Assistant Database Administrator : Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)

  • Harare

Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)

DUE : 18 DEC 2022

Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. It is an internationally accredited examinations board. ZIMSEC is an examinations board responsible for assessment, evaluation and documentation of the academic readiness, learning progress, and skill acquisition of students at primary and secondary school levels in Zimbabwe. The Council is inviting suitably qualified and motivated persons for the above-mentioned vacant position that has risen.

The Assistant Database Administrator works under the guidance of the Database Administrator and will be responsible for monitoring, maintenance and operational support of the Council’s entire portfolio of databases. He/She maintains reliability, stability and data integrity of the databases and provides support in the administration, backup and security of various databases and continually assesses, improves, and optimizes the Council’s database environment.

Assist the Database Administrator in installing, creating, upgrading & supporting Oracle and SQL server databases in production & development environments, applying patches on production, test & development instances.
Monitor performance of database systems resources and query throughput.
Optimize SQL code as necessary.
Migrating Data.
Monitor and maintain database storage resources.
Monitor and maintain database maintenance plans for backups, index rebuild/defragment, and database statistics.
Performing day-to-day activities such as daily error checks and database health monitoring of physical resources (disk space, memory, CPU, etc.) and performance parameters adjustment as needed.

Maintain database documentation as required.
Work under the guidance of the Database Administrator to maintain and administer database security access.
Trouble shoot and resolve database connectivity issues.
Follow change management processes to implement database configuration changes.
Follow problem management processes to troubleshoot and resolve recurring issues.
Proactively monitor and respond to database alerts.

HND or Degree in ICT
3 years’ experience in Oracle and SQL Server databases.
Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity and SQL
Required Competencies and Attributes
Manage multiple database and application servers in a highly complex integrated environment
Maintain data integrity of databases
Develop SQL statements, procedures and functions
Good communication skills and management reporting
Responsibility and reliability
Team player

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications and Curriculum Vitae with contact telephone numbers and names of at least three (3) contactable referees. Applications are to be submitted online on the form that can be accessed through the link here: Applications should be received not later than 18 December 2022.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Human Capital Director.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC)
Head Office Examination Centre
Upper East Road, Mount Pleasant
P.O. BOX CY1464, Causeway

NB: ZIMSEC recruitment policy does not require any prospective job seekers to make payment to the Council or any of its employees as a way of securing employment.

ZIMSEC is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnical backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.