Job Title : Corporate Affairs Manager- Based outside Lagos
Who We Are
Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.
Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.
Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 263 million children and young people are not in school and the number of primary school aged children not in school is increasing.
Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all.
The Bridge Approach
Education is in crisis in many countries around the world. It is estimated that 264 million children and young people are out of school, and 330 million children are in school but not learning.
In addition, an extra 69 million teachers are needed to achieve the 2030 UN education goals.
Many education systems are plagued with inadequate materials and poor management systems, all leading to chronic teacher absenteeism and a lack of learning.
Education reform is challenging but it is urgently required if we are to prevent another generation of children missing out.
So, we work in partnership with governments, NGOs and non-state actors to address the huge education imbalance between what is available and what is needed right now we work to bridge the gap.
We believe parents have the right to choose a school for their children and we enable families to enjoy seeing their children learn, improve and flourish at Bridge schools.
We locate our schools in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Families in our communities can be earning just $1.
90 per person a day; a level the World Bank notes is at extreme poverty. By putting learning at the centre of all we do, Bridge has become an extremely popular choice for underserved families and low-income communities.
With plans to enroll ten million students ten years from now, Bridge offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting and ambitious social enterprises, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.
Policy & Partnerships / Corporate Affairs
As Manager Corporate Affairs, you will be responsible for working closely with the Expansion Director to build strategic relationships with key stakeholders in the Government, the private sector and civil society.
With the Government, you will be responsible for driving Bridge’s strategy for public private partnerships, with the private sector you will responsible for driving conversations around Bridge’s engagement with CSR and with the Civil Society, you will ensure that Bridge builds relationships and is well entrenched in discourses around Education and human development.
Ideal candidate will have a strong ability to multi-task and take ownership of all aspects of the current government relations activities.
You’re an extremely effective communicator, both written and verbal, and are energized by interacting with people, building relationships, and networking.
These things come naturally to you and are what you crave in your working life. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must.
What You Will Do :
monitor and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement
What You Should Have
You Are Also :
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.
You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
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.
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.
You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.