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Director of Learning Innovation

Published on 25.03.2023


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Position : Director of Learning Innovation

Academics Group

The objective of the Academics group is to drive student achievement. To do so, we must know -- what is happening minute-by-minute for the typical child. The student’s daily experience, and thus the path to achievement, emerges from their relationship with the teachers and the content that is delivered in the classroom. Our team is collaboratively organised around these levers. We develop rigorous content pitched at the right level for students to be delivered by a teacher who is prepared to succeed in the classroom. Our Instructional Design department builds the content; our production department ensures that content gets to the right place at the right time (digitally or in print); our Regional Academics team ensures that content is contextualized properly for each operating territory, without ever sacrificing any pedagogical value. Underpinning all of this is an empirical orientation toward pupil performance data, measured by regular assessments, which keeps us accountable to our ultimate goal: driving achievement. 

Learning Innovation

The Learning Innovation Department is responsible for driving improvement in instructional design and academics more broadly. The Learning Innovation team collects qualitative and quantitative data daily in order to guide the creation and development of learning materials. In addition, the Learning Innovation Department uses randomised A/B testing to test new and innovative approaches to instructional design using rigorous research methodology and study design.

About the Role

As a Learning Innovation Supervisor, you will be responsible for supporting and managing Learning Innovation Officers. You will guide the improvement of lessons and learning materials through the organisation and delivery of objective, weekly feedback on Officers’ lesson observations, which focus on lesson quality, teacher experience and pupil outcomes from the field. You will provide feedback on lesson observation reports to learning innovation officers, support them by responding to daily communications from the field, absorb requests and manage their work plans, maintain the creation and monitoring of their schedules, have individual weekly meetings and monitor data entry into trackers.  

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. Your objective is to support the achievement of learning outcomes through better lessons. Towards this end, you will guide and mentor Learning Innovation Officers to be courageous enough to provide challenging feedback and hold incredibly high standards for educational excellence. You will also visit schools to keep up with learning innovation processes and developments in lessons. .

What You Will Do

  • Absorb and communicate all requests for field-team support.
  • Manage a large portfolio of work plans and balance a competing array of priorities.
  • Support Learning Innovation Officers to improve their practice through sustained feedback and targeted support on lesson observation reports.
  • Maintain priority observation schedule for learning innovation officers through the academic year
  • Meet weekly with 8-10 Learning Innovation Officers and own daily email communication with learning innovation officers.
  • Observe lessons once a week to keep up with lesson observation trends and processes. 
  • Monitor the weekly completion of the lesson observation catalogue and other trackers.
  • Create weekly takeaways to Instructional Design and relevant stakeholders from qualitative data. 
  • Identify areas of improvement and write memos to strengthen and tighten field team processes.
  • Assist with professional development and evaluation of learning innovation officers.
  • Introduce screening interviews and ownership of resume/task reviews for new applicants
  • Data cleaning and analysis of data collected from the field.
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What You Should Have

  • Significant, relevant experience as a teacher or a field researcher in an educational setting.
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills with the ability to drive high performance and measurable output.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills with the ability to operate in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Experience in leading and delivering continuous improvement in k-12 education
  • Knowledge of current learning developments, applications and their impact on teaching and learning
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong plus is up-to-date knowledge of learning design and/or data analysis.

You’re also

  • 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. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
  • 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.
Job criteria for job ad : Director of Learning Innovation
Job category :
HR, training
Industries :
Education, training
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Abeokuta - Ogun - Abia - Abuja - Adamawa - Akwa Ibom - Anambra - Bauchi - Bayelsa - Benin City - Edo - Benue - Cross River - Ebonyi - Ekiti - Enugu - Gombe - Ibadan - Oyo - Imo - International - Jigawa - Kaduna - Kano - Katsina - Kebbi - Kogi - Kwara - Lagos - Maiduguri - Borno - Nasarawa - Niger - Ondo - Osun - Plateau - Port Harcourt - Rivers - Sokoto - Taraba - Warri - Delta - Yobe - Zamfara
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Key Skills :
HR training
Number of Position(s) : 1
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