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Database Officer ( Fixed Term Contract )

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Date Added 10 Sep 2021
Expiry Date 8 Oct 2021
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National Department of Health ( Global Fund )

Gauteng (Pta)

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Role details:
Nexia SAB&T seeks to appoint a dynamic individual on a fixed term contract in Pretoria to fill the following position that is funded through the Global Fund:

The successful candidate will be seconded to the Health Informatics Directorate within the National Department of Health to provide ICT related requirements and support to the TB/HIV information system initiative and associated processes.
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1. Maintain the centralised THIS architecture, attending and resolving system issues timeously.
2. Develop data security related policies, procedures and controls to secure databases.
3. Oversee the database backup and restore processes.
4. Troubleshoot performance issues (blocking, deadlocks, cache issues, etc.) and provide solution.
5. Building, designing and testing new database and data processing systems as required
6. Assist in creating complex query definitions that allow data to be extracted.
7. Support the development of protocols for processing of data for various uses of the linkages work, this includes developing schemas, indices and keys, triggers, constraints, views, stored procedures, etc.
8. Support capacity building for other national managers.
9. Navigate complex government processes and favourably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner.
10. Provide support to other national managers regarding the interoperability standards.
11. Execute the creation of new and or/corrections to the existing SSRS reports.
12. Advise on SQL query tuning to optimise existing SQL report script.
13. Design and prepare output reports for senior management for use by national and sub-national levels.


1. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
2. Valid driver's license and own transport
3. Knowledge of ISO 27000 standard, ISO 22301, ISO 38500 and ISO 31000 is an advantage.
4. Knowledge/Certification on COBIT methodology is an advantage.
5. Advanced knowledge of programming in Structured Query Languages (SQL)
6. Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge and skills is an advantage.
7. Compliance and controllership (ability to build controls) mind-set.
8. Certificated in CNA, CNE, MCITP, A+, N+, Networking+, Security+, Mobility+, CISA, CISM, CRISK, CGEIT or certificate in ICT Governance and Ethics is an advantage.
9. Microsoft Certifications (MOS, MSCA Desktop in an advantage.
10. Policy Framework, Government Wide Enterprise Architecture is an advantage.
11. Project Management, Prince 2, PMBOK, Agile is an advantage
12. 3-5 years of experience in database management
13. 2-4 years of experience designing, developing, and producing reports from a database application
14. Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware issues
15. High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
16. Experience in Microsoft environment, open source and directory authentication systems and services

It should be noted that the above position is a fixed term appointment that would culminate at the end of March 2022

Applicants who do not receive a response within 6 weeks of the closing date must regard their response as unsuccessful, as communique would only be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Nexia SAB&T reserves the right not to appoint.