Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Who We Are
Roughly 2.7 billion people live on less than $2/day. In their communities, there is a huge gap between the education offered and the needs of the population. Too often the schools available to them fail. The quality offered is poor, teachers are unresponsive and occasionally abusive, and fees are expensive. Even “free” government schools can cost anywhere between $2 and $12 per month after all of the additional fees (some sanctioned, some not) are added up. 55% of families end up choosing private schools instead, but then fear for the stability and sustainability of their choice as many schools close after only a few years of service. Both the government schools and the private schools tend to lack well-conceived curriculum, student achievement data, and the capacity to react to that data.
Families are actively searching for a better academic alternative.
Enter Bridge International Academies. As of June 2016, Bridge is operating more than 450 academies across Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Liberia, and India.
Bridge utilizes a scripted-learning education methodology coupled with 'big data' (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) that allows us to make curriculum a little better every day.
With plans to enroll ten million students ten years from now, Bridge International Academies offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting, ambitious, and socially conscious companies, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.
About the Role
We are looking for a full-time Project Associate to join our Academics Team.
We need a rock star of DETAILS: someone who can successfully ensure that the roughly 1700 lessons taught each week are delivered to the right place at the right time, in pristine condition. In this role, you’ll be collaborating most with our Curriculum and Tech Team to ensure the academic materials arrive safely in the hands of every Bridge teacher.
You will use our native application, internally known as “the Scheduler” to program our academic calendars and exams. The academic calendar encompasses nearly 150 periods in 11 different grade levels for our 100,000 (and growing!) pupils across 5 different markets.
What you will do
Required Skills & Experience
Additional Skills & Experience (preferred)