Kenya Job: Bridge International Academies, Business Analyst

Kenya Job: Bridge International Academies, Business Analyst

Posted: Jan 10, 2017

Employment as Business Analyst

This is an excellent opportunity for a Business Analyst to join the worlds largest education innovation company. As a degree/MBA qualified professional, you will play a pivotal role shadowing the Managing Director of Kenya.

Who We Are

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. Bridge expects to continue rapid expansion in East Africa, Nigeria and India to follow in 2016.

The Bridge Offer

Roughly 2.7 billion people live on less than $2/day. In their communities, there is a huge gap between the education offered and the needs of the population. Too often the schools available to them fail. The quality offered is poor, teachers are unresponsive and occasionally abusive, and fees are expensive. Even “free” government schools can cost anywhere between $2 and $12 per month after all of the additional fees (some sanctioned, some not) are added up. 55% of families end up choosing private schools instead, but then fear for the stability and sustainability of their choice as many schools close after only a few years of service. Both the government schools and the private schools tend to lack well-conceived curriculum, student achievement data, and the capacity to react to that data.

Families are actively searching for a better academic alternative.
Enter Bridge International Academies. As of January 2015, Bridge operates more than 400 academies, serving roughly 120,000 pupils in Kenya and Uganda.

Bridge utilizes a scripted-learning education methodology coupled with ‘big data’ (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) that allows us to make curriculum a little better every day.

With plans to enroll ten million students ten years from now, Bridge International Academies offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting, ambitious, and socially conscious companies, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.

About The Role

Business analysts are typically required to assess and validate their activities and to determine if a solution has fulfilled the requirements. They may use sophisticated methods, metrics and tools to achieve the business benefits and corporate goals.

What You Will Do

  • Work very closely with the Managing Director Kenya in a job shadow capacity to gain knowledge and advice on how to run a business
  • Must be adept at translating business requirements to technical requirements. This includes using powerful analysis and modelling tools to match strategic business objectives with practical technical solutions.
  • Determines a project’s requirements by extracting them from business or government policies, as well as from current and future users, through interaction and research.
  • Engages the innovations space to develop ‘disruptive’ projects which stimulate evolution of the market and address their needs.
  • Monthly monitoring and review of departmental spending vs. budget to ensure optimal spending and ensure funds are directed towards projects that generate highest return on investment (ROI).
  • Delivers the business planning processes (forecasts, budgets, long range plans) including analysis of variances with relevant commentary to support management decision making.
  • Prepares periodic business performance and market analysis, business trends and providing insight with a view to increase operational efficiency.

What You Should Have

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university preferably in Business Administration with a 3.5 and above GPA score
  • Minimum of 1 year post-undergraduate, full-time work experience
  • Written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills
  • Understanding of systems engineering concepts
  • The ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
  • Business case development
  • Modeling techniques and methods
  • Leadership skills
  • High energy and enthusiasm level; willingness to do whatever necessary to get the job done

Apply here: https://goo.gl/VHXJFI

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