Database Administrator Job in Kenya

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Database Administrator Job in Kenya

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) is a State Corporation under the National Treasury whose mandate is to implement, operationalize and manage the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (Kenya TradeNet System) as well as Trade Facilitation.

To fulfil our mandate, we wish to engage suitably qualified candidates who also meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution for the following positions;

Database Administrator – KTNA 7

Job Title: Database Administrator
Reports to: Manager IT Infrastructure
Duty Station: Nairobi

Purpose for the Job

Responsible for the performance, integrity and security of the databases. Additional role requirements include planning, development and troubleshooting of database solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities Duties and responsibilities

  • Planning and implementing databases;

  • Establishing the needs of users and monitoring user access and security, controlling access permissions and privileges;
  • Controlling access permissions and privileges of Agency databases;
  • Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query response to front end users; Database design;
  • Writing database documentation, including data standards, procedures and definitions for the data dictionary (metadata – data about data);
  • Testing back-up and recovery, ensuring that storage, archiving, backup and recovery procedures are functioning correctly;
  • Ensure database integrity and security;
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

Minimum Academic, Professional Qualification and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree Information Technology, Computer Science, or related from a recognized institution;
  •  Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) certification;
  •  Relevant experience of atleast one (1) year shall be an added advantage;
  • Must meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution

How to Apply

A. Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit their application/cover letter, curriculum vitae (that contains details of qualifications, work experience, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates’ previous work experience) and copies of all certificates & relevant testimonials. B. The application/cover letter should be addressed to:

The Chairman of the Board
Kenya Trade Network Agency
First Floor, Embankment Plaza Upper Hill
P.O. Box 36943 – 00200


C. Visit:

i. Create a user account ii. Create your profile (Edit your profile if you already have an account)
• The information on the profile is split into various tabs that the user must fill out before submitting the job application which include the following;
i. Biodata – General Contact information about the applicant
ii. Academic qualifications – Must attach certificates
iii. Professional qualifications – Must attach certificates/testimonials;
iv. Employment history – Record of previous employers
v. Referees
vi. Attach Application/cover letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)
vii. Input current and expected salary;
viii. Submit application;
ix. Click My Applications to check or confirm if your application has been successfully submitted;

NOTE: The successful candidate shall be required to provide the following documents before issuance of the offer letter in compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution 2010:
• Valid certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
• Self-declaration form duly executed by the Ethics & Anti – Corruption Commission (EACC)
• A tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
• Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
• Clearance certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Applications must be received not later than Monday February 20, 2023. KenTrade values diversity therefore Women and Persons with Disability (PWD) are strongly encouraged to apply.

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