Imarika Sacco Society Data Base Administrator Jobs in Kenya

Imarika Sacco Society Data Base Administrator Jobs in Kenya

Imarika SACCO was registered on 14th, September, 1974 with about 100 members who were employees of Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in KILIFI District.

Currently the SACCO has an active membership of about 38,000 with its head office in KILIFI town with five branches in MALINDI, MTWAPA, KALOLENI,GARSEN,UKUNDA and a service center at BAMBA in Ganze District.

Its core objective is to provide a savings avenue to members and advancing loans to them at an affordable rate of interest.

In 1998 the SACCO opened its common bond and admitted other categories of membership.

Today it has three major activities namely:

  • BOSA – For all members operating through check off system
  • FOSA – For business people operating through standing orders
  • MSCA – For group members of between 10-30 registered with social services and operating through the group accounts
  • The membership of the SACCO covers the entire KILIFI County and to some extent beyond the county into the neighboring counties of the Coast province.

    Job Summary:

    Reports to the ICT Manager; Responsible for the development, administration and support
    of services within the following portfolios: System Administration, application configuration
    and implementation, Database back-up, Database log management, disaster recovery and database administration; Participates in general departmental activities including network
    and operational support.

    Job Duties:

  • Administers Microsoft SQL Database systems.
  • Liaises with the service Providers to ensure smooth functioning of the Society’s
    services including database backups and restores and other systems.
  • Research, design, plan and coordinate server/database infrastructure upgrades,
    enhancements, improvements and/or newly required service deployments.
  • Analyse service incidents and problems, identify risks, provide recommendations, and implement solutions.
  • Monitors and maintains database applications and hardware.
  • Liaises with third party staff for repair and support as required.
  • Review, maintains & manage the Society’s-wide Unified Threat Management and Endpoint Protection data sets.
  • In relation to assessed business needs, evaluates and makes recommendations to
    ICT Manager on new technologies, equipment, processes and standards for database applications and infrastructure.
  • Performs capacity and resource planning activities, assesses system risks
    and makes contingency plans.
  • Assists with the set-up and administration of 3rd Party applications.
  • Provides technical support to the Society’s Staff through the Incident and Problem
    Management system.
  • Liaises with staff and vendors, resolves problems, ensures database / system
    functionality, documents and communicates solutions and performs standard changes according to documented procedures.
  • On assigned applications and technology, develops procedures; prepares training
    and other support materials to assist staff and the Members of the SACCO.
  • Identifies additional training and education required in order to meet changing technical environment and to support current technologies and strategic initiatives.
  • Provides orientation related to network applications and demonstrates and instructs
    staff in the use of network resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned which are directly related to the major responsibilities of the job or as required by critical incidents

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Educational Requirements:

  • Developed understanding of computer operating systems, databases, communication
    technologies and hardware equipment configuration normally acquired by attaining a University Degree in Computer Science or College Diploma in Database Administration or an equivalent combination of education and relevant business experience.
  • Additional Certification Preferred in ITIL, MCSD/ OCP (Ms Sql or Oracle) and VMWare.


  • Relational databases, domains, networking protocols.
  • Experience in configuring and managing IT infrastructure including servers, operating
    systems, database
    backups and restore, Active Directory, database permissions, DNS,
  • A good understanding of Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, and be able to analyse
    databases and troubleshoot complex problems.
  • Expert level knowledge of SQL or ORACLE to do implementation, management,
    maintenance and troubleshoot issues.
  • Responsible for daily data backup jobs management.
  • Experience in application administration and support, preferably in a financial
    institution’s environment.
  • Experience with Microsoft dynamics and or Business intelligence is an asset.
  • A strong understanding of ITIL practices.

    Skills / Competencies:

  • Demonstrates skill in communicating, presenting information, writing, consulting
    and active listening .
  • Displays a strong commitment to service excellence, understands service objectives,
    recognizes diverse customer and work group needs and provides excellent customer
    service .
  • Analyses and evaluates situations and issues, recognizes problems, anticipates
    consequences and develops and presents appropriate courses of action.
  • Displays a commitment to continuous learning in order to remain current with the ICT’s policies and procedures, relevant legislation, trends, best practices, new technologies and related general and job-specific knowledge .
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of relational database management system software and SQL (Structured Query Language) and ability to write, interpret and modify standard computer programming and scripting languages.
  • Effectively relates to and engages others in the achievement of objectives, advocates for the role and mission of the SACCO within the community and demonstrates team leadership, credibility, flexibility and good humour in a working
    environment characterized by change .
  • Prioritizes activities and works effectively independently, as part of a team and leading
    others; sets and achieves or surpasses goals

    Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability and stamina to operate relevant equipment, to retrieve materials and
    to perform tasks involving the lifting and movement of the Society’s materials and equipment.

    Legislative Requirements:

  • Works in accordance with all applicable Occupational Health and Safety, Employment
    Standards, Human Rights, Labour Relations and Pay Equity legislation and all other relevant legislation.

    Organizational Requirements:

  • Adheres to policy and legislation identified in the Society’s Policy and Procedures Manuals.
  • Please be aware the selection process may involve any of interviews, test, and presentations or any combination thereof.

    How to Apply

  • Please apply on or before 12th January, 2019.
    Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Imarika SACCO is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive,
    barrier-free recruitment and selection processes.
  • If contacted for an interview opportunity, please arrive 15minutes earlier at the interview venue.
  • The successful incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace. The incumbent will be required to provide a recent Criminal Records & corruption free Check (dated within the last 12
  • Applicants may Apply before 12-01-2019 to: also to
    Chief Executive Officer
    Imarika SACCO Ltd,
    P.O. Box 712-80108,

  • For more information and job application details, see; Imarika Sacco Society Data Base Administrator Jobs in Kenya

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