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Enko Education seeks outstanding School Launchers to manage the opening of our schools across Africa. This is an opportunity to expand a transformative school model that will impact the future of the continent’s youth.
About Enko Education
Young African talents are under-represented in the world’s best universities. In the United States alone, a census by UNESCO reveals 900,000 foreign students, of which only 31,000 originate from sub-Saharan Africa. Similarly, 100,000 students come from India, a country whose population size and GDP per capita are similar to that of the sub-Saharan region. This discrepancy is explained by the inadequacy of traditional secondary education to prepare learners to enrol in globally leading universities.
Enko Education is an Africa-wide fast-growing network of international secondary schools, preparing learners across Africa for admission to the world’s best universities.
Enko Education developed an innovative education model relying on internationally-recognized curricula such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) or Cambridge Assesment International Education (CAIE). By adopting an asset-light strategy and relying on extensively trained local teachers, Enko Education is able to charge schools fees which are, on average, only a quarter of those charged by other IBDP schools in Africa.
The group opened its first school in September 2013 and now comprises 13 schools, located in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and South Africa, and shares the ambition to launch further 40 schools in the next five years. Enko Education is financially supported by international development institutions and funds including Proparco, I&P, BIO Invest, Oiko Credit and Liquid Africa.
We are now planning for:
September 2019 intake :
January 2020 intake :
(Launching countries are subject to change)
About the role
The School Launchers are the first persons from the Enko team to arrive in a country before a school starts. As Project managers, their main responsibility is to autonomously lead all the operations on the ground before the Head of School's arrival and until the school opens.
The persons in charge will be part of the School Launcher team and will work closely with the Group Operations Manager and the Marketing & Communication Associate to achieve launches in different countries across the continent.
Between two school launches, the School launchers will perform various projects for internal or external clients such as: feasibility study, due diligence, building research, student recruitment campaign,...
The School launchers will fully manage all aspects of school launches:
Launching a school is like launching a start-up: constant enthusiasm, can-do attitude, ability to adapt to the daily unexpected events are absolutely required. We are looking for well-rounded candidates, able to lead and run projects from start to end. No specific previous experience in education required, however, prior work experience in start-up and international environments, or other relevant positions, is an important asset.
The ideal candidate:
Contract, location and timing
Enko Education is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference.
All applicants must be legally able to work in our countries with the correct visa/status/work permit.