Monday, 16 January 2012

Bridge International Academies - Training Facilitator (Re-advertisement) - Nairobi, Kenya

Training Facilitator (Re-advertisement)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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

Bridge International has developed an extremely detailed and rigorous training programme to prepare new teachers from low income urban and peri urban communities to be extremely effective in the classroom. Facilitators will train new teachers with a minimum of secondary school certificates, some with and some without previous teaching experience.

The Training Facilitator is responsible for facilitating and implementing an intensive 7 week training program designed to develop effective future teachers. The Training Facilitator position requires a team player with initiative, problem solving skills and enthusiasm. Training occurs in a very fast-paced environment and requires a dedicated and hardworking facilitator.

There is a very rigorous interview process for communication skills, including reading and presentation skills, clear writing skills, and leadership qualities. We are hiring initially for a three month contract followed by a permanent contract offer to candidates who have proven their ability to effectively carry out this function

Job Responsibilities
  • Provide daily training and facilitation for 6-7 weeks, following highly detailed guidelines and word for word scripts to train a large group of new teachers.
  • Training will take place throughout Kenya- located in sites that are in or near slum communities.
  • Training may require travel or 7 weeks of relocation, if training take place outside your home community.
  • Must feel comfortable following a highly scripted and repetitive facilitation approach to ensure all teachers are successful.
  • Must be skilful and have presence and professionalism when managing a large group.
  • Must work well within a team to meet daily and weekly goals.
  • Meet with senior trainers and supervisors to share results and feedback from daily presentations.
  • Must record detailed scores for trainees as they teach sample lessons.
  • Create daily and weekly reports for supervisors on training challenges and successes.
  • Evaluate trainees’ performance using their scores on tests and activities.
Position Requirements:
  • Must have experience leading training sessions, preferably for groups of 50 or more participants. (e.g., leading church groups, community education programmes, micro-finance training, etc.)
  • Must have excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including PowerPoint and Microsoft Word.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity in speech and behaviour.
  • Outgoing, energetic and friendly personality who is able to manage stress well.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must be comfortable giving and receiving detailed feedback in order to improve performance.
  • Must be highly self-directed and highly motivated to excel.
  • Experience teaching is a plus, but is not an essential required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Must be willing to travel and work Saturdays during the 7 week training.
  • Applicants must report to training on February 22nd, 2012 in Nairobi.
  • Training will take place in the following communities: Busia, Kakmega, Eldoret, Meru, Migori, Nairobi, Nakuru. Candidates from these locations are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for Applications: 27th January , 2012.

Applications must specifiy the location for which you are applying (Busia, Kakamega, Eldoret, Meru, Migori, Nairobi, Nakuru)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

You can apply and view detailed job requisitions on the Careers page at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com  

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