Enko Education seeks outstanding french-speaking School Launchers to manage the opening and integration of our schools across Africa. This is a unique opportunity to expand a transformative school model by joining a fast-scaling organisation aiming at transforming the African educational landscape.
About the role
The School Launchers are the first persons from the Enko team to arrive in a country. 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 is fully launched or integrated.
The persons in charge will be part of the School Launcher team and will work closely with the Head of Expansion, the Domain Leads and the Regional Directors to achieve launch and integration projects in different countries across the continent.
Between two school launches or school integration, the School launchers will perform various projects for internal or external clients such as feasibility study, due diligence, building research,...
The School launchers will fully manage all aspects of school launches & school integration:
The person in charge will receive the full support of the Enko Central office.
Working within Enko
5 reasons to join us
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We have a strong culture of constant learning. You'll have weekly check-ins with your manager, and quarterly touchpoint on your objectives. We hold performance appraisals every year and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You'll have the opportunity to shape a growing organisation and set the foundations of a rewarding long-term career.
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 and are willing to build something. No specific previous experience in education required, however, prior work experience in start-up and Sub-Saharan Africa, 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. Full-time jobs may be offered to the most successful school launchers.
1. A quick case study to test your project management skills & mindset;
2. A first call with a member of the HR team to get to know you better, give you visibility on the job and confirm the reciprocal match;
3. A career interview to review your education and past experiences;
4. A final interview with to discuss your hard and soft skills;
5. Welcome to Enko!
About Enko Education
Enko Education is a fast-growing group of African international schools, increasing access to the world's best universities for learners across Africa.
Enko Education has developed innovative programmes leading to globally recognized and sought-after qualifications. Since the opening of its first school in Yaoundé, Enko Education has established an African group of 13 international schools in 9 countries in Africa. More than 3,000 students from primary to secondary benefit from international education at a fraction of the cost charged by other international schools on the continent. We provide individualised counseling to our learners to support them in selecting the right universities and then securing both admission and financing for their studies. We offer an outstanding learning experience striving to educate our learners with Africa at heart and the world in mind.
The Enko Education model has already yielded outstanding results with graduates currently enrolled in some of the most prestigious universities worldwide such as Yale College in the USA, Sciences Po and Ecole Polytechnique in France and the University of Toronto in Canada.
We are financially supported by international development institutions and funds including Proparco, I&P, BIO Invest, Oiko Credit and Liquid Africa, and we aim to close our Series B funding round in early 2022, in order to reach 28 schools by 2025.
For 2022-25, we are planning to open and acquire schools in:
(Countries and cities are subject to change)