Database Administrator IT Jobs – Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED)

Job Title:    Database Administrator
Organisation: Ministry of
Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MOFPED)
Project Name: The Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: IPPS Project
About US:
The Government of Uganda is implementing the Third Financial Management
and Accountability Programme (FINMAP III) with the primary purpose to
strengthen Public Financial Management (PFM) at all levels of government and
ensure efficient, effective and accountable use of public resources as a basis
for improved service delivery. The overall objective of FINMAP is derived from
the GoU PFM reform strategy for the period from July 2014 to June 2018,
launched in August 2014. In line with the strategy, FINMAP aims to encourage
effective service delivery through reinforcing mechanisms for budget
credibility, compliance and control; and to improve financial management
practices through implementation of automated financial management systems.
About IPPS:
The Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS) is a computer based
Human Resource Management Information System for Government being implemented
by Ministry of Public Service (MoPS). The IPPS is responsible for the
processing of the Government of Uganda (GoU) Gratuity, monthly Pension and
Salary Payrolls and is one of the critical Public Financial Management (PFM)
systems aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness in Human Resource
Management processes and governance in the Public Service. The IPPS comprises
of Human Resource Management functions from Recruitment to Exit. IPPS is one of
the Public Financial Management (PFM) reform programs supported by the Third
Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAPIII) under Ministry of
Finance Planning and Economic Development.
Job Summary: The Database
Administrator will be responsible for IPPS systems data security and
technically supporting and administering the Relational Database Management
Systems (RDMS) /Structured Query Language (SQL) at the IPPS Data Centre mainly
for the IPPS applications and Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS)
Key Duties and
In charge of developing and reviewing security
strategies which define user access to database and application systems as
defined by the system owners.
Defining logical functional and organizational
security models for the IPPS.
Offer technical and functional support in the
Rollout of the IPPS implementation to Ministries, Departments and Agencies
(MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs)
Business process analysis, mapping, re-engineering,
data clean-ups and other systems changes that may be required from time to
Maintaining the availability and integrity of
the IPPS and EDMS relational databases through multiple access schemes.
Responsible for monitoring the IPPS and EDMS
relational databases to optimise database performance, resource use, and
physical implementations of the databases.
Addressing various database integration issues
including migration between disparate databases, integration,
maintenance/conversion, capacity planning issues and new applications.
In charge of monitoring and maintaining IPPS and
EDMS databases security and databases software.
Responsible for designing and providing ad hoc
analytical reports, as might be required by administration and generation of
exceptions report.
Developing RDBMS test environments as may be
required from time to time.
Facilitating sharing of common data by
overseeing proper key and index management and data dictionary maintenance.
Monitoring and managing databases backups, logs,
and journals together with systematic data restoration and/or recovery
procedures as required.
Responsible for Installation, maintenance and
upgrade of databases software.
Responsible for Installation, maintenance and
upgrade of applications software.
Maintaining various databases related documents
such as manuals and programmers handbooks including developing the IPPS user
unit tailored manuals, where necessary.
Developing and implementing measures for the
IPPS data clean-ups that may be required.
May be required to provide 24 hour on-call
support for database related issues.
Maintaining broad knowledge of state-of-the-art
technology, equipment, and/or systems.
Providing critical information that may be
required by the users from the database in a form usable by GoU/MOPS.
Restricting or suspending access of user
Logon-IDs involved in actual access violations or in potential security breach
Installing and managing software foe database
security analysis and Encrypting data transmissions
Carry out risk assessments to determine the
effectiveness of security measures
Performing miscellaneous job-related duties as
may be required and assigned.
Key Performance Indicators:
Fully functioning secure database systems,
properly integrated with other required systems.
Proper documentation and operational manuals for
the IPPS Databases and Applications.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
Training, capacity building and knowledge
Provide adhoc reports
Monthly performance reports
Quarterly performance reports
Annual performance reports
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline
Specialized Database Administration training and
qualifications/certification in common Database Administration skills e.g.
Oracle (OCA) certified, MCDBA, is desirable;
Specialized Database Administration experience,
training and qualifications for common enterprise Relational Database
Management Systems like Oracle and SQL are a must.
At least three years’ experience working with an
ERP and payroll management of large enterprises.
Three years’ experience directly related to the
duties and responsibilities in database administration in enterprise IT
implementations is essential.
Experience, knowledge and skills of Human
Resources Management (HRM) and Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS)
enterprise IT systems solutions, networking, database management, internet and
the web based on-line database, or an equivalent combination of experience and
training which provides knowledge, abilities, and skills to perform the job.
Professional ability to handle sensitive
information to respect the confidentiality of such information.
A thorough understanding of the relationship
between business processes and IT.
Ability to implement and troubleshoot
programming changes and modifications.
Ability to program, configure and maintain
complex relational databases.
Ability to develop and manipulate large, complex
data sets.
Knowledge of computer and/or network systems,
applications, procedures, and techniques.
Knowledge of data integrity methods and
Ability to perform various tests on computer
systems, applications, and hardware.
Ability to install, maintain, modify, and
upgrade database software.
Technical writing skills.
Knowledge of current technological
developments/trends in area of expertise.
Flexible with ability to operate on a scheduled
24-hour on-call basis.
Excellent inter-personal skills; Output-oriented
work habits; and Initiative.
Good team player, result oriented and must be
self driven.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications, updated CVs and copies
of academic certificates should be addressed and submitted to the address
below. Envelopes should have clear reference to the job applied for. Send to:
The Programme Coordinator,
The Third Financial Management and Accountability Programme (FINMAP
Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development Finance
Building; 3rd Floor, Room 3.4 Plot 2/12 Apollo Kaggwa Road P 0 Box 8147,
Kampala. Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline: 9th
December 2016 by 17:00hrs
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