Karatina University – Database Administrator I.

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KarU/HR/ADBA I/ 2022


Basic Salary for this position is between Kshs. 57,729 by Kshs. 2,256/= to Kshs. 82,552/=


This position is responsible for administration of the University management information system and ensure security is enhanced at all levels of the database system

Job Description

i) Installation of database software in the server to ensure operations of the server in the University.

ii) Support end users with varying knowledge and experience through training on software application of the database to equip them with knowledge to enable them use the applications effectively.

iii) Support and troubleshoot problems for end users and ensure all failed computer products and processes are identified and solved.

iv) Upgrade and maintenance of database system to enhance performance and effectiveness of the system.

v) Ensure database security is enhanced through assigning privileges and permissions to users in the database to ensure that access to information is restricted and available based on prescribed rules.

vi) Prepare daily reports on analysis of system log and submit them to the Director, ICT for decision making.

vii) Initiate procurement process for ICT software through provision of software specifications for required software on time to reduce procurement lead time and facilitate efficient delivery of ICT services.

viii) Carry out other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by a senior officer

Job Specification/Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade,  a candidate must  have:-

i) Bachelors Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution

ii)   At least eleven (11) years relevant work experience

iii) Membership registration in a relevant professional body

iv) Masters Degree in a relevant field  from  a recognized institution  and  any  other professional qualifications is an added advantage.

Job Specifications/Requirements for serving employee

For promotion to this grade,  an employee must  have:

i) Higher National Diploma/Bachelors Degree in the relevant field from a recognized institution.

ii) At least three (3) years work experience service at Grade 9

iii) Shown merit  and ability as reflected in work performance and results

iv) Membership registration in a relevant professional body.

v) Masters Degree in  a  relevant field  from  a  recognized institution  and  any  other professional qualifications is an added advantage.


The   successful  candidates  will  be   offered   a  competitive  remuneration   package   in accordance with the existing  Terms and Conditions of Service.


Applicants must  submit two (2) copies  of applications giving details of their  educational and  professional qualifications, age, detailed work  experience, present, post  and  salary, applicant’s telephone number and  e-mail  address. Enclose  certified copies  of certificates and   testimonials  and   giving   names  and   addresses  of  three  (3)   referees  who   are knowledgeable about  the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, accompanied with detailed Curriculum Vitae and a copy of the most recent pay slip.

Interested  applicants should send  the  applications to  the  address below,  quoting the relevant reference number, so as to be received  on  or before  Tuesday 8th  February,2022.

The Vice Chancellor

Karatina University

P.O. Box 1957- 10101


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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