Officer Database Administrator is needed at Uganda Revenue Authority

Officer Database Administrator is needed at Uganda Revenue Authority

Job Title:      Officer Database Administrator (2 Fresher Careers)

Organisation: Uganda Revenue Authority (URA)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Supervisor Database Administration

Job Code: HRM/073/605


About US:

The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) was established by the Uganda Revenue Authority Statute of 1991 and set up in September of the same year as a central body for assessment and collection of specified revenue, to administer and enforce the laws relating to such revenue and to provide for related matters. This statute incorporated all the laws that were in force then regarding tax collection. The new organization (URA) amalgamated the three tax administration departments that were responsible for all the taxes collected by the Central Government of Uganda.

Job Summary: The Officer Database Administrator will maintain and support the performance of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) database systems and applications to ensure business continuity and enhance revenue collection.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Setup and Monitor the performance of URA database management systems to enable business continuity and revenue collection:

  • Monitor the availability and performance of database management systems
  • Monitor Database management system resource utilization
  • Install and Patch database management Systems and monitoring tools to keep them up-to-date.
  • Design Database / Operating System Programs to automate to the extent possible various routine database activities
  • Proactively review Operating and Database Management Systems configurations to ensure optimal performance
  • Guide the ICT management on Database Systems Performance improvement initiatives and Programs
  • Plan for the capacity requirements to create and maintain the databases

Maintain integrity and accountability of URA data for reliability and consistency of data stored in the database Management System:

  • Carry out routine security checks for confidentially, consistency and access to data by the authorised persons.
  • Implement data security processes/procedures/programs recommended by the ICT security
  • Provide technical advice to and work with application development teams on secure database connections and management of application accounts
  • Oversee the creation and removal of database users, roles and profiles from the Database Management Systems
  • Advise ICT security on Database security programs and initiatives
  • Document and report Database breaches / risks identified during administration of the Database Management Systems to ICT Security or to Supervisor
  • Creates and maintains all databases required for development, testing, education and production usage.

Implement and maintain Database Backup and Recovery (DR) programs / Initiatives to enhance business continuity:

  • Implement backup and recovery initiatives in line with the URA Backup and Recovery Policy / Strategy
  • Maintain and Monitor the Database and Recovery Initiatives / programs implemented
  • Regularly test backups to validate their status
  • Support adhoc data extraction requests and restore required data from backups
  • Advice ICT management on the Database and Recovery initiatives to keep URA up-to-date with the technologies implemented

Offer technical support to Business intelligence and Data Warehouse programs to improve decision making:

  • Create and Administer Data warehouse / Reporting Databases
  • Create and administer Data extraction programs required for Business Intelligence and Data warehouse
  • Provide technical advice and support to project teams during the implementation of Business intelligence and Data warehouse tools
  • Support data analysis initiatives whenever called upon
  • Develop standards to ensure that all application design and code is produced with proper integrity, security and performance
  • Plan for the capacity requirements to create and maintain the databases

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicants for the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Officer Database Administrator jobs should hold Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or any other IT related degree obtained from a recognised academic Institution
  • Professional training in IT Specialised areas such as ORACLE, SQL Server, Unix / Linux, Solaris is an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience in the field of Information Technology.
  • Previous exposure and experience in working with ORACLE Database Management System and Solaris or unix/linux Operating System
  • Good knowledge of Database architecture and Design, complex data structures, PL/SQL programing
  • Knowledge of Database backup and recovery scenarios.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The incumbent should have the ability to contain pressure and deliver under stressful environments
  • An impeccable record of integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and client centrism behaviors
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision and willingness to undertake any responsibility and adherence to dead lines
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • The incumbent should be agile, punctual and disciplined
  • Age: Between 28-38 years

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join URA should apply online by visiting the website below. Please go to Careers link, Click Here, ‘CAREERS -> EXPERIENTIAL HIRING -> Login (If new, register, else continue)’ to view detailed job description of the roles and responsibilities and other required competencies. All applicants are required to scan and attach copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Transcript, O’ Level, A’ level, Degree certificates. Each attachment should not exceed a limit of 1 MB and ONLY Portable Document Format (pdf) are allowed.

Note: The list of shortlisted and successful candidates will be published on the URA website. Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority. Any applicants found with forged academic documents will be charged in the courts of law.

Deadline: 17th October 2017 at 11:59pm

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