Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Bridge International Academies - Technical Writer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Technical Writer

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

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

We’re looking for an experienced full-time Technical Writer to join our team to produce documentation for software systems.

Job Responsibilities
  • Writing clear, accurate, and concise end user documentation for software systems, business processes, and tools
  • Working independently as well as with product design and software engineering to understand complex systems and processes requiring documentation
  • Writing design and architecture documents for internal use by the software development team
  • Managing repository of documentation and making it easily accessible to users throughout the company
Specialist knowledge required:
  • Ability to write professional technical documentation in clear, easy to understand language
  • Ability to quickly and easily understand complex software systems and business processes
  • Ability to develop examples that demonstrate understanding of software applications and business domains
  • Strong computer skills and a basic understanding of software development including relational databases such as SQL Server and programming languages such as C#, PHP and Java
  • Expert user in Microsoft Office Products
About You
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Possess good writing and problem solving skills
  • Have good analytical skills
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Good communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in writing, communications with strong computer skills or Bachelor’s degree in computer science with excellent writing skills
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com

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