Facilities Manager at Bridge International Academies

Job Title: Facilities ManagerAcademy Operations | Lagos NigeriaWho We AreBridge 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 ApproachEducation 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 enroll 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. The Operations Team designs, implements, and manages academy-level operations and support. We are the nerve center of the company.Certain aspects of what we do originate in other departments or teams – from Development, Marketing, Recruitment and Training, Finance or Human Resources – but end with Operations.  No matter how well other departments may complete their individual functions, it is up to Operations to be the interface that brings all academy-level support functions together. About the RoleThe role of Facilities Managers is a vital supporting function of the Operations Program - Facilities and Supplies. The Facilities Manager coordinates building repairs and maintenance needs across all the academies. Execute strategies and processes to ensure that renovations and repairs works are completed promptly and cost efficiently acrossmultiple academies, in most cases, simultaneously. The overriding goal being to ensure state of our academy building structures are always maintained and conducive for learning (safe and secure). What You Will DoThe deliverables the Facilities Manager is tasked with include:New Academies Takeover – The Development team completes all new academy buildings, and hands over the completed academy to Operations for management & maintenance. The Facilities management team ensures that new academies are fit for use at handover, ensuring that standards are met.Maintenance feedback to the Development team – The Manager will provide vital feedback/lessons learnt form routine maintenance to the Development team, which would support new development project standards.Routine Maintenance of the academies – We need to continually ensure our academies are in good condition and account for both minor and major repairs. The Manager must identify common challenges & problems, and provide efficient and cost-effective solutions, execute strategies promptly.Manage & Deploy Vendors – The Manager will be required to manage a database of vendors and service providers across regions/clusters, to ensure vendors are available for deployment on demand.

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