Database Administrator Jobs – UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Organisation: UGAFODE
Microfinance Limited (MDI)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Manager IT Services
About US:
UGAFODE Microfinance
Limited (MDI) is a registered financial institution in Uganda and is adherent
to the Central Bank’s regulations and guidelines and was founded in 1994 to
provide quality microfinance services.
Job Summary:   The Database
Administrator is responsible for optimizing performance, integrity and security
of a database through planning and development of the database and
troubleshooting (including backup and data recovery) on behalf of the users in
line with compliance and risk perspectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Analyses user needs: Establishes the needs of users (specifications) so as to refine the
    logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model
    (designing and or redesigning parameters).
  • Control parameters:
    Instituting control parameters on the database table so as to control
    access permissions and privileges (segregate of user duties) in the
  • User rights management: Ensures that users have enabling rights (control access) to do what
    and only what they are supposed to do in the system as per compliance to
    ICT processes and internal user matrix of the bank.
  • Documentation & reporting: Maintains and manages system documents for auditing purposes as well
    as developing both system and manual reports for new system designs and
  • Ensure Compliance:
    Operating in total adherence to all ICT operational process requirements
    regarding database management and within; Risk, SLAs, Ethical and Audit
  • System capacity planning: Analyzing and allocating system storage and planning for storage
    requirements for the database system to optimize system performance and
    making predictions about future needs
  • Support with Training: Conduct and manage trainings for team, staff and users on all new
    software systems developed, new users and refreshers to existing users
    with the aim of optimizing system performance, integrity and security of
    the database.
  • Core banking system support:
  • Monitoring System performance: Monitors performance and manages parameters in order to provide fast
    responses to both bank front and end users of the system and as part of
    the on-going system maintenance to make configuration changes to the
    software or to add additional hardware capacity if required
  • Business Continuity: implementing backup and recovery plans and procedures based on
    industry best practices, managing the security and disaster recovery
    aspects of a database through planning for backup & recovery of
    database information, Maintaining archived data as well as restoration of
    such databases

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI) Database
    Administrator job must hold a Bachelor’s degree /Diploma in Computer
    Science, MIS or equivalent.
  • Oracle Certified Associate, Linux and Microsoft Certified.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in microfinance or banking
    computer systems and micro credit business knowledge.
  • Good knowledge and experience in SQL database language.
  • Analytical capabilities and attention to detail.
  • Ingenuity and creativity.
  • Logical approach to problem solving.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • Tenacity and patience.
  • Communication skills – including the ability to convey information
    to non-technical colleagues in a concise and clear way.
  • An understanding of business processes and constraints.
  • Extensive and in-depth knowledge of ICT Operations in a Banking
    environment including Microfinance setting
  • Working knowledge of some or all of the following: Windows 7 to 10, Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Exchange
    2012, SharePoint, VMware ESXi 6, Web hosting technologies, Microsoft Office
    Products, Unix and/or Oracle.
  • Knowledge of ICT projects and familiarity with computers and
    standard software is essential.
How to Apply:
If you believe you
meet the requirements as stated, submit an application letter together with an
up-to-date CV to our email: Please indicate the job
title you are applying for in the Email Subject Line. Your applications should
be addressed to the Head of Human Resources
Deadline: 29th August 2019
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