The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) announces a Database Manager vacancy at the head office in Centurion. This exceptional chance is tailor-made for individuals with a solid background in computer science and data management, aiming to play a pivotal role in enhancing and sustaining vital data systems.

Dive into the details below to see how this Database Manager vacancy could mark the beginning of your transformative career journey with MISA.

Database Manager Vacancy Overview

  • Job Title: Database Manager
  • Reference Number: MISA/DM/MIPMIS/10
  • Salary: R424,104 – R496,467 per annum (Level 09)
  • Location: MISA Head Office, Centurion
  • Closing Date: 22 April 2024

Minimum Requirements for the Database Manager Vacancy

To qualify for this exciting opportunity, candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Hold an appropriate degree or National Diploma in Computer Science, or possess equivalent qualifications at an NQF level 6.
  • Have 3 to 5 years of experience in infrastructure data management, specifically using web-enabled systems.
  • Experience with modern databases and IT technologies will be considered a significant plus.
  • Innovativeness in service delivery.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical thinking.
  • A customer-focused approach with a keen orientation towards client satisfaction.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to facilitate discussions effectively.
  • A foundation of honesty and integrity in all actions.
  • Proficient in SQL, as well as in statistical programming languages, with a solid understanding of machine learning, probability and statistics, data management, statistical visualization, and econometrics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in managing data using MS Excel, backed by at least 3 years of experience.
  • Skilled in data analysis and administration, including the ability to collect and distribute data efficiently.
  • Proven experience in the operation and management of web-based systems, with a minimum of 3 years in a relevant role.

Key Responsibilities

As a Database Manager at MISA, you will:

  • Data Coordination and Management: You will take the lead in coordinating and assisting with the management of the Municipal Infrastructure Project Management Information System (MIPMIS) and other related data systems. This involves ensuring the smooth operation of data workflows and the integration of data from various sources on a day-to-day basis.
  • Quality Assurance: One of your critical roles will be to perform rigorous quality checks on the data submitted by municipalities and/or end-users. This entails validating the accuracy, completeness, and reliability of data before uploading it to the system for further use, thereby ensuring the integrity of data within the system.
  • End-User Support: Providing exceptional support to end-users of the system is essential. You will guide users on how to effectively utilize the system, troubleshoot issues, and offer solutions to enhance their experience. This support plays a vital role in facilitating smooth interactions with the system and ensuring user satisfaction.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: You will manage the analysis of data collected, interpreting the findings to derive meaningful insights. This involves creating reports that communicate these insights clearly and effectively to stakeholders, aiding in decision-making processes and strategic planning.
  • System Improvement and Development: Continuously identifying and implementing improvements to the data management system will be a part of your role. This includes staying abreast of the latest technologies and methodologies in data management and analysis to enhance system efficiency, security, and user experience.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engaging with various stakeholders, including municipal officials, end-users, and internal teams, to gather requirements, feedback, and ensure the alignment of the data management system with the needs and goals of MISA and its stakeholders.
  • Training and Capacity Building: Developing and delivering training programs to enhance the data management skills of internal teams and end-users. This includes creating training materials and conducting workshops or seminars to ensure users are proficient in utilizing the system to its full potential.
  • Policy and Compliance: Ensuring that data management practices comply with relevant laws, regulations, and policies. This involves developing and enforcing data management policies and procedures to safeguard data privacy, security, and integrity.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should forward their application, quoting the relevant reference number, to:
  • Ensure your application includes the new Z83 form and a recently updated comprehensive CV with contactable references.

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In conclusion, the Database Manager vacancy at MISA presents a unique and rewarding challenge for professionals passionate about leveraging technology to impact infrastructure data management positively. This role is not just a job; it’s an opportunity to contribute to a team dedicated to making a difference in how data is managed and utilized for public benefit.

If you meet the outlined requirements and possess the core, process, and technical competencies, we encourage you to apply. Join MISA in Centurion and be part of the mission to innovate and improve service delivery through data management excellence.

Apply before the 22nd of April, 2024, and take the first step towards a fulfilling career that not only promises personal growth but also the satisfaction of contributing to a greater cause.