Database Administration Specialist - 1

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Zambia National Commercial Bank Plc (Zanaco) is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals for the following job aimed at contributing to the Bank’s strategic vision, in Operations Division under the Information Technology Department at Head Office:-


The Database administrator oversees all aspects of business database operations which include anything from initial database architecture design through implementation, administration, monitoring, tuning, backups, migration, and support. Under the supervision of the Database Administration Senior Specialist, the following are among the Job Key Responsibilities:- Ensure that database servers are installed as per industry standards. Ensure that all database servers are properly configured, patched and tuned for optimal performance.

Ensure that database maintenance is being undertaken correctly and at the scheduled time.

Provide Optimal Database uptime on all Systems rating at 98%

Perform the capacity planning required to maintain the databases

Implement and enforce security of the databases

Ensure that the right management and monitoring tools are in place

Ensure that all passwords are being changed in line with the password policy

Attend to user queries and provide solutions timely and adequately

Ensure that the test and development environments are in proper working order and apportioned to users accordingly

Solaris Operating Environment Administration

Backup and recovery of databases (Acumen, ERP,FCUBS,AML)

Any other tasks or responsibilities as maybe assigned by management


External: Stakeholders, Vendors

Internal: All Divisions.


Grade 12 Credit or above mandatory in Mathematics and English and any other three subjects.

Bachelor in Computer Science/Software Engineering or Electronics/Project Management or any other relevant subject

Thorough understanding of Oracle DB,ITIL, PL/SQL and/or Java skills and certifications.

More than (3) years hands on experience with database technologies

Three (3) year’s IT experience in Financial/Banking environments

OCP/OCA/MCDBA is an added advantage

Experience in Unix environments.

Job Core Competencies Planning Skills

Analytical Skills

Communications Skills

Problem Solving Skills

Customer Service Orientation

Drive for results

How to apply

All applications Must have an application/cover letter, copies of qualification certificates including Grade 12 and detailed curriculum vitae indicating the position being applied for in

to the email below:

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Zambia National Commercial Bank (ZANACO)
Personal banking
Agribusines and SME business banking
Corporate finance
Electronic payment systems
Zambia National Commercial Bank, commonly known as ZANACO provides personal and business banking, corporate finance, Visa payment systems, investment and loan facilities. ZANACO is the largest financial services provider in Zambia. ZANACO has partnered with Zampost to allow customers to deposit and withdraw funds from their accounts from anywhere in Zambia. The bank has a special interest in agribusiness and small and medium enterprises, offering SMEs payroll solutions.