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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 13, 2021
  • KNH has turned 115 years and it had its Centenary Celebration in 2001. The Hospital was built to fulfill the role of being a National Referral and Teaching Hospital, as well as to provide medical research environment. Established in 1901 with a bed capacity of 40, KNH became a State Corporation in 1987 with a Board of Management and is at the apex of the ...
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    Information Communication & Technology Officer (Database Administration)


    Job Purpose

    The ICT Officer (Database administration) will be responsible for the performance, integrity and security of the Hospital databases.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Establishes the needs of users and monitoring user access and security
    • Creates and maintains all databases required for development, testing, training and production usage.
    • Designing databases for maximal performance, scalability, flexibility, and reliability.
    • Performs the capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases. The DBA works closely with system administration staff.
    • Performs ongoing tuning of the database instances.
    • Plans and implements backup and recovery of the databases.
    • Controls migrations of programs, database changes, reference data changes and menu changes through the development life cycle.
    •  Implements and enforces security for all of the Databases.
    • Performs database re-organizations as required to assist performance and ensure maximum uptime of the database.
    • Puts standards in place to ensure that all application design and code is produced with proper integrity, security and performance. The DBA will perform reviews on the design and code frequently to ensure the site standards are being adhered to.
    • Provides technical support to application development teams.
    • Enforces and maintains database constraints to ensure integrity of the database.
    • Administers all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages and procedures.
    • Assists with impact analysis of any changes made to the database objects.
    • Troubleshoots problems regarding the databases, applications and development tools.
    • Create new database users as required.
    • Manage sharing of resources amongst applications.
    • The DBA has ultimate responsibility for the physical and logical database design.
    • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

    Qualification and experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following field: Computer science, Computer software, Information Technology or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
    • Good knowledge of database security management.
    • Good understanding of at least one of Linux or UNIX operating systems.
    • DBA certification required: Oracle DBA, MCDBA, or equivalent.
    • Complied with the requirements of chapter six (6) of the constitution of Kenya, 2010.

    Method of Application

    All those Interested in the above positions and meet the minimum requirements are requested to download and fill the application form available at KNH Website The application form together with a detailed C.V indicating qualifications, experience, current responsibilities, copies of testimonials and certificates must be submitted on or 13th April 2021 to the address below:-

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta National Hospital
    P.O Box 20723-00202

    Download the KNH Job Application Form

    “Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-

    1. A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
    2. EACC Clearance
    3. Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
    4. HELB Compliance
    5. KRA Tax Compliance

    “Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification”.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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