Bridge International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of families living on less than 180 Ksh/day.
Bridge has 63 academies in Uganda educating 12,000 children. Bridge utilizes a research-proven, scripted-learning education methodology coupled with big data (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) to profitably deliver high quality education at less than 540 Ksh per child per month.
Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging countries. The company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms.
About the Position:
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. Our Ugandan academic team needs a dedicated individual with experience in primary education in Uganda to help adapt our current Kenyan curriculum for use in Uganda.
Imagine you’ve compiled a four months of fantastic science curriculum. We receive data that suggests we should cut 20% of our content across the board. You now need to figure out a way to make this happen for your science curriculum that’s efficient, consistent, and, most importantly, preserves the instructional quality of your work. If this puzzle excites you, read on.
What will this job involve?
- Combing through our current textbooks and lessons from a Ugandan perspective
- Writing new content for textbooks, scripting objective-driven lessons, and creating aligned and rigorous assessments. This could involve working on curriculum for English, math, science, social studies, and/ or religious education depending on your skills and experience
- Getting into the field once per week to test samples of our curriculum in our current Bridge academies
Besides the above, what would make you a good fit?
- A commitment to expanding educational quality and access in East Africa and a belief in the effectiveness of scripted curriculum
- 3 – 5 years’ experience working in primary education in Uganda
- Fluency in English (Luganda and other local language a plus)
- 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