Who We Are
Bridge believes every child has the right to high quality education and works in partnership with governments, communities, parents and teachers to deliver education to over 100,000 children in underserved communities across Africa and Asia.
Bridge leverages in-depth teacher training and support, advanced lesson plans and wireless technology to provide pupils with a meaningful and life-changing education.
Globally, there is an education crisis. Around 263 million children and young people are not in school and the number of primary school aged children not in school is increasing. Bridge is committed to helping tackle this through a data driven, evidence based approach that delivers strong schools and a great education for all.
The Bridge Approach
Education is in crisis in many countries around the world. It is estimated that 264 million children and young people are out of school, and 330 million children are in school but not learning. In addition, an extra 69 million teachers are needed to achieve the 2030 UN education goals.
Many education systems are plagued with inadequate materials and poor management systems, all leading to chronic teacher absenteeism and a lack of learning. Education reform is challenging but it is urgently required if we are to prevent another generation of children missing out. So, we work in partnership with governments, NGOs and non-state actors to address the huge education imbalance between what is available and what is needed right now — we work to bridge the gap.
We believe parents have the right to choose a school for their children and we enable families to enjoy seeing their children learn, improve and flourish at Bridge schools. We locate our schools in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the world. Families in our communities can be earning just $1.90 per person a day; a level the World Bank notes is at extreme poverty. By putting learning at the centre of all we do, Bridge has become an extremely popular choice for underserved families and low-income communities.
With plans to enrol ten million students ten years from now, Bridge offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting and ambitious social enterprises, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies.
What you will do:
As the Operator warehouse (Instructional Materials), you will be responsible for stock management, entries and exits as well as stock levels
- Order picking and refill as per the kitting list/requisitions and escalating any emerging issues to supervisor(s)
- To load and unload Lorries including working the logistics to ensure seamless performance of the chain.
- Assist the supervisor in reconciling of stock variances
- Giving continuous information of stock levels in the W/House
- Ensure segregation of materials; good stock from obsolete and any dead stock.
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
- Developing and Building Teams - Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
- Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others - Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
- Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others - Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
- Provide Consultation and Advice to Others - Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, syste-ms-, or process-related topics.
- Participate in cycle counting and stock taking and proper recording of stock figures including updating stock sheets/cards
- Support warehouse attain > 98% stock accuracy.
- Clear understanding and implementation of 6S principles
- Ensure that the warehouse is properly organized at all-time including proper labeling of the materials
- Endeavour for <1% customer complaint by ensuring that right items and the right quantities are assembles/kitted.
- Ensure receipt and arranging of received materials within the same day at their respective locations
- Help the receiving team in inspection and acceptance of any material.
- Ensure that all operations are done in reference to the SOP’s
- Ensure proper handling of retrievals and returns from schools and sites up to and including their segregation safe storage and in giving any subsequent report..
Min Required Experience: 2 year(s)
Min Qualification: Bachelor's Degree/HND
Desired Courses: Not Specified
What You Should Have:
- Ability to respond quickly to work dynamics which include method of work, working hours/days etc.
- Good listening skills
- Ability to maintain a clear focus on the activities given and delivering within acceptable time
- Ability to work well in a team
- Ability to read and write
- Ability to quickly learn and make suggestions
- Minimum of 2-3 years as a warehouse attendant in a busy warehouse
- Certificate in courses related to Logistics/Supply Chain is a key requirement preferred
You Are Also:
- Proactive – You don’t always need supervision and you are a self-starter. Your personal drive to succeed and deliver keeps you working when you may not have a supervisor with you.
- 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 around $7 a month per pupil. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand.
- 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 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.