Ghana · Accra, Accra
Anticipated start: As soon as possible
Location: Accra, Ghana
Instill’s mission is to transform teaching, learning and leadership in every classroom on the African continent. We believe that the greatest levers for change in the education system are teachers and school leaders.
Having received provisional accreditation as a private higher education institution in South Africa in 2018, we intend to launch blended and online accredited programmes in Accra in 2022. We’re looking for Programmes Associate to join our small and growing team to work across the business as we launch in South Africa.
You are ambitious, hungry to learn and have a deep passion for education. You want to work in a fast-paced business environment and grow with a young organisation that seeks to change the face of education across the African continent.
You want to learn how a start-up works by getting your hands dirty, and getting involved in every aspect of the business. You are excited by the challenge of immersing yourself in new contexts and tackling complex problems. You are not afraid of failure and are driven to improve through robust, data-driven decision making and feedback.
Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion
You have experience working in a challenging business environment. You’ve been apart of a high performing team and have worked on complex projects
You have an undergraduate degree, although we are more interested in your experience, drive and passion than your qualification
You have strong project management skills paired with the ability to synthesise information from a variety of sources
You have the ambition to grow with the business and move into leadership positions
You are an exceptional critical thinker with strong interpersonal communication skills
You have the ability to work in an ever-changing environment as part of a multicultural team
You have a demonstrated passion for educational development, closing educational equity gaps, and are strongly aligned with our vision, mission and values
As Programme Associate, you will be working with the Country Lead to implement proactive, systematised country programmes. Specifically, you will:
Support the recruitment/admissions cycle by planning and executing recruitment communications strategy and processing applications
Support in the development and maintenance of a strong, inviting and engaging work culture
Work closely with the Country Lead to create and implement strong systems and processes
Complete research, as well as monitoring and evaluation reports for both internal systems and external projects/programmes
Work with the Country Lead and a network of partner organisations to build a platform that ensures our programmes are reaching into schools and being used by educators across the country
Market to, and develop relationships with, a range of different stakeholders including schools, higher education institutions, NGOs, the media and any others you believe will add value to our network
Work with the Country Lead to implement a go-to-market strategy and oversee business development activities such as events, social media outreach, one-on-one meetings with school leaders, etc.
Support in event planning, social media outreach, focus group coordination, etc.
Manage ongoing campaigns encourage greater programme participation
Identify new opportunities and develop an understanding of the changing needs of Ghana educators
Support in the execution of our partnerships strategy, including social media and events
Remain up to date with both our programmes and education trends/data in Ghana
Ensure all events are fully inclusive, and take into account any special arrangements
Provide administrative support to the Country Lead, peers and faculty
Support in the development and maintenance of a strong, inviting and engaging working culture at Instill Education
We measure the impact of everything we do. We believe that education equity is a central pillar of achieving social justice. We pursue excellence in everything that we do.
We have the courage to make bold decisions and learn from our mistakes. We build community by being accountable for our actions, fostering collaborative environments, and acting with integrity and humility.
We believe that diversity is central to our success.