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Data Administrator Job in Kenya

Data Administrator

Job Purpose Statement

The Databases Administrator role is to design, plan, implement and support the databases in the organisation, and the related infrastructure. The Database administrator should be expert in operating databases in different platforms especially different operating systems, Cloud implementations, Storage platforms, core database platforms. The role should design databases for the required performance, capacity management considerations, and should be capable to align the performance database requirements with the costs in implementing and supporting the platforms.

Key Accountabilities (Duties and Responsibilities)

Output Database Planning 40% 

  • Design, and implement organisational database systems to achieve performance and availability targets.
  • Develop and implement Capacity management procedures to keep databases within capacity management thresholds

Database Management 30% 

  • Manage Databases availability, Service Recovery, to ensure projects, incidents; problems are addressed according to defined set of policies, processes, procedures and SLA’s.

Database Integration 10% 

  • Effectiveness of integration of database strategy / blueprint with the bank’s business direction
  • Database Security 10% Effectiveness of the databases security (policy, controls and infrastructure) with regard to protection against exposure to
  • and impact of risks associated with data loss, corruption and/or unauthorized access
  • Database Setup 10% Plans, Designs and implements Database projects in accordance with Bank’s requirements and Monitor
  • Capacity/Performance of the group databases to ensure optimum efficiency

Ideal Job Specifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field.


  • ITIL, OCA, OCP, OCM, other relevant professional qualifications in IT field would be an added advantage
  • Project Management certification and experience is preferred e.g. PRINCE2, PMP

Desired work experience:

  • Three years’ experience in databases and storage support on medium to large organizations.
  • Working experience in a bank or other financial services organization would be added advantage

NCBA Bank Core Value Behaviours (Performance Drivers)

  • Confident (Self Mastery): Describes people who are self-assured, in control, bold and deliver to the highest standards of expectations with ease while exhibiting the sort of present that builds confidence in others
  • Comfortable (Connecting with people): Describes people who are cool and resilient under pressure, honest in every dealing, open to constructive criticism, can be relied on to deliver.
  • Elegant (Effortless delivery): Describes people who demonstrate effortless simplicity and are able to do mundane things with grace and flair. They connect easily with different audiences, exhibit finesse in all interactions and have a high sense of values that they uphold at every turn.
  • Prestige (Pride and ownership of our work): Describes people who believe in themselves, are respected and treat others with respect and occupy a significant place in people’s minds.

Technical Competencies

  • Organization development to effectively plan databases, server hardware, Linux & UNIX operating systems, and Windows operating systems support for optimal performance.
  • Knowledge and experience in modern practices for databases, server hardware, Linux and UNIX operating systems, and Windows operating systems architecture and operations in medium to large banks to provide guidance on quality improvements and strategic changes
  • Technical skills to effectively perform or guide performance of databases, server hardware, Linux and UNIX operating systems, and Windows operating systems design and operations activities/tasks in a manner that consistently produce high quality of service.
  • Knowledge and effective application of all relevant banking policies, processes, procedures and guidelines to consistently achieve required compliance standards or benchmarks.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with and manage customer expectations (internal and external), and other stakeholders who impact performance.
  • Self-empowerment to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support performance and customer-service oriented culture.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to NCBA Group on to apply

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