Network and Database Administrator

REF 3/2017- NETWORK AND DATABASE ADMINISTRATOR

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
– Responsible for the installation, upgrading and maintenance of Statistics Botswana’s computer systems and servers
– Ensure tight and stringent security features of all IT related systems

 

 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Network Administration

– Oversee the installation and configuration, and support Statistics Botswana’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet system
– Identify system and network requirements based on user needs
– Recommend purchase of ICT hardware and equipment, manage installation, maintain asset register, and implement strict inventory control measures to protect secure stationery
– Recommend, design and implement hardware and operating system software to support the technology requirements of Statistics Botswana
– Diagnose hardware, software and system failures, and undertake procedures to restore operations and replace defective components

Database Administration
– Work with end users and developers to establish users’ needs (data processing and information management requirements) and create and maintain the database accordingly
– Ensure that storage, archiving, back-up and recovery procedures are in place and thoroughly documented and tested and implemented correctly
– Manage the development, testing and production databases and liaise with IT service providers as and when required

QUALIFICATIONS:
– At least a Bachelor’s Degree in a computer-related field (computer science, information science, or management information systems) from a recognised institution or any other equivalent qualification acceptable to Statistics Botswana

– Professional certification relevant for network and systems administration

WORK EXPERIENCE
– At least 5years of progressive work experience in IT
– Experience in systems design and administration, and network administration in multi-
user environment

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Technical competencies
– Knowledge of operating systems and network protocols, programming language; systems and network architecture and design

Other competencies
– Creativity, innovation, flexibility and analytical thinking
– Results oriented and performance driven
– Decisiveness and assertiveness
– Communication, influence, impact and relationship building
– Service oriented and client focus
– Teamwork and interpersonal skills

 

REMUNERATION

Statistics Botswana offers an attractive and competitive package.

CLOSING DATE: 27 November 2017

NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Prospective candidates meeting the above requirements should quote the reference number of the position and submit applications together with comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of Certificates, ID and names and addresses of two referees to:

Statistician General
Statistics Botswana
Private Bag 0024
Gaborone

Or hand deliver to;

Statistics Botswana
Finance House
Khama Crescent
Plot 8843
Corporate Services – 4th Floor
Gaborone

Or email to; recruitment@statsbots.org.bw