Tuesday, February 21, 2012


About Bridge International Academies

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 $4 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 60 academies will be operating in Kenya in January 2012. Through rapid and strategic expansion, Bridge International will provide a quality education to over a million students in the coming years.

About the Position

The Project Manager is responsible for planning, executing and evaluating projects within the department. At times the Project Manager will contribute to setting timelines and budgets for said projects, at other times the Project Manager will work according to predetermined timelines and budgets.

Building and managing project teams and ensuring quality control throughout project life cycles are central to this position. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated professional with experience as a project manager, who is able to move quickly, change focus often while still paying attention to detail.


Creates and executes project work plans and revises as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.

Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.
Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.
Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to supervisor.
Effectively applies our methodology and enforces project standards.
Minimizes exposure and risk on project.
Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.
Planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project to ensure the project is delivered according to plan;
Manage the project taking into account integration across all areas.
Engage with stakeholders.
Develop Project Plan.
Direct project resources.
Monitor and manage the project schedule and project risk.
Report to the steering committee, raising strategic issues.
Prepare Project Status Reports and Project Change Requests for the steering committee.
Negotiate and resolve issues as they arise across areas of the project and where they impact on other activities, systems and projects.
Look after the interests of the project team.
Communicate project status to all team members, and other relevant departments and involved parties.
Maintain project documentation.
Conduct project meetings, bi-weekly or monthly as needed.
Supervise projects to successful completion / implementation
Establish work plan and staffing for each phase of project
Adaptability to work on several projects with quick time lines
Support work intake and prioritize projects

About You

Bachelor Degree in Business studies/ Social Sciences or other related field
Minimum 5 years of experience managing projects through all phases of the Project Life Cycle
Experience in managing complex projects
Ability to relate technical skills to sound business processes
Excellent verbal, written, presentation, and interpersonal communications skills
Demonstrate ability to work with and support cross-functional project teams
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and focus on task completion
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
Ability to work effectively in a team setting
Strong computer skills, proficient with MS office applications
Highly skilled in Project Management software
Self-motivated and result driven
Ability to work under pressure and thrive in challenge

In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website at www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com

Only short listed candidates will be contacted