Monday, December 01, 2014

Senior Systems Officer – DBA (1)

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) which is the leading provider of social
security services in Tanzania is hereby inviting applications from suitably qualified,
dynamic and motivated Tanzanians to immediately fill vacant positions currently
existing in the Fund.

Positions: Senior Systems Officer – DBA (1)

Report to: Principal Systems and Application Officer

Job Purpose
Responsible for administration of the Fund’s critical database management systems
(DBMS) and associated applications to ensure their availability, recoverability, high
performance and security

Key Duties and Responsibilities
1. Ensures availability and high performance of the Fund’s core database
management systems.
2. Daily monitoring of the critical databases health and prepare respective health
check reports.
3. Management of database objects (tables, views, indexes, etc.) per application
4. Management of database backups and recovery activities.
5. Implementation and maintenance of security best practices for database
management systems.
6. Capacity management of critical database resources (CPU, Memory and
7. Monitoring and advice on necessary upgrades of the database and related
software to new release levels.
8. Work as part of a team and provide around the clock support when required.
9. Assist in other duties as will be required in the Directorate.

Job Qualifications and Skills
a) Qualifications and Experience
· Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related discipline.
· At least two (2) years working in relational database environment.
Preferably Oracle DBMS.
· Professional certifications of any (ITIL, OCA, OCP, etc. ) will be required

b) Skills and Competencies
· High personal integrity.
· The ability to work to a high degree of accuracy.
· A good understanding of database architecture, software and database management systems.
· Knowledge in Oracle, MySQL and MS SQL Database Management
· Competent in scripts writing and SQL query programming.
· Knowledgeable in AIX-UNIX and LINUX administration

Mode of application:
Applications in writing enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of
relevant certificates, contact address including telephone numbers, email address
and names and addresses of three referees to be addressed to the undersigned.19
Please take note of the following;

Applications without latest CVs will not be considered;

Director, Human Resources and Administration
National Social Security Fund,
P.O. Box 1322,

The closing date for submission will be on 15th December, 2014. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.