Senior Database Administrator Job in Kenya

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Senior Database Administrator Job in Kenya

Senior Database Administrator

Reference Number: SDAJAN2023
Employment Type: Full time
Category: IT
Job Grade: 7
Country: Kenya
Location: Kilifi


This role is responsible for create and maintain overall network plans to support the organization’s business strategy, initiating service level agreements with customers, plan and design all aspects of the infrastructure necessary to ensure provision of network services that meet such agreements.


Reports to: Software Development Manager

Direct reports: None

Financial Responsibility: None

Key Responsibilities

1. Advise and provide technical expertise on database development framework and processes;

2. Analyses data requirements, to establish, modify or maintain a data model and interpret model into a database schema;

3. Evaluate potential solutions, demonstrate, install and commission selected products;

4. Interact with data models, object relational database mapping and producing reports;

5. Develop and enable enterprise reporting and business intelligence services;

6. Collaborate with IT project management office, software developers and infrastructure specialists in IT project delivery;

7. Responsible for the delivery of software based enterprise wide projects;

8. Advise and support data managers and statisticians in execution of dynamic data tasks;

9. Performance tune all database environments to all systems are available and ensure the use of latest technology;

10. Conduct research on development of improved frameworks and technologies for database efficiencies;

11. Advice on department resources regarding recruitment and staffing;

12. Ensure that the appropriate disaster recovery measures are in place; and

13. Advice and review backups and recovery policies and SOP’s.

Job Specifications

1. Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science or in related specialization of study; Masters degree is an added advantage

2. Relevant DBA Certification e.g. OCA, OCP, MCSD, MCSE, MYSQL for DBA, AGILE, IBM analytics, PMP, PRINCE2

3. Minimum 5 Years with 3 Years’ experience at Supervisory level

Desired Skills

1. Experience in Data management for scientific studies

2. Advanced knowledge of computer languages;

3. Expert knowledge of writing program documentation;

4. Strong understanding of the software development cycle;

5. Ability to identify tasks which require automation and automate;


1. Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality

2. Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills

3. Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills;

4. Team working and ability to work in diverse teams

5. Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail

How to Apply

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All applicants are required to state their current/last salary.

Candidates must supply an email and telephone contact that will be used when offering interviews.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, detailed curriculum vitae and valid clearance certificate (certificate of good conduct) during the interviews. 

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The application closing date is 24th January, 2023. 

 KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is an equal opportunity employer. Direct or indirect canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.  KWTRP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

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