Fresher Officer, Learning Innovation Job Opportunities – Bridge International

Organisation: Bridge
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Bridge partners with
governments, donors, and parents to ensure that every child has access to an
education that develops her full potential and creates the foundation for
prosperity for the country. We are dedicated to supporting teachers, empowering
school leaders, and ensuring every child has the learning support needed to
master the national syllabus and have the confidence to succeed in a
competitive world. Each of our project or country teams are supported through
expertise and programming from additional offices around the world, combining
world-leading expertise in core design areas with locally resident leadership
and execution. We leverage experts, data, and technology in order to support
and scale every aspect of quality education delivery. Bridge managed and
supported schools are technology enabled and data driven to ensure
accountability in the classroom for both teachers’ performance and children’s
Job Summary:  As a Learning Innovation Officer in the
academics group you will be responsible for guiding the improvement of lessons
and learning materials by providing objective, daily feedback on teacher
experience and pupil outcomes. As a Learning Innovation Officer, you are the
“eyes and ears” of the Academic Team – a mix of experts at headquarters
creating teacher training, books, and lessons.  
In addition, the role supports the design, execution, and evaluation of
Learning Lab initiatives. You will be in schools each day observing lessons,
collecting data, interviewing school staff, and providing ongoing feedback to
the Instructional Design team. Our lessons and pupil achievement depend heavily
on ongoing feedback from you. The Learning Innovation Department is
hyper-focused on ensuring that lessons are driven by clear objectives, that
teachers are fully supported, and that pupils are prepared for academic
success. Being a part of this team means believing that our pupils’ performance
can always be improved through better- lessons. It also means being courageous
enough to provide challenging feedback and holding all stakeholders accountable
for educational excellence.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Play a central role in what pupils learn
    on a daily basis through a dynamic feedback loop with Instructional Design
  • Communicate and guide Instructional
    Design Associates on how to improve lessons.
  • Assess learning materials and how they
    are being integrated into the classroom.
  • Test and evaluate new, effective ways to
    improve instructional practices and integrate technology.
  • Fill in a specific observation form for
    each lesson and test new lesson designs.
  • Interview teachers and academy managers
    and assess the availability of resources in a school.
  • Organize field notes, analyze photos and
    assessment data to inform improvements in pupil learning.
  • Contribute to academic planning with
    Learning and Development Manager and Academic Director.
  • Visit 1 school per day and observe no
    less than 5 full lessons per day.
  • After observation of the lessons, you
    will give the lessons ratings, using Bridge’s particular approach to
    feedback. You will also write out a detailed description of what happened
    during the lessons. That feedback will help the team to learn about
    strengths and weaknesses of the lessons themselves, so they can make
  • This role will entail observing a new
    procedure or little things that may be unique to a single academy – just
    to gauge if the new way is better than the existing way. For example,
    perhaps one school leader has organized a well-attended revision session
    that happens early each morning, and parents really like it.
  • You will also gather both quantitative
    and qualitative feedback that will help drive Academic team decisions and
    help us improve the academic program at Bridge, a little at a time. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • You should have a keen eye for observing
    others.  But that’s not enough. The
    very act of visiting schools and noticing ‘What works and what fails’ must
    be intellectually interesting to you – a daily puzzle you want to solve
    each day.
  • Experience developing learning materials
    and working in the education or community organization sector.
  • You also must be an effective writer,
    able to communicate what you see and hear.
  • You must be an effective interviewer –
    able to get teachers, parents, pupils, and academy leaders to speak
    honestly to you. Sometimes they will be nervous that if they share
    problems with you, it could cause trouble, so you need to be reassuring.
  • Fluent in English with proven ability to
    articulate your viewpoint clearly.
  • Bias towards action and relentless focus
    on achievement for yourself and others
  • Flexible and you love to work in a
    dynamic and fast changing environment.
  • 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, 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 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 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.
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