Job Title : Operations Programme 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 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.
Operations / Programme Manager
The Operations Team designs, implements, and manages academy-level operations and support. We are the nerve centre of the company.
About the Role
Certain aspects of what we do originate in other departments or teams from Development, Marketing, Recruitment and Training, Finance or Human Resources but end with Operations.
No matter how well other departments may complete their individual functions, it is up to Ops to be the interface that brings all academy-
level support functions together.
The role of Programme Managers is a microcosm of the overarching goal of the entire Operations Team, broken down by specific functional components.
Each Programme Manager has a unique sphere that s / he is responsible for owning. Within that realm of responsibility, Programme Managers identify and analyse operational needs, design strategies and processes to address these challenges, and supervise the necessary training, monitoring, and constant adjustments needed for these programmes to execute successfully.
What You Will Do
Programme Managers work closely with other departments to design and run these programmes.
Some of the deliverables Programme Managers are tasked with include :
The challenge is to efficiently and effectively provide coverage for over 4,500 classrooms across Kenya and Uganda.
The Programme Manager must identify common challenges and problems and provide efficient and cost-effective solutions. This programme must work closely with our Construction Department and with regional managers to ensure quality repairs are carried out.
To make sure everything is working properly, the Programme Manager must analyse vast amounts of data to pinpoint any challenges in this process.
This includes working closely with the Software Team to limit the number of technological issues that come up and to immediately solve those that do arise and coordinating with our Academic Team to devise strategies and processes to drive improvements in lesson deliveries.
What You Should Have
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.
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.
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.