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TAHA Hiring Specialist in Systems and Database Management

TAHA Hiring Specialist in Systems and Database Management

TAHA, a premier private sector organization, is dedicated to fostering the growth and advancement of horticulture, encompassing flowers, fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, and horticultural seeds, within Tanzania. With a primary objective of enhancing the social and economic landscape, TAHA serves as a unified voice for the Tanzanian horticulture sector, representing farmers, processors, exporters, and service providers at all levels.

Vacancy: Specialist in Systems and Database Management at Taha Tanzania

Job Title: Specialist in Systems and Database Management

Reporting to: Manager of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL)

Work Location: Arusha, Tanzania (1)

Summary of the Position:

The Systems and Database Management Specialist will oversee all facets of IT and database management activities within the organization. The specialist holds the responsibility of managing the IT infrastructure, including database systems, guiding procurement processes, and implementing cybersecurity policies. Additionally, they provide technical leadership and support to ensure smooth operations and the effective utilization of resources.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • System Security, Maintenance, and Upgrade:
  • Ensuring the security of physical and virtual information and communication systems for the TAHA Group, encompassing business processes, servers, databases, websites, and social media platforms.
  • Supervising reliable and cost-effective connectivity, communication, and upgrades for TAHA’s servers, systems, and databases.
  • Ensuring TAHA’s website and digital platforms comply with TCRA standards and maintain current formats and layouts.
  • Managing timely upgrades for all TAHA laptops and systems, including licenses, antivirus software, and essential updates.
  • Providing leadership and technical guidance for procuring, installing, configuring, activating, and maintaining IT equipment and services.
  • Conducting regular maintenance and troubleshooting on existing office and communication technology equipment.
  • Managing all ICT infrastructure, digital access, and components for TAHA Headquarters and satellite offices.
  • Ensuring connectivity and dependable access to the organization’s digital systems.
  • Guiding the procurement process for technical vendors and facilitating vendor relationship management.
  • Updating ICT manuals to encompass security aspects of the entire information system.
  • Managing TAHA’s Cybersecurity Policy, Information System risk framework matrix, IT Audit Framework, User Policy, and Business Continuity Plan.
  • Developing and reviewing TAHA ICT and related policies and facilitating their enforcement.

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Database Management:

  • Designing, implementing, and maintaining database systems.
  • Ensuring data security, integrity, and availability.
  • Optimizing database performance and scalability, including ERP, TARIC, MEL system, etc.
  • Developing and implementing data management policies and procedures.
  • Conducting data analysis and generating reports as needed.


Collaborating closely with the Communications department to streamline the digitalization process, enhance efficiency, and broaden the reach of TAHA systems and platforms in alignment with TAHA standards, ensuring optimal functionality.

Cross-Cutting Issues:

  • Managing the online communication system.
  • Providing ICT-related training to TAHA management, Board, and staff to ensure proper use of equipment, systems, software, and adherence to ICT policies.
  • Supervising the department team and ensuring effective management and utilization of assets and resources.
  • Identifying employee skills for development and addressing emerging challenges while guiding to resolve critical team issues.
  • Collaborating with the HR and Admin office to ensure harmony, efficiency, and a sound operating system within the team.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or management.

Qualifications and skills

Degree LevelMaster’s degree or bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Technology, or a related field. Certifications such as Oracle Database Administrator (DBA), Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) can be an added advantage.
ExperienceA minimum of five (5) years of experience at the managerial level in both ICT and database management is required
Key SkillsStrong analytical, problem-solving, communication, Negotiation, Planning & coordination, management and leadership skills; goal-oriented, flexible, and creative under pressure; strong budgeting, ability to make professional decisions in a fast-paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders          

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified individuals should send their applications enclosing detailed;

  • Application letter.
  • Curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 pages).
  • Copies of qualification certificates.

The cover letter to be addressed to;

Human Resources and Administration Manager, TAHA, P.O. Box 16520, ARUSHA.


The successful candidate will be remunerated according the TAHA salary scale, and in alignment with the candidate’s qualifications and professional experience. Other employment benefits will be as per the organization’s policy.

Please note:  TAHA is an equal opportunity employer that welcome all qualified candidates to apply for the open positions. TAHA is committed to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Instructions
  1. Submission: All applications must be submitted via email to the following address:
  2. Format: Please compile your application into a single PDF attachment. Ensure that all required documents are included in the PDF.
  3. Subject Line: In the subject line of your email, clearly state the position you are applying for. For example: “APPLICATION FOR MARKET ACCESS COORDINATOR POSITION.”
  4. Deadline: The deadline for submitting your application is Friday, 8th March 2024. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Adherence: Please carefully adhere to all instructions provided above. Failure to comply with these instructions may result in your application not being reviewed…

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