Senior System Administrator – National Oil Corporation of Kenya

Reporting to the Assistant Manager ICT (Software & Business Development, the ideal candidate will ensure that the development, implementation, installation, configuration and upgrade of National Oil’s corporate databases and applications are aligned with the corporation’s mission, goals, and the strategic plan.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide continuous support of production database services to ensure highest standards of availability, resilience, integrity and performance required by the Corporation’s business systems;
Performing oracle e –business suite installation, maintenance, cloning, patching
Implementing hot & cold backup schedule, active data guard, RAMAN backups, RAC and ASM;
Implementing, installing, configuring and upgrading the corporate databases and applications in line with the corporate strategy;
Providing first line technical support in resolution of application and corporate database technical issues raised by users and log the same in the helpdesk;
Evaluating new technologies in applications and corporate related databases and their potential application to business;
Establishing, implementing and maintaining sound backup and recovery policies and procedures;
Implementing corporate disaster recovery plan solution to safeguard corporation information;
Designing database and applications to efficiently utilize resources
Implementing and maintaining database security and access control;
Performing database and application tuning and performance monitoring;
Creation and maintenance of SQL queries and routines;
Interfacing with relevant business partners on information management matters;
Patching Management and Version Control; and
Complying and adhering to statutory requirements concerning information management such as audit, risk management, copyright and freedom of information.

Academic Qualifications
Bachelor’sdegree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Information Science
Professional Qualifications
ICT certification in Oracle CertifiedProfessional (OCP)
ICT certifications in CCNP, MCITP and ITILwillbe an added advantage

At least five (5)years’ experiencein database administration
Project management Skills
Analytical and keen to detail
Trouble shooting skills
Relational Data base management skills
Good Inter-personal and communication skills
Candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity, and are thus required to submit clearance certificates from the following institutions together with the job application:

Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)
Higher Education Loans Board
Ethics & Anti -Corruption Commission
Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

Method of Application
Interested candidates should send a detailed cover letter addressed to:
The Chief Executive Officer
National Oil Corporation
P.O. Box 58567- 00200

All applications including a detailed CV with copies of certificates, indicating current position, qualifications, working experience, current remuneration, names of at least three (3) professional referees and day time telephone number should be sent via email to
Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.
Applications should reach us not later than 17:00 hours on Tuesday, 04th August 2020.
Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification.
National Oil is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming