Database Administrator Job Opportunities – UGAFODE Microfinance Limited (MDI)

Job Title:       Database Administrator
Organization: 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
Control parameters: Instituting
control parameters on the database table so as to control access permissions
and privileges (segregate of user duties) in the database.
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 Compliance.
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 candidates 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
At least three years of  experience in microfinance or banking computer
systems and micro credit business knowledge.
Good knowledge and experience in SQL database
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
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:
All suitably qualified and interested persons who meet the
above criteria should submit (as one document) motivation letters together with
an up to date CV to our email only: (Please indicate
the position you are applying for in the subject line e.g. “Database
Administrator”). Applications should be addressed to the Head of Human
Deadline: 10th February 2020
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