Mount Kenya University (MKU) – Senior ICT Officer, Database Administrator.

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Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a chartered and ISO 9001:2015 certified University committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. The University is a member of the Inter-University Council of East Africa as well as the Association of Commonwealth Universities. MKU is largely known for its dynamic, comprehensive and thorough academic and vocational training system as well as linkages with internationally reputable institutions. The University operates from the main campus in Thika with campuses in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Eldoret and Meru, as well as Open Distance and Electronic Learning (ODEL) centres located in major towns in Kenya, Burundi, Somaliland and Uganda.

 In pursuit of fulfilling the Mission and Vision of the University, the Directorate of Human Resource is mandated to facilitate and support the Mission operations of the University by enabling it to continue attracting, developing and retaining the right number of suitably qualified staff so as to maintain the University competitive edge. MKU invites applications from suitably qualified, visionary, competent, dynamic and experienced professionals with impeccable track record to fill the position of Senior ICT Officer, Database Administrator;


Job Requirements

Knowledge and Experience Qualification (Minimum)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT or related field. Additional Qualifications
  • Good Database administration knowledge and skills
  • Good Unix/Linux administration knowledge and skills and/or Microsoft Certified System Engineer
  • Certification in database administration and/or Experience working with oracle, MSSQL Server, MySQL, and other databases.
  • Networking skills
  • Basic hardware knowledge

 Years of Experience (Minimum)

  • Three years of experience in database administration

Key responsibilities also include

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining database standards and policies
  • Supporting database design, creation, and testing activities
  • Managing the database availability and performance, including incident and problem management
  • Administering database objects to achieve optimum utilization
  • Defining and implementing event triggers that will alert on potential database performance or integrity issues
  • Performing database housekeeping, such as tuning, indexing, etc.
  • Monitoring usage, transaction volumes, response times, concurrency levels, etc.
  • Identifying reporting, and managing database security issues, audit trails, and forensics
  • Designing database backup, archiving, and storage strategy


Desired Qualities and Skills        

  • Good technical knowledge of databases and query languages.
  • strong verbal and written communication skills, to explain to users how the database works, and to keep clear records of changes you have made.
  • analytical skills.
  • a logical approach to problem-solving.
  • to pay attention to detail


Deadline Tue,07 Feb 2023




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