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Database Administrator

Closing: Apr 17, 2024

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Published: Apr 3, 2024 (16 days ago)

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

BOMA is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Economic Inclusion Program Technical Advisor on the anticipated Kuza Jamii project. Kuza Jamii will support the Government of Kenya to progressively assume responsibility for the national Economic Inclusion Programme in Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Turkana, and Wajir. Our streamlined, County-adapted, gender-sensitive, and community-led model builds the capacity of village savings and loan associations and Ward-level producer cooperatives to coordinate service provision and market and financial linkages for the extreme poor, and in particular women and people living with disabilities, thereby offering a sustainable support platform after project end. We will reach 17,000 direct participants and 96,900 direct-indirect participants (household members) for a total of 113,900 total population reached, demonstrating exceptional value for money.

Requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in database administration or in a similar role.
  • Experience in data warehouse development for data analytics.
  • Deep knowledge and Experience with database management practices such as backup, disaster recovery planning, performance optimization, and data security.
  • Deep knowledge and experience of database management systems such as MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to provide quick solutions to issues.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills to work in a team environment.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deep understanding of key data management languages – SQLA, Python, C#, Perl, etc.
  • Relevant database administration certificates, such as Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) or Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).
  • Understanding various AWS or Microsoft technologies and tools for data management – MS Fabric, data factory, Azure synapse, etc.


Responsibilities

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

BOMA is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Economic Inclusion Program Technical Advisor on the anticipated Kuza Jamii project. Kuza Jamii will support the Government of Kenya to progressively assume responsibility for the national Economic Inclusion Programme in Garissa, Isiolo, Mandera, Marsabit, Samburu, Tana River, Turkana, and Wajir. Our streamlined, County-adapted, gender-sensitive, and community-led model builds the capacity of village savings and loan associations and Ward-level producer cooperatives to coordinate service provision and market and financial linkages for the extreme poor, and in particular women and people living with disabilities, thereby offering a sustainable support platform after project end. We will reach 17,000 direct participants and 96,900 direct-indirect participants (household members) for a total of 113,900 total population reached, demonstrating exceptional value for money.

Requirements

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in database administration or in a similar role.
  • Experience in data warehouse development for data analytics.
  • Deep knowledge and Experience with database management practices such as backup, disaster recovery planning, performance optimization, and data security.
  • Deep knowledge and experience of database management systems such as MS SQL, MySQL, Oracle, etc.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to provide quick solutions to issues.
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills to work in a team environment.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deep understanding of key data management languages – SQLA, Python, C#, Perl, etc.
  • Relevant database administration certificates, such as Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) or Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA).
  • Understanding various AWS or Microsoft technologies and tools for data management – MS Fabric, data factory, Azure synapse, etc.


Technical Design of Data Infrastructure

  • Analysis of the analytics requirements and identification of appropriate data sources and the technical implications of acquisition and management.
  • Design of the data infrastructure based on the defined data management requirements and strategies of BOMA.
  • Identify cost-effective data management technologies to implement the designed data management infrastructure.

Implement The Designed Data Management Infrastructure

  • The incumbent will work individually as well as collaborate with vendors, system admins to implement, test and deploy the designed data management technologies.
  • Continuously document and document the emerging data management requirements and work to incorporate into the system setup.
  • Continuously review and optimize the implemented technologies to achieve the desired objectives and outcomes.

Support The Data Management Infrastructure and Systems In BOMA

  • Work with end-users, data management team, and systems administrators to maintain databases.
  • Develop and maintain database documentation, including data standards, procedures, and definitions for data elements and tables in the BOMA.
  • Identify and implement database requirements for new or existing applications by working collaboratively with other teams.
  • Optimize database performance and efficiency by evaluating and recommending new database technologies.
  • Support users and developers by resolving data-related technical issues and troubleshooting queries by guiding them with best practices.
  • Execute regular database maintenance tasks, including database defragmentation, backups, and database replication.

Taking up any other additional duties and responsibilities that are assigned from time to time.


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