Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Bridge International Academies - Surveyor Job Vacancy

Brief Description

We are seeking an experienced Surveyor with a background in managing multiple sites and a high workload, who can visit sites and lay beacons, obtain maps from surveys of Kenya and manage day to day duties in a variety of locations.

Description

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies was conceived in 2007 out of the belief that giving every child access to a high quality education would have the greatest impact on reducing poverty worldwide. With that guiding insight, Bridge International developed a strategy that would enable it to launch a large-scale network of high-quality, ultra low-cost, for-profit primary schools.

Operating a network of schools supported by a strong central headquarters gives Bridge International the scale, experience, and capacity to invest in systems of management, support, training, and innovation that allows individual schools to dramatically increase their effectiveness.

Using this model, Bridge International is able to profitably deliver high-quality education for $4 per child per month. This ensures that its academies will continue to successfully serve its communities as long as parents value the educational service provided.

The first Bridge International Academy launched successfully in Kenya in 2009 and 60 academies will be operating in Kenya in January 2012. Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.

About this position

We have and are continuing to develop one of the most sophisticated approaches to providing affordable education to MILLIONS of children in one of the most challenging environments in the world.

A central part of our operations includes the identification and verification of plots of land for our schools inside low income communities in and outside of Nairobi, and after that we start the strategy to build our units.

We are seeking an experienced Surveyor with a background in managing multiple sites and a high workload, who can visit sites and lay beacons, obtain maps from surveys of Kenya and manage day to day duties in a variety of locations.

Ideally you will have varied post qualification experience with time spent working across Kenya.

Good relationship building/networking skills are required as well as being a driven and self starter who can gain credibility in short space of time. Good relevant contacts in Nairobi/Kenya would also considerably help your application.

Comfortable using technology to manage your duties (GIS, GPS, mapping systems) will be an advantage.

The Surveyor will report to the Head of Department, showing results on a daily basis. We are looking for someone who is a results-based and motivated self-starter.

Responsibilities:
  • Full surveying duties
  • Provision of project control and responsibility
  • Observe Health & Safety provisions in the working environment
About You
  • Degree in Surveying
  • Good knowledge of Kenya
  • Experience in using industry standard processes and systems
  • Be proficient in MS Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel etc).
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to deadline and budget.
  • The ability to work under direction but to be able to use their own initiative when required.
  • Knowledge of the construction sector.
  • Report writing skills
  • Must be a team player but also able to work on own initiative
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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