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Recruitment by M-Shule, Nairobi, Kenya

M-Shule Seeks a Digital Learning Project Consultant.

M-Shule seeks a Digital Learning Project Consultant for a full-time 6-month contract to manage design and delivery of content for our personalized SMS learning for Class 4-Class 8 primary students in Kenya.
About M-Shule Mobile Education
M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to bring personalized educational tools to primary school students through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized SMS learning support in Math and English, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence.

Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents and schools to power better instruction and collaboration. By making 21st century learning possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across Sub-Saharan Africa and the world.
Project Details Include:
·         Oversee development, creation and organization of curriculum-aligned subject matter content and for learners to use through the M-Shule platform, in coordination with the M-Shule team and platform requirements.
·         Develop and implement streamlined processes and structures to translate written content to a digital format, categorize information, and track results.
·         Review and improve Math and English knowledge maps based on theory, student skill development and mastery, and curriculum requirements.
·         Review content database and content creation processes, assess student needs, and make recommendations to improve student learning experience.
·         Enforce quality assurance measures to ensure all content meets a baseline level of excellence.
·         Manage content developers, editors, and contractors in fulfilling all of the above needs.
Required Profile:
·         Project management and design, particularly in coordinating teams, setting and meeting deadlines, establishing efficient processes, managing scope, and delivering quality results.
·         Extremely comfortable with ICT; conversant with technical language and working knowledge of how digital platforms interact with their content.
·         Background in primary education; preference for experience in differentiating instruction, content development, and lesson analysis.
·         Strong innovation, design thinking, and “learning by doing” skills, with ability to conceptualize new ways to get the job done and solve challenges in implementation.
·         Comfortable with business analysis and implementing quantitative approaches to tracking results and making decisions.
·         Strong independent worker with excellent communication skills.
·         Enthusiastic and excited about innovative opportunities in edtech in Kenya, and want to bring that to as many learners as possible.
Preferred Skills:
·         Experience with Math and/or English primary classroom instruction.
·         Experience designing e-learning courses or apps, preferably in text-based or low-bandwidth environments.
·         Expertise with research and theory of learning design strategies.
·         Experience with low-income learners and/or emerging markets.
Contract Details:
Duration: This is a 6-month contract position that will begin by November 2018 and last until April 2019. The contract then has the opportunity to be extended or transition into a full-time position based on performance.
Location: Contract will be full-time and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Compensation: Based on experience. We are an early-stage startup with many opportunities for growth.
How to Apply:
Application deadline is 26th October 2018 by 5pm EAT.
Please submit your CV and cover letter by filling out the Application Form.

M-Shule seeks a Communications Specialist.
About M-Shule Mobile Education
M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to bring personalized educational tools to primary school students through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized SMS learning support in Math and English, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence.
Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents and schools to power better instruction and collaboration. By making 21st century learning possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across Sub-Saharan Africa and the world.
Job Description:
·         Delivering a strong Marketing and Communications Strategy for 2018-2019.
·         Maintaining the M-Shule brand identity.
·         Managing external and internal communications and marketing campaigns.
·         Designing and preparing stakeholder materials such as reports, newsletters, event posters, training materials.
·         Social media strategy & management.
·         Planning and executing community event programs.
·         Supporting coordinated events with new and existing M-Shule partners.
·         Support and propose other team projects and any other related tasks as needed.
Required Profile:
·         Strong professional writing skills to create engaging materials for a Kenyan audience and an external/online audience.
·         Prior experience in communications and/or marketing.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Powerpoint, Excel).
·         Proficiency in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, WordPress, etc).
·         Aptitude for graphic design or ability to learn quickly.
·         A strong understanding of the Kenyan educational context, especially in low-income areas.
·         Bilingualism in Swahili and English.
·         Basic analytical skills.
·         Strong critical thinking, creative, design-thinking and project implementation abilities.
·         Strong independent worker with excellent ability to deliver quality work, improve on past processes, and collaborate with team members and users.
·         Enthusiastic and excited about innovative opportunities in edtech in Kenya, and want to bring that to as many learners as possible.
Preferred Skills:
·         Experience in writing proposals and grants.
·         Photography and videography skills.
·         Basic analytics skills.
·         Experience with education particularly in low-income contexts.
Contract Details:
Duration: This is a 3-month contract position that will begin in November 2018, with the possibility of transitioning into a long term contract after that based on performance.
Location: Contract will be full-time and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Compensation: Based on experience. We are an early-stage startup with many opportunities for growth.
How to Apply:
Application deadline is 21st October 2018 by 5pm EAT.
Please submit your CV and cover letter by filling out the Application Form.
Any applications received via any other channel(s) will be ignored.
This position is open to applicants with the legal right to work in Kenya only.
Applicants not based in Nairobi are welcome to apply; unfortunately M-Shule does not cover relocation costs.

M-Shule Seeks a Data Analyst.

About M-Shule Mobile Education
M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to bring personalized educational tools to primary school students through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized SMS learning support in Math and English, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence.
Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents and schools to power better instruction and collaboration. By making 21st century learning possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across Sub-Saharan Africa and the world.
About the role
You will be a major part of a small and agile team driving the first-ever application of artificial intelligence in primary schools in East Africa.
We have already built and are implementing our product in low-cost primary schools across Nairobi, Kenya. We now invite you to tackle projects like designing and implementing customer insights programs, using quantitative and qualitative data to understand learning performance growth, and helping the team test and iterate on assumptions to improve our business. If you enjoy creating actionable insights from data that leads to huge impacts, then our team is a great fit for you.
Job Description:
·         Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data from a variety of sources to allow team to make decisions around user experience, product, performance, and strategy.
·         Designing experiments and projects to test impact assumptions, measure KPIs, and make recommendations based on your findings.
·         Developing and monitoring new and better systems for high-quality data collection, measurement, and management.
·         Creating compelling stories about our impact based on analyses to share with customers, team members, partners, and other stakeholders.
Required Profile:
A desire to impact education, independent project management skills, and exceptional problem-solving abilities are all essential prerequisites on the M-Shule team.
For this role, we’re also looking for someone with the following:
·         Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field such as Economics, Maths, Statistics, Business, Finance, or Computer Science; other degrees acceptable if there was strong coursework in the above areas.
·         Master of some of Microsoft Excel, SQL/Linqpad (or other query language), R, and/or Stata.
·         Experience in working across quantitative and qualitative data to extract actionable insights and communicate recommendations to improve performance.
·         Flexibility and willingness to jump in and lead projects in a hands-on, fast-paced startup environment.
·         Strong customer orientation.
·         Enthusiasm and commitment to learning and collaboration across cross-cultural teams.
Preferred Skills:
·         Familiar with Lean Data principles and methods.
·         Background in design thinking / human centered design.
·         Previous experience working in educational contexts and deriving insights from often “messy” data.
Contract Details:
Duration: This is a 3-month contract position that will begin in November 2018, with the possibility of transitioning into a long term contract after that based on performance.
Location: Contract will be full-time and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Compensation: Based on experience. We are an early-stage startup with many opportunities for growth.
How to Apply:
Application deadline is 28th October 2018 by 11:59pm EAT.
Please submit your CV and cover letter by filling out the Application Form.
Any applications received via any other channel(s) will be ignored.
This position is open to applicants with the legal right to work in Kenya only.
Applicants not based in Nairobi are welcome to apply; unfortunately M-Shule does not cover relocation costs.

M-Shule Seeks a Customer Engagement Associate.
About M-Shule Mobile Education
M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning platform in Africa to bring personalized educational tools to primary school students through SMS. Meaning “mobile school” in Swahili, M-Shule’s platform uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized SMS learning support in Math and English, building students’ concept mastery, exam performance, and confidence.
Then M-Shule shares data and insights with their parents and schools to power better instruction and collaboration. By making 21st century learning possible with the simplest feature phone, M-Shule unlocks new opportunities for millions of students across Sub-Saharan Africa and the world.
Key responsibilities include:
·         Regularly engage M-Shule’s partner communities to introduce new customers to our service.
·         Conduct trainings with parents, teachers, and schools.
·         Collect user observations and feedback, design improvements, and more.
·         Carry out research in target communities to map out demographics, identify potential partner schools, and execute on new ways to bring on customers.
·         Build and maintain relationships with partner communities by attending key meetings, following up on issues, and generally representing M-Shule’s voice and interests.
·         Write reports, conduct basic data analysis, and generate other materials to assist in understanding, marketing to, and better supporting our customers.
You will succeed in this role if you:
·         Are enthusiastic and excited about the opportunities in new technologies in education, and want to bring that to as many learners as possible.
·         Have a background in and passion for education and/or field sales. Perhaps you taught or tutored for a few years at your local primary school; maybe you started your own business or have gone door-to-door to sell services before.
·         Are an expert and reliable independent worker. You get things done on time, you can set and maintain your own schedule, and you are proactive in coordinating with the rest of the team to get results.
·         Have amazing communication skills, from presenting to groups of customers to writing reports to submitting updates.
·         Can easily use Microsoft Office, email, and other computer programs to get work done.
·         Enjoy coming up with new ideas and solving problems as part of a team.
·         Are fluent in both English and Swahili.
Contract Details:
Duration: This is a 3-month contract position that will begin in November 2018, with the possibility of transitioning into a long term contract after that based on performance.
Location: Contract will be full-time and based in Nairobi, Kenya.
Compensation: Initial compensation will be set at net Sh20,000 per month plus field transportation reimbursement.
The role has many opportunities for growth – you will learn design-thinking and customer experience skills, and contribute enormously to the success of a startup that will change millions of students’ lives. We care about building a strong and enthusiastic long-term team and will work with you to find more opportunities to grow as we grow.
How to Apply:
Application deadline is 4th November 2018 by 11:59pm EAT.
Please submit your CV and cover letter by filling out the Application Form.
Any applications received via any other channel(s) will be ignored.
If you pass the first screening, we will then invite you to complete a quick sample task.
You may be then called in for an in-person interview.
This position is open to applicants with the legal right to work in Kenya only.
Applicants not based in Nairobi are welcome to apply; unfortunately M-Shule does not cover relocation costs.

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