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Database Administrator

The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya. The Authority invites applications from dynamic, goal-oriented, high performers, with strong problem-solving skills, for the following position:
REF: DCS /DA/07/ 2018

2 Year Fixed Contract 
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Manager, Information Communication & Technology, he will be responsible for managing, monitoring, administering, and supporting Oracle and SQL database systems and other systems within the Authority.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be expected to:
·         Maintain the Database Management systems to support new and existing applications;
·         Ensure maintenance of the database systems including performance tuning, efficiency and capacity planning;
·         Design, Develop, manage and test backup and recovery plans for the database systems;
·         Update and amend existing databases;
·         Set up and test new database and data handling systems;
·         Ensure database security and Integrity of data
·         Manage upload of data files between databases;
·         Create complex query definitions that allow data to be extracted;
·         Liaise with vendors on support of system or database issues that may arise;
·         Develop application and database solutions to meet and drive business needs and requirements.


The ideal candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology
·         SQL/Oracle certified database administrator
·         Technical experience in supporting Microsoft Sharepoint.
Required Experience
·         A minimum of three (3) years relevant working experience.
·         Ensure that technical solutions, procedures and models for development are up-to-date and comply with standards;
·         Demonstrate the ability to verify the development and design of database strategies;
·         Demonstrate prior expertise and competencies on implementation of Microsoft Dynamics Navision;

·         Ability to recommend adapting processes to keep pace with new technological developments;
·         Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
·         Be able to adopt clear processes and standards for managing performance to achieve priorities
·         Ability to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and be able to adapt quickly to changing conditions
·         Demonstrate ability to deliver outcomes and delivery;

Systems Administrator

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR- REF: DCS /SA/07/ 2018 – 2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Job Purpose
Reporting to the Manager, Information Communication & Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for client and server computer systems administration, including configuration, coordination, maintenance, troubleshooting, usage monitoring and the development of specialized system procedures within the authority.


The ideal candidate will be expected to:
·         Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of server resources, services and applications, reviewing system and application logs for preemptive fault detection and resolution;
·         Coordinate and strictly enforce the implementation of user and server data backup and recovery procedures to protect against loss of valuable data and information;
·         Develop and maintain installation and configuration management, systems documentation, baselines and procedures;
·         Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks;
·         Monitor and manage system resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to maintain operating efficiency;
·         Conduct maintenance and repair of hardware or software failures;
·         Conduct and manage the client/server operating system patches and updates through the windows server update service or equivalent;
·         Provide client user support for escalated helpdesk issues;
·         Document system faults/problems and the respective resolutions for future reference.


The ideal candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field;
·         Systems administration/Systems Engineer certification in Linux/Microsoft
·         A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in systems administration experience
·         Ability to develop emergency response plans to unplanned events, including continuity planning and testing for CMA operations;
·         Ability to develop testing of risk mitigation plans to determine effectiveness;
·         Ability to share skills and knowledge within area of expertise to develop the capabilities of the CMA and its staff;
·         Ability to support ICT procurement and contract negotiation and initiate action where agreements are not met;
·         Proactivity in planning the integration of sensible upgrades into existing and new technological solutions;
·         Be a team player with demonstrable consensus-building capabilities;
·         Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills;
·         Support continuous improvement at the Authority through making implementable suggestions for change.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit the careers’ section on our website Applications should be received on or before July 17, 2018.
Note: Please upload your CV and one-page Cover Letter only at this stage. No certificates or other testimonials are required until interview stage.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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