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Bridge International Academies is an education innovation organization that designs technology-enabled, national-syllabus aligned primary and nursery school content to empower communities to give children a high-quality education. Bridge directly operates over 460 schools across Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria, and acts as a government school operator for 24 public primary and nursery schools in Liberia. Bridge works with parents, teachers and communities to provide the technology, training and resources to provide under-served communities with the support they need to deliver an education to their children that engages their hearts and minds, and ensures that they will complete primary school literate and numerate and able to take on the world.

Administrative Associate

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationOND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Nakuru
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

What You Will Do: 

  • Work Closely with the Admin Manager to get training dates for different departments.
  • Liaise with other departments to send their training needs at least 7 working days before kick off to training.
  • Prepare budgets for training.
  • Ordering, purchasing, receiving, dispatching and stocktaking of materials, goods and consumables.
  • Supervision of corporate staff and trainees feeding program.
  • Ensure sufficient availability of the training materials.
  • Ensure the general wellbeing of the trainees.
  • Process transport reimbursement to trainees.
  • Ensures training rules and regulations are well adhered to.
  • Supervision of the Admin Assistant, Patron, Cleaners, Cooks and Security guards.
  • Managing the wellbeing of the customers on site whether training is on or not.
  • Maintaining inventory and supervising onsite repair work.
  • Undertaking other related duties as determined by the Administration  Manager.

What You Should Have:

  • A diploma or higher diploma in Business administration or social sciences.
  • At least two years’ experience handling administrative duties
  • Proficiency in Ms Office
  • Fluency in both English and Swahili, written and spoken
  • Ability to multi task
  • Good judgment in trouble shooting, problem solving, awareness of own limitations, strong inter-personal skills and internal motivation essential
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of basic office management
  • Communication skills – written and verbal
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Good Prioritization skills
  • Problem assessment and problem solving ability
  • Information gathering and information monitoring skills

You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done.  You’re organized and responsive.  You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.  Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind– You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.  You can influence strangers while a single conversation.  Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.  On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil.  You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.  Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
  • A customer advocate– Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind.  You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).  You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better.  You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today

Senior Administration Associate

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationOND   BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience3 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

What you Will do:

  • Dynamic, forward-thinking and outward-looking leadership of the Training Centre. Supervise and coordinate activities of all administration staff engaged in providing meals and lodging facilities for trainees.
  • Ensure that all staff members are well informed about the policies and all aspects of the care and welfare of the training Site
  • Responsible for leading and managing members of the Administration staff in Nakuru, including the Admin assistants, Cooks, Cleaners and Security staff.
  • Deploy, train and develop all Nakuru Administration staff to make the most effective use of their skills, expertise and experience and to ensure that they have a clear understanding of their roles, duties and responsibilities.
  • Ensure that all appropriate registration/attendance/absence records are kept for all trainees including signing in and out of the site.
  • Ensure a visible and active presence in the Training site in order to develop a relationship with all Trainees.
  • Liaise with the Administration Manager to carry out risk assessments and ensure that all matters related to the safety, welfare and security of trainees are fully met.
  • Be responsible for the appointment of all Administration staff in Nakuru

What you should Have:

  • A Degree/Diploma in Hospitality Management
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as an admin in the hospitality industry
  • Experience working in a fast-paced training center is an added advantage.
  • Good budgeting skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel.
  • Ability to easily create a rapport and communicate effectively in a polite but firm manner.
  • Ability to interact with and have a good understanding and tolerance of teacher Trainees
  • Be a Bridge ambassador to the parents and the community;
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters relating to the Training Centre
  • Be in good health and stamina and have demonstrated ability to withstand work in a high-pressure environment.
  • Be a Team player

You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done.  You’re organized and responsive.  You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done.  You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details.  Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind– You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech.  You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation.  Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges.  On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a month per pupil.  You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.  Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
  • A customer advocate– Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind.  You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future).  You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like.  Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • A life-long learner – You believe you can always do better.  You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others.  You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today

 

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