Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Site Coordinators (Training) Jobs in Busia, Eldoret, Homabay, Kakamega, Kisumu, Meru, Nairobi and Nakuru

Job Purpose:

To run the operations of a 7- week training program designed to train teachers and academy managers to effectively teach and lead our Bridge International Academy schools throughout Kenya.

The training deliverable is to hire the best teachers and academy managers to staff our schools, and the site coordinator is a key player in assuring the success of the large-scale hiring process.

Position: Site Coordinator - Training

2 months - contract

20 positions

Locations: Busia, Eldoret, Homabay, Kakamega, Kisumu, Meru, Nairobi and Nakuru

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 the position:

The Site Coordinator will be responsible for run the operations of a 7- week training program designed to train teachers and academy managers to effectiely teach and lead our Bridge International Academy schools throughout Kenya.

The training deliverable is to hire the best teachers and academy managers to staff our schools, and the site coordinator is a key player in assuring the success of the large-scale hiring process.

Responsibilities (Functions & Duties)
  • Manage the overall daily operations of a training site, from room set-up, to trainee management, to data management, to assistance with hiring decisions and issuing of contracts.
  • Deploy to a training site to a remote location in Kenya and set-up the training site in its entirety.
  • Operate daily technical operations of site, including computer and projector set-up, assuring smooth function of thumb scanner for attendance, employing generator if loss of power, etc.
  • Run daily attendance for up to 300 trainees via thumb scanner software and submit to data manager for processing.
  • Address trainee issues with transportation allowances and logistical support
  • Assure all personal information about the trainee is up-to-date and correct in our data management system.
  • Input all training assessment scores into the data base and maintain that they are correct and up-to-date. Be the overall manager of all data management for trainees.
  • Manage relationship with landlord and all vendors, such as cleaners, security guards, lunch providers, etc.
  • Track supplies and request new supplies as needed. Problem-solve technical issues related to equipment and operational function.
  • Troubleshoot all problems and issues related to the training site, trainees, and site management and escalate to regional operations managers as needed.
  • Manage all aspects of trainee relations outside of academic performance and evaluation
  • Issue warning letters to trainees who are late or absence. When dismissals from training are needed, manage the dismissal process.
  • Liaise with training facilitator to manage trainees. Receive facilitator assessments and input into data management system.
  • Proctor weekly assessment tests. Score tests and be responsible for entering into data management system.
  • Use a form to record trainees’ participation during training sessions and document any questions they asked.
  • Observe practice classroom lessons and fill out observation forms for individual trainees to be used to help facilitators with their evaluation assessments
  • Provide and update data as requested by the HQ database manager.
  • When hiring decisions are made, coordinate with facilitators to make sure positions are occupied by best trainees.
  • During contract process, manage the contract distribution and work with HR to assure complete signing of contracts.
  • Work with facilitator to make recommendations to fill replacements for positions not filled.
  • After the training, breakdown the training site and assure the safe return of supplies to HQ warehouse.
Role Reports: Training Manager

Experience & Qualifications:

Academic:
  • University degree preferred
  • Post-secondary school training necessary
Professional:
  1. 2-4 years working as a project manager in operations or logistics or administrative capacity.
  2. Experience working with or managing a team of people in order to accomplish a shared goal
  3. Customer-service experience preferred.
  4. Experience working with large-scale conferences or teaching preferred.
  5. Experience working in the impoverished communities in which BIA operates.
  6. Experience with a start-up organization or hyper-growth organization.
Specialist knowledge required:
  1. Experience in managing data in an organized way
  2. Strong computer skills, including Access, Powerpoint, Excel, Microsoft Word, video and internet.
  3. Must have solid problem-solving capacity and be pro-active in solving issues that arise, big and small.
Behavioural Competencies
  • Highly-organized
  • Team player
  • Management skills
  • Ability to cope with changing deadlines and priorities
  • Can-do attitude even under tight deadlines
  • Ability to take on any challenge, and solve it effectively.
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage stress well
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Out-going, energetic, and friendly
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com

Applicants should specify their preferred duty location(s)

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline for Applications: January, 29th, 2012 

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