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Posting Title:Senior Database Administrator
Job Location: New Delhi, India
Skill Required: Research And Analysis,
Preferred Experience: 02 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 25th Sep, 2022

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Job Description:

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, Deputy Head of WHO Country Office for India, direct supervision of the National Professional Officer (High Threat Pathogens), and overall supervision of the Team Leader – (Health Security and Emergency Response). S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:

A Senior Database Administrator (DBA) will guide and support the team to keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7 to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the platform & related applications, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users. The specific job responsibilities are:

  • Senior Database Administrator provides technical and operational support activities of Database Servers, including logical and physical database design support, API development, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, tuning, and optimizing;
  • Provide guidance and technical support to the entire development team and support teams for appropriate design considerations, development standards, and support procedures;
  • Participate in discussions with departments to understand and suggest the right design approach for new features, enhancements, or integration requirements;
  • Senior Database Administrator ensures priority and works allocation among support resources and the development team;
  • Assist in designing new features, considering the overall architecture of the application, input received from field testing, and user experience;
  • Build database systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialized role;
  • Design and implement database in accordance to end users’ information needs and views
  • Senior Database Administrator defines users and enables data distribution to the right user, in the appropriate format, and in a timely manner;
  • Provide proactive and reactive data management support and training to users;
  • Determine, enforce and document database policies, procedures, and standards;
  • Perform tests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity;
  • Monitor database performance, implement changes, and apply new patches and versions when required;
  • Senior Database Administrator provides technical and operational support for Database Servers, including logical and physical database design support, troubleshooting, performance monitoring, tuning, and optimizing;
  • Estimate PostgreSQL database capacities; develop methods for monitoring database capacity and usage;
  • Lead efforts to develop and improve procedures for automated monitoring and proactive intervention, reducing any need for downtime;
  • Senior Database Administrator develops Stored Procedures and Database Triggers in support of application development;
  • Participate in the creation of development, staging, and production database instances, and the migration from one environment to another;
  • Responsible for writing, monitoring, and maintaining required shell scripts, batch jobs, and system performance on Linux/Ubuntu Operating Systems;
  • Senior Database Administrator responsible for developing SQL code review to ensure queries are optimized and tuned to perform efficiently prior to production release;
  • Responsible for regular maintenance of databases (e.g., Vacuum, Reindexing, Archiving);
  • Senior Database Administrator responsible for pro-active remediation of database operational problems;
  • Responsible for Query tuning and preventative maintenance;
  • Other related duties as deemed essential to support the IHIP lead technical architect; and
  • Undertake any other activities/tasks as assigned by the supervisors.
Education Required:

Essential: Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or Computer applications or any related field.

Desirable: Post-graduate degree in computer science and engineering or in any of the fields related to the functions of the post.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from accredited institutions. The list can be accessed through this link:

Experience Required:

Essential: At least two years of demonstrable experience in project development with DBA case tools (frontend/backend) and third-party tools, of which at least one year of experience working with any other national-level health information systems or similar large-scale information systems.

Desirable: Experience in database design, development, deployment & troubleshoot; Applicants having experience in working with government health departments, other health actors, and working with UN agencies shall be at an advantage.

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
  • Excellent understanding of IHIP or similar Health Information Platform
  • Proven working experience as a Database Administrator
  • Hands-on with database standards and end-user applications
  • Excellent knowledge of data backup, recovery, security, integrity, and SQL
  • Familiarity with database design, documentation, and coding
  • Familiarity with programming languages API
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to think algorithmically
  • Hands-on with PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL, SQL Developer, PGADMIN, DBeaver, Toad, Benthic, Putty and Jasper Reports, and other tools.
  • Hands-on with Linux /Ubuntu Operating systems used for writing shell scripts, scheduled jobs, and monitoring VM performance.
Language Skills:

Essential: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of at least one other national language will be an asset.


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