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Thursday, May 9, 2019

SQL Server Database Administrator Job at One Acre Fund ( OAF ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
SQL Server Database Administrator [ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Administrative & Office ]

Jobs at: One Acre Fund ( OAF )

Deadline of this Job:
29th June 2019
Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: 8th May 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed JOB DETAILS:
One Acre Fund (OAF) is an International NGO that supports smallholder farmers to increase their harvests and thus increase their incomes with a strong footprint in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania. In these countries our 3,000+ strong staff serves over 200,000 smallholding farmers and helps them to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. To do this, One Acre Fund provides farmers with high-quality inputs like seed and fertilizer, financing, and training.
Job Summary: The SQL Server Database Administrator will build and improve on our current database architecture, as well as plan ahead for future scaling. In addition, the SQL Server Administrator will assist with trainings when One Acre Fund expands to new countries..

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Database backups and security
• Create and maintain security policies for developers connecting to SQL server.
• Monitor and test automated backups, ensure offsite storage, and perform consistency checks.
• Evaluate server performance and make recommendations for improvements to the server administrator
• Maintain and test disaster recovery and emergency failover procedures.
• Database architecture ownership and performance tuning
• Make recommendations on the database schema to meet business objectives
• Make recommendations on database structure to conserve space and ensure sustainable storage requirements
• Monitor indexes and query execution plans and suggest improvements
• Implement archiving strategies
• Communicate with our developers and field operations team
• Act as gatekeeper for direct data manipulation/cleaning requests.
• Create scripts for setting up a test environment with production data for developers.
• Create and maintain a training environment tailored to different country program needs.
• Assist with database architecture changes and staging data migrations.
Support
• Maintain and improve field location database maintenance scripts.
• Monitor field location database performance.
• Monitor replication performance.
• Assist local IT staff with troubleshooting in case of connectivity problems with the database.
Other
• Our IT needs keep growing and the SQL Server Administrator may be asked to help out in other areas occasionally.

Job Qualifications: Not Specified
Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

Job Experience Requirements: Five years

Job application procedure
All candidates should submit an updated Resume/CV, not exceeding more than 1-2 pages, which includes, Education, Work Experience, Specialized/Technical Skills, Achievements/Awards and any other Experience (Volunteering, Extracurriculars, etc). References do not need to be included, and will only be required upon request, after the final interview Click Here

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