Saturday, 17 June 2017

Job at National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Database Administrator


Job at National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Database Administrator

National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a statutory Health Insurance Scheme established by the NHIF Act, Cap 395, so as to undertake the responsibility of insuring medical care services to its members. The Fund is dedicated to providing support to its beneficiaries to access health care services through a wide network of accredited quality health facilities throughout Tanzania. NHIF envisions on becoming the leading Health Insurance Scheme of choice in the sub-Saharan region in terms of sustainability and quality of services. NHIF is an equal opportunity employer.

The Fund invites qualified Tanzanians to fill the following vacancies:


2.1. Job Description:

  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security;
  • Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front end users;
  • Mapping out the conceptual design for a planned database in outline;
  • Considering both back-end organization of data and front-end accessibility for end-users;
  • Refining the logical design so that it can be translated into a specific data model;
  • Further refining the physical design to meet system storage requirements;
  • Installing and testing new versions of the DBMS;
  • Maintaining data standards, including adherence to the SSRA Data Management guidelines, NHIF Data Management Policy etc.;
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata);
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • Developing, managing and testing back-up and recovery plans;
  • Ensuring that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are functioning correctly;
  • Allocating system storage and planning future storage requirements for the database system (Capacity planning);
  • Working closely with application system developers advising them on the most efficient database designs (tables, data types, stored procedures, functions, etc.);
  • Modifying the database structure, as necessary, from information given by application developers;
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security;
  • Commissioning and installing new applications and customizing existing applications in order to make them fit for purpose;
  • Ensuring compliance with database vendor license agreement;
  • Contacting database vendor for technical support;
  • Generating various reports by querying from database as per need;
  • Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

2.2. Required Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or any closely related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Professional certification (or in the process of attaining certification) in administering enterprise level DBMS preferably SQL Server or Oracle.

2.3. Required Competencies, Skills and Experience

  • Must have 3+ years of experience in database development and support of Database environments.
  • Strong experience in Database Administration.
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database problems.
  • Experience in Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models.
  • Knowledge of Database level High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR).
  • Knowledge of reporting and query tools and practices.
  • Experience in implementing operational automation using scripts.
  • Knowledge of indexes, index management, and statistics.
  • Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory, SPNs and proper disk configurations
  • Good communication and documentation skills.

2.4. Age limit: Below 45 years.

All posts carry an attractive remuneration package in accordance with the NHIF Schemes of Service and Staff Regulations.

Interested persons who meet the qualifications given above are required to submit their well written application letters enclosing certified copies of academic and professional certificates, a detailed CV with one current colored, passport size photograph of applicant attached on the first page of the CV. The applicant should also provide two names of his/her referees in the CV, indicating their telephone numbers, e-mails, postal and physical addresses. One referee must be from the current/ latest employer.

Application shall be sealed in an envelope clearly indicating the name of position applied for on the top right hand side of the envelope; and submitted by post or physically so as to reach the address below not later than 21st June 2017, 4.00 pm

The Director General
National Health Insurance Fund,
Kurasini Bendera Tatu,
P. O. Box 11360,

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