Database Administrator Jobs – Hofokam Ltd

Job Title:   Database Administrator   

Organisation: Hofokam Ltd

Duty Station:  Fort Portal, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Business Technology


About US:

Hofokam Ltd is one of the largest Micro Finance Institutions operating in western Uganda with its Head Office based at Fort Portal. Its Vision is “to be the preferred partner of Microfinance households in Uganda”. Its mission is, “to provide satisfactory Microfinance Services to households in Western Uganda to enable them realize their Socio-economic goals”.


Job Summary:  The Database Administrator will be responsible for ensuring high performance, availability, integrity and security of database systems at Hofokam. The job holder will also be responsible for building new databases whenever required, performing daily database backups and restoration where required in addition to designing system reports in accordance with Hofokam’s policies and operating procedures.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Database Administration through installation and upgrading databases for all environments (Testing, Production, Reporting and DR).
  • Storage Management to ensure optimal resource utilization.
  • Monitoring of all databases for optimal performance.
  • Coordinating the development and execution of Data Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) in line with Hofokam’s BCPs and guidelines and industry best practices.
  • Accountable for routine monitoring and ensuring that DR and Production databases are in sync, performing database backups and restoration.
  • Accountable for Database Security by controlling the creation of database users, granting privileges and managing user roles, database encryption and auditing.
  • Data warehousing through data mining and data extraction, developing meaningful reports for Operations teams and Management.
  • Continuously updating database procedures.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve database issues.
  • Perform End of day business processes in line with Hofokam’s policies and procedures.
  • Support the Business Team(s) to automate business processes as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer science/Information Technology/Database Administration or related qualifications.
  • Certifications in Microsoft certified database administrator (MSCDBA) or Oracle database, Microsoft SQL
  • At least two years’ experience working in a financial institution as a DBA.
  • Previous experience working with Rubikon Core Banking system is an added advantage.
  • Prior experience working with Crystal Reports is also an added advantage.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Ability to provide solutions to complex technical problems in a creative and analytic manner.
  • Good team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent capacity to present and to explain the information, influence and persuade others, as well as promote understanding and consensus.
  • Ability to balance, prioritizes, and organize multiple tasks.
  • High level of energy, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment self-confidence and initiative.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and awareness of deadlines.
  • Hard working self-starter with initiative.
  • Relevant IT/industry experience and/or qualifications/experience in the following areas:
    • Database Design, Management and Administration
    • Unix/Linux Administration
    • Data backup and restoration.
    • Sever installation and Management.
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server
    • Hardware and Software installation and repairs.
    • Domain controller and DHCP administration skills
  • Age: 24-35 years of age.


How to Apply:

If you think you meet the above criteria, please send your application with certified copies of academic and professional certificates, a CV, daytime telephone contact, names and details of at least three (3) referees to the Head of Human Resource via the email address:


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 18th September 2023


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Date Posted 2023-09-12
Valid Through 2023-09-18
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Hofokam Ltd
Job Location Fort Portal, Fort Portal, Fort Portal, 0256, Uganda