KRA – Officer – Database Administrator.

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Department:    Corporate Support Services

Division:   Information and Communication Technology

Location / Work Station:  Nairobi

Job Summary:

  • This role is responsible for Installation and configuration of databases, data backups and restoration, database monitoring and performance tuning and securing of databases.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Installs, deploys and configures database setups and software platforms.
  • Monitors database systems performance and address potential issues to ensure services are available and running optimally;
  • Carries out database changes and updates during deployments of application releases.
  • Performs backups and recovery of data
  • Implements relevant updates and patches
  • Implements procedures that will sustain database security
  • Maintains documentation for all database instance parameters and system settings
  • Administers appropriate database management tools across all database instances.
  • Performs appropriate database sizing activities and interface with Third Parties as required
  • Provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to Authority applications developers and Third Party vendor support
  • Executes data extraction for reporting as per user request.
  • Ensure conformity to ISO (9001/2015 and 27001/2013) and data security requirements

Academic Qualifications       

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Telecommunications or any other IT related field.

Professional Qualifications    

Required Certification

  • Certification in Database administration.
  • Unix/Linux Certified Systems Administrator/Microsoft Certified Engineer
  • Renewable
  • The following certifications will be an added advantage:
  • COBIT 5
  • ITIL
  • Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence  
  • Web Application servers i.e JBoss , Oracle Weblogic

Relevant Work Experience Required:

  • Have at least one (1) year hands-on experience in RDBMS installation, tuning and troubleshooting.
  • Have working experience in Unix and Windows operating systems.

Skills Required:         

  • Ability to manage enterprise databases on RDBMS like Oracle, Postgress, MySql and MS SQL Server.
  • Demonstrate ability to diagnose and performance tune databases for optimal performance
  • Experience in Programming/scripting languages such as SQL, PL/SQL
  • Ability to install and configure Linux/ Windows installations

Key Competencies     

  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to interact confidently with users to establish what the problem is and explain the solution
  • Be proactive with good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team player
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize competing work commitments and deliver on time
  • Passion for innovation and creativity
  • High levels of integrity
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

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  1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. All applications should be submitted online by 1st September 2020.
  4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.




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