Database Administrator Job Careers – Ministry of Education and Sports

Job Title:   Database Administrator  

Organisation: Ministry of Education and Sports

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Senior Database Administrator


About US:

The Ministry of Education and Sports with assistance from the Ministry of Information Communication Technology and National Guidance is in very advanced stages of redeveloping the Education Management Information System (EMIS). These efforts are aimed at realizing EMIS as a web-based one-stop center for all data and management information for the education and sports sector. The EMIS has been redesigned to be disaggregated to all local governments and education institutions at all levels within the country.


Job Summary:  The Database Administrator will maintain the availability, performance, security, and integrity of the EMIS database systems.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: The main responsibilities and duties of the Database Administrator are:

  • To Maintain data standards, including adherence to the Data Protection Act;
  • To ensure that the physical database design is aligned with the EMIS specifications and requirements.
  • To Monitor database performance, tuning and problem solution;
  • To Reorganize data structures as needed and initiating vendor support;
  • Attending to users’ access requirements and resolving their problems;
  • To ensure uptime and availability of the database outside of scheduled down time maintenance
  • To Review and troubleshoot database error logs and system logs affecting the database
  • To provide data migration services between databases in staging, production, and development environments
  • Monitoring and running end of day operations;
  • Providing assistance in database design, and standards and recommend optimal criteria;
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Applicants should be Ugandans holding an Honors Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology; or Information Science / Systems; or Computer Science; or Software Engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • At least three years of working experience in a similar role in Government or reputable private sector organization.
  • Practical experience as a DBA maintaining relational database systems such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SqlServer etc.
  • Strong working experience with Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Familiarity with Systems Development Lifecycle methodology and AGILE methodology.
  • Working experience in Linux and Windows system administration at command line interface level e.g., copying/moving files, setting up batch processes, using native operating system text editors, searching and pattern matching etc.
  • Familiarity with DevOps and cloud implementations like Google Cloud, AWS EC2 or Digital Ocean
  • Practical experience in data modeling and business process modeling using software engineering tools such as Navicat, CA Erwin, PowerDesigner etc.
  • Practical experience implementing relational databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, SqlServer etc.



  • Successful applicants shall be deployed in the various local Governments
  • Applicants should apply for only one position.
  • The entire process of recruitment is free of charge and applicants should not entertain phone callers who solicit for money from them, in exchange for favors
  • For all posts, qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply:

All candidates should send their applications accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates and testimonials, and at least three competent referees, one of whom must be a current or previous employer should be received. All applications should be addressed to;


The Commissioner, Human Resource Management,

Ministry of Education and Sports, Embassy House, King George VI Way,

P.O Box 7063, Kampala, UGANDA


Hard copies should be hand-delivered to the Security Registry (Floor 4, Room 1), Embassy House


Deadline: 31st March 2023


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