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Vacancies at Bridge International Academies


Bridge began in order to help solve a single, seemingly intractable problem; one-in-two children are not learning. We help children in parts of the world where there is a shortage of learning, by boosting government schools or running complementary community schools. Since 2007, we have reached one million children through hundreds of schools across Africa and India.

We believe every child has the right to high-quality education. We work in partnership with governments, communities, teachers, and parents to support and deliver quality education to for primary and pre-primary children in developing countries. We are data-driven and evidence-based and our model adapts to the needs of individual governments. We have re-engineered every part of the education system, from teacher training and support, to lesson delivery, construction, and financial administration; making government schools and community schools as effective as possible.

In Nigeria we are supporting the government to improve every public primary school and teacher in Edo State; In Borno State we are part of a tripartite partnership with the Borno State government and the Nigerian Stock Exchange and in Osun and Lagos States we run community schools. In Liberia, we are part of a public private partnership; and, in Andhra Pradesh—south-east India—we have an infrastructure partnership. In East Africa, we run hundreds of community schools. Our model holds us accountable to governments and families and we are flexible about our approach so long as we can serve more marginalised communities and improve learning outcomes for children.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

 



Job Title: Assistant, Admistration

Location: Benin, Edo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We invite you to join this incredible endeavor that is having world-changing impact across multiple continents. You will join a team of dedicated change-makers committed to ensuring that each decision we make keeps a child’s experience of learning as its guiding principle.

Nigeria:

  • The education crisis is one that requires urgent, collective, and concrete action to surmount.While Nigeria is said to have the largest number of out of school children in the world, the education crisis is not just about out of school children, but also about children who are in school and not learning. In Sub Saharan Africa, statistics say that 88% or almost 9 out of 10 children and adolescents will not be able to read proficiently by the time they are of age to complete primary and lower secondary Education. With Nigeria being the most populous country in Sub Saharan Africa, this crisis impacts us most.
  • Bridge started operations in Nigeria in 2015, opening its affordable private nursery and primary schools targeted at providing life changing education for families living in low-income areas of LagosState in parts ofIkorodu,Alimosho,Badagry, Ojo,Epe, and other local government areas.In 2017,Bridge further expanded its reach to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities by partnering with the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and the State ofBornoto set up a public school serving out-of-school children and children from internally displaced communities. In 2018, Bridge became technical partners to the Edo State government in its implementation of the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation program to reform its public primary and nursery school system.
  • Today, Bridge works with both communities and governments to ensure hundreds of thousands of children have access to either a well-run, high achieving affordable private or free public school so that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 of Quality Education becomes a reality for the millions of children in Nigeria quickly.You will join a group of Nigerians taking concrete action to help address the education crisis in Nigeria and ensure a better future for the children of Nigeria.

­­­People Group:

  • People are at the core of what we do, from the teachers in our academies to software developers building our tech platform – and we do it at massive scale with rapid growth. The Peopleteam is the key in unlocking “people potential” towards achieving our company’s goals.

We believe in:

  • Focusing on operational excellence and execution - we want to make our employees' and their managers' lives simpler, and give them the tools and support to be successful. We must excel first and foremost on service delivery.
  • Using analytics/data to drive key decisions and continuous improvement - across core HR competencies like compensation, performance, talent, we believe that an analytical approach will enable us to attract, reward, and retain top performers.
  • Aligning with the company's strategic objectives - we are all playing for the same team. The human resources function, along with finance, operations, legal, and other functional areas, should be fully in sync.

Administration Department:

  • The Administration team designs, develops and administers all workplaces where our employees are based, whether it be the training site, warehouse, the Bridge guest house and/or our support office. Our support office is the central hub for all support functions which serve our pupils. We host all our staff at the training site regularly as part of their ongoing leadership and development. In many of our territories, we have central warehousing facilities to store and deliver school materials (textbooks, uniforms etc.) and, depending on the amount of inter-Bridge travel, a guest house to host Bridge visitors.
  • Bridge workplaces should be safe, secure and hygienic and designed to encourage a productive work environment that is focused on innovation and effective cross-functional collaboration. Our workplaces, when designed thoughtfully and administered well, help us stay connected to why we do, what we do, every day.

About the Role

  • This role supports the Manager, Administration in the execution of administrative activities.
  • You will provide support to the daily management and operations of Bridge international academies. This position conducts business affairs within the scope of the policies and procedures of Bridge international academies.
  • The Administrative Assistant's role is to support the administrative needs of the office, conduct daily tasks, and provide general organization-wide support as needed. The successful candidate must project a professional image through in-person and phone interactions. This position requires someone who can effectively manage multiple schedules, deadlines and demands.

What You Will Do

  • Organize and coordinate administrative activities for the corporate office andduring trainings.
  • Carry out the Administrative on-boarding for new employees.
  • Schedule and organize complex activities such as meetings, travel, conferences and department activities.
  • Act as a liaison with other departments and outside agencies. Handle confidential and non-routine information and explain policies when necessary.
  • Provide comprehensive, high-level administrative support to the Director, People and the Manager,Administration.
  • Maintain filing systems in collaboration with other administrative staff; coordinateadministrative workflow withadministrative assistants; retrieve this information from files when needed.
  • Oversee maintenance of office equipment, order supplies.
  • Work independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects. Act as project manager for special projects which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, coordinating direct mailings.
  • Coordinate division of workload with otheradministrative assistants.
  • Perform other duties as required.

What You Should Have

  • Candidate should possess Bachelor's degree
  • High energy, highly motivated personality but a stickler for rules.
  • Good communicator – verbal and written.
  • Available at all hours (when necessary) to attend to the office in person.
  • Superb Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • At least 2 years’ Administrative experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Project management experience is a plus.

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 creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate– The children we serve and teachers we empower 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 benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable 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.
  • A data-driven decision-maker– When making decisions, you don’t rely your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator– You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Salary
N2,000,000 - N3,000,000 / Annum


Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Manager, People

Location: Benin, Edo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We invite you to join this incredible endeavour that is having a world-changing impact across multiple continents. You will join a team of dedicated change-makers committed to ensuring that each decision we make keeps a child’s experience of learning as its guiding principle.

People Group:

  • Our people are at the core of what we do, from the teachers in our schools to the software developers building our tech platform – and we do it at massive scale with rapid growth. We are the champions of Bridge culture. We find passionate change-makers across rural communities, informal settlements and global cities who want to lead the movement to reform public education. We help them grow through continuous learning, strong focus on performance and extensive collaboration. We rely on technology to engage with, innovate for and serve thousands of our people spread across multiple time-zones. We are evidence-based, outcomes driven and lead through service.

People Operations Department:

  • The People Operations team provides operational support to every employee during their journey with Bridge. Our north star is to achieve excellence in an employee’s experience of Bridge, their authentic engagement with Bridge’s mission and for both to result in improved learning outcomes for our pupils. We own a diverse portfolio of touch points between any employee and Bridge and these range from: rolling out contracts, benefits management, placing teachers and school leaders in vacancies that arise from time to time, leading performance management and talent development initiatives, resolving conflict arising due to disciplinary reasons, grievances or other complaints and, provide accurate payroll inputs every month.
  • We provide this support at scale, relying heavily on Technology, for the thousands of our employees with diverse backgrounds, spread across multiple locations, all working to bring life-changing education for our pupils. We work with large amounts of data which we use to gain better insight into employee behaviour and how we can collaborate with them to achieve our north star.

About the Role

  • As the Manager, People for our office inEdo, you encompass all things People for this office.
  • You will lead employee experience, people operations and administration functions within People.
  • You will also support our talent acquisition efforts as we expand rapidly.
  • As you deliver on your primary functions, you will also be asked to lead or support cross-functional projects for development and execution across our territories and support offices.

What You Will Do

  • S / he will proactively manage and monitor the effectiveness of Human Resources policies and procedures across all staff,at our academies and across the region.
  • S / he will manage investigations and grievances processes in conjunction with departments and Legal. The person will coordinate correspondences and communications between the people team and employees; ensure that management views are clearly and fairy represented.
  • The manager will also be in charge of managing employee welfare initiatives; ensure that the Company understands employee motivations and needs/wants.
  • S / he will proactively organize trainings across the Company to ensure that employees are updated on the skills they need. The manager will lead in considering new systems, tools, and processes to improve the ongoing service delivery operations of Human Resources.
  • Managing payroll and personnel documents as well as working with the Director, People on specific HR projects.

What You Should Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related fields with top academic marks; MBA / grad degree or HR professional membership a plus.
  • Minimum of five years of significant leadership experiences in operational roles for rapidly scaling companies.
  • Strong analytical thinker, ideally with previous experience in board commercial and operational areas
  • Self-starter; highly driven individual that will take ownership from the get-go and proactively look for improvement
  • Emerging markets experience a major plus
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to work with a very diverse workforce
  • Strong project management 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 creative problem-solver - Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate - The children we serve and teachers we empower 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 benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable 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.
  • A data-driven decision-maker - When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator - You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Communications Manager
Location: Benin, Edo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We invite you to join this incredible endeavour that is having a world-changing impact across multiple continents. You will join a team of dedicated change-makers committed to ensuring that each decision we make keeps a child’s experience of learning as its guiding principle.

Strategy Group:

  • The Strategy Group at Bridge is responsible for our overall direction in education service, designing our verbal and visual brand, communicating our work internally and externally, providing insight into the ecosystems within which we work, measuring the impact of our programs, engaging our government partners in programming, ensuring regulatory compliance, and expanding the reach of our services into new geographies. Creative, Communication, Insights, Policy & Partnerships, and New Opportunities areall departments within the Strategy Group. Collaboration between and coordination of each of these department’s functions is critical to ensure that every child has accessto an education that develops her full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country.

Communications Department:

  • The Communication team at Bridge is housed with the Strategy group and collaborates across departments to ensure that Bridge is telling its story both locally and globally in the most compelling way. Communication is responsible for a wide range of activities including digital communications, external relations, advocacy, reputation management and media. We are focused on ensuring that the work that Bridge is doing to improve learning outcomes for hundreds of thousands of children reaches a wide audience.
  • We support a wide array of initiatives simultaneously and need to be able to respond quickly and effectively to help shape the external environment in which we operate. We spot opportunities as well as create them and always make sure that those in the communities we serve and the Governments we support get their voices heard.

About the Role

  • As Manager, Communications, you will be the communications lead for a large scale government education programme. You will support the government in the creation and delivery of communications strategies and ensure that the programme is being communicatedeffectively to a wide range of stakeholders both at a statewide, national and international level.
  • You will be able to leverage relationships to influence communications approaches and build strong advocacy platforms to further the aims and ambitions of the work.
  • You will create, write and design content that is both compelling and impactful; that places your programme at the core of the group communications strategy in Nigeria

What You Will Do

  • Manage the communications for a statewide government educationprogramme.
  • Act as the communications lead for a government communications team and programme.
  • Develop compelling communications strategies for the promotion of the programme within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Directly manage media engagement and cultivate media contacts.
  • Pitch stories to both national and local media to achieve high visibility for in print, broadcast, TV and online media outlets.
  • Evaluate opportunities for communications partnerships and platforms that will strengthen the programme.
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent the programme in local and national forums.
  • Build a strong advocacy engagement programme with national and multinational partners.
  • Write clear and compelling pitches, press releases and articles.
  • Support the government to develop content strategies for digital communications.
  • Identify media trends, news cycle opportunities.
  • Support Internal communications initiatives to promote the programme.
  • Analyse and measure results of communications initiatives.
  • Work closely within the Nigerian communications group to ensure that the communications strategy for the programme is advanced and complementary to the group strategy.

What You Should Have

  • A Master's degree
  • 8+ years relevant experience in communications.
  • Experience of working with or for government in a communications capacity.
  • Experience in Nigeria of working in communications for political, campaigning, non-profit, or social enterprise. Experience with a multinational organization is a plus.
  • Experience working within a matrixed global organization.
  • Strong experience of creating and executing communications plans and strategies.
  • An established network of local and national media contacts.
  • Experience of being the lead external relations contact for media and stakeholders.
  • A strong sense of the news agenda and ability to make issues and campaigns relevant.
  • Experience of handling crisis communications.
  • Experience of supporting in the creation and delivery of social media and digital campaigns.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • A strong-sense of teamwork and ability to both manage and execute programs.
  • An extremely proactive and determined attitude.
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, disruptor, metric driven consulting or educational organization is a bonus.

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 creative problem-solver - Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate - The children we serve and teachers we empower 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 benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable 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.
  • A data-driven decision-maker - When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator - You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions - and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Application Deadline  11th January, 2021.


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