Bridge International Academies Job Opportunities – Academy Improvement Manager

Organisation: Bridge
International Academies
Kampala, Uganda
Aikan HR Consultants seeks to
recruit for its valuable client, Bridge International Academies, the world’s
largest chain of primary and pre-primary schools bringing world-class education
to the poorest of the poor, democratizing the right to succeed.
Bridge leverages research,
technology, and data analysis in order to standardize and scale the entire
lifecycle of high-quality education delivery and to drive continuous
improvement across all aspects of operations. 
This includes how academies are built, teachers are selected and
trained, lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement, and more. Bridge
pupils gain an additional .34 standard deviation on core reading skills and an
additional .51 standard deviation on maths compared to their peers in
neighboring schools, based on USAID-designed exams administered by an
independent monitoring and Evaluation Company – this translated into over 250
additional days of learning. Thanks to economies of scale, Bridge is able to
charge just $6 a month per pupil on average with academies reaching operational
sustainability after just one year.
Key Duties and
  • Work
    closely with a large group of academies in your territory to ensure that the
    academies are operating at the highest levels across operations,
    instruction and finance. 
  • This
    role requires a constant presence at the Academies and close interaction and
    engagement with each Academy Manager, as well as Academy Teachers, to
    ensure that there is continuous bi-directional communication and coaching.
  • Academy
    Improvement Managers completely own (and therefore are accountable for)
    the performance metrics of all of the Academies in your territory, as
    measured by financial, operational and instructional benchmarks.  
  • In
    addition to interactions with Academies, the Academy Improvement Manager
    is expected to build close relationships with the local and District
    Government officials, as well as the Chief and local community leaders to
    promote Bridge’s interests.
  • Equally
    important is the ability to build continuous interactions with parents of
    the children in the Academy, so as to keep a constant monitor on the pulse
    of the activities in Academy. 
  • Travel:
    Must travel on a daily basis via public means to Academies in your
    region.  Depending on region,
    Academy Improvement Managers may spend as many as15 nights per month away
    from home to meet the travel demands of the territory. Our academies are
    based in poor slums and communities all over the country. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Academy Improvement Manager should hold a relevant Bachelor’s
  • The
    candidate should also be dynamic, articulate, organized with an attention
    to detail. Must be passionate about following processes and procedures,
    and be extremely data-driven.
  • Must
    care about education and schooling in general.
  • Past
    experience in a low cost schooling environment is an added advantage  
  • Capable
    of a consultative, coaching and mentoring approach to help Bridge Academy
    Managers improve their performance, but also capable of taking a
    commanding “no-nonsense” approach to enforce the desired actions as
  • The
    incumbent must be comfortable working in impoverished communities.
to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates should send
their applications by clicking on this link.
Please upload
the following in your application; an updated CV / resume (PDF or Word Format)
which should include your contact
information and three work related references and a one page statement
describing your suitability for the role should be included.
31st July 2015
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