Project Analyst

Bridge International Academies

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Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest and fastest-growing chain of primary and pre-primary schools with more than 400 academies and 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda. We democratize the right to succeed by giving families living in poverty access to the high-quality education that will allow their children to live a very different life.

Job Description

What You Will Do:

  • Support the production of ad-hoc analyses, data modeling, and information requests
  • Ensure that information and data is captured, documented, analyzed and reported in a results-based and timely manner
  • With input from the Project Director and Program Managers, help produce high quality quarterly, mid-year and annual program progress reports as per contracting requirements
  • Provide thorough progress reporting, continuous analysis of achievements, facilitate project review, evaluation, and audits
  • Ensure the maintenance of sound filing system and appropriate use and recording of all project experience, activities and results
  • Assist all components of the programme in producing and documenting all kinds of programme related reports
  • Undertake field visits to gather the information and results related to the programme
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Project Director as per the need of the programme

Qualifications & Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any of the Social Sciences with a Master's Degree will be an advantage.

Experience:

  • Five years relevant working experience.
  • S/he should have an extensive experience in financial analyses, communication, reporting, documentation and material preparation in relation to education and development fields.
  • S/he should possess excellent writing, editing, and speaking skills.
  • S/he should possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Computer Skills:

  • S/he must be an advanced user of MS Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Programming knowledge is a plus.

Functional Competencies:

  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in delivering on commitments
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive environment
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high-pressure environment
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with a high ranking official of government institutions, international institutions, and non- government institutions
  • Respect and sensitivity towards cultural, gender, ethnicity and religious diversity

You Are Also:

  • Proactive – You don’t always need supervision and you are a self-starter. Your personal drive to succeed and deliver keeps you working when you may not have a supervisor with you.
  • A detailed doer - You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind- You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas.
  • A creative problem-solver- Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging around $7 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordable with the materials at hand.
  • A customer advocate- Our customers – these families living on less than $2 a day per person – never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner -You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.

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Summary

Company

Bridge International Academies

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Project / Programme Management and Education/Teaching/Training

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years