Equity Bank Limited – Database Administration Manager.

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Database Administration Manager  ()

Job Purpose: 

Database Administration Manager:Manages the administration of an organization’s database. Analyzes the organization’s database needs and develops a long-term strategy for data storage. Establishes policies and procedures related to data security and integrity and monitors and limits database access as needed. Oversees the design, maintenance and implementation of the systems that manage an internal database.Supervise the installation, configuration, documentation, troubleshooting and tuning database servers to ensure secure, optimal performance as well as 24/7 availability of enterprise systems across multiple distributed infrastructure technologies to meet business needs and be aligned with Bank strategy.Designing and Deploying Sustainable Enterprise Data Governance Framework. Conduct Audits to Ensure that Policies, Procedures and Metrics are in Place for maintaining or improving the business operations.

 Job Responsibilities/ Accountabilities:
  • Coordinate and contribute to performance and Disaster Recovery testing on a regular basis.
  • General administration, 3rd level support, migration and/or transition planning, performance and tuning, project planning, standards validation/development, technical documentation, process automation, and problem analysis and resolution.
  • Work with the Operations DBA team to collaborate effectively and turnover defect free systems with a stability guarantee.
  • Establish individual performance goals, review performance against goals and provide coaching for associate development.
  • Manage resource scheduling and task execution to plans and objectives. Maintain a high level understanding of dependencies between projects ensure timely completion.
  • Development and continuous refinement of documented database strategies to provide a scalable and manageable environment for future growth. Heavy emphasis on automation.
  • Oversee database results by setting and enforcing standards and controls
  • Accomplish platform upgrades and improvements
  • Improve the effectiveness of database tools, services and security
  • Ensure all data complies with legal regulations
  • Provide vision and strategy for data environments including vet and recommend  new technologies, functionality and best practices
  • Work closely with Product, Data, and Delivery teams across the organization
  • Partner with senior leadership to ensure that all efforts align with IT processes, departmental objectives and are communicated with team
  • Determine appropriate use of technology to ensure the systems enhance current business processes, operations, and information process flow; drive system consolidation where possible and keep systems footprint manageable and cost-effective
  • Establish, contribute to and/or adhere to all key departmental operating procedures around governance, project management, database  lifecycle management, change management and application security/controls
  • Promote IT governance processes that ensure compliance with internal and external audit standards, procurement practices, and security standards
  • Manage the development of team members, including setting objectives, coaching, training and delivering performance reviews
  • Communication of key milestone status to IT management
  • Support the strategic direction of the  enterprise databases & data and influence how the team will evolve over time, including long-range project planning, staffing, and technical architecture
  • Provide the proper supervision, environment and reporting structure to assure performance and well-being of employees. Provide clear channels of communication, delegation and accountability within the team for effective mentoring, supervision and problem solving
  • Manages database configuration and performance tuning
  • Escalate unresolved system issues to appropriate vendors and manage these in accordance with agreed service level agreements to minimise user/system downtime



  • Excellent understanding of Database and Data Technologies.
  • Solid understanding of business architecture and the role of data in business decisions.
  • Good understanding of data modelling concepts and operational aspects of databases and business information
  • Solid knowledge of IT infrastructure, architecture, database development and support.
  • Excellent understanding of database administration and management functions

Key Critical Competencies

  • Business awareness
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills
  • High personal standards and goal oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Decision making ,critical and strategic thinking skills ability to achieve or exceed planned outcomes
  • Must possess a combination of business, technical and leadership skills and competencies understanding of business needs, processes and functions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to influence others
  • Demonstrate ability to launch and deliver a single IT project on time and within budget
  • Ability to work with cross-functional individuals and groups in a collaborative manner


  • Possess Bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer science/Mathematics or a related engineering discipline
  • Master’s degree (MBA/MSC) in IT or a related field
  • Proffessional Certifications in IT or related field
  • A minimum of 8 years working experience in a similar or related field
  • Intensive  Knowledge in database technologies and platforms
  • Strong analytical, consultative, and communication skills; as well as the ability to make good judgment and work with both technical and business personnel


Closing Date

Jul 13, 2022




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