30 April 2016

Fresher Bridge International Academies Jobs - Retail Programme Officer

Organisation:  Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
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 leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, and will be launching operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in 2016.

Job Summary: The Retail Programme Officer will work in liaison with the Business Manager - Retail (located in Kenya) to ensure the uniform and feeding programmes are effectively set up in Uganda and will be responsible for driving sales and attaining profitability across these programmes.  This is a key revenue driving role with a company that has huge growth plans for Uganda and is looking for exceptional talent to join us at our inception in Uganda.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Carrying out field research to better understand the needs of the consumer, current offerings in the marketplace and potential product specifications that would suit Uganda (e.g. menu choices)
·         Working with the Business Manager - Retail to effectively set up both the feeding and uniform programmes in Uganda
·         Training and Supporting Academy Managers in their day-to-day Feeding Programme related activities
·         Training and Supporting Academy Managers in selling uniforms
·         Work closely with the Business Manager - Retail to implement new marketing strategies to ensure a higher take-rate by pupils
·         Conducting parent and community meetings as required to educate, sell and communicate the feeding and uniform programme 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate should hold a University degree
·         A minimum of two years of professional experience
·         Willingness to travel within Uganda when required (15% of the time)
·         Highly organized and detail-oriented
·         Excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Comfortable juggling multiple tasks
·         Able to work with large amounts of data and comfort with Microsoft Excel
·         Experience working in the field
·         Willingness to work beyond regular working hours, including evenings, weekends, and/or holidays if and when needed (work beyond normal hours to be compensated appropriately in accordance with the governing laws of Uganda)

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged to send their updated CVs to grace.bridgeinternational@gmail.com with the subject line “Retail Programme Officer.”

Deadline: 2nd May, 2016

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