Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Database Administrator Jobs

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Database Administrator Jobs

Job Id: 199605

Category: Information Technology
Location: Addis Ababa
Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

Position: Database Administrator

Term of Employment: One year with possibility of extension

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: March 04, 2019


The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector.

The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.

The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation. First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda.

Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects.

Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.

Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.

We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training. We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

Purpose of the Position

The database administrator will be responsible for the implementation, configuration, maintenance, and performance of critical SQL Server and other RDBMS systems, to ensure the availability and consistent performance of our corporate applications.

This is a “hands-on” position requiring solid technical skills, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and sustainment of the SQL and other RDBMS systems, ensuring its operational readiness (security, health and performance), executing data loads, and performing data modeling in support of multiple development teams. Must be capable of working independently and collaboratively.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identifies database requirements by
    interviewing users; analyzing applications, evaluating existing systems and designing proposed systems.

  • Recommends solutions by defining database physical structure and functional capabilities, database security, data back-up, and recovery specifications.

  • Installs revised or new systems by proposing specifications and flowcharts; recommending optimum access techniques; coordinating installation requirements.

  • Maintains database performance by calculating optimum values for database parameters; implementing new releases; completing maintenance requirements; evaluating computer operating systems and hardware products.

  • Provides database support by coding utilities, responding to user questions, and resolving problems.

  • Understand 3rd party applications for hosted backend database on site.

  • Manage security on SQL Server instances.

  • Installs database systems by developing diagrams, applying optimum access techniques, coordinating installation, documents actions.

  • Maintains database performance by identifying and resolving production and application development problems.

  • Design and Implement standard backup and recovery plans for all business critical applications hosted and owned by ATA and verify accuracy of data on a regular basis.

  • Works effectively as part of a team atmosphere to perform duties and achieve daily operational goals.

  • Troubleshoot and repair SQL Server database related problem issues; notify and keep stakeholders and customers informed on issues affecting production systems availability

  • Create SQL queries, procedures, packages, and reports for standalone use and for data layer of ATA’s business apps

  • Produce required system and user documentation for projects and tasks; create testing and training plans for ATA technical staff and end-users; use ATA’s configuration management and change control systems

  • Learn and provide escalation level support for ATA’s SQL database dependent business apps

  • Others as assigned by the supervisor.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Job Requirements

    Required qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, mathematics, statistics, engineering or other related field with relevant experience.
  • At least 6 years in database system administration
  • At least 4 years’ experience working with relational database systems such as MSSQL, MySQL or Oracle
  • At least 3 years with a programing language like C#, PHP, ASP.Net or MVC
  • Experience with Performance Tuning and Optimization (PTO), using native monitoring and troubleshooting tools
  • Experience with backups, restores and recovery models
  • Knowledge of High Availability (HA) and Disaster Recovery (DR) options for SQL Server
    Experience working with Windows server, including Active Directory
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Ability and willingness to work after hours and weekends as necessary
  • Flexible, team player, “get-it-done” personality
  • Ability to organize and plan work independently
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to multi-task and context-switch effectively between different activities and teams

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at or Please email (i) cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages) to

    Also, please Do not submit scans of certificates with your application form.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Database Administrator Jobs

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