Database Administrator, Development Operations

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Position: Database Administrator, Development Operations

Location: remote

Type: full-time

About myAgro

myAgro is an award-winning non-profit social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to help 1 million farmers by 2026 lift themselves out of poverty. We recently received a prestigious Audacious Prize to accelerate myAgro’s reach in the next 5 years.

How You’ll Contribute

The Development team identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards individuals, as well as foundation, government and corporate partners to advance myAgro’s mission of providing food security to smallholder farmers across Africa. The team collaborates across the organization to build transformative and impact-driven strategic partnerships.

Working within the Development team and reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Database Administrator is responsible for leading database management and optimization of key development systems for the department.

Your Impact

Responsibilities Include

Serve as primary CRM administrator for Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge; manage the database to maintain accurate and comprehensive data, and optimize its use across the development team. (50%)
Manage application configuration and monitor system functionality, usability, and uptime; work with system users to identify issues, find solutions and communicate timely resolution.
Proactively lead regular database hygiene and maintenance efforts, including duplicate management and updates of specific datasets, periodic audits, etc.
Manage role-based access and staff training on all, ensuring that access roles and training correlate appropriately to staff roles, business needs, and security guidelines.
Propose data and technology strategies, policies, and procedures by evaluating organization priorities, proactively identifying problems, evaluating trends, anticipating requirements, and integrating that knowledge to create and implement systems that work.
Automate reports and maintain accurate data on pipeline, actions, and development KPIs.
Regularly monitor, test, update, and reconfigure solutions to ensure accuracy and the most efficient and effective value-add to the Development operation. (20%)
Manage data vendors for data integrity and quality control, ensuring adherence to data strategy and protocols. (15%)
Create and document protocols and procedures for best database practices (5%)
Regularly research and monitor emerging solutions in the industry for their viability and potential to improve systems support of Development goals. (5%)

What You’ll Bring

Educational Background

Bachelor’s degree preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Experience

5+ years as a systems professional.
Experience with progressive levels of responsibility with donor data systems, including partnering with fundraising staff to optimize systems functionality.
Experience managing systems preferably at a national or international organization.

Necessary Knowledge and Skills

Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or other similar relational database;
Strong analytical and problem-solving capacity with the ability to spot issues within data and systems and proactively fix them or identify possible solutions;
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines;
Motivated and dependable, ability to prioritize workload, manage time efficiently, consistently meet required deadlines.
Fluency in written and spoken English; other language proficiencies welcomed, and French is a plus.

Desired Qualifications

Raiser’s Edge Professional Certification from Blackbaud
Raiser’s Edge NXT Professional Certification from Blackbaud
Experience with Omatic, or other 3rd party, tools

We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position. We are looking for someone with relevant skills and experience, not a checklist that exactly matches the job description. We want to help you grow and in return, you help us grow into a stronger, more inclusive organization.