People Director
Bridge international
Nigeria, Nigeria
2d ago

Description

Job Title : People Director- 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.

People / People

People are at the core of what we do, from the teachers in our academies to software developers building our tech platform and we do it at massive scale with rapid growth.

The People Operations team is the key in unlocking people potential towards achieving our company’s goals. We believe in :

  • Focusing on operational excellence and execution - we want to make our employees' and their managers' lives simpler, and give them the tools and support to be successful.
  • We must excel first and foremost on service delivery.

  • Using analytics / data to drive key decisions and continuous improvement - across core HR competencies like compensation, performance, talent, we believe that an analytical approach will enable us to attract, reward, and retain top performers.
  • Aligning with the company's strategic objectives - we are all playing for the same team. The human resources function, along with finance, operations, legal, and other functional areas, should be fully in sync.
  • About The Role :

    We are looking for an operationally focused, relentlessly driven star to lead our People Operations across Nigeria. This is a high-

    impact role for someone who loves challenges - we will be scaling from a handful of staff to thousands of employees in the next few years.

    You will be laser focused on motivating and retaining our best staff, and will work to ensure that our service delivery positively impacts all staff particularly those who work tirelessly in our academies.

    The ideal candidate comes from a strong commercial background. You may have retail, operations, or consulting experiences, with a strong track record managing organisations and people in very fast-

    paced environments. You are energetic, tireless, relentless, and you are comfortable dealing with people of all backgrounds.

    What You Will Do :

  • Ensure top-notch global People Operations service delivery. This means ensuring that all processes that touch employee needs are running smoothly.
  • This including employee onboarding (sometimes more than a thousand employees at once), handling the employee lifecycle, payroll, and leave management

  • Execute on a data-driven approach across all People Operations activities. You will work closely with technology to leverage our systems and data most effectively
  • Align company processes and policies with best practices and employment / labor regulations in all countries of operation
  • Execute on performance and talent initiatives and resource planning
  • Supervise the Administration Manager to ensure smooth Administration operations
  • Qualifications and Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or other related field with top academic marks; MBA / grad degree a plus
  • Minimum of ten years of significant leadership experiences in operational roles for rapidly scaling companies
  • Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Strong analytical thinker, ideally with previous experience in board commercial and operational areas
  • Self-starter; highly driven individual that will take ownership from the get-go and proactively look for improvement
  • Emerging markets experience a major plus
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to work with a very diverse workforce
  • 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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