Database Administrator

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Database Administrator :


  • Harare
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. ZIMSEC is an examinations board responsible for assessment, evaluation and documentation of the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students at primary and secondary school levels in Zimbabwe. The Council is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons for the following vacant positions that have arisen.

Database Administrator

JOB SUMMARY

The position provides technical expertise in the designing, implementation and maintenance of the Council overall system database.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

Database Management

Create and maintain all Council databases required for development, testing and production usage.
Manage Database configuration including installations & upgrades.
Monitor database activity & resource usage
Configuring & maintaining database high availability
Assess compatibility of hardware & software for the Council requirements
Document & maintain relevant database design report
Planning, setup and maintenance of the serves on which the Oracle database resides.
Tuning and performance issues of the Council

Data backup recovery Management

Perform database backups & restorations
Oversee backups, clustering, mirroring and replication & fail overs.
Ensure that storage & archiving procedures are functioning correctly
Develop, manage & test database recovery plans.

Data migration across systems

Uploading/Downloading of data from sub systems

Security and access

Control users’ privilege & access to data
Implement & maintain database security encryption
Contribute to the setting of standards for security integrity of the database.

Query resolution

Liaising with software developers, operations and users with regards Oracle.
Troubleshooting and resolving Database problems.

Qualifications and Experience

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL

Degree in IT/ Computer Science or equivalent
Oracle DBA and certifications.
Linux and Microsoft O/S courses
Microsoft SQL certification.
At least 5 years experience

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES AND ATTRIBUTES

Tech Savvy
Organizational Savvy
IT Dignostic Skills
Knowledge of Linux
Microsoft SQL skills
Proven record of Database administration
Integrity
Responsibility
Ability to work under pressure.
Good interpersonal skills, communication and management reporting.
Reliability

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) referees through the google application form available on the ZIMSEC website. No hard copies will accepted.

Applications should be received not later than Monday the 20th of September 2021.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Assistant Director, Human Resources.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre

Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway
Harare

The google application form can be accessed on the link below.

NB. ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

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