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About Bridge International

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 $5 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 over 70 academies are operating in Kenya today. 

Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.

Construction Project Manager

Location: Kenya
Reports to: Head of Construction

Job Purpose:

The Construction Project Manager shall be responsible for the successful completion of site works in time, within set budgets and to specification using a highly consistent, efficient and effective formally systematized methodology.

Responsibilities:
  • Pre-start process including review of the initial site appraisals, site layouts, site preparation details and budgets and statutory approval documentation.
  • In charge of site preparation processes, programmes organisation.
  • Start-up of site work including organising site visits, site staff travel, site work prerequisites, site documentation and site foremen deployment.
  • On-site work planning and organisation, site instructions and site inspections, work certification; on-site trouble shooting and problem solving, handover and project shut down.
  • Participating in facilitating training, work study and staff management.
  • Inter-departmental communications including periodic reporting, construction updates and correspondence.
  • Provide feedback on design and process standardisation including design of process, procedures and tools; determination of labour resource requirements; review of designs, drawings and contracts; and feedback on design implementation and buildability.
Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years experience in a busy and dynamic work environment.
  • Handled multiple projects in multiple locations concurrently.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in any of the building and construction professions; Architecture, Quantity Surveying,
  • Civil & Structural Engineering, Building Construction or equivalent
  • Master’s degree in Construction Management, Project management shall be an added advantage.
Professional: Relevant Professional registration

Specialist knowledge required:
  • Excellent MS Project (or other) knowledge & skills
  • Excellent MS Office package skills
Behavioural competencies:
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Systems and formal standardisation orientation
  • Ability to synthesize complex ideas into simple concise instructions for dissemination
  • Problem solving/decision making
  • Information gathering skills
  • Analytical and interpretation skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible

Quantity Surveyor

Job Purpose:

The Quantity Surveyor shall be responsible for all aspects of cost advice, planning and control including specifications control, cost computation, budgets & budget control, payment planning, payment process & control, budget forecasting & project cash projections and cost studies/surveys including cost comparatives, component/elemental cost analyses and real-time cost performance analyses.

Responsibilities:
  • Providing general cost planning and control advice for decision making.
  • Formulating and updating all necessary tools for data collection, process planning, monitoring and control, and analyses.
  • Prescribing and constantly reviewing specifications, work methods, processes and procedures with a view towards maximizing cost efficiency.
  • Carrying out cost computations, preparation of budget templates, budget reviews and updates.
  • Formulating, reviewing, monitoring and updating payment processes, procedures, controls and tools in consultation with the Finance Department.
  • Reviewing and approving payment documentation including site documents, relevant procurement and accounting documents
  • Determination and forecasting of construction costs including adjustment policy, planning and implementation.
  • Determining periodic workload-based construction funds requirements as required for financial decision-making.
  • Carrying out cost studies and surveys including cost comparatives, component/elemental cost analyses and real-time cost performance analyses.
  • Carrying out life-cycle cost projections, estimations and computations for decision making.
Experience:
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a busy and dynamic work environment.
  • Handled multiple projects in multiple locations concurrently.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Kenyan construction market.
Qualifications:
  • Degree in Quantity Surveying.
  • Master’s degree in Construction Management or Project management shall be an added advantage.
Professional: Relevant Professional registration

Specialist knowledge required:

Statistical analysis knowledge shall be an added advantage

Behavioural competencies:
  • High accuracy and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Systems and formal standardisation orientation
  • Problem solving/decision making
  • Information gathering skills
  • Analytical and interpretation skills
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
Field Architect

Job Purpose:

To provide architectural services.

Responsibilities (Functions and duties)
  • Carrying out detailed initial site survey including site analysis
  • Carrying out architectural design including site planning, scheme design and detailed design
  • Preparing preliminary, schematic and detailed architectural drawings
  • Measuring existing facilities and preparing measured drawings
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating detailed schedules of completed facilities
  • Construction work supervision
  • Construction work audit
Experience:

Site work, site measurements, architectural design & drawing, site work supervision

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Specialist knowledge required:
  • ArchiCAD
Behavioural competencies

Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas concisely
  • Active listening
  • Presentation skills
  • On-the-run problem solving/decision making
  • Information gathering skills
  • Analytical and interpretation skills
  • Self motivated and working with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
Proof reader/ Editorial Assistant

Department: Production
Reports to: Production Manager
Responsible for (Direct reports):None

Job Purpose:

To perform quality checks on all documents and publications to be used across Bridge International Academies, prior to printing or publishing

Responsibilities (Functions and duties)
  1. Read various texts in order to detect and mark (or correct) any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors.
  2. Ensure page numbers, headings and captions are correct
  3. Check and ensure consistency of spelling and other aspects such as use of capital letters
  4. Check that photographs and illustrations have correct captions and labels and that they relate to text
  5. Ensure chapter headings match the table of contents
  6. Return marked proof for correction and check corrected proof against copy.
  7. Check that there are no confusing word, column or page breaks.
  8. Ensure that documents conform to the Bridge International Academies ‘house style’.
The work above may be done by marking up on hard copy (print) or directly on a computer using Microsoft Word or other specialist software. If necessary, you are expected to produce a separate list of any queries which need to be resolved with the content creators.

Before marking any changes which could have a major effect on overall layout, you would discuss them first with the content creators.

Role Reports:

Academy materials including but not limited to: Books, Exams, Teacher material, Academy Manager Tools, Teacher Tools and Marketing Posters and Marketing Fliers

Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience in proofreading documents in a time constrained environment.
  • Preferably in a dynamic production environment in publishing
Qualifications:
Academic:
  • Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in English, Publishing or related area and/or 4 years of relevant direct experience in lieu of degree
Specialist knowledge required:
  • Must be familiar with proofreader’s marks
  • Must have advanced working knowledge and experience in Microsoft Word
  • Preferably have basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign.
  • familiarity with the production process for books and documents
Behavioural competencies
  • scrupulous about detailed work
  • skilled in written English - spelling, grammar and punctuation 
  • an ability to stay focused throughout an entire document,
  • good communicator
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Good interpersonal skills
In order to be considered for this positions 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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