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.
We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to standardize and scale every aspect of quality education delivery, from how and where academies are built to how teachers are selected and trained, and how lessons are delivered and monitored for improvement. We are vertically-integrated, tech-enabled, and on our way to profitability.
Job Title: Senior Curriculum Writer, Nigeria
- In September of 2016 Bridge will open its first 5 schools in Nigeria. We have a small Boston office and a large Nairobi office with expert curriculum writers in math, science, English, social studies, and early childhood education.
- We will soon open our first office in Lagos! Our curriculum team needs two dedicated individuals with experience in primary education in Nigeria to help adapt our current curriculum, used in Kenya and Uganda, for use in Nigeria.
- Writing new content for textbooks, scripting objective-driven lessons, and creating aligned and rigorous assessments for our Nigerian pupils
- Combing through our current textbooks and lessons to identify areas that won’t make sense to our future Nigerian pupils
- Testing samples of our curriculum in our current Bridge academies - likely once per week
- Managing two other curriculum writers in the Bridge Nigeria office
- Providing daily status reports for you and your team to the Curriculum Director in Boston, MA
- Our training and model will help you develop your curriculum-writing skills across content areas. In exchange, we ask for flexibility and open-mindedness. i.e. You could develop curriculum in English, Yoruba, maths, science, social studies and/or other Nigerian specific subjects depending on your skills, performance, and experience
- A commitment to expanding educational quality and access in Nigeria and a belief in the effectiveness of scripted curriculum
- 2 years experience managing people in an educational context (preferred)
- 2-3 years experience working in primary education in Nigeria (2 years teaching preferred)
- Required professional working fluency in English
- Excellent communication skills - this position will involve daily remote collaboration with our Boston office
- Flexibility, ability to process and respond to new information quickly, and excellent attention to detail
- Hard-working and collaborative, with the tenacity to plow through challenges and an appreciation for teamwork toward achieving a shared vision. You have high energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to do whatever necessary to get the job done.
- You function well in a fast-paced environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high.
- Humble, seeking out feedback, internalizing it, and using it to get better.
- You have excellent facilitation and communication skills and have worked in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse organization.
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