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Friday, February 24, 2017

KASNEB Senior Database Management Officer Job Vacancy

KASNEB is a professional examinations body which operates under the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008, the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988 and the Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No.13 of 2015.
The mandate of KASNEB is to develop syllabuses, conduct professional, diploma and technician examinations; certify candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information communication technology and related disciplines; promote its qualifications globally and accredit relevant training institutions.
The vision of KASNEB is to be a world-class professional examinations body.
In keeping with current strategic needs, KASNEB seeks to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:
Senior Officer, Database Management
Job Level 5
1 Position
Ref: HCA/ICT/SODM/2/2017
Overall Purpose: The Senior Officer, Database Management will be responsible for the design, configuration and maintenance of all databases.
Key duties and responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Information Communication Technology, the Senior Officer, Database Management will be responsible for:
(i) Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast query responses to front-end users ensuring performance of databases including systems logs, events and event correlation and maintaining performance statistics and setting baseline statistics.
(ii) Performing database server administration for data availability of key systems.
(iii) Participating in the selection, installation, qualification, testing, and validation of enterprise database systems and applications.
(iv) Documenting all database installations and configurations.
(v) Designing, developing and maintaining databases, database security and other database objects including stored procedures.
(vi) Creating and maintaining jobs/scripts with automated scheduling and alerts, configuration and monitoring for all current and future databases.
(vii) Monitoring the status of scheduled backups for databases.
(viii) Ensuring database security and the analysis and application of database patches and upgrades to database servers and components.
(ix) Performing imports, exports and data conversion from one system to another as needed.
(x) Developing, implementing and maintaining standard operating procedures (SOPs) for database administration including backup, restoration, administration, and disaster recovery.
(xi) Enforcing and maintaining database constraints to ensure integrity of the database.
(xii) Administering all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages and procedures.
(xiii) Tracking and reviewing database license requirements.
(xiv) Implementing approved disaster recovery policies and plans that support KASNEB’s operational continuity.
(xv) Undertaking training of end users on the implemented systems and supervising assigned staff as may be applicable.
(xvi) Ensuring risk management in the area of operation.
(xvii) Ensuring the implementation of the ISO Quality Management System in the area of operation.
(xviii) Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
Academic / Professional Qualifications and Experience
(i) Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or IT equivalent qualification from a recognised university.
(ii) Masters degree in ICT related field will be an added advantage.
(iii) Good knowledge of systems design and development tools such as Visual Basic, C++, Java, Ms-SQL Server, MySQL and statistical packages.
(iv) Good knowledge of operating systems such as Windows series, Linux and Unix.
(v) Membership in good standing of a relevant professional body.
(vi) A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience three (3) of which should be in middle management in ICT in a large organisation and three (3) years relevant experience for serving officers.
Key personal attributes / functional skills
The ideal candidate should:
(i) Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
(ii) Have demonstrated leadership qualities and management capability for responsibilities at this level.
(iii) Be result oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
(iv) Be a team player.
(v) Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
(vi) Be customer centric.
(vii) Demonstrate sound judgement, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
(viii) Be computer literate.
(ix) Satisfy the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Application Procedure
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, national identity card, testimonials, current and expected salary and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Thursday, 9 March 2017.
The envelope should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and indicate the “REFERENCE NUMBER” of the position applied for and be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 41362-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
“KASNEB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant on the basis of their ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, HIV status or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance”.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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