URA database management systems
to enable business continuity and revenue collection
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Monitor the availability and performance of database management
  • Monitor Database management system resource utilization
  • Install and Patch database management Systems and monitoring tools
    to keep them up-to-date.
  • Design Database / Operating System Programs to automate to the
    extent possible various routine database activities
  • Proactively review Operating and Database Management Systems
    configurations to ensure optimal performance
  • Advice ICT management on Database Systems Performance improvement
    initiatives and Programs
  • Plan for the capacity requirements to create and maintain the
  • Maintain integrity and accountability of URA data for reliability
    and consistency of data stored in the database Management System.
  • Conduct routine security checks for confidentially, consistency and
    access to data by the authorised persons.
  • Implement data security processes/procedures/programs recommended by
    the ICT security
  • Provide technical advice to and work with application development
    teams on secure database connections and management of application
  • Oversee the creation and removal of database users, roles and
    profiles from the Database Management Systems
  • Advice ICT security on Database security programs and initiatives
  • Document and report Database breaches / risks identified during
    administration of the Database Management Systems to ICT Security or to
    the Supervisor
  • Create and maintain all databases required for development, testing,
    education and production usage.
  • Implement and maintain Database Backup and Recovery (DR) programs /
    Initiatives to enhance business continuity.
  • Implement backup and recovery initiatives in line with the URA
    Backup and Recovery Policy / Strategy
  • Maintain and Monitor the Database and Recovery Initiatives /
    programs implemented
  • Regularly test backups to validate their status
  • Support adhoc data extraction requests the require data to be
    restored from backups
  • Advice ICT management on the Database and Recovery initiatives to
    keep URA up-to-date with the technologies implemented
  • Provide support to Business intelligence and Data Warehouse programs
    to improve decision making.
  • Create and Administer Data warehouse / Reporting Databases
  • Create and administer Data extraction programs required for Business
    Intelligence and Data warehouse
  • Provide technical advice and support to project teams during the
    implementation of Business intelligence and Data warehouse tools
  • Support data analysis initiatives whenever called upon
  • Develop standards to ensure that all application design and code is
    produced with proper integrity, security and performance
  • Plan for the capacity requirements to create and maintain the

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer
    Database Administrator job opportunities should hold Bachelor of Science
    in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or any
    other IT related degree obtained from recognised academic Institutions
  • At least two years of experience in the field of Information
  • Experience in working with ORACLE Database Management System and
    Solaris or unix/linux Operating System
  • Should have sound communication skills
  • The incumbent should have the ability to contain pressure and
    deliver under stressful environments
  • S/he should possess an impeccable record of integrity
  • S/he should have good interpersonal relationships and client
    centrism behaviors
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and willingness to
    undertake any responsibility and adherence to dead lines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The incumbent should be agile, punctual and disciplined
  • Professional training in IT Specialised areas such as ORACLE, SQL
    Server, Unix / Linux, Solaris
  • Knowledge and Experience 
  • Good knowledge of Database architecture and Design, complex data
    structures, PL/SQL programing
  • Knowledge of Database backup and recovery scenarios
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by
visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click Here, ‘CAREERS ->
EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register, else continue)’ to view
detailed job description of the roles and responsibilities and other required
competencies. All applicants are required to scan and attach copies of the
required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree
certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1MB and ONLY
Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.
Note: The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be published
on the URA website. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be
vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for
appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents
will be charged in the courts of law.
Deadline: 5th March 2019 at 11:59pm
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