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Rising Academy Network

Managing Director, Sierra Leone

Package: Salary will be competitive with market rate and negotiable depending upon experience
Location: Western Africa - Freetown, Sierra Leone
Deadline: 19 October 2018

The Rising Academy Network was founded in 2014. Its mission is to create schools that open doors and change lives in the places that need them most. For-purpose not just for-profit, Rising provided emergency education to children kept out of school by the Ebola epidemic before opening its first school in Sierra Leone in 2015. It now runs 29 government schools across seven counties in rural Liberia and 10 schools in Sierra Leone serving families looking for a high-quality education at an affordable cost. It expects to expand to other countries in the region in 2019.

Rising is now poised to develop a truly sustainable, high impact operation in Sierra Leone. They are seeking a Managing Director to develop a strategy and business plan and then take overall responsibility for its execution.

The ideal candidate will have a commercial orientation and significant senior leadership experience running and growing an organisation or large team in the private or non-profit sector, preferably in Africa. This will be a challenging, often unpredictable environment to work in, so a driven, adaptable attitude and a hands-on approach are needed, as well as strong people management skills and a passion for the education sector.

This post will be based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

The deadline for receipt of applications is midday on Friday, 19 October 2018.