obs at FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited

FINCA Microfinance Bank Limited is a subsidiary of FINCA International, a global market leader in microfinance with over 30 years’ experience, operating in 23 countries across Africa, Latin America, Eurasia and the Greater Middle East and South Asia, serving over 1,800,000 clients.

Database Administrator
Location: Imo
Experience: 2 year(s)
Course of Study:
Required Grade:

Job Purpose:
FINCA is recruiting for motivated and hands-on Database Administrator who thrives in dynamic environments to be part of the pioneer team for FINCA’s regulated microfinance bank start-up in Owerri, Nigeria. The Database Administrator is responsible for database administration and general support for the core banking system and related interfaces (particularly those which support technology-driven financial transactions) as well as general system support.

Essential Duties:

    Act as first line support for all database- and application-related matters including management of application parameters and maintenances
    Monitor performance of databases and applications and ensure achievement of set objectives against performance standards.
    Document and maintain all operational procedures and standards related to databases and application
    Identify, log, diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve database, applications or systems issues
    Implement security standards for all databases and applications (access controls, segregation of duties, usage and exception monitoring)
    Ensure successful start-of-day (SOD) and end-of-day (EOD) processing
    Ensure that business processes are well-supported by database and application designs, optimizing or introducing new solutions or application fixes as required.  Includes:
    Identification of needs and definition of requirements.
    Project management, business case development, and analysis in the design stage of system implementations.
    Defining and documenting end-to-end user acceptance test case scenarios
    Ensuring all application modifications are in line with change management processes


    At least 2 years in an Information Technology/Information Systems position with a reputable financial services organisation or related institution.
    At least 2 years of experience with FLEXCUBE retail database administration
    At least 2 years of experience in applications support, ideally with applications related to financial services
    First Degree or HND in computer science or related field preferred
    Oracle database certification highly desirable
    Microsoft or related professional certification is an added advantage
    MSCA SQL certification an added advantage

Candidate Profile:

    Willingness to relocate self to Owerri, Nigeria
    Strong fit to FINCA’s desired corporate culture & committed to  furthering FINCA’s mission and vision;
    Understands the needs of a start-up, with willingness and ability to perform duties beyond the scope of work;
    Ability to manage multiple priorities, create effective systems and meet tangible business goals from an unstructured, dynamic and empowering environment;
    Proven integrity;
    Strong interpersonal skills and written and oral communication skills;
    Strong technical orientation;
    Ability to work well in a diverse team environment
    Accuracy, attention to detail and awareness of deadlines
    Ability to anticipate problems and proactively takes measures to control or minimise them.
    Understands the scope of own authority and knows when to highlight issues and seek authorisation or advice.