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Principal ICT Officer Job, IT Jobs 2021,

Position: Principal ICT Officer (NTSA GRADE 6)

REF: NTSA/04/2021/03

Location: Nairobi

Job description

Reporting to the Manager ICT Projects, the Principal ICT Officer (Database Administration and Management) will be responsible for the daily management of the Authority’s databases for high service availability, integrity, and security. The Database Administrator (DBA) will keep the database up and running smoothly 24/7. The goal is to provide a seamless flow of information throughout the Authority, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.


  • Builddatabase systems of high availability and quality depending on each end user’s specialised role
  • Designand implement database in accordance to end users information needs and views
  • Defineusers and enable data distribution to the right user, in appropriate format and in a timely manner
  • Usehigh-speed transaction recovery techniques and backup data
  • Minimisedatabase downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Provideproactive and reactive data management support and training to users
  • Determine,enforce and document database policies, procedures and standards
  • Performtests and evaluations regularly to ensure data security, privacy and integrity
  • Monitordatabase performance, implement changes and apply new patches and versions when required
  • Developdatabase solutions to store and retrieve company information
  • Installand configure information systems to ensure functionality
  • Analysestructural requirements for new software and applications
  • Migratedata from legacy systems to new solutions
  • Designconceptual and logical data models and flowcharts
  • Improvesystem performance by conducting tests, troubleshooting and integrating new elements
  • Optimizenew and current database systems
  • Definesecurity and backup procedures
  • Coordinatewith the Data Science department to identify future needs and requirements
  • Provideoperational support for Management Information Systems (MIS)


For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • Atleast eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which must have been in a supervisory position in the Public/Private 
  • Minimumof 3 years Specific Experience in Database Administration
  • Bachelorof Science Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Supervisorycourse lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized 
  • Provenwork experience as a Database Administrator, Databases Manager, Data Architect, Data Scientist, Data Analyst or similar role
  • In-depthunderstanding of database structure principles
  • Experiencein gathering and analyzing system requirements
  • Knowledgeof data mining and segmentation techniques
  • Expertisein SQL and Oracle
  • 11gOracle Certified professional or Microsoft SQL Certification is 
  • Experience in Database administration with MySQL, MS-SQL Server, PostgreSQL,Oracle RDBMS 11g/12c is 
  • Provenanalytical skills
  • Problem-solvingattitude
  • Visionary,transformative and result-oriented strategic thinker.
  • Abilityto work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for 
  • Strategic
  • Highintegrity 
  • Abilityto drive change and 
  • Strongorganization and interpersonal skills; and
  • Innovativeand flexible in acquisition of new Technical 

How to apply

NTSA is an equal opportunity employer. If you possess the required skills and competencies that match the above roles, please submit your application, detailed CV, current remuneration level, email, telephone contacts, KRA Tax Compliance Certificate, HELB for Graduates, EACC clearance certificate and Certificate of Good Conduct / Confirmation of Application from Criminal Investigations Department to reach us on or before 12 May 2021 by 5.00 pm addressed to: Director General, National Transport and Safety Authority, Hill Park Plaza, Upper Hill Road, P.O. Box, 3602 -00506, Nairobi.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

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