Associate, Real Estate Career Jobs – Bridge International Academies

Job Title:        Associate, Real Estate
Organization: Bridge International Academies
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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, and will be
launching operations in Nigeria in September 2015, with India to follow in
2016.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Visit the property and talk with people
    familiar with it. Obtain all relevant land information to determine an accurate
    value for specified plots in accordance with Bridge land acquisition
    standards.
  • Prepare a detailed report that includes a
    legal and physical description of the property, photographs, plans and
    explanation of the negotiated price.
  • Search public records for any additional
    information that may assist in making an appraisal, including records of
    previous sales, leases, assessments and other transactions.
  • Conduct negotiations for the purchase, sale
    and lease of land and property.
  • Attend various registries to obtain searches,
    green cards, maps, mutations and other relevant documentation to verify
    ownership.
  • Provide analysis on a timely basis as
    scheduled by Bridge International in order to facilitate the flow of
    adequate land acquisitions as required by our business plan
  • The incumbent will need to have the
    competency of managing a sales team, coaching, mentoring and driving them
    to ensure the successful achievement of land acquisition budgets on a
    weekly, monthly and annual basis.
  • Since the real estate sales team will be one
    of the first groups introducing a community to Bridge, the Real Estate
    Associate will be responsible for ensuring that the company’s reputation
    amongst the community is enhanced and not hurt by the interactions of the
    team with potential vendors, etc.
  • In charge of analyzing market conditions to
    insure we are staying current with market trends
  • Compiling data for financial reports
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Bridge
    International Academies Associate Real Estate vacancy should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in business, economics or other Social Science or related
    discipline
  • At least three years of relevant property
    acquisition and management experience
  • Highly knowledgeable of informal settlements
    and how land transactions proceed in these areas
  • Conversant with processes at the various
    lands registries
  • Familiar with various types of conveyance
    documents
  • Experience in dealing with sensitive issues
    regarding land
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Good negotation skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with Excel and/or Access is an
    added advantage
  • Familiarity with surveying is an added
    advantage
  • Skilled in maintaining records, reports and
    files
  • Fluency in Luganda is an added advantage
Personal Competencies:
  • 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.  On top of that, Bridge works in
    volatile, low-resource communities and runs on fees averaging just $6 a
    month per pupil.  You need to be
    flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and
    affordably with the materials at hand. 
    Every dollar you spend is a dollar our customers, who live on less
    than $2 a day, will have to pay for.
  • A customer advocate – Our customers – these families
    living on less than $2 a day per person – 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 customer benefit, experience, and value.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All
suitably qualified candidates who wish to apply for this vacancy are encouraged
to send their updated CVs and cover letters online at the web link below.
Deadline: 15th February, 2016

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