• Corporate Affairs Director Job at Bridge International

  • Posted on: 3 February, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Bridge International Academies is the world’s largest education innovation company serving the 700 million families who live on less than $2 USD per day. We strive to provide the highest quality education product to the more than 100,000 students who attend Bridge’s more than 400 nursery and primary schools across emerging markets in Africa and (soon to open) in Asia The first Bridge International Academy opened in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi, Kenya in 2009. Today there are hundreds and Bridge continues to expand across Africa and Asia. With a mission of Knowledge for all, Bridge plans to educate 10,000,000 children across a dozen countries by 2025.

    Corporate Affairs Director


    About the Role

    You will be responsible for driving Bridge’s strategy for public private partnerships, with the private sector you will responsible for driving conversations around Bridge’s engagement with CSR and with the Civil Society, you will ensure that Bridge builds relationships and is well entrenched in discourses around Education and human development. Ideal candidate will have a strong ability to multi-task and take ownership of all aspects of such activities. You’re an extremely effective communicator, both written and verbal, and are energized by interacting with people, building relationships, and networking. These things come naturally to you and are what you crave in your working life. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must.

    What You Will Do

    • Manages broader strategic stakeholder management with NGO/donor/think tank/academic and other important 'influencers'. Both in the hopes of unlocking donor wallets and also managing our broader relations/standing with this important community;
    • Responsible for all strategic communications, internal and external;
    • Work with local, regional and national officials and groups with respect to the Bridge International Academies’ registration, strategic efforts, and related activities;
    • Work with key stakeholders on consultative efforts to drive reforms in delivery of education to underserved communities;
    • Identify opportunities and work with partners in the private sector to drive efficient service delivery with government schools;
    • Identify CSR partners in the private sector to strengthen Bridge International Academies’ market presence and delivery;
    • Identify the larger contours of PPP and CSR relationships and also be responsible for structuring PPP and CSR contracts;
    • Plan, develop, administer and evaluate programs, activities and daily operations related to the governmental affairs support function;
    • Coordinate complex interactions with legislators, legislative staff, other local and state officials, federal agency staff and other government officials/staff;
    • Establish and implement short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the government relations support function; monitor and evaluates program effectiveness; effects changes required for improvement;
    • Lead proactive and reactive media relations, social media, web-based communications, and crisis communications; and
    • Work very closely with the global Corporate Affairs team, including liaising with many inbound donor and civil society stakeholders.

    What You Should Have

    • Master’s degree with superior academic performance;
    • Over 10 years’ experience handling public and media relations;
    • Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal government organization and legislative processes in primary education;
    • Rolodex of contacts within the ministry of education or equivalent local and state regulatory bodies;
    • Knowledge of local, state and federal government issues related to the provision of primary education;
    • Demonstrated ability to work with Kenyan media, including local, national and regional media across print, broadcast and online;
    • Crisis communications skills;
    • Experience acting as an on-the-record spokesperson;
    • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven consulting or educational organization;
    • Demonstrated ability to work with Kenyan media, including local, national and regional media across print, broadcast and online;
    • Relationships with editors and reporters in Kenyan and Ugandan media;
    • Ability to draft press releases, statements, opinion pieces and press materials;
    • Traditional and social media monitoring and crisis communications skills;
    • Experience acting as an on-the-record spokesperson; and
    • Experience working for a political, non-profit, or other social campaigns that concern an idea or a movement rather than a product

    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 networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates. You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. 
    • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. Every dollar we spend is a dollar taken away from our schools, our families. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.  
    • A life-long 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Bridge International career website on www.bridgeinternationalacademies.com to apply

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