Database Administrator at FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited

FINCA is a leading international Microfinance Institution offering financial services and products to small-scale businesses that have been turned down by traditional banks, so that these businesses can start, grow, and diversify with resulting increases in family income, nutrition, employment and well-being.

FINCA pioneered the “Village Banking method of credit delivery, now used by hundreds of organizations worldwide. Our programs reach low-income people in more diverse countries than any other microfinance provider.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Database Administrator

Location: Owerri, Imo
Department: Information Technology
Reports to: The Information Technology Manager

Job Summary

  • FINCA Nigeria seeks to employ an experienced individual with a good knowledge of database designs as a Database Administrator.
  • The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for providing the planning, coordination, utilization, and administration of Oracle relational databases, MS-SQL relational databases, Sybase databases, and Management of Information System (MIS) databases, other files, organization, and access methods.

KPI / Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recommends database management systems, hardware platforms and data distributions to be used in system implementations, including those operating on a 24 hour basis.
  • Assigns and controls names used for the various portions of data base to include, transaction codes, elements, tables, records, schema and sub-schema.
  • Ensures adequate security safeguards are in place to control access to all databases.
  • Ensures the integrity of database files through the daily monitoring of database backups, logs, journals and transaction statistics.
  • Oversees the proper distribution and controlled replication of data across Disaster Recovery (DR) sites and databases.
  • Plans and executes performance tests of physical data base designs.
  • Allocates disk space for new data tables and monitors space utilization for existing data tables.
  • Makes adjustments to table sizes and locations to ensure efficient use of resources and to optimize performance.
  • Manages schema and sub-schema libraries, and responds to requests for data views.
  • Implements database backup and recovery plans, and performs database recoveries and coordination with other areas of the IT department.
  • Monitors and reviews operating statistics for conformance to performance standards and overall system performance goals.
  • Maintains documentation about test and production database environments to help resolve potential production problems.
  • Prepares periodic reports on the status of all database systems to including performance data, economics data and database usage.
  • Supporting Core banking database systems.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors of Science degree in a technical field or equivalent experience.
  • Oracle / MS SQL / Sybase DBA certification is preferred.
  • Demonstrated abilities with source control systems and team collaborative software/database development and knowledge management.
  • Demonstrated abilities with server and data storage hardware concepts with ability to conduct basic hardware and software sizing.
  • Experience with database support and development tasks in both a transactional and DSS environments.
  • Knowledge of programming in SQL, PL/SQL.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Training and mentoring junior DBAs who report directly to the incumbent.

Critical Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Proven success as a team player having extensive experience in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proven abilities of technical writing and documentation.
  • Proven ability of translating business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Proven ability to provide solutions to complex technical problems in a creative and analytic manner.
  • Experienced based skills in training and mentoring.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills of English. The ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent capacity to present and to explain the information, influence and persuade others, as well as promote understanding and consensus.
  • Proven ability to balance, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks.
  • High level of energy, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment self-confidence and initiative.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and awareness of deadlines.
  • Hard working self-starter with initiative.
  • Willingness to relocate and work in Imo State.

Key Relationship:

  • Good knowledge and communication relationships with business staff and colleagues.
  • Applications Support Officer.
  • Systems Administrator.
  • Global Database Administrator
  • Third Party Vendors
  • Others as required by the job.

Deadline: 11th November, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: using “Database Administrator” as the subject of the mail.


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