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Training Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Training Officer 

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Client Profile:

Our client, Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model. The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Bridge have already launched the first 25 schools in their network in the slums of Nairobi with tremendous success, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million families in Africa

Bridge International has developed an extensive Training Institute for their new Teachers. Candidates are recruited from the local community and then trained to become effective Teachers in only 7 weeks. 

The training program is highly effective because it focuses on the most practical areas they need to master to succeed from the first day of school. For example, Teacher Training focuses on assessment tools, classroom management and discipline, and implementing scripted lesson plans, which are based on the Kenyan national curriculum.

Role Overview:

Our client has developed an extremely detailed and rigorous instructional approach to enable a broad universe of potential teachers from local slum neighbourhoods to be extremely effective in the classroom. The teachers come with a minimum of secondary school certificates, some with and some without previous teaching experience.

The Training Officer is responsible for facilitating and implementing an intensive 7 week training program designed to develop strong future teachers. Training occurs in a very fast-paced environment and requires a dedicated Training Officer.

Specific Job Responsibilities

  • Provide daily training and facilitation, according to detailed guidelines and session scripts created to train new teachers, who will work in challenging settings.
  • Must be skilful in managing large groups of people (60-100 adult trainees).
  • Document all trainee concerns, questions, accomplishments and outcomes on a lap top computer.
  • Work with a team to make improvements to presentations
  • Meet with senior trainers to share results and feedback from daily presentations.
  • Manage a team of 2-4 conference assistants to oversee documentation of attendance, trainee test scores, and trainees’ participation scores for sessions.
  • Record individual scores for trainees as they teach sample lessons in small groups.
  • Visit schools and provide feedback to teachers, based on skills taught in training sessions.
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Bachelors Degree in Education or related qualification from a reputable university.
Experience Required: 
  • Prior experience training large groups (60+ people) over several weeks is a plus.
  • Supervisory/management experience is a plus.
  • Must have experience facilitating training sessions, preferably for groups of 60 or more participants.
  • Must have experience teaching or working in a school, preferably in a slum area.
Other Technical Requirements
  • Use of hands-on training methods such as large group discussion, modelling (demonstrating) how to use tools, small group discussion, observation and providing feedback using a rubric.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
  • Must have excellent paper and computer organization skills.
Computer Skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, video and internet
Personality Requirements:
  • The Training Officer position requires a team player with initiative, problem solving skills and enthusiasm for teaching.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity in speech and behavior.
  • Outgoing, energetic and friendly personality who is able to manage stress well.
  • Must be comfortable giving and receiving feedback in order to improve performance
How to Apply:

Interested, suitable candidates should forward their applications enclosing copies of their detailed CVs to the following address:

Adecco Employment Services

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline Date:
 25 July 2011

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