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Bridge International Academies Recruitment 2018/19 Application Form

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Bridge International Academies Recruitment 2018/19 Application Form: The Bridge International Academies is recruiting suitably qualified candidates for the following graduate and experienced positions listed below;

Bridge International Academies Recruitment 2018/19 Application Form

The 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 following positions below:

1. Procurement Officer – Bridge International Academies Recruitment

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Job Title: Procurement Officer

Location: Nigeria

Job Descriptions

  • As our Procurement Officer, you are an important member of the team that sources and obtains strong pricing across the various areas that we need items for – chiefly our academies, as well as for HQ functions. You uphold the highest standard of conduct.
  • This is a key position within the company’s Supply Chain team with important linkages to many other department.

What You Will Do

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, tools and guidelines to ensure effective and efficient procurement processes in the company and to assure seamless procurement services
  • Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality goods or services at reasonable prices
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with suppliers, contractors and other partners within the procurement services chain to create partnerships that add value
  • Negotiate prices, lead times and other contractual terms with suppliers in Nigeria and other parts of the world as may be required
  • Review and embed with user departments the technical specifications for all materials required for school operations, equipment or construction requirements
  • Closely oversee the acquisition of materials needed for production of learning and training requirements, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment, and construction contracts while ensuring visibility of the process at each stage.
  • Work with department managers and other staff to forecast demand of procurement services and to ascertain that goods are received as ordered and payments processed only for certified confirmations of deliveries or service.
  • Budget, report and analyse procurement costs to ensure high visibility and control of procurement related expenses.

Requirements

  • Degree/professional qualifications in purchasing and supplies management
  • Expert level of knowledge in procurement including, but not limited to sourcing, pricing, contracts, relationship management and due diligence on suppliers and contractors
  • Ability to quickly learn and improve systems; technical competence in MS Office
  • Experience working with an ERP (Experience working with Dynamics NAV will be an added advantage)

You Are Also

  • Proactive – You don’t always need supervision and you are a self-starter. Your personal drive to succeed and deliver keeps you working when you may not have a supervisor with you.
  • 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 around $7 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • 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 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.
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Application Closing Date
29th November, 2018.

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2. Logistics Officer – Bridge International Academies Recruitment

Job Title: Logistics Officer

Location: Nationwide

Job Description

  • Bridge International Academies is looking for a Logistics Officer who will be responsible for providing efficient and cost effective Logistics and Supply Chain support services to support the business.
  • The holder of this position will deliver high quality professional logistics and administration services and lead the development and implementation of tools, processes, policies and practices covering all aspects of Logistics and Supply Chain.
  • Ability to deal with hands on issues , create effective liaison with heads of department and other key staff and management of various aspects of the logistics chain as well as participating in strategic thinking will be key to success in this position.

What You Will Do

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  • Under the guidance of the Logistics Manager, Introduce a formalized and highly organized approach in the region to guide all distribution activities between headquarters and schools in given region.
  • Compilation of delivery schedules, route mappings, delivery tracking and reporting systems to ensure on time and complete deliveries
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with procurement, operations, construction, training, finance, research, administration and HR departments, taxi operators, motorcycle service providers and other partners within the Logistics services chain to create a partnership that adds value to Bridge International Academies
  • Negotiation of prices, lead times and other contractual terms with distribution and transport contractors in the areas the region assigned.
  • Reviewing and embedding with user departments the specifications for various logistics services required for school operations and other departments
  • Creating and fostering relationships with diverse logistics and supply chain professional associations to ensure gainful experience and knowledge sharing
  • Seek, evaluate and recommend reliable vendors or suppliers to provide quality logistics services at reasonable prices in the region.
  • Determining distribution schedules and timing of deliveries to and from schools and keeping track of delivery times throughout the delivery process
  • Working with department managers and other staff to forecast demand for logistics services and to ascertain that deliveries are dispatched recorded and signed for by recipients.
  • Provide oversight over the material handling staff assigned to the region.
  • Deal with and resolve any logistical challenges including failure by internal and external stakeholders to meet expected performance benchmarks
  • Budgeting, reporting and analysis of Logistics costs to ensure high visibility and control of related expenses and proper allocation to user departments
  • Periodic reporting of Logistics activities and projects in assigned region
  • Working internally and with external legal support to ensure suitable agreements that would ensure appropriate terms of engagement with suppliers of high transport and delivery services
  • Support School Operations, Technology, Training and Construction departments and other functions in legal and contractual processes for Logistics needs.
  • Act as the Deputy Logistics Manager when called upon.
  • Advise management on required areas of improvement to enhance Logistics processes.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years’ experience in management of Logistics and or Supply Chain services preferably for a large fast growing service or trading organization with multiple locations and diverse requirements
  • Experience with Logistics management of construction materials in a large scale environment where both formal and informal vendors operate will be a definite advantage.
  • Professional qualifications in Logistics/Supply Chain will be a key requirement
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics or other Social Science or related discipline or the equivalent
  • Ability to present Logistics services feedback, policies and procedures to senior managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize large volumes of Logistics requirements for a broad range of office and operational needs. Must have the ability to quickly learn and improve systems
  • Good hands on knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications

You Are Also:

  • Proactive – You don’t always need supervision and you are a self-starter. Your personal drive to succeed and deliver keeps you working when you may not have a supervisor with you.
  • 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 around $7 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • 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 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.

Application Closing Date
29th November, 2018.

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3. Regional Manager – Bridge International Academies Recruitment

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Job Title: Regional Manager

Location: Lagos

Description

  • Bridge ensures efficient management of its schools through a schools organizational structure that divides schools into regions and territories and assigns management oversight of each region to one supervisor
  • An Area Manager is responsible for the management of a group of schools and Area Managers report to a Regional Manager who in turn is responsible for the success of that school region or territory
  • The schools are situated in various communities across the state in Nigeria to which you are assigned.
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What You Will Do

  • Work closely with a large group of schools and area managers in your territory to ensure that they are operating at the highest levels.
  • Provide management oversight to area managers in your region or territory and ensure operating performance, and instructional targets are met.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to area managers in your region to help develop their management skills and support achievement of their academy goals.
  • Regional Managers completely own (and therefore, are accountable for) the performance metrics of all of the schools in their territory, as measured by financial, operational and  instructional benchmarks
  • This role requires a constant presence at the schools and close interaction with each School Head to ensure that there is continuous bi-directional communication and coaching.
  • In addition to interactions with schools, the Regional Manager is expected to build close relationships with the local and state level government officials, the traditional and local community leaders, and Parents of the children in the school to promote the importance of education, garner support for the school and education ministry’s activities as it relates to their children and to keep a constant monitor on their feedback.
  • Must be ready to travel on a daily basis to schools in your region. The schools are situated in various communities across the state in Nigeria to which you are assigned.

Professional Requirements

  • Must be dynamic, articulate, organized with an attention to detail
  • Must have demonstrated capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high pressure environment
  • Must be passionate about following processes and procedures and be extremely data-driven
  • Must be passionate about education and schooling in general
  • Must be comfortable working in low income communities
  • Must have respect and sensitivity towards cultural, gender, ethnicity and religious diversity
  • Must have maturity and confidence in dealing with high ranking official of government institutions, international institutions and non- government institutions
  • Willingness to have tough conversations when circumstances require it and to take a “no nonsense” approach to driving business results.
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm so as to be effective in a fast paced environment with multiple demands.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • This role would suit someone who has extensive experience doing community based work, field management expertise and strong people management and program management skills.
  • Degree qualified with at least 5 years of professional work experience
  • Prior team leadership experience using a hands-on role model approach to management and the ability to coach and motivate others to achieve results
  • Proven ability to drive results
  • Passion for providing outstanding customer service
  • Excellent practical problem solving skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Previous experience building relationships with government and community officials
  • A passion for what we do is essential and experience in low cost education environments or in the public schooling environment is an advantage.
  • This is a demanding but extremely rewarding role and we welcome applications from committed and driven individuals who will thrive on a leadership challenge and achieve business results while changing the lives of underserved children.

You Are Also:

  • Proactive – You don’t always need supervision and you are a self-starter. Your personal drive to succeed and deliver keeps you working when you may not have a supervisor with you.
  • 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 around $7 a month per pupil.  You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • 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 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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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4. Director of School – Bridge International Academies Recruitment

Job Title: Director of School

Location: Yaba, Lagos

About the Role

  • Bridge International Academies is seeking a Director of Schools to drive the “front of house” operations at our Academies in Nigeria.
  • This is an incredibly fast paced job, working to ensure a positive experience across all touch-points over the course of our customers’ lifecycle (for as long as their child/ children are enrolled at a Bridge academy).
  • This role will involve close work with the Operations Director, who is responsible for all “back of house” operations such as but not limited to quality assurance (our data-driven field based audit and monitoring team) or customer care (our call center serving both as the support hub for our academy manager, teachers and parents).
  • For this role, we need someone who’s willing to put their head down and get to work. This is an incredibly fast-paced and absorbing role that will ask a lot of you but it will also be personally rewarding in that you will see the impact of your efforts first hand. This is a senior level position and we are looking for someone with 10+ years of experience.
  • Scale – up experience, managing people that you will not always be able to physically see and “bricks & mortar” experience is a must!

What You Will Do

  • Drive pupil growth to increase financial sustainability
  • Introduce Bridge and launch Academies in new communities
  • Ensure customer satisfaction to retain existing parents
  • Manage and train our Academy Management vertical (regional managers, area managers & Academy Managers).
  • Most of all – ensure that Bridge consistently lives up to our promise of ensuring Knowledge for all.

What You Should Have

  • Passion for Execution: Demonstrated experience in making things happen. No task or challenge is too big for you and you are able to find a way to get things done!
  • Experience Overseeing Large Teams: You are a people person and are comfortable with the entire employee lifecycle (hiring, onboarding & managing). Ideally, you will have created and successfully led large teams in retail or sales spread across a large geography.
  • Ability to Manage under Pressure: Our team has a culture of fast paced thinking and we expect the person in this role to be able to handle changing priorities and stay calm under the pressure of executing well in short timelines.
  • A Strong Belief in our Mission: We believe we are making a real impact in the lives of children across the developing world by democratizing their right to reach their potential.
  • Experience Engaging Low Income Community: We need someone who has the humility and comfort to engage our parents. Our parents are aspiring to give their kids a great education and we need someone who’ll engage them with respect and integrity.
  • Excellent English.
  • 10+ Years of Professional Experience: Bonus if you’ve worked in retail and/or sales in low income communities.

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 startup or social enterprise.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any enterprise from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often challenging, 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). 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
15th November, 2018.

How to Apply Bridge International Academies Recruitment 2018/19 Application Form Online

Interested and qualified candidates should apply online: https://jobs.jobvite.com/bridge-international-academics

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