Operations Program Officer, Vacancy at Bridge International Academies
Posted: 08/Feb/2018

Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Operations Program Officer
Location: Yaba, Lagos

Operations at Bridge
The operations department is responsible for the critical performance of our entire network of academies in East Africa, including operations, marketing, personnel management, instructional delivery, expenses & payroll, parent and community relations, facilities, and more.

About the Role
The Programme Officer is responsible for supporting the Programme Manager in ensuring each academy has the proper number of teachers to teach all classes, creating and operationalizing academy personnel disciplinary policy, and coordinating teacher and Academy Manager (AM) recruiting at existing academies.
 

What You Will Do
Ensure all teachers and Academy Managers have downloaded scripts for each day
Ensure the Script Availability report is working (including conducting field tests)
Ensure the stored procedure for mapping lessons to teachers has been programmed by the scheduler team and that schedules received are in-line with this
Synching daily to check for availability and correctness of schedules on Smartphone and Teacher Computers
Communicate with the scheduling team cases of missing or incorrect scripts noted or reported by academies via CRM tickets and communicate this information back to academies
Ensure the Lesson Schedules v2 report is working (including conducting field tests)
Ensure each teacher is fulfilling their mandate in delivering lessons every day of class
Overseeing early KCPE preparation and collection of documents from parents
Take disorganized data coming from multiple sources eg. phone call results, emails, surveys and organize that data into specific data repositories (Microsoft Excel; software systems) according to the appropriate format
Create simple data tables in Microsoft Excel for further analysis
Screen CRM for issues related to the above programmes and respond to those issues accordingly
Create surveys to collect specific data.

What You Should Have
Bachelor’s degree in any business related field
2-3 years’ experience in a fast paced environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Experience working with Navision is a plus
Experience working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse workforce
Ability to handle multiple high demand projects
Good organizational and persuasive skills.
Keen eye for detail
Efficient report writing skills.
Excellent writing and oral communication 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 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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