Database Administrator

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Job Purpose

The National Health Insurance Management Authority through the National Health Insurance Project seeks to employ a Database Administrator under the NHI Project to be based at NHIMA Head Office in Lusaka.


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Job Purpose: –

The role of the Database Administrator is to provide database administration services for the Oracle-based system as well as other databases that the Authority has deployed for its operations.

Terms of Contract: One year two months contract.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on end user’s specialised role,
  • Design and implement a database in accordance to end users’ information needs and views,
  • Define users and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner,
  • Use high-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data,
  • Minimise database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses,
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users,
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards,
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity and
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications and Experience

  • BSc degree in a computer discipline
  • Oracle Certified DBA or a related certification
  • At least 3 years’ experience in DBA administration most of which must be Oracle based.

Competencies required for this Role

  • Oracle Certification is a must-have,
  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator,
  • Hands-on experience with database standards and end-user applications,
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity, and SQL,
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation, and coding,
  • Previous experience with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools,
  • Familiarity with programming languages API and
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically.