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Bridge International Academies Recruiting Officer (Schools) Job

Saturday, January 22, 2011

About Bridge International Academies

Bridge International Academies is a startup revolutionizing education across Africa with a truly unique business model.

The company has launched a large-scale franchise-like network of ultra low-cost for-profit private primary schools across Africa.

Our schools profitably deliver high-quality education for less than $4 per child per month, enabling local school managers to operate their school businesses profitably, while creating a highly successful business at the central level. We now have 25 schools in Kenya, and plan to rapidly scale the company to serve more than 1 million students.

About this position

Bridge International Academies is looking for an energetic, dynamic individual to manage large scale recruitment drives for our schools which are located in the slum areas of Nairobi. Because of the eventual size of our operations, the company will eventually need to hire thousands of new teachers each year and hundreds of new school managers to manage this undertaking.

It is critical to our success to be able to design and manage streamlined selection, recruiting, and hiring processes to find the right people and to do so in a cost-effective manner. It is the role of the Recruiting Officer to lead this process whilst overseeing a small support team.

Hiring responsibilities will include:
• Teachers & School Managers from the slum communities where our schools are launched
More specifically:
• Develop and execute recruitment plans in coordination with relevant departments- including activity flows, budgets and cost tracking and regular feedback on key aspects of the recruitment process
• Evaluate and implement improved systems for HR processes and procedures specific to teachers and school managers in coordination with relevant HQ departments
• Participate actively in the teacher and school manager forums together with school operations teams
• Institute a system for capturing HR issues arising from the schools and provide a feedback mechanism for resolving challenges. Develop an automated system in coordination with the IT Department for monitoring the teachers hotline
• Review current HR recruitment processes and recommend an efficient and streamlined work plan for screening multiple candidates in a single day for teachers and school manager positions
• Use existing and develop new screening assessments (for example, math and English tests, written applications, public speaking exercises, mock sales pitches, personality and aptitude tests)
• Evaluate and improve the process of administering, scoring and conducting final round of interviews with relevant department members
• Implementation of HR software solution to manage database, and hiring process and tracking, including database of CVs and contact info, results of interviews, etc
• Establish HR policies and procedures specific for teachers and school managers, provide an overview of benefits and entitlements and carry out an on boarding process.
• Represent HR in the Training Programme and facilitate sessions on appropriate policies, procedures and guidelines
• Conduct annual salary reviews if/when required in coordination with relevant departments

About You
• Minimum of 5 years experience with recruiting and managing hiring processes for a company with high volumes of new hires
• Bachelor Degree in either Human Resource Management, Administration, Social Sciences
• Experience in managing human resource issues for a company with complex human resource needs
• Systems-oriented, and have experience in developing systems and processes to manage a complex hiring process for many positions simultaneously
• Strong ability to quickly understand what is required of a position, define the detailed requirements, and know how to source, screen and interview people who will fit that role.
• Function well in a fast-paced, informal environment where constant change is the norm and the bar for quality is set high

How to apply

Click here to apply online

Deadline: 31 January 2011

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