Database and System Administrator Career Opportunity in Kenya - Kenya Orient Insurance

Kenya Orient Insurance Limited

Job Title: Database and System Administrator

Reports To: Assistant Manager – IT & Projects

Job Purpose: The position is responsible for the development of databases in the environment in accordance to the set standards to meet business objectives.

Enabling and implementing database development and implementation processes through the set framework and maintaining data standards.

Evaluating potential solutions, demonstrating, installing and commissioning selected products.

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities

Database Administrator

  • Maintaining and applies up to date, specialist knowledge of database concepts, object and data modelling techniques and design principles, and a detailed knowledge of the full range of database architectures, software and facilities available.
  • Communicating regularly with technical, applications and operational staff to ensure database integrity and security is adhered to.
  • Monitoring performance and managing parameters to provide fast responses to front-end users.

System Administration

  • Managing the configuration and operation of client-based computer operating systems.
  • Running reports on system performance for the team and wider organization.
  • Ensuring security through access controls and backups and firewalls.

Cyber Security

  • Continuous assessments of IT and Cyber risks within the IT database and systems ensuring identified risks are appropriately mitigated.
  • Ensuring controlled access to DR site by authorized staff members.
  • Implementing and monitoring BCP /DR-related facilities.

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Implementing various audit recommendations within the IT database and systems infrastructure.
  • Managing and advising on database and systems-related risks and ensuring compliance to IT security policies and procedures.
  • Updating of IT environment risk register and risk log on all risks identified on new systems.

Monitoring and Control

  • Developing, deploying and maintaining database and systems performance monitoring and reporting systems within the IT environment.
  • Ensuring effective, efficient and timely service delivery and support services for databases, BI and related systems.

Service Excellence

  • Delivering a stable and cost-effective service across the entire application architecture.
  • Ensuring the smooth running and optimal use of all databases and systems within the organization.
  • Ensuring that the right type of databases and systems applications are implemented and availed to business users.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT or IT related course from a recognized university.
  • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP - 12C and above).
  • OCI Oracle/AWS Cloud Certifications will be an added advantage.
  • 4 years of relevant experience in MS SQL, MCSD/Oracle, MySQL/Oracle and other databases.
  • Database design and software development experience.
  • Linux Administration.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in the position and have the required qualifications, skills and experience, kindly CLICK HERE and apply on or before Monday, May 8, 2023.