Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) Job Recruitment – (3 Position)

EdoBEST – Edo State Government launched the Edo Basic Education Sector Transformation (EdoBEST) programme in 2018, to revolutionize basic education across the state. The programme is designed to deliver on the Governor’s core belief that ‘’once you get basic educiation right, everything else falls in place.’’ EdoBEST recognizes that a strong educational foundation will launch its children into a future of success and takes this responsibility seriously. The programme uses a holistic approach that centers on scientifically-based learning materials, a data-driven model and continuous capacity building.Through EdoBEST, teachers are equipped to leverage technology, motivate pupils and employ scientifically-based learning materials; teaching methods and classroomtechniques. EdoBEST head teachers are coached to support their teachers, connect with their communities and take full ownershipofall aspects of their schools. While education managers are trained to leverage technology and data-driven approaches to support school staff and effectively fulfill their roles. EdoBEST is on track to serve hundreds of thousands of children across all government primary and junior secondary schools in the state, improving their learning outcomes and their life opportunities. Critically the program is also investing in the professional development of government teachers, school leaders and education managers; providing capacity building for thousands of civil servants.Working hand in hand with the state government to entrench quality education and the structures that enable it is dynamic and urgent work. We need team members that are deeply passionate, thrive in ever-changing environments and enjoy digging into challenges. We are truly a team of trailblazers working to ensure that the children of Edo State have the opportunity to maximize their potential. We need those that are committed to this transformative programme, and inspired by its ambition, to join us! We are recruiting to fill the position below: 1. Regional Manager, Schools Management
Job Title: Regional Manager, Schools Management Location: Ekpoma, Edo Employment Type: Full-time
Schools Group
  • Schools is the heart of our work. The team is mandated to inspire teachers to teach with passion, pupils to learn with purpose, parents to believe in a better future for their children, and communities to become the change they want to see in the world.
  • To achieve this vision, the team ensures schools are smoothly run – the school team is motivated and inspired, delivering life changing lessons, creating an experience that makes parents stay with us, and also cultivating interest and excitement in our work in communities where we serve.
  • Schools is responsible for ensuring all of the work created by our expert teams, including Instructional Design, Leadership & Development, Technology, Communications, Creative and Insight, are used in each school, and each school is managed to achieve its goal of ensuring every child enjoys a learning environment that develops her core skills, knowledge and confidence. The performance of the entire organization is led by the Schools Group, which is responsible for day-to-day management of each school.
  • Schools works to strengthen school enrollment and student retention, ensuring every school is regarded as the strongest school in its neighborhood and delivers on improved learning outcomes for children and earns the trust of the parents.
  • We engage with school leaders and teachers every day, ensuring ongoing professional development, performance management, and intensive coaching.
  • We are always seeking effective ways of ensuring every school is supported with data-driven practices.
  • We measure our success through both the financial sustainability of the school and the learning outcomes of the children in the classroom. We are performance driven.
Schools Leadership
  • Schools is the heart of our work. The team is mandated to inspire teachers to teach with passion, pupils to learn with purpose, parents to believe in a better future for their children, and communities to become the change they want to see in the world.
  • To achieve this vision, the team ensures schools are smoothly run – the school team is motivated and inspired, delivering life changing lessons, creating an experience that makes parents stay with us, and also cultivating interest and excitement in our work in communities where we serve.
  • Schools is responsible for ensuring all of the work created by our expert teams, including Instructional Design, Leadership & Development, Technology, Communications, Creative and Insight, are used in each school, and each school is managed to achieve its goal of ensuring every child enjoys a learning environment that develops her core skills, knowledge and confidence. The performance of the entire organization is led by the Schools Group, which is responsible for day-to-day management of each school.
  • Schools works to strengthen school enrollment and student retention, ensuring every school is regarded as the strongest school in its neighborhood and delivers on improved learning outcomes for children and earns the trust of the parents.
  • We engage with school leaders and teachers every day, ensuring ongoing professional development, performance management, and intensive coaching.
  • We are always seeking effective ways of ensuring every school is supported with data-driven practices. We measure our success through both the financial sustainability of the school and the learning outcomes of the children in the classroom. We are performance driven.
About the Role
  • EdoBEST ensures efficient management of its schools through a school’s organizational structure that divides schools into regions and territories and assigns management oversight of each region to one Schools Supervisor. A Schools Supervisor is responsible for the management of a group of schools and Schools Supervisors report to a Regional Manager who in turn is responsible for the success of that school region or territory. The schools are situated in various communities across the state in Nigeria to which you are assigned.
What You Will Do
  • Work closely with a large group of Schools Supervisors in your territory to ensure that they are operating at the highest levels.
  • Work closely with the Training Manager to ensure feedback from the field is translated to effective training content, systems and processes which further empower Teachers and Headmasters to lead successful schools.
  • Empower Schools Supervisors tofocus intensely on instructional leadership, including each teacher completing the scheduled lessons each day; on positive classroom and school management without corporal punishment; and school strength through retention, which is a sign of parents’ belief in the positive contribution of the school.
  • Provide management oversight to Schools Supervisors in your region or territory and ensure operating performance and instructional learning targets are met.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to Schools Supervisors in your region to help develop their management skills and support achievement of their academy goals.
  • Regional Managers completely own (and therefore, are accountable for) the performance metrics of all of the schools in their territory, as measured by operational and instructional benchmarks.
  • This role requires a constant presence at the schools and close interaction with each School Head or School Administrator to ensure that there is continuous bi-directional communication and coaching.
  • In addition to interactions with schools, the Regional Manager is expected to build close relationships with the local and state level government officials, the traditional and local community leaders, and Parents of the children in the school to promote the importance of education, garner support for the school and education ministry’s activities as it relates to their children and to keep a constant monitor on their feedback.
  • Must be ready to travel on a daily basis to schools in your region. The schools are situated in various communities across the state in Nigeria to which you are assigned.
What You Should Have
  • High level of energy and enthusiasm so as to be effective in a fast paced environment with multiple demands.
  • This role would suit someone who has extensive experience doing community based work, field management expertise and strong people management and program management skills.
  • An Education Degree is a must, with at least 5 years of professional work experience.
  • Prior team leadership experience using a hands-on role model approach to management and the ability to coach and motivate others to achieve results.
  • Proven ability to drive results.
  • Passion for providing outstanding customer service.
  • Excellent practical problem solving skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively.
  • Previous experience building relationships with government and community officials.
  • A passion for what we do is essential and experience in low cost education environments or in the public schooling environment is an advantage.
  • Must be dynamic, articulate, organized with an attention to detail.
  • Must have demonstrated capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high pressure environment.
  • Must be passionate about following processes and procedures and be extremely data-driven.
  • Must be passionate about education and schooling in general.
  • Must be comfortable working in low income communities.
  • Must have respect and sensitivity towards cultural, gender, ethnicity and religious diversity.
  • Must have maturity and confidence in dealing with high ranking official of government institutions, international institutions and non- government institutions.
  • Willingness to have tough conversations when circumstances require it and to take a “no nonsense” approach to driving business results.
You’re Also:
  • A Detailed Doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Youcan multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A Creative Problem Solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constantchallenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials athand.
  • A Relentless Advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A Malleable Learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provideit freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker– When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it andmake decisions with clear justifications.
  • A Curious Investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it couldbe different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.
Application Closing Date 5th August, 2021.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online 2. Officer, Policy & Partnerships
Job Title: Officer, Policy & Partnerships Location: Benin-City, Edo Employment Type: Full-time
Policy and Partnerships
  • The Policy & Partnerships team (P&P) engages with visionary political and Government leadership to help shape policy, strengthen delivery and impact complex education systems through comprehensive technical support. We work to ensure policies support children’s access, opportunity and advancement, and that there is an enabling environment for governments to work with technical assistance partners to enact large-scale system transformation.
  • We ensure close collaboration, communication, and engagement with our government partners whom we serve in existing programs and the rest of the delivery teams to ensure we deliver on the promise of our program, and that the government sees solutions coming to the fore, and is participating in the work and recognizes the impact taking place. In support of the government program, may also engage with other dynamic influencers (NGOs, think-tanks, academicians, and bi- and multilateral agencies) to unlock additional support for our government programming and children in underserved communities.
  • It is our responsibility to ensure that the program we deliver is understood by our government partner and to negotiate any changes or updates or new needs in the program as it evolves, and to seek its expansion and renewal, based on successful track-record and measured improved learning and positive impact.
About the Role
  • As the Officer, Policy & Partnerships, you will help the programme to handle a wide range of operational and administrative tasks. You are a highly resourceful team player, who is comfortable working in a complex environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient.
  • You possess a high degree of self-confidence and executive presence, exercise discretion and diplomacy in all stakeholder interactions, have the ability to proactively anticipate and manage challenges, be a self-starter with strong abilities to manage multiple responsibilities.
  • You will need to remain flexible to changes in schedule and work hours (including flexibility to work unconventional hours, as may occasionally be required). You have strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills. You will report to the Director, P&P, supporting work across the department.
What You Will Do
  • Support Policy & Partnerships team – Support with administrative and cross-functional activities include project management and coordination, facilitating service requests with NewGlobe teams and vendors, calendar and mailbox management, travel and transport arrangements, time and expense management, meeting coordination, stakeholder liaising, and providing back-up support for other members of the team both internal and externally including legislators, Members of Parliament, Local Government Officials, Ministry officials, etc.
  • Stakeholder mapping and engagement – Manage broader strategic stakeholder management with NGO/donor/think tank/academic and other important ‘influencers’. Both in the hopes of obtaining material support for our communities and also managing our broader relations/standing with this important community;
  • Support strategy drive – Expected strategic activities include conducting research, liaising and working with teams across the Policy and Partnerships team to produce quality deliverables, acting as rapporteur and co-ordinator for high-level /important meetings especially those involving diverse external stakeholders/parties and assisting to build and maintain key relationships that are a priority for EdoBEST Program.
  • Support the P&P management to establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for government and stakeholder relations; monitor and evaluate program effectiveness; and effect changes required for improvement.
What You Should Have
  • Professional working experience in a similar area (minimum 3 years).
  • Experience at fast-paced organizations (additional experience in/with public institutions would be an advantage).
  • A degree from an accredited College or University.
  • Excellent verbal and superior writing and report presentation skills.
  • Strong proficiency with Calendars, Document management, Spreadsheets and Analyses.
  • Understands the complexities of working with people in multiple locations (both in-person and virtually).
  • Can plan and conduct complex and sensitive administrative and operational duties.
  • Experience working in or with government agencies is preferred.
You’re Also:
  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A creative problem-solver– Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, we work in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.
Application Closing Date 19th July, 2021.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online 3. Officer, Communications
Job Title: Officer, Communications Location: Benin-City, Edo Employment Type: Full-time
Group
  • The Strategy Group is responsible for our overall direction in education service, designing our verbal and visual brand, communicating our work internally and externally, providing insight into the ecosystems within which we work, measuring the impact of our programs, engaging our government partners in programming, ensuring regulatory compliance, and expanding the reach of our services into new geographies. Creative, Communications, Insights, Measurement & Evaluation, Quality Assurance, Policy & Partnerships, and New Opportunities are all departments within the Strategy Group. Collaboration between and coordination of each of these department’s functions is critical to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops her full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country.
Department
  • The Communications team is housed with the Strategy group. It collaborates across departments and programmes to create and execute compelling strategies; locally and globally.
  • Communications has a wide portfolio of responsibilities including external and internal relations, advocacy, strategy, digital, reputation management and media relations. We are focussed on ensuring that the exceptional achievements being made across a wide portfolio of programming are effectively and impactfully communicated.
  • We lead, develop and support strategies in multiple programmes and continents simultaneously; shaping and influencing the external environments in which we work. We pride ourselves in being able to respond quickly and effectively at all times.
About the Role
  • We are looking for a proactive team player to support EdoBEST through external and internal communications. You will support the objectives of the program and our government partners in the creation and delivery of proactive narrative, ensuring its broad based delivery to stakeholders via multiple platforms. You will be telling the EdoBEST story across all channels, creating content, and strengthening our interactions.
  • Our ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of all mass communications channels and the ability to design impactful content that optimises news and social media. The candidate should be capable of running digital media and handling websites. They will be an extremely effective written communicator, a planner, and creative. They should possess a keen sense of ownership and quick execution.
What You will Do
  • Build and maintain active relationships with mediapartners (i.e. education desk correspondents and editors, bloggers etc.)
  • Monitor and report media trends and activities ofEdoBEST,key stakeholder and key issues coverage in the media.
  • Develop multimedia content and collateral generated from across ourEdoBESTschools that tell the powerful story of whatEdoBESTdoes and importantly how it does what it does.
  • Support management and updating of the website regularly by creating rich and engaging content.
  • Support, maintain and upload digital communications to social media platforms sharing relevant content, photographs and videos on a regular basis.
  • Develop a content calendar for all electronic delivery channels including websites (internal and external), social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.);
  • Support and build our events and public speaking platform within Beni and across Nigeria.
  • Support the team in delivering the agreed departmental strategy, plans and standards.
  • Carry out research to drive communications andengagementinitiativesand plans using a range of sources, including the Internet, Intranet, publications and other external contacts, including government bodies, and other organisations.in order to obtain relevant information that can contribute to communications strategies.
  • Work within short term and long-term communications plans as conveyed by the Director of Communications
  • Carry out stakeholder mapping and stakeholder lists management
  • Draft and produce written correspondence such as press releases, quotes, operational notes, letters, reports and other documents as required, using word processing, databases and spreadsheets to required standards.
  • Undertake specific other communications projects and activities as necessary.
What You Should Have
  • Minimum of first degree in Communications or related field.
  • 3 years experience in a core communications role (in house or agency)
  • An awareness of the media and political landscape both locally and nationally.
  • Familiarity and experience of using digital editing tools such as Premier Pro, Adobe and WordPress.
  • Understanding of state and local government public office structures.
  • Ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships within a productive working context.
  • Proven ability to produce compelling material and stories for external audiences.
  • Proven ability to collate, produce and edit multimedia content.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills to deal effectively, efficiently and appropriately with internal and external stakeholders including the media.
  • Ability to successfully influence and negotiate with individuals and achieve objectives through excellent relationships.
  • Experience of collecting data from various sources, and ability to analyse and present findings clearly for internal and external communications including for press releases.
  • Proven ability to prioritise and organise own workload effectively and efficiently and meet deadlines.
  • Well-developed ability to work well with others as part of a team, providing support as required, and build and maintain effective working relationships.
You’re Also:
  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A creative problem-solver – Educational transformation programmes come with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, EdoBEST works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
  • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker-When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.
Application Closing Date 19th July, 2021.
How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply online

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