Senior Database Management Officer IT Jobs – National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)

Organization: National
Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Deputy Director
General, Agricultural Technology Promotion
About NARO:
The National Agricultural Research Organisation is established by the
National Agricultural Research Act 2005 as a body corporate with the mandate to
provide strategic direction for publically funded agricultural research in
Uganda. The organisation is composed of the Council as its governing body,
Committees of Council, a Secretariat for its day-to-day operations with
semi-autonomous Public Agricultural Research Institutes (PARI’s) under its
policy guidance.
Job Summary:  The
Senior Database Management Officer will be tasked with collecting,
organizing, storing and enabling users’ access to the organization’s
information through designing, developing, implementing and maintaining
organizational database systems.
Key Duties and
  • Create
    and maintain all organizational databases to enable it deliver on its
  • The jobholder will install new versions of the
    relational database management system and its tools and any other tools
    that access the database.
  • Plan
    and implement security, backup and recovery of the database.
  • Enforce
    and maintain database constraints to ensure integrity of the database.
  • The
    incumbent will identify and manage migrations of programs, database
    changes, reference data changes and menu changes through the
    development life cycle
  • Administer
    all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views,
    sequences, packages and procedures.
  • Troubleshoots
    with problems regarding the databases, applications and development tools.
  • Carry
    out the technical analysis, design and documentation required for new
    changes and projects.
  • Investigate,
    analyse and make recommendations to management regarding technology
    improvements, upgrades and modifications.
  • Support
    the development and update of reference materials such as operating
    instructions, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and
    clear code.
  • Develop
    and implement standards to ensure that application design and code
    are produced with proper integrity, security and performance
  • Ensure
    adequate staff competencies in using and maintaining the databases
  • Perform
    any other duties as may be assigned by the immediate supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant for the NARO Senior Database Management Officer
    job opportunity must be a Ugandan who possesses a good bachelor’s degree in computer
    science, software engineering or information technology/systems
    from a recognised university. Possession of a master’s degree will be an
    added advantage.
  • At
    least four years of demonstrable experience as a database applications
    developer or Administrator; demonstrable success in developing a
    variety of software systems while taking on increasing responsibility for
    analysis, design, implementation and development tasks using varying SDLC
    methodologies like Waterfall and RUP, J2EE, Visual Basic, HTML, CSS,
    JavaScript, JSP, XML, C++, PL/SQL, and Oracle/SQL Server databases.
  • Advanced
    experience in developing data-driven applications utilizing significant
    relational database engines as part of the overall application
    architecture (experience with either PostgreSQL or MySQL is required
    and any of the following highly desirable; Oracle, MS SQL Server, H2 SQL).
  • Demonstrable
    working experience using most of the following: Spring, Hibernate, JQuery,
    Subversion, Restful web services, agile methodology, Maven, Jasper server,
    android SDK.
  • Advanced
    knowledge and skill with popular open source programming languages JAVA
    and PHP 5 and PHP 7.
  • Proven
    skills in enterprise application integration.
  • Strong
    leadership skills and demonstrable ability to work successfully as a
    member of a team.
  • Excellent
    analytical and organisational skills.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join NARO are encouraged to send their
applications to the Director General, National Agricultural Research
Organization, P.O. Box 295, Entebbe, Uganda.
The complete applications should include applications, detailed
curriculum vitae giving day-time telephone contacts, names and postal/e-mail
addresses and daytime telephone contact of 3 (three) referees of good standing
in society as well as copies of professional certificates and testimonials.
Deadline: 7th October 2016
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