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.
We work across Kenya and Uganda to improve learning for underserved communities. Kenya was where we launched our social enterprise, opening our first school in 2009.
We began partnering with the government, communities, teachers and parents to improve education in Kenya. We also run a range of affordable schools across Uganda, working closely with the Ministry for Education and Sports to help improve education outcomes.
We’re data driven and our models adapt to the needs of individual governments. We’re flexible wherever we can serve more marginalized communities and improve learning outcomes for children.
The Finance Department at Bridge partners with country and global leadership to achieve financial sustainability of our operations and make our mission come true.
We provide strategic partnership to global leadership on raising capital and actionable feedback on our financial performance.
We are continually focused on judicious use of resources whether for each one of our territories or for the entire organization.
Across our rapidly scaling multi-unit enterprise, we provide leadership to build a world-class financial infrastructure.
This includes the design and development of financial systems, policies, procedures (taking into account current and fast growing high volume transactions, teams, numbers of geographically distributed business units) and provision of shared services for financial operations by a centralized team specializing in Accounting, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Treasury and Financial Planning & Analysis.
About the Role
The Officer, Finance plays a critical part of the daily financial life of all Support office functions by ensuring that there is a constant link between the Kenya office and the Finance Service Centre in India.
The role ensures the smooth running of financial aspects of the business from recording pupil receipts to receipt of payment, managing payments, compliance to preparation of management reports.
What You Will Do
What You Should Have
You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a startup or other rapid-growth company.
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.
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.
You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
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.