SQL Server Developer DBA

  • location: Washington, DC
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $40 - $45 per hour
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SQL Server Developer DBA

job summary:
Our client is seeking a temporary Database Developer & Administrator to work with a DC-based program support unit. With oversight from the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Director, the objective of the database Developer & Administrator is to develop and roll out an institute-wide M&E database for use in our client's field programs and DC Headquarters. The Database Developer & Administrator will work in close collaboration with members of the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) team to a) Assess database vendor proposals; b) Build out and pilot an institute-wide M&E database; and c) Establish protocols for the maintenance and troubleshooting of the database.

location: Washington, Washington, D.C.
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 45 per hour
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  1. Assess Database Vendor Proposals
  • Review vendor proposals against database specifications
  • Represent the organization with potential database vendors
  • Make criteria-based recommendations for vendor selection
  1. Buildout and Pilot an Institution-Wide M&E Database
  • Identify end-user needs for a wide-variety of internal stakeholders in DC and overseas
  • Work with the MEL team and the selected vendor to develop and pilot the M&E database across the organization, including for use in field offices
  • Work with the organization's IT team to evaluate various technology components such as software, hardware and networking capabilities for the database management system and apps.
  • Identify ways to adapt database functionality to organizational needs
  • Contribute to the design of protocols for database use, including data entry, data quality checks, reporting processes
  1. Establish Protocols to Maintain and Troubleshoot the Database
  • Establish data security protocols with IT and MEL
  • Develop data models for custom analytics
  • Co-design reporting templates with vendor and other ME&L staff
  • Provide a strategy for structuring and maintaining database content
  • Document the data life cycle within the database to ensure maximum database utility
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, statistics, or a related subject
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience working on relational database applications including online databases
  • Experience writing data protocols and data standards for an organization
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data management and use
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis and visualization
  • Experience in administering and/or developing M&E databases preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relational databases
  • Ability to code in SQL
  • Ability to design and develop databases and data models
  • Ability to edit and/or modify databases according to institutional needs
  • Ability to maintain existing and new databases, as well as troubleshoot "bugs" and security issues
  • Knowledge of international data privacy standards including the EU GDPR law
  • Ability to analyze problems, collect and verify data, draw evidence-based conclusions, and the ability to think innovatively
  • Excellent quantitative analysis and data visualization skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills to effectively present information, respond to questions, including audiences without a technical background
  • Experience with Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Drive, G+, etc.) strongly desired.
  • Foreign language ability, French, Arabic and/or Spanish preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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