Database Administrator

FHI 360

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Position Summary:

The Database Administrator (DBA) as an IT professional would be the lead person who constantly ensure that the software(s) used to manage the database for the programs is properly installed, maintained and optimized to allow for rapid access to data when needed. She/he will work seamlessly with the FHI 360 IT Unit to maintain the security, efficiency and integrity of the servers hosting the project’s central database also maintain liaison with any data archiving and support organization on behalf of the organization for technical issues around cloud-based data management system. The incumbent database administrator will archive all project's data and information accessible in a timely and efficient manner including making all the required data available via online and cloud-based servers so that data may be accessed at any time. In addition, would be required to set-up IT-based systems such as SharePoint and portals for sharing data and information across the organization via regular updating of the data visualization and data analytics component of the database.   

Core Roles and Responsibilities:

The Database Administrator (DBA) shall:

  • Monitor and optimize system performance of the Central database using index tuning, disk optimization, and other appropriate database optimization methods.
  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain the central database system to assure high integrity and optimal security.
  • Implement, configure, and troubleshoot database instances, replication, backup, partitions, storage, and access.
  • Set user privileges within the database environment.
  • Work to ensure data security by coordinating with IT Unit and/or any contracted data security professional or team to help maintain the integrity of sensitive business data.
  • Houses data in a cloud-based setting to ensure data are assessed quickly and efficiently.
  • Oversee the administration and management of the Management Information System (MIS/Database) for routine data.
  • Ensure adherence to the reporting cycle, developing and implementing data security and confidentiality policies, designing and developing database applications, developing and assisting in the analysis of data, providing technical documentation of data and quality assurance of data inputs and outputs, assisting with the presentation of data findings for projects, and providing technical support in the use of these data in research projects.
  • Responsible for the planning, development, maintenance and evaluation of Geographical Information System (GIS) to include the management of spatial databases.
  • Lead the design and creation of other products e.g. maps, digital data, reports and statistics.
  • Prepares and maintains metadata documentation of GIS databases.

Qualification Summary & Experience:

  • Bachelor's or Masters’ degree in computer science or an associate's degree in database administration, or a similar degree with not less than 3 years continuous work experience as a Database Administrator
  • Candidate must have a background in IT work on database administration teams.
  • Ability to work above regular business hours in case of IT system emergency.
  • Have skills to work in PL/SQL, Oracle, Linux, JAVA and UNIX environment.
  • Experience with data and monitoring reporting to donors and to project managers is essential.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and manage a variety of activities concurrently.
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, writing and presentation skills and the ability to work in a high profile, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge through training and mentoring and communicate technical issues effectively and persuasively.
  • Experience in GIS application development and customization will be an added advantage, working with GIS tools such as ArcGIS 9.x;
  • Working knowledge of relational databases is required.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS programming and experience working with NGOs and CBOs is an advantage.

Travels: up to 40% Time

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

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FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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