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  • Learning Initiatives Associate at Nova Pioneer

  • Posted on: 16 May, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Imagine a world in which every young person across Africa attends a school that truly sets them up for success in the 21st century. A school that cares about individual students and allows them to explore the world around them. A school that focuses more on developing skills than on memorizing content. At Nova Pioneer, we have done more than just imagine this future, we are bringing it to life. Nova Pioneer is a pan-African, independent network of schools offering high quality, accessible education from pre-primary through secondary school. Nova Pioneer uses a unique, enquiry-based learning approach that encourages students to ask "why" instead of telling them the "what". It allows them to form their own thinking through exploration, investigation and collaboration. Nova Pioneer currently has 10 schools in South Africa and Kenya with a vision to launch 100 schools and reach tens of thousands of students across the African continent in the next decade. To learn more visit www.novapioneer.com.

    Learning Initiatives Associate


    Job description

    Learning Initiatives Associate

    Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Learning Initiatives Associate who will play a critical role in launching our students on a journey toward a fulfilling career and life of impact by providing administrative support and coordinating career exploration programs. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

    About The Role

    The Learning Initiatives Associate is responsible for providing administrative support, coordinating career exploration programs and assisting/directing the planning, development, and implementation of duties and projects related to Post-School Success.

    Key Responsibilities For The Role Include

    • Scheduling/hosting university, guest speaker or prospective employer visits
    • Planning the logistics for student/parent events on campus or off campus, e.g. career/university fairs
    • Preparing, printing and distributing materials to students for exam preparations, etc.
    • Sourcing for internship placement opportunities
    • Sourcing and researching on job placement opportunities for Form 4 students
    • Sourcing job shadowing opportunities for Form 2-4 students
    • Sourcing, selecting and training mentors for students and alumni
    • Creating and managing a database plus an evaluation and monitoring system for mentor/shadowing/internship programs (to ensure student and mentor/employer satisfaction)

    About You

    Skills and Qualifications required:

    • Bachelor's degree in any related fields
    • A minimum of two (2) years of work experience, preferably in community or youth development, project management, marketing and/or operations
    • Superior problem solving and planning skills
    • Previous experience working with youth and/or in a school environment
    • Strong communicator; able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication
    • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
    • Highly developed organizational and presentation skills
    • A high degree of computer literacy
    • Superior interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to form professional relationships at all levels in the organization and with external stakeholder

    Method of Application

    To apply, please complete the form on the right-hand side of this page. We cannot process applications that are emailed to us.

    Please note: Where a copy of your resume is required, copying and pasting from a formatted document e.g. Microsoft Word may not result in the formatting transferring correctly to the final resume. You are encouraged to attach your resume in PDF format to protect formatting.

    The Process Is As Follows

    There are a series of stages in the Nova Pioneer interview process and candidates will be moved forward in the process depending on their success in the previous stage.

    Phone interview: a short conversation to understand your skills and experience a little better.

    Practical demonstration of what you can do: you will complete a written task or a demonstration related to the role you are applying for. Teachers participate in a half-day selection day at one of our campuses as well as deliver a lesson to a class.

    In-person interviews: at this point, you will visit one of our schools to meet the team and participate in a series of in-person interviews.

    Final interview: you'll have a final conversation with the hiring manager before decisions are made.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Nova Pioneer career website on novaacademies.applytojob.com to apply

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