Bridge International Academies Teaching Vacancies

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Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest education innovation company serving the 700 million families who live on less than $2 USD per day. We strive to provide the highest quality education product to the more than 100,000 students who attend Bridge’s more than 400 nursery and primary schools across emerging

Vice President, Schools Management

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience8 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

About the Role

The work of the Global Director of Academy Management begins with the design of the recruitment processes, training programmes, and compensation structures of academy staff, who are at the core of delivering everything Bridge does.  The Global Director of Academy Operations must also design all of the academy management tools to help Academy Managers be more efficient and successful in their role – be them digital or non-digital solutions to pupil admissions and timely fee collections; supplies, grounds, and overall inventory management; teacher supervision and mentorship; retail and concession sales management; and more – including accountability measures across all responsibilities.  The Director of Academy Management also works with the Global Director of Customer Strategy to develop scalable, easy-to-implement communications, programmes, and events that will strengthen community leader support, community integration, parent outreach, parent affinity, and word of mouth as well as pricing communications, retention, promotions, and loyalty programmes.

What You Will Do

  • Set the global vision, strategy, and overall retail approach for academy management including ideal staffing, processes, and accountability measures in order to maximise operational efficiency and drive revenue
  • Develop the recruitment, training, on-going professional development, and compensations structures that will best prepare and motivate academy staff, particularly Academy Managers and their supervisory line
  • Develop systems and tools to ensure pupil admissions, timely fee collections, and ongoing retail and consessions purchases hit the targets required
  • Develop systems and tools for supplies, vendors, grounds, and overall inventory management in order to drive efficiency and effectiveness at the academy while maintaining a smart appearance
  • Work with the Global Director of Customer Strategy to develop pricing communications and loyalty programmes that ensure timely payments from parents as well as affinity/word of mouth
  • Work with the Academic Team to develop programmes for Academy Managers to better manage, support, and mentor their teachers
  • Define global budgets and timelines throughout the academy lifecycle for purposes of maximizing pupils growth and academy revenue, liaising with other departments as needed
  • Spend time in Bridge communities developing a knowledge of the market, competitors, and trends as well as driving customer insights and critical business issues opportunities; partner with other teams throughout Bridge as needed

What You Should Have

  • Passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed
  • 8+ years relevant experience
  • Extensive experience in at least three of the following: human-centred design, customer strategy, innovation, retail, communications, marketing, or sales
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven sales organization; start up experience preferred
  • Experience growing an existing organisation is a major asset; experience working with a chain preferred
  • Experience working in developing countries and/or with low income customers highly encouraged
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (business, management, sales, retail management, organisational behaviour), graduate degrees preferred
  • We particularly value experience in extreme growth situations.
  • Passionate about Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed

Vice President, Business Operations

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

About the Role

As VP, Biz Ops, you are responsible for driving change both at the strategic level and deeply operational level. You lead a team with diverse expertise from management consulting, law, finance, and operations; they look to you to roll up your sleeves and guide them on their work and drive data-driven recommendations + implementation.

You report directly to the CEO, engaging him on opportunities and challenges at the global and country level, and then defining how your team will take the company forward. Again, you do whatever it takes to help Bridge succeed, which may mean taking on management of other business functions as needed.

You understand how Bridge works – the connectivity between teams, the processes, systems, and on-the-ground realities of building a Bottom of the Pyramid for-profit business – and are constantly thinking about how to improve.

You have a keen sense for how to help Bridge build the structures to evolve from a startup into a high-powered growth company.

Most importantly, you’re a lifelong learner who doesn’t care about hierarchy. You are an open-minded, flexible, and determined thinker and operator that cares most about driving lasting impact by converting strategies into results.

About You

  • You have a history of top-tier performance – in university, in every role you have held
  • You have led and built teams, and know how to deliver/implement on-the-ground results
  • Data is your friend, and you also know how to thrive in uber-growth situations. You’ve probably worked at or with a rapidly scaling company
  • You are energetic and enthusiastic – willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. You’re well-organised, with an instinct for (but not necessarily formal training in) project and change management
  • Big plus if you’ve worked in emerging and frontier markets in ambiguous, dynamic environments

Location
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya though open to discussion as the company’s global footprint expands.

Kiswahili Staff Author

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Education / Teaching

What You Will Do 

  • Develop content for Kiswahili from pre-school to primary level within given timelines.
  • Create ,maintain and upload Schemes of Work and teacher scripts/guides/lesson plans from pre-school to primary level within agreed schedules.
  • Set moderated tests, exams and other pupils’ assessments regularly.
  • Monitor pupils’ assessments and results performance and innovate ways of infusing new ideas in the teaching and learning processes.
  • Proactively look for ways of improving the pupils’ performance by coming up with new innovative ideas/concepts/procedures/approaches and consistently applies the 3Es (Economy, Efficiency and Excellence).
  • Work to high standards of excellence to deliver results and show passion doing own work with minimum supervision to perform within targets.
  • Update, review and test content products and teacher scripts as well as assessments from time to time by responding promptly to queries relating to them and prepare regular updates to supervisor of project.
  • Conduct research and interpret the syllabus on related discipline to improve on learning outcomes.
  • Manage writing schedules, extents/ page sizes and cost of projects within reasonable allowances.
  • Collaborate with other team members within the department and the company to further the mission and goals of the company.
  • Any other relevant responsibility assigned by the supervisor.

What You Should Have

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts or Education or related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in relevant or related discipline
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Knowledge of Swahili,English plus an additional humanities subject is an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of DTP (Desktop Publishing) is an added advantage
  • Understanding of pedagogy
  • Knowledge of the educational book publishing industry
  • Working knowledge of editing and proofreading
  • Project Management Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal skills
  • Flexibility and ability to change

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.

Academic Director, Kenya

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience8 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Administration / Secretarial

Overview:

We are seeking an Academic Director to oversee and implement all aspects of the academic program in Kenya.

The Academic Director will be ultimately responsible for learning outcomes across Bridge International Academies in Kenya.

What You Will Do:

Advocating for learning outcomes and serving as an in-country academic consultant for other departments

  • Leading execution and interdepartmental coordination of the core academic program
  • Providing feedback to the Curriculum team, in order to improve learning outcomes and culturally contextualize what is taught
  • Representing Bridge with key national stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education and other government education officials
  • Conducting necessary market and regulatory research to inform instructional systems and policies (timetable, teacher specialty configurations, retention policies, exam policy, placement policy)
  • Managing the Academics team based in Kenya: Curriculum, Field Work, Measurement and Evaluation (M&E), Instructional Leadership, Innovation

The Academic Director, Kenya, will report the Country Director and Global Academic Director.

What You Should Have:

The Academic Director, Kenya must be a data-driven individual with experience developing and managing cultures of high performance and high expectations. You must be a great academic leader who understands exceptional instruction and can motivate and support others in realizing a vision of academic excellence.  Ideal candidates have worked in organizations with a proven track record of generating large learning gains.

In addition, the Academic Director, Kenya must:

  • Have a Bachelor`s degree in Education or related field, graduate degrees preferred.
  • At least 8 years’ experience working in the Education sector; 2 or more years’ experience of teaching experience with evidence of outsized student learning gains is an added advantage.
  • Be an effective, articulate communicator who can represent Bridge to external audiences
  • Be a self-starter and problem-solver, who thinks three and four steps ahead.
  • Be hard working and collaborative, with the tenacity to plow through challenges and an appreciation for teamwork toward achieving a shared vision.
  • Be both detailed and results-oriented, driven by the data that will allow us to know what is working and what isn’t working for kids.
  • Be humble, ready to “roll up your sleeves” to get things done

The Academic Director, Kenya will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done, with at least 5 years of post-graduate school experience.  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.  You have an existing network in Nigeria from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
  • 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.

 

How to Apply

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