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Database Administrator job at FINCA Uganda

About the Organization

FINCA Uganda is a subsidiary of FINCA Impact Finance and part of a network of 21 microfinance institutions and banks that provide socially responsible financial services that enable low – income individuals and communities to invest in the future. FINCA Uganda currently offers loans, savings and money transfer services in Uganda, one of the most competitive and dynamic microfinance markets in the world.

Job Description

The Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for maintenance, administration of FINCA Uganda’s Database Infrastructure including but not limited to Oracle, MS-SQL, MySQL and other corporate databases.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Install, Configure, Maintain, and monitor the corporate databases.

  • 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 secondary & disaster recovery databases.


  • 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.

  • Implements database backup and recovery plans and performs database recoveries as per Disaster Recovery Plans.

  • Test Database backups in line with the standard operating procedures.

  • Develop Strategies to optimize database performance and plan for capacity growth requirements.

  • Prepares periodic reports on the status of all database systems to including performance data, economics data and database usage.

  • Deploys and Maintains Data Reporting Systems Environment and other Data ETL tools.

  • Provides assigned data & tech support of core banking solution.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of Oracle / MS SQL / databases.

  • Knowledge of programming in SQL, PL/SQL.

  • Knowledge of Windows and Unix/Linux operating systems.

  • Excellent communication and management skills with ability to manage work of subordinate employees.

  • Good leadership and team building skills.

  • Professionalism

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science degree in computer science or Information technology or software Engineering or information systems or any other Relevant field.

  • Oracle / MS SQL / certification is preferred.

  • 3 years and Above experience as a DBA in a reputable organization

How to Apply

All candidates who so wish to take up this role in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to send their applications with detailed CVs including present position and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates to: ug_jobs@fincaug.org

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