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Training Facilitator Job - Bridge International Academies

Friday, January 21, 2011

Training Facilitator

Availability: 1st February 2011

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

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 urgently looking for a Training Facilitator to commence work by the 1st of February 2011.

Bridge International has developed an extremely detailed and rigorous instructional approach to enable a broad universe of potential teachers from local slum neighbourhoods to be extremely effective in the classroom. Our teachers come to us with a minimum of secondary school certificates, some with and some without previous teaching experience.

The Training Facilitator is responsible for facilitating and implementing an intensive 7 week training program designed to develop strong future teachers.

The Training Facilitator position requires a team player with initiative, problem solving skills and enthusiasm for teaching. Training occurs in a very fast-paced environment and requires a dedicated Training Facilitator.

This is a 6 month position, extendable fulltime to the right candidate.

Job Responsibilities
• Provide daily training and facilitation, according to detailed guidelines and session scripts created to train new teachers, who will work in challenging settings.
• Must be skillful in managing large groups of people (60-100 adult trainees).
• Document all trainee concerns, questions, accomplishments and outcomes on a lap top computer.
• Work with a team to make improvements to presentations
• Meet with senior trainers to share results and feedback from daily presentations.
• Manage a team of 2-4 conference assistants to oversee documentation of attendance, trainee test scores, and trainees’ participation scores for sessions.
• Record individual scores for trainees as they teach sample lessons in small groups.
• Visit schools and provide feedback to teachers, based on skills taught in training sessions.

Position Requirements:
• Must have experience facilitating training sessions, preferably for groups of 60 or more participants.
• Must have experience teaching or working in a school, preferably in a slum area.
• Strong computer skills, including Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, video and internet.
• Must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity in speech and behaviour.
• Outgoing, energetic and friendly personality who is able to manage stress well.
• Experience using hands-on training methods such as large group discussion, modelling (demonstrating) how to use tools, small group discussion, observation and providing feedback using a rubric.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
• Must have excellent paper and computer organization skills.
• Must be comfortable giving and receiving feedback in order to improve performance.
• Prior experience training large groups (60+ people) over several weeks is a plus.
• Supervisory/management experience is a plus.
• A Bachelor’s degree is required.

How to apply

Click here to apply online

Deadline: 31 January 2011

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