Database Administrator Job Opportunities – Ministry of Health

Job Title:            Database Administrator
Ministry of Health
Kampala, Uganda
About us:
Introduction The Government of the Republic of
Uganda received financing from the International Development Association (IDA)
towards the implementation of the Uganda Reproductive Maternal and Child Health
Services Improvement Project (URMCHIP). The Projects are implemented through
the existing institutional arrangements of Government whereby the respective
Departments at Ministry of Health and other Government Parastatals are
responsible for implementation of the respective components of the Projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Database Administrator is to support the
Ministry of Health in strengthening interoperability, integration, data
availability, use, analytics and visualisation across existing and new Health
Information Systems (HIS).
S/he will work closely with the Senior Systems
Administrator and the RBF Unit serving as the focal point for all software and
database activities to set the strategic direction for interoperability and
integration of HIS and executing project plans within assigned timelines.
S/he will work closely with stakeholders in
designing systems and managing the software development life cycle for multiple
integrated components.
In addition, the Database Administrator will maintain
and support the performance, security and optimisation of MoH database systems
and new/ existing applications to ensure business continuity and enhance data
consumption by all MoH technical programs/departments.
S/he will also demonstrate solutions by
developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments
and clear
Support the process of design, training,
hosting, piloting and implementation of results based financing digitalisation
supported by URMCHIP, ENABEL and other partners at the Ministry of Health,
Design, develop and implement data management and data analytics solutions for
Health Information Systems on selected key Indicators (DHIS2, HRIS, PIP and
Family connect). Distribute reports (standardand ad-hoc) and dashboards from
these different data sources.
Identify data discrepancies and data quality
issues and work toensure data consistency and integrity by implementing data
security and management processes/procedures/programs recommended by the MOH
ICT security and data management SOPs.
Support the implementation of identified
modalities for RMNCAH data collection within MoH including setup of systems and
tools for integration of RMNCAH indicators into eHMIS.
Provide technical support to electronic
collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of RMNCAH information
from routine eHMIS assessments and diverse contextual information sources.
Contribute to the development of the MOH ICT
Policy and MOH ICT Strategy Develop /customise software solutions for the MoH by
studying requirements analysis and information needs; conter with stakeholders
and management; study system flow, data usage and work processes; perform
software design using software development fundamentals and processes; debug,
test and deploy software solutions.
Support the database components of all Mol
systems and applications as far as security, optimisation, monitoring,
performance and redundancy is concerned.
Extract, Interface and share data with different
databases as required by the Data, Statistics and Epidemiological teams from
MoH to facilitate Business intelligence and data warehousing
Advise ICT management on Database Systems
Performance improvement initiatives and Programs
Automate maintenance tasks such as database
backups, log transaction truncating, alerts and notifications in case of
database unavailability and regularly test backups to validate their status.
Implement and maintain Database Backup and
Recovery (DR) programs / Initiatives to enhance business continuity in line
with the MoH Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity policy
And any other duties assigned by the Senior
Systems Administrator

Skills and Experience:
The ideal applicant Degree in Computer Science,
Software Engineering or equivalent from a recognised training institution.
Advanced degree in computer Science will be an
added advantage
At least 5 years’ professional experience in
software development, including business analysis and requirements engineering
with at least 3 years professional experience in Database Administration.
Hands-on knowledge of software cross platform
development, use and usability design skills and a good understanding of modern
programming languages like PHP, Java, HTML5 and C#, as well as the likes of
Adobe Flash Lite, Python. Additional understanding of database management
languages including MySQL, PostgreSQL and Apache Derby is preferred.
Experience in reverse engineering and creating
requirements documents for an existing system (as is scenario) by reviewing any
type of software code
Experience in reverse engineering and creating
requirements documents for an existing system (as is scenario) by reviewing any
type of software code. f) Experience performing systems analysis for systems
that cross multiple components and impact multiple systems.
Experience with front- and back-end web-based
applications and familiar with various web service technologies.
Experience in developing lifecycle documents,
including Use Cases, Detailed Functional Requirements,
Detailed Design Specifications, and Software
Requirement Specifications. i) Excellent leadership, management, coordination,
interpersonal and teamwork skills
Experience with distributed version control
systems, specifically Git and GitHub.
Knowledge of: SMS and USSD mobile based
Communicate effectively in both oral and written
forms; interact with users and office staff in non technical, clear terms.
Work independently and as a team member.
Set priorities and organize work to meet strict
How to
All applicants should submit a written Expression
of Interest accompanied with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of
certificates and testimonials and three referees, one of whom must be from your
current or previous employer should addressed to:
The Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Health,
Block D, Room D109,
Plot 7 Lourdel Road,
P. O. Box 7272,
Kampala. Uganda
13th December 2019 by 4:00PM

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