Senior Research Officer (Database Manager)

Published by Jobstanzania on 7:49:00 pm

POSITION: Senior Research Officer (Database Manager)
PLACE: Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH)

Report to: Director: Director of Knowledge Management

Purpose of the Job
To provide and enlist support to the Director of Knowledge Management with regard to implementation of policy, plans, and procedure regarding the Commissions ICT, in particular database management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the different database systems;
  • Formulate and carry out Database's administrative policies: (e.g .. rules and regulations as approved by the Commission);
  • Work with Director of Knowledge Management to develop and implement Database Strategic plan;
  • Work with Private sector to virtual host developed database systems and ensure the systems are secured and managed;
  • Work with Director of Knowledge Management and Director of Administration and Finance to develop and implement database systems for the annual budget; (vi) Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software and to protect vulnerable information;
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters Degree in Management Information Systems, Information Systems, Computer sciences, Software Engineering or the equivalent;
  • At least four (4) years of Database Development and Administration and/or working experience in a relevant field;
  • Proven experience in various DBMS field, with particular understanding of the technical and social implications of the emerging global database environment, e.g. Oracle, My SQL, MS SQL Server, SAP, etc.;
  • Knowledge of current and emerging ICTs and technology trends, in particular those related to the database management;
  • Sound knowledge of current online database platforms, content management systems and user interfaces suitable for use in web based database applications, particularly of FOSS origin;
  • Certification and experiences in database design and management (MySQL,and
  • PHP);
  • Knowledge of Linux and windows system administration;
  • Must have published at least four scientific publications after attaining Masters degree.

Key Competencies

  • Ability to analyse and interpret large data sets;
  • Excellent level of report writing, presentation and communication skills; Well informed about the current development in ICT;
  • Knowledge of project management;
  • Demonstration of personal drive and self-motivation;
  • Creative and innovative thinker.

Salary Scale: COSS 11

Mode of Application :
Send a cover letter and a detailed CV with copies of your academic and professional certificates and testimonials; with names of three referees to:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications is 18/6/2013 at 3.30 pm

Applicants are requested to indicate their telephone and/or fax numbers and e-mail addresses for easy contact.

Director General,
Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology,
P.O. Box 4302,
Dar es Salaam. 

Deadline: June 18, 2013
Source: Daily News June 7, 2013



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