Instructional Design Manager
Bridge international
Nigeria, Yaba
2d ago

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 enrol 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.

About the Role

The Instructional Design department at Bridge produces over 1000 printed books per year. The team produces close to 50,000 lessons.

This department has team members in Nigeria, India, the US, and Kenya; this role is based out of our Lagos office.

One core tenet of our approach to instruction at Bridge is less lecture (standard practice in many schools in the countries we operate) and more pupil practice.

That is, we're trying to make the pupil experience less "rote." We create teacher guides (daily lessons delivered by e-reader), textbooks, and other materials with that goal in mind all as a means to improving learning gains among pupils.

As a manager on this team, you supervise a team of writers tasked with creating these materials. In this deadline-driven environment, finding the balance between speed and precision is key.

You’ll need to be comfortable telling your team that they aren’t meeting deadlines, and then help them find a way to do so, all the while ensuring the lessons are high quality.

  • Feedback will reach your team at different intervals, and you’ll need to figure out how to respond to it. At times, the projects your team is working on will need to change;
  • your job will to keep everyone on the same page and steadily moving forward, even when unexpected challenges arise.

    By joining the Instructional Design department, you join a group of people working to make a difference in the world. In the countries in which we operate, the number of pupils attending school is soaring, but the quality of most schools, according to international experts, is low.

    Members of the Instructional Design Department invest time in producing quality learning materials to improve thousands of children’s daily academic experience.

    What you should have

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to write and speak fluent English
  • Experience working with Excel, Word, and Google Drive
  • Extremely detail-oriented, organized and deadline-driven
  • Flexible, willing to jump in and help wherever necessary, no matter how big or small the task
  • Good problem-solver, analytical thinker
  • Self-motivated and comfortable creating solutions without a lot of support or structure
  • Comfortable working in a demanding and sometimes high-stress environment
  • Clear communicator - both verbal and written
  • Lover of feedback - giving and receiving
  • 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.

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