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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Database Manager Job in Kenya

Database Manager

Duty Station-Nairobi With Frequent Travels To Somalia

Are you a Somali speaking Kenyan with Database Management experience and interest in working on a Somalia program?

Do you want to make a difference in Somalia?

Would you like to join a dynamic team working on stabilization initiatives for Somalia please read on?
USAID Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program

The Transition Initiatives for Stabilization (TIS) program is funded by USAID and responds to the complex crisis that has evolved in Somalia. 
The overall program goal is to mitigate conflict; to promote stability and community cohesion, and to strengthen citizens’ relationships with government officials. 
TIS implements quick impact activities linked to longer-term stabilization goals.

The TIS program is currently seeking a skilled, diplomatic, effective, and highly motivated Database Manager. 
The Database Manager will directly report to the Senior Grants Manager with significant communication with the Information Technology Manager, Will support TIS achievement its objectives in Somalia by producing and disseminating information, which is then classified into a database.  
The Database Manager is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the USAID TIS Activity Database as well as uploading of the database to an agreed web-based sharing platform and downloading of database updates on a weekly basis, or as necessary.  
At the request of the Operations Manager and the Senior Grants Manager, s/he will ensure that database update protocols are created, revised, compiled and disseminated on a regular basis.

Qualifications and skills sought:
  • University degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or appropriate field.
  • Two to three years experience working in Information technology, in a computer support position
  • English and Somali language fluency required.
  • Experience working in a complex and challenging field environment.
  • PC and server support experience, especially with Windows Server and Windows Client operating systems.
  • Experience or basic knowledge of Lotus Notes Client Administration, and replication within a WAN.
  • Good knowledge of computer hardware and software theory.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, Lotus Notes, Windows operating systems
  • Experience in data security.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia highly sought.
  • In addition, must be flexible, willing to perform assigned and additional duties and work irregular hours under unpredictable conditions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage a diverse range of professional relationships essential.
  • Honesty, confidentiality and integrity required.
  • Cultural Sensitivity.
Do you have the above qualifications and skills? Please send 1) a CV 2) current position and salary history and 3) three professional references to TIS@dai.com. 
Closing date: Thursday September 27, 2012. 
Please note only short listed candidates will be contacted.