Monday, March 5, 2018

Database Assistant at The East African Community, March 2018

Database Assistant at The East African Community, March 2018

The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated and result-driven professionals who are citizens of East African Community Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania,) to apply for the following short term position tenable at East African Community-Secretariat, Arusha, Tanzania .

DATABASE ASSISTANT  (1 Post) (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/07)
Reports to: Senior Systems Analyst

Organ/Institution: East African Community Secretariat

Station: EAC Headquarters – Arusha, Tanzania

Main Purpose of the Job:
To ensure optimum maintenance and updates of database systems at the EAC Secretariat.

Tasks and responsibilities:
Maintain, upgrade and support all database and application systems based at the EAC Headquarters.
Recommend technical specifications for various databases and their hosting environments.
Assist users to identify database/information requirements and offer solution to implement any enhancements to meet individual user requirements.
Manage and monitor the efficiency of database resources and recommend their replacements/upgrades.
Day-to-day administration of existing database including MY-SQL, MS-SQL, Oracle, Postgress, etc as directed and enabled by the ICT management.
Offer first line diagnostics, troubleshooting and maintenance services to databases and associated business applications.
Implement appropriate ICT safety and security procedures related to EAC databases.
Installation, programming and configurations all database systems as guided by ICT management.
Prepare and maintain an up-to-date user documentation; train and support users to ensure EAC databases are best utilized
Oversee and provide technical help desk support of the databases and end-user applications.

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelors degree from recognized institution in Computer Science or a related field.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in database administration, maintenance and user support in reputable institutions.
Professional qualification in MS-SQL, Oracle, or similar databases and in-depth knowledge and experience on Active Directory and MS-Exchange is an additional advantage.

Skills and Competencies:
The ideal candidate should demonstrate in-depth understanding of IT Systems security; including Anti-viruses, Anti-SPAMs and database various databases and application systems. She/He should also demonstrate, planning, interpersonal, communication, and report writing skills. She/He must be a team player and must be fully conversant with modern database trends and technologies, and the EAC and its goals.

Conditions of employment:
The above positions are tenable for a contract of six months and offer attractive salary and fringe benefits including medical scheme and insurance cover.

Education Qualifications:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

Relevant Working Experience:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

Equal Opportunity:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 16th March 2018.

Please note:

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted.
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P.O.Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int

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