Associate, Customer Insights

Strategy Leadership Nigeria, Yaba


Description

 

Associate, Customer Insight

Who We Are

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 learning.

The Bridge model delivers significant learning outcomes at large scale by combining technology and customized learning materials. At Bridge, we believe innovation and technology can transform learning. Our model – which uses technology to deliver thoroughly researched and carefully designed daily lesson guides to teachers in our academies – is proven to increase learning outcomes for children. We are a solutions-driven, implementation-focused organization, using design principles to work in varied and often highly constrained contexts to ensure learning outcomes and positive development for children. Working in regional and national scales is important to us, as empowering entire generations of children with core knowledge, skills, and confidence is what builds the foundation for a peaceful and prosperous future for us all.

Our mission is to provide our pupils with a life-changing education and we believe that every child should have a right to world-class education regardless of her family’s income. Core to our approach is the conviction that every child can learn, as long as the school she attends is committed to her development and puts her needs to learn at the forefront of all decisions. We have seen teachers and children transform and excel in both government and private schools that we support and manage.

We invite you to join this incredible endeavor that is having world-changing impact across multiple continents. You will join a team of dedicated change-makers committed to ensuring that each decision we make keeps a child’s experience of learning as its guiding principle.

 

Nigeria

The education crisis is one that requires urgent, collective, and concrete action to surmount.  While Nigeria is said to have the largest number of out of school children in the world, the education crisis is not just about out of school children, but also about children who are in school and not learning. In Sub Saharan Africa, statistics say that 88% or almost 9 out of 10 children and adolescents will not be able to read proficiently by the time they are of age to complete primary and lower secondary Education. With Nigeria being the most populous country in Sub Saharan Africa, this crisis impacts us most.
Bridge started operations in Nigeria in 2015, opening its affordable private nursery and primary schools targeted at providing life changing education for families living in low-income areas of Lagos State in parts of Ikorodu, Alimosho, Badagry, Ojo, Epe, and other local government areas.  In 2017, Bridge further expanded its reach to the most marginalized and vulnerable communities by partnering with the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and the State of Borno to set up a public school serving out-of-school children and children from internally displaced communities. In 2018, Bridge became technical partners to the Edo State government in its implementation of the Edo State Basic Education Sector Transformation program to reform its public primary and nursery school system.
Today, Bridge works with both communities and governments to ensure hundreds of thousands of children have access to either a well-run, high achieving affordable private or free public school so that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 of Quality Education becomes a reality for the millions of children in Nigeria quickly.  You will join a group of Nigerians taking concrete action to help address the education crisis in Nigeria and ensure a better future for the children of Nigeria.

Strategy Group

The Strategy Group at Bridge is responsible for our overall direction in education service, designing our verbal and visual brand, communicating our work internally and externally, providing insight into the ecosystems within which we work, measuring the impact of our programs, engaging our government partners in programming, ensuring regulatory compliance, and expanding the reach of our services into new geographies. Creative, Communications, Insights, Policy & Partnerships, and New Opportunities are all departments within the Strategy Group. Collaboration between and coordination of each of these department’s functions is critical to ensure that every child has access to an education that develops her full potential and creates the foundation for prosperity for the country.

 

Insights

The Insights department at Bridge is housed within the Strategy group and collaborates across departments to tackle myriad business problems. What makes us special is our dedication to the human voice. In every problem we work on, we work tirelessly to make sense of the messiness of human behavior, motivations, and aspirations; transforming the random and misunderstood into meaningful insights that can unlock new ways of perceiving, doing, and growing. Our research translates into actionable insights and strategies that help drive confident business decision-making on topics such as how to engage with key stakeholders in the communities where we work, how to improve customer acquisition and loyalty, how to shape a customer-centric value proposition, to name a few.

While we work on a variety of projects, both big and small, our work is anchored in 3 areas: gathering and analyzing core customer feedback via our Pulse system; running specialized research projects that dive deeply into big, puzzling issues in order to craft new insights; working with internal partners to support the design and testing of interventions, many of which are grounded in behavioral theory. Because of the importance we place on the human voice, our methodological approach tends to be more qualitative in nature however we often employ quantitative methods as well in order to analyze large datasets and run regressions to determine the impact of different variables.

 

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced research professional to serve as the Customer Insights & Strategy Research Associate. You will report to the Manager and help with the day-to-day research affairs of the team, which include but is not limited to: ensuring that all data collection, data syncing and report writing work is done in accordance with the protocols as well as coordinating with the Manager to coordinate field work and manage research projects (e.g. organizing team budgeting and travel logistics and monitoring team performance)

What You Will Do

  • Ensure that all data collection, data entry and report writing work is done in accordance with the protocols
  • Prepare research proposals, materials and team training for projects
  • Coordinate with various field teams and assist in resolving of any issues that may arise in the field
  • Perform data collection and data quality control activities during research projects
  • Review both the quantitative data and the qualitative reports for various research activities
  • Ensure that all research reports are written in an accurate and timely fashion
  • Ensure the sharing of the necessary information generated by research with other departments that require it
  • In conjunction with Customer Insights & Strategy Manager, address any queries that are raised concerning the research reports
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of research tools, protocols and processes

 

What You Should Have

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Demography, Anthropology, Statistics or other related social science field
  • Over 2 years experience performing field research - preferably in low-income communities and informal settlements
  • Experience coordinating or managing a team of staff, preferably remotely or field based
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel - with experience using it for data entry, modeling, data manipulation and analysis
  • Preferred experience using statistical analysis tools (SAS, STATA and SPSS)
  • Proficiency in using and interpreting maps for research work
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English

Personal characteristics

  • Ambitious, can do attitude with a determination to succeed
  • Confident and motivated self-starter who can operate independently and with a team
  • Commitment to honesty, integrity, and attention to detail in all aspects of work.
  • Able to work in fast paced environment and prioritize work
  • Collaborative and able to work across disciplines and departments
  • Passionate, creative problem solver
  • Strong research mindset that is always asking why and probing to know more
  • Willingness to work flexibly in approach to work and work time requirements.
  • Not afraid to be creative and create new paradigms of thinking and seeing

 

 

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 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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