Jobs at US Embassy in Uganda- Financial Analyst

Job Title: Financial Analyst (Capacity Building)
Vacancy Anouncement

U.S. Mission, Uganda

Number: 078-2012           

OPEN TO:  All Qualified Candidates

OPENING AND CLOSING DATES:December 31, 2012 to January 14, 2013

POSITION TITLE: Financial Analyst (Capacity Building)

HOURS OF WORK: 40 hours per week

POSITION GRADE: FSN-11  (Ugshs. 72,127,325 to 104,083,095 p.a. inclusive of allowances).

USAID/Uganda is recruiting a qualified candidate to fill the position of Financial Analyst (Capacity Building).

Responsible for the full range of Financial Analyst services in support of Technical and other Offices and Development Objective (DO) Teams in USAID/Uganda.  In addition, the Financial Analyst is fully responsible for providing outreach to the host government, local government units (LGUs), local for-profit entities and local Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to increase their capacity to apply for, accept, and properly manage USAID funds.

NOTE:  All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
1.  Education: A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration.  Attainment of a post-graduate degree or Certified Public Accountant (CPA or chartered Accountant (CA) membership is desirable.

2.  Work Experience:  A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting, auditing, or financially-oriented business management.

3.   Language Requirement:  Must be fluent in English language.
4.   Knowledge:  Demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of professional accounting principles, theories, practices, and terminology, as well as the principles and accepted practices of government and business financial accounting, budgeting, and reporting.  This should include familiarity with rules and best practices governing project design, development, implementation and evaluation, especially as it relates to capacity building.
5.  Skills and Abilities:  Must be able to conceptualize, plan, and manage multi-level activities; have excellent analytical ability to gather, organize, analyze, and express technical ideas and data, both orally and in writing; have ability to work in a team environment and to create and maintain professional relationships with all partners.  Strong interpersonal skills, and skill in the use of computer-based analytical programs.  Ability to create and deliver effective training, especially in institutional strengthening areas.


Applications should include the following documentation
(i)  (i)  A completed and signed Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174) –
 (ii)  Application letter clearly specifying the position for which you are applying;
(iii) A Curriculum Vitae/Resume;
(iv) Copies of Academic Transcripts;
(v)  Names, contact numbers, and addresses of three (3) professional references.

Submitted applications and documents become the property of the Embassy and will not be returned.

Human Resources Office
By e-mail at
Please use standard file types such as Microsoft Word (.doc) and Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and please all documents in one attachment.
Telephone:  0414-259-791/5


Database Administrator Job Vacancy at Wipro in Uganda

Job Title: Oracle Database Administrator
About this job

Our client Wipro is an IT Company and is seeking to recruit result driven and motivated individuals for the Vacancy above;

Duties and Responsibilities:


    Database instance availability
    Memory and Cache monitoring
    Job Monitoring and Purging Job History
    Replication/ Stand By Monitoring
    Backup monitoring
    Wait events monitoring
    Grid Control Monitoring

Database Life cycle Management

    Database Software Install
    Database Creation


    Plan and Setup Database Security
    Database auditing (compliance reports)

Event and Fault Management

    Alert Monitoring/ Error Resolution
    Respond to availability (e.g., DB up/down) events
    Respond to capacity (e.g., table/database free space) events
    Respond to misc/other database related events (eg alert log messages)
    Coordinate with database vendors for resolution
    Support application support/ development teams

Database configuration & Administration

    Replication setup and troubleshooting
    Database upgrades-minor
    Identification of patches
    Assessment - Risk & Impact DBMS level
    Replication setup and troubleshooting

Capacity management

    Trend Analysis and recommendation
    Database/SGA sizing

Problem management

    Trend Analysis and recommendation

Database Maintenance / Housekeeping

    Database reorganization planning

Performance Tuning

    DB Performance Monitor/Tuning reports
    Parameter tuning
    I/O tuning
    Query tuning

Advanced DBA Activities

    Security Implementation
    Administer 3rd Party DBA Tools
    Security Implementation

    Primarily role is supporting the production and development Oracle databases
    Provide 24 x7 support and on call support for databases
    Provide inputs for capacity and availability management
    Should support other Non-Oracle database on need basis such as Sybase, MySQL.
    Monitor and troubleshoot database issues


    Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot Oracle *.x on UNIX, Windows and NT servers
    Apply patches and upgrades for Oracle databases
    Physical Data modeling
    Database refresh
    Provides troubleshooting support for potential data issues.
    Analyzes the issue to determine the root cause and develop solutions or escalate to the right area.
    Install Oracle Client software and troubleshoot connectivity issues.
    Database and Application tuning and performance monitoring.
    Provide Database Technical support to application team
    Monitoring user connections/performance
    Move test data to dev & prod environments
    DBA tasks: permissions, DDL tasks
    Maintenance & scripting in Shell, SQL & PL/SQL, basic DB Scripting
    Should be able to support Oracle database
    Might need to work on additional skills –trained on the job

How to Apply:

Please follow the instructions as stated below as failure to do so could lead to disqualification.

1. Send an Application letter and CV/Resume.

2. Merge these two documents into one document in either word or pdf format.

3. Do not attach or send any scanned documents, these are sometimes too large for our inbox.

4. Include the job title and/or reference number in the subject line of the email address   and send your application by email to

5. Only successful candidates will be contacted. For all other inquiries please contact our offices directly.

Deadline : 10th January 2013

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