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Andela Kampala, Uganda
Jan 19, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role Andela is seeking a Compensation & Benefits Director to oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of company-wide compensation and benefits programs. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in building equitable compensation programs across multiple African countries. As a key operational and thought partner to our leadership in the People team, you will play a crucial role in shaping total rewards for a fast-growing, world class organization. The role reports into the Vice President, People. Key Responsibilities of the Role Oversees the development and execution of a comprehensive & standardised compensation structure across all functions, regions and levels within the organization, inclusive of base pay, variable pay programs, sales incentives, long and short term incentive plans, stock options and executive compensation. Liaises with Legal Team and Advisors on all legal issues relating to compensation & benefits. Maintains a working knowledge of local laws, custom and practice influencing compensation and benefits. Provides relevant data and recommendations to guide decision-making related to compensation, org structure, attrition, promotions and other people related activities. Analyze trends in the business, economy and employment marketplace to identify issues and opportunities to enhance global workforce planning strategies. Continual benchmarking on best in class within the industry. Facilitates the process of job evaluation and salary surveys, advises on salary budgets, and prepares policies and procedures to ensure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation. Monitors and evaluates the company's benefits programs including: insurance programs, retirement plans, sick leave, time off and vacation policies. Ensuring our benefits are: Are globally aligned but locally relevant/effective Are cost-effective Have some flexibility built to ensure that we are able to adapt to changing external and internal realities Consistently applied as appropriate Do not expose us to undue risks. Ensures compensation programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs. Ensuring all regional and local People/HR staff have the training required to adequately support global compensation, benefit and reward programs. Responsible for managing vendor performance and relationships as it relates Global Compensation and Benefits Programs to ensure all performance commitments are satisfied and that Andela is receiving a high level of service. Some of such vendor may include vendors that provide benchmarking service, technology tools, Global benefit administration partners, Payroll management & PEO organization etc. Management, mentorship, and growth of all People/HR staff within their span of control. Requirements Progressive global HR experience with emphasis on Compensation & Benefits A passion for data-driven, People-centric and business oriented compensation philosophy & practices. Experience within a remuneration and compensation environment in some of the countries where Andela operates in Africa is essential Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders and to use these to create and implement people and organisation-related business plans that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Experience in a challenging, dynamic and complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism). Meaningful professional experience in HR with a focus on Compensation and Benefits in a leadership role Ability to quickly build trust with staff, vendors, and partners. Ability to interact with diplomacy, tact and follow-up on requests in a timely and efficient manner. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism and integrity at all times.. Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to accommodate local labour laws Global practices/policies as required. Strong knowledge of: salary structure benefits and compensation surveys/benchmarking job evaluation systems Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 19, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role Andela is seeking a Compensation & Benefits Director to oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of company-wide compensation and benefits programs. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in building equitable compensation programs across multiple African countries. As a key operational and thought partner to our leadership in the People team, you will play a crucial role in shaping total rewards for a fast-growing, world class organization. The role reports into the Vice President, People. Key Responsibilities of the Role Oversees the development and execution of a comprehensive & standardised compensation structure across all functions, regions and levels within the organization, inclusive of base pay, variable pay programs, sales incentives, long and short term incentive plans, stock options and executive compensation. Liaises with Legal Team and Advisors on all legal issues relating to compensation & benefits. Maintains a working knowledge of local laws, custom and practice influencing compensation and benefits. Provides relevant data and recommendations to guide decision-making related to compensation, org structure, attrition, promotions and other people related activities. Analyze trends in the business, economy and employment marketplace to identify issues and opportunities to enhance global workforce planning strategies. Continual benchmarking on best in class within the industry. Facilitates the process of job evaluation and salary surveys, advises on salary budgets, and prepares policies and procedures to ensure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation. Monitors and evaluates the company's benefits programs including: insurance programs, retirement plans, sick leave, time off and vacation policies. Ensuring our benefits are: Are globally aligned but locally relevant/effective Are cost-effective Have some flexibility built to ensure that we are able to adapt to changing external and internal realities Consistently applied as appropriate Do not expose us to undue risks. Ensures compensation programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs. Ensuring all regional and local People/HR staff have the training required to adequately support global compensation, benefit and reward programs. Responsible for managing vendor performance and relationships as it relates Global Compensation and Benefits Programs to ensure all performance commitments are satisfied and that Andela is receiving a high level of service. Some of such vendor may include vendors that provide benchmarking service, technology tools, Global benefit administration partners, Payroll management & PEO organization etc. Management, mentorship, and growth of all People/HR staff within their span of control. Requirements Progressive global HR experience with emphasis on Compensation & Benefits A passion for data-driven, People-centric and business oriented compensation philosophy & practices. Experience within a remuneration and compensation environment in some of the countries where Andela operates in Africa is essential Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders and to use these to create and implement people and organisation-related business plans that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Experience in a challenging, dynamic and complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism). Meaningful professional experience in HR with a focus on Compensation and Benefits in a leadership role Ability to quickly build trust with staff, vendors, and partners. Ability to interact with diplomacy, tact and follow-up on requests in a timely and efficient manner. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism and integrity at all times.. Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to accommodate local labour laws Global practices/policies as required. Strong knowledge of: salary structure benefits and compensation surveys/benchmarking job evaluation systems Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Kigali, Rwanda
Jan 19, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role Andela is seeking a Compensation & Benefits Director to oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of company-wide compensation and benefits programs. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in building equitable compensation programs across multiple African countries. As a key operational and thought partner to our leadership in the People team, you will play a crucial role in shaping total rewards for a fast-growing, world class organization. The role reports into the Vice President, People. Key Responsibilities of the Role Oversees the development and execution of a comprehensive & standardised compensation structure across all functions, regions and levels within the organization, inclusive of base pay, variable pay programs, sales incentives, long and short term incentive plans, stock options and executive compensation. Liaises with Legal Team and Advisors on all legal issues relating to compensation & benefits. Maintains a working knowledge of local laws, custom and practice influencing compensation and benefits. Provides relevant data and recommendations to guide decision-making related to compensation, org structure, attrition, promotions and other people related activities. Analyze trends in the business, economy and employment marketplace to identify issues and opportunities to enhance global workforce planning strategies. Continual benchmarking on best in class within the industry. Facilitates the process of job evaluation and salary surveys, advises on salary budgets, and prepares policies and procedures to ensure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation. Monitors and evaluates the company's benefits programs including: insurance programs, retirement plans, sick leave, time off and vacation policies. Ensuring our benefits are: Are globally aligned but locally relevant/effective Are cost-effective Have some flexibility built to ensure that we are able to adapt to changing external and internal realities Consistently applied as appropriate Do not expose us to undue risks. Ensures compensation programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs. Ensuring all regional and local People/HR staff have the training required to adequately support global compensation, benefit and reward programs. Responsible for managing vendor performance and relationships as it relates Global Compensation and Benefits Programs to ensure all performance commitments are satisfied and that Andela is receiving a high level of service. Some of such vendor may include vendors that provide benchmarking service, technology tools, Global benefit administration partners, Payroll management & PEO organization etc. Management, mentorship, and growth of all People/HR staff within their span of control. Requirements Progressive global HR experience with emphasis on Compensation & Benefits A passion for data-driven, People-centric and business oriented compensation philosophy & practices. Experience within a remuneration and compensation environment in some of the countries where Andela operates in Africa is essential Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders and to use these to create and implement people and organisation-related business plans that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Experience in a challenging, dynamic and complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism). Meaningful professional experience in HR with a focus on Compensation and Benefits in a leadership role Ability to quickly build trust with staff, vendors, and partners. Ability to interact with diplomacy, tact and follow-up on requests in a timely and efficient manner. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism and integrity at all times.. Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to accommodate local labour laws Global practices/policies as required. Strong knowledge of: salary structure benefits and compensation surveys/benchmarking job evaluation systems Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 19, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role Andela is seeking a Compensation & Benefits Director to oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of company-wide compensation and benefits programs. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in building equitable compensation programs across multiple African countries. As a key operational and thought partner to our leadership in the People team, you will play a crucial role in shaping total rewards for a fast-growing, world class organization. The role reports into the Vice President, People. Key Responsibilities of the Role Oversees the development and execution of a comprehensive & standardised compensation structure across all functions, regions and levels within the organization, inclusive of base pay, variable pay programs, sales incentives, long and short term incentive plans, stock options and executive compensation. Liaises with Legal Team and Advisors on all legal issues relating to compensation & benefits. Maintains a working knowledge of local laws, custom and practice influencing compensation and benefits. Provides relevant data and recommendations to guide decision-making related to compensation, org structure, attrition, promotions and other people related activities. Analyze trends in the business, economy and employment marketplace to identify issues and opportunities to enhance global workforce planning strategies. Continual benchmarking on best in class within the industry. Facilitates the process of job evaluation and salary surveys, advises on salary budgets, and prepares policies and procedures to ensure the achievement of equitable and competitive employee compensation. Monitors and evaluates the company's benefits programs including: insurance programs, retirement plans, sick leave, time off and vacation policies. Ensuring our benefits are: Are globally aligned but locally relevant/effective Are cost-effective Have some flexibility built to ensure that we are able to adapt to changing external and internal realities Consistently applied as appropriate Do not expose us to undue risks. Ensures compensation programs are current with regard to trends, practices and costs. Ensuring all regional and local People/HR staff have the training required to adequately support global compensation, benefit and reward programs. Responsible for managing vendor performance and relationships as it relates Global Compensation and Benefits Programs to ensure all performance commitments are satisfied and that Andela is receiving a high level of service. Some of such vendor may include vendors that provide benchmarking service, technology tools, Global benefit administration partners, Payroll management & PEO organization etc. Management, mentorship, and growth of all People/HR staff within their span of control. Requirements Progressive global HR experience with emphasis on Compensation & Benefits A passion for data-driven, People-centric and business oriented compensation philosophy & practices. Experience within a remuneration and compensation environment in some of the countries where Andela operates in Africa is essential Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders and to use these to create and implement people and organisation-related business plans that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Experience in a challenging, dynamic and complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism). Meaningful professional experience in HR with a focus on Compensation and Benefits in a leadership role Ability to quickly build trust with staff, vendors, and partners. Ability to interact with diplomacy, tact and follow-up on requests in a timely and efficient manner. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism and integrity at all times.. Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to accommodate local labour laws Global practices/policies as required. Strong knowledge of: salary structure benefits and compensation surveys/benchmarking job evaluation systems Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things incredibly fast Persistently acting in alignment with Andela's EPIC Values Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 18, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalysing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role Under the management of the operations head, the Procurement Coordinator will manage all procurement and supply chain functions at Andela. Roles and Responsibilities Receive and process requisitions from different user departments including confirmation of budget approvals. Sourcing and Pre-qualification of suppliers and ensuring Andela has a lean supplier base. Establish and manage all vendor relations Represent the interests of the company in all supplier negotiation, ensure the company gets the best deals that project best value for money, set up and manage supplier contracts. Manage the process of supplier evaluation, cost analysis and selection Work with finance to process purchase orders. Ensure all procurement transactions are properly documented Receiving of commodities and processing invoices through the finance department. Expediting orders and ensuring goods are delivered on time. Creating a process around procurement across all departments in the organisation, in conjunction with Finance and Operations. Conduct value chain and total cost analysis on various sourcing options (eg. local vs. International, centralised vs. Decentralised) on high value purchases, from time to time and advice the management on the best sourcing strategy to adopt. Conduct market surveys regularly to ensure to ensure the company is getting supplies at the most competitive rates and the goods supplied comply to industry standards. Developing a procurement plan for the organisation and manage implementation. Monitor consumption of goods and services at the organisation and make proposals to the head of operations on possible cost management options. Managing import and export of goods. Qualifications Professional certification in a related area such as business or economics, logistics, supply chain management or purchasing. At least 2 years experience in a similar position. Experience in vetting suppliers prior to on-boarding A good knowledge of the procurement process, procedures and the ability to track and advise on changes to relevant legislation Multitasking skills, including the ability to handle various enquiries Keen on operational excellence and process improvements to achieve efficiency and effectiveness. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 18, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Cairo, Nairobi, and Kampala; Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role In this role, you will primarily work as a Senior Backend Engineer within the Technology department building world-class internal products to support Andela’s business needs. As the Senior Backend Engineer, you will take on complex tasks and complete them despite roadblocks, grabbing others for help or insight as necessary . You will require very little oversight beyond high-level direction; you can take a complex user story, break it down into sub-tasks, and complete their sub-tasks with relative ease. You will show initiative beyond knocking tasks off a list; you are able to identify and suggest areas of future work for yourself or your team. You will drive product velocity and deliver products with confidence. You will take pride in building products that are key to helping Andela grow and scale as an organization. You’re the kind of person who: Believes that building great software is more than just delivering working code, that other aspects such as reusability, testability, maintainability, security, and performance are just as important. Is constantly learning and expanding your skill sets on and off the job. Can mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class. Key Responsibilities of the Role Work closely with Product Managers and Stakeholders to understand the business needs Deliver complex software solutions that meet those needs Share responsibility for strategically scaling Andela’s internal systems Promote and nurture good team practices such as TDD, code reviews, and pair programming Bring vision to the team in the form of new technology recommendations, ideas and approaches Mentor entry-level developers willing to become world-class We are interested in a candidate with experience in the following technologies that we currently use: Javascript / Node.js Typescript Postgres Google Cloud, Docker, Google Cloud Pub/Sub , kubernetes Qualifications 4-8 years of software development experience Strong understanding of computer science principles Experience working in an agile environment (standups, sprint planning, retrospectives, etc) TDD and pair programming experience Experience or strong interest in microservices architectures and distributed systems Solid written and verbal communication A Bachelor's or advanced degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field. Solid foundation in Linux administration and troubleshooting Experience with system automation Deeply familiar with concepts like DevOps , Continuous Delivery and TDD Bonus Experience developing ed-tech or learning technology products EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Software Development Lead Facilitator role: Do you have the potential, skills, and desire to become one of the top 10% Technology Leaders in the world? At Andela, we believe that Technology Leaders are defined by their ability to model, capture, and transfer the mindset and best practices of their craft to any technology professional from entry level developers to senior software engineers. In this role you will nurture that expertise by daily investing in the next generation of African technology leaders to gain the skills needed to be globally employable software developers. Role-specific Responsibilities: Drive teams of software developers (junior and senior) to rapidly develop great software products Inspire and Mentor aspiring Software Developers and Software Development Learning Facilitators Support the learning and professional development of dozens of Africa's most talented software developers every day Deliver actionable feedback and support multiple learners to grow significantly Drive creative solutions that improve the standard of our software products and learning programs Model Technical Leadership that other Facilitators can look up to and learn from Andelan Responsibilities: Take ownership of our vision and help us innovate, grow, and thrive as a department and an organization Collaboratively and passionately deliver excellent work with integrity everyday Continuously level up your own skills and grow with the organization Qualifications: The ideal candidate for the role MUST have experience with the following: Minimum 4 years working experience (or equivalent experience with multiple professional software development product teams) in Full-stack Software Development JS (Node/Angular/Meteor/React) Python (Flask/Django) Ruby (Rails) PHP (Laravel, Lumen etc) Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools SCRUM/Kanban/Extreme Programming Trello/Pivotal Tracker/Zenhub Version Control (Github/Bitbucket) TDD Continuous Integration Docker/Vagrant Leading teams to build and deploy Professional Software Products Relational/Business/People/Soft Skills experience EPIC Values alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast whilst delivering value on it simultaneously Other desirable skills that would be nice for an ideal candidate to have experience in include: Curriculum design Program development Setup Workshops, Bootcamps, Developer Groups or Forums Facilitated learning in a structured learning environment Mentored or coached upcoming developers in a structured or unstructured setting Spoke at Tech Forums or workshops Software Development Instructional Design Mentorship or Coaching in Software Engineering EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development. Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen About the IT Operations Associate role: Andela is seeking an IT Administrator on permanent contract. Reporting to the IT Manager, this individual Must possess core competencies in IT Systems, IT infrastructure support, great people skills and is a “world class” technologist. You are a technology enthusiast, a person who deeply understand IT concepts. . You have passion for supporting users in a large complex environment. You are able to transfer your technical expertise to members of your team as well as other member of the Andela organisation.. Great at time management and a proactive problem solver. In this role, you will devise strategies that would leverage technology solutions to solve business challenges positioning IT team and the company at large as world class players. Your personality reflects that: You are passionate about IT. You have a clear vision of technology and are able to understand the multiple complex pieces of a technology problem and provide the best solution. You are driven and will not let challenges go unsolved. You have a keen sense and understand support and role play a major role in an organisation’s success. On this job you will: You will be responsible for all IT centric systems support, monitoring, tracking, reporting and resolving any issues that might come up during the day to day operation of each system. Ensure smooth running of all communication hardware and software setups critical to the user base. In collaboration with the Network Administrator you will Monitor network security and performance, Support configure and maintain our campus network. You will proactively respond to the help desk tickets, keeping to strict SLAs as defined. You will serve as a first point of contact for all IT related issues and escalate appropriately where necessary. You would occasionally provide remote support to users across different time zones. You will liaise with and support other departments to provide all technology solutions that they might need to fulfil daily tasks. From time to time you will serve as liaison to third parties to resolve IT issues within the company. You will provide subject matter expertise, advice for IT infrastructure and IT systems. You will monitor and effect all IT policies and strategies defined by the organisation. Be proactive in communicating and ensuring information transparency. You will on occasion work outside regular work hours. What makes you a great fit for this role: You possess good communication skills Deep understanding and demonstrated knowledge of core IT concepts including operating systems, hardware and software support. The ability to troubleshoot networks infrastructure and communication tools and provide solutions in a timely manner At least 3 years in IT Administration managing a large user base. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Role: Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, NYC and San Francisco, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. Andela is looking for a leader that blends operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and keen insights on how to drive change in an dynamic and scaling organization. As the Director of Programs within the technical service delivery department, Success, you will proactively identify, manage and execute on operational and optimization projects and initiatives from inception to completion. This person will work to improve the productivity and efficiency backed by data and trackable by agreed upon KPIs. The Director of Programs will collaborate with stakeholders across all functions of the business, across our New York, Lagos, Kampala and Nairobi offices and report into the VP, Success. The Director of Programs is process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards. They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution. Responsibilities: The key attributes for this role are: Strategic Thought Partnership Develop and drive high-impact initiatives deployed within the Success group and directly contribute to Andela achieving its strategic objectives. Build and lead impactful relationships with cross-functional and across region team members including the leadership team (VP+). Break silos and drive holistic approaches that deliver service and excellence while setting up Andela and the Success organization for growth. Design The Program Office Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission, purpose and goals of the Success. Develop and implement quarterly and yearly goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcomes expected of Success. Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement Develop Operations service delivery model to ensure the continuous delivery of services to Success stakeholders Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and consistently exceed professional standards Propose and oversee team required to drive operational and program support for Success. Deliver Program Excellence Strong project management including setting timelines, goals, deliverables, and executing accordingly along with a solid communication plan. Communicate with stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve Success delivery to stakeholders. Lead the team to identify, research, evaluate and recommend projects that optimize business and team performance based on defined objectives and key results. Define hypotheses, perform analysis, and come to a conclusion that solves operational and program problems. Set-up, manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that are critical for driving business results. Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant organizational legislation/professional standards and leverage global best practices to establish project management standards that would be used in the Success group . Liaise with other managers to ensure effective and efficient operational and program delivery. Oversee prioritize initiatives executed in partnership with Sales, Partnerships, Talent Development leadership etc., then set an appropriate timeline given Success capacity and plans to achieve goals. Program Risk & Evaluation Management Create governance frameworks to oversee programs and initiatives within Success and in collaboration with other departments. Structure analytical and data-driven approaches to evaluating and executing projects. Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework. Develop and maintain tracking systems for each program initiative’s health and status. Identify program/initiative risks and proactively mitigate those risks. Report on governance and risk so Andela leadership is aware of blockers and can support in risk mitigation. Report evaluation findings to the VP, Success and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate. Team Leadership Supervise direct reports and collaborators by providing regular direction, input and feedback. Ensure all direct reports receive orientation, appropriate training and performance reviews in accordance with organizational standards. Coordinate the delivery of services among different stakeholders to increase effectiveness and efficiency. In consultation with relevant key stakeholders, recruit, interview and select well-qualified team members. Ensure staff within your team are compliant with the policies, procedures and practices of the organization. Supervise and set the standards for performance management for all program staff. Support and facilitate the definition of departmental structure to ensure that they are effectively structured to meet the business needs of Andela. Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program. Qualifications: Ideal candidates for this role will have: Background in technology consulting desired though not required. Excellent project management skills Have at least 7 years of experience working in program, client, partner management in fast paced global organisations. Ability to identify gaps in systems and processes Analytical and data-driven mindset Strong relationship management skills, including ability to facilitate complex discussions Strong negotiation skills and the ability to effectively manage change. Strong leadership experience, particularly around influencing stakeholders. Excellent written & verbal communication, including ability to break down complex concepts into simpler forms for others to comprehend. Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. A great personality and good heart; we have a “no jerk” policy Benefits and Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet. Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 17, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Role: Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, NYC and San Francisco, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. Andela is looking for a leader that blends operational excellence, extraordinary people management, and keen insights on how to drive change in an dynamic and scaling organization. As the Director of Programs within the technical service delivery department, Success, you will proactively identify, manage and execute on operational and optimization projects and initiatives from inception to completion. This person will work to improve the productivity and efficiency backed by data and trackable by agreed upon KPIs. The Director of Programs will collaborate with stakeholders across all functions of the business, across our New York, Lagos, Kampala and Nairobi offices and report into the VP, Success. The Director of Programs is process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards. They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution. Responsibilities: The key attributes for this role are: Strategic Thought Partnership Develop and drive high-impact initiatives deployed within the Success group and directly contribute to Andela achieving its strategic objectives. Build and lead impactful relationships with cross-functional and across region team members including the leadership team (VP+). Break silos and drive holistic approaches that deliver service and excellence while setting up Andela and the Success organization for growth. Design The Program Office Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission, purpose and goals of the Success. Develop and implement quarterly and yearly goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcomes expected of Success. Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement Develop Operations service delivery model to ensure the continuous delivery of services to Success stakeholders Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and consistently exceed professional standards Propose and oversee team required to drive operational and program support for Success. Deliver Program Excellence Strong project management including setting timelines, goals, deliverables, and executing accordingly along with a solid communication plan. Communicate with stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve Success delivery to stakeholders. Lead the team to identify, research, evaluate and recommend projects that optimize business and team performance based on defined objectives and key results. Define hypotheses, perform analysis, and come to a conclusion that solves operational and program problems. Set-up, manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that are critical for driving business results. Ensure that program activities comply with all relevant organizational legislation/professional standards and leverage global best practices to establish project management standards that would be used in the Success group . Liaise with other managers to ensure effective and efficient operational and program delivery. Oversee prioritize initiatives executed in partnership with Sales, Partnerships, Talent Development leadership etc., then set an appropriate timeline given Success capacity and plans to achieve goals. Program Risk & Evaluation Management Create governance frameworks to oversee programs and initiatives within Success and in collaboration with other departments. Structure analytical and data-driven approaches to evaluating and executing projects. Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework. Develop and maintain tracking systems for each program initiative’s health and status. Identify program/initiative risks and proactively mitigate those risks. Report on governance and risk so Andela leadership is aware of blockers and can support in risk mitigation. Report evaluation findings to the VP, Success and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate. Team Leadership Supervise direct reports and collaborators by providing regular direction, input and feedback. Ensure all direct reports receive orientation, appropriate training and performance reviews in accordance with organizational standards. Coordinate the delivery of services among different stakeholders to increase effectiveness and efficiency. In consultation with relevant key stakeholders, recruit, interview and select well-qualified team members. Ensure staff within your team are compliant with the policies, procedures and practices of the organization. Supervise and set the standards for performance management for all program staff. Support and facilitate the definition of departmental structure to ensure that they are effectively structured to meet the business needs of Andela. Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program. Qualifications: Ideal candidates for this role will have: Background in technology consulting desired though not required. Excellent project management skills Have at least 7 years of experience working in program, client, partner management in fast paced global organisations. Ability to identify gaps in systems and processes Analytical and data-driven mindset Strong relationship management skills, including ability to facilitate complex discussions Strong negotiation skills and the ability to effectively manage change. Strong leadership experience, particularly around influencing stakeholders. Excellent written & verbal communication, including ability to break down complex concepts into simpler forms for others to comprehend. Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills. A great personality and good heart; we have a “no jerk” policy Benefits and Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet. Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development. Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen About the Department: Andela’s Talent Development department creates the required programs, curriculum, facilitation, and partnerships that ensure our developers meet Andela’s “developer specifications” in a timely, efficient, scalable manner. Andela’s curriculum team supports that mission by defining and supporting effective, evidence-based Learning Paths that ensure developers are qualified for Global Technology positions. The curriculum team leverages the expertise of our community and data from our Partner contexts to ensure Andela’s Curriculum prepares developers to thrive on top technology teams. About the role: The Director of Curriculum is an engineering and learning leader, responsible for setting the vision, implementing the strategy, and leading the team to deliver high-impact curriculum initiatives. They are accountable for the efficacy , usability , engagement , and scalability of the global curriculum for developers of all levels. Responsibilities: Create a clear, effective, scalable Learner Journey Set curriculum strategy for all phases of Talent Development Pipeline to ensure that the learner journey is streamlined, clear, and covers all the appropriate skills Lead team to create a multiple, personalized pathways into and through Andela Ensure the provision of well-defined and robustly supported paths to advancement based on the strategy & priorities of each unit Ensure full coverage of pathways to technology roles at Andela; prioritize which pathways are of the highest importance Liaise closely with Director, Learning Technology to implement curriculum as a “tool” that achieves a desired learner outcome Incorporation of Market Feedback: Manage feedback loop with Revenue, Talent, and Success teams to take in and act on partner feedback Use data & expertise to prioritize the creation of learning materials that effectively increase developer performance in the most critical partner contexts Collaborate closely with VP, Product, to support the creation of curriculum pathways that enable our developers to meet and exceed our product specifications Team Management: Set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s Design, hire, and retain a world-class team capable of meeting and exceeding the divisions KPIs and initiatives Ensure consistent reporting on core divisional metrics including but not limited to curriculum quality (NPS) and efficacy (developer performance) Qualifications: Experienced professional with 3-5 years of direct management experience Minimum of 5 years in development/ Software engineering / Product Management role A background in learning & development in any form (teaching, curriculum development, management, learning operations, etc) A doer who is self-motivated and proactive, obsessed with detail and quality, and personally offended by mediocrity. An open communicator who takes ownership of deliverables, communicates ideas, and tests their efficacy with an analytical mindset. Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time Able to thrive on a diverse, globally distributed team We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
Technical Program Lead - Simulations About Andela: Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Technical Program Lead role: The Technical Program Lead will lead, motivate and manage a team of Andela’s Learning Facilitators and will aid in ensuring that Andela's Talent Development team balances the needs of Facilitators, Learners and the business. She/he is passionate about Andela’s mission and technology and is able to remain flexible and wear many hats to help meet the growing and changing needs of a startup. We are looking for a seasoned software developer and technical team lead who is passionate about leading and coaching technical teams as well as aligning their personal and team needs and goals with Andela’s overall mission. Role-specific Responsibilities: Team Management: Motivate and develop the Learning Facilitators, ensuring they all are leading their teams effectively and executing the program appropriately Performance Management: Ensure that Learning Facilitators effectively balance their KPIs while achieving and meeting their growth targets Stakeholder Management: Keep the Program Manager and other stakeholders apprised of the status of all teams of learners Technical Leadership: Model technical leadership and offer technical and facilitation support to Learning Facilitators Cross-department collaboration: Constantly work to break down barriers within and across departments, such as old paradigms and outdated procedures, that would hamper the department and team’s performance and growth Program Management: Provide actionable feedback into all aspects of the program and organization for continuous improvement Qualifications and Characteristics: The ideal candidate for the role MUST have experience with the following: Minimum 4 years working experience in full-stack software development with technical product teams in 2 or more programming languages (Javascript, Python, PHP, Mobile-Android/IOS, Ruby). Experience with Agile Software Development Techniques and Tools. Experience leading teams to build and deploy Professional Software Products. At least 2 years of experience in team operations and managing high performing teams. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and plan for the future. Extremely well-organized, with strong attention to detail, logistical management and analytics skills. Experience with google docs, sheets and slides or reasonable alternatives. Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with remote staff. Ability to build effective working relationships with key stakeholders and communicate effectively with them verbally and in writing. Strong motivator, driven to achieve personal and team targets. Strong coaching skills and capability to develop a team. Be a nice person – we have a strict no jerks policy at Andela. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Kigali, Rwanda
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development. Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen About the Department: Andela’s Talent Development department creates the required programs, curriculum, facilitation, and partnerships that ensure our developers meet Andela’s “developer specifications” in a timely, efficient, scalable manner. Andela’s curriculum team supports that mission by defining and supporting effective, evidence-based Learning Paths that ensure developers are qualified for Global Technology positions. The curriculum team leverages the expertise of our community and data from our Partner contexts to ensure Andela’s Curriculum prepares developers to thrive on top technology teams. About the role: The Director of Curriculum is an engineering and learning leader, responsible for setting the vision, implementing the strategy, and leading the team to deliver high-impact curriculum initiatives. They are accountable for the efficacy , usability , engagement , and scalability of the global curriculum for developers of all levels. Responsibilities: Create a clear, effective, scalable Learner Journey Set curriculum strategy for all phases of Talent Development Pipeline to ensure that the learner journey is streamlined, clear, and covers all the appropriate skills Lead team to create a multiple, personalized pathways into and through Andela Ensure the provision of well-defined and robustly supported paths to advancement based on the strategy & priorities of each unit Ensure full coverage of pathways to technology roles at Andela; prioritize which pathways are of the highest importance Liaise closely with Director, Learning Technology to implement curriculum as a “tool” that achieves a desired learner outcome Incorporation of Market Feedback: Manage feedback loop with Revenue, Talent, and Success teams to take in and act on partner feedback Use data & expertise to prioritize the creation of learning materials that effectively increase developer performance in the most critical partner contexts Collaborate closely with VP, Product, to support the creation of curriculum pathways that enable our developers to meet and exceed our product specifications Team Management: Set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s Design, hire, and retain a world-class team capable of meeting and exceeding the divisions KPIs and initiatives Ensure consistent reporting on core divisional metrics including but not limited to curriculum quality (NPS) and efficacy (developer performance) Qualifications: Experienced professional with 3-5 years of direct management experience Minimum of 5 years in development/ Software engineering / Product Management role A background in learning & development in any form (teaching, curriculum development, management, learning operations, etc) A doer who is self-motivated and proactive, obsessed with detail and quality, and personally offended by mediocrity. An open communicator who takes ownership of deliverables, communicates ideas, and tests their efficacy with an analytical mindset. Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time Able to thrive on a diverse, globally distributed team We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development. Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen About the Department: Andela’s Talent Development department creates the required programs, curriculum, facilitation, and partnerships that ensure our developers meet Andela’s “developer specifications” in a timely, efficient, scalable manner. Andela’s curriculum team supports that mission by defining and supporting effective, evidence-based Learning Paths that ensure developers are qualified for Global Technology positions. The curriculum team leverages the expertise of our community and data from our Partner contexts to ensure Andela’s Curriculum prepares developers to thrive on top technology teams. About the role: The Director of Curriculum is an engineering and learning leader, responsible for setting the vision, implementing the strategy, and leading the team to deliver high-impact curriculum initiatives. They are accountable for the efficacy , usability , engagement , and scalability of the global curriculum for developers of all levels. Responsibilities: Create a clear, effective, scalable Learner Journey Set curriculum strategy for all phases of Talent Development Pipeline to ensure that the learner journey is streamlined, clear, and covers all the appropriate skills Lead team to create a multiple, personalized pathways into and through Andela Ensure the provision of well-defined and robustly supported paths to advancement based on the strategy & priorities of each unit Ensure full coverage of pathways to technology roles at Andela; prioritize which pathways are of the highest importance Liaise closely with Director, Learning Technology to implement curriculum as a “tool” that achieves a desired learner outcome Incorporation of Market Feedback: Manage feedback loop with Revenue, Talent, and Success teams to take in and act on partner feedback Use data & expertise to prioritize the creation of learning materials that effectively increase developer performance in the most critical partner contexts Collaborate closely with VP, Product, to support the creation of curriculum pathways that enable our developers to meet and exceed our product specifications Team Management: Set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s Design, hire, and retain a world-class team capable of meeting and exceeding the divisions KPIs and initiatives Ensure consistent reporting on core divisional metrics including but not limited to curriculum quality (NPS) and efficacy (developer performance) Qualifications: Experienced professional with 3-5 years of direct management experience Minimum of 5 years in development/ Software engineering / Product Management role A background in learning & development in any form (teaching, curriculum development, management, learning operations, etc) A doer who is self-motivated and proactive, obsessed with detail and quality, and personally offended by mediocrity. An open communicator who takes ownership of deliverables, communicates ideas, and tests their efficacy with an analytical mindset. Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time Able to thrive on a diverse, globally distributed team We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Kigali, Rwanda
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali. Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the role The role of the Talent Development Department Operations Coordinator is to monitor, communicate and support the talent development’s department operations functions in Kigali. The individual will be responsible for monitoring performance, productivity, efficiency and cost effectiveness through the maintenance of effective methods and strategies across all fronts. Key Responsibilities of the Role. Support and ensure operational excellence and service to all departments within the company Effective reporting and management of service Level Agreements (SLAs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) through dashboards and operational reports and trackers. Monitor and provide progress updates on internal projects Ensure successful completion and delivery of business objectives through pre-design systems and processes Monitor internal control systems to determine if processes/systems are delivering results effectively and efficiently towards a service oriented operations model and addressing any risks and performance gaps Report on progress of ongoing work requirements to ensure that both partner and back-office teams have the support required to delivery effectively on their objectives Maintain Global Operations Alignment with offices in NYC, Lagos, Nairobi,Kampala and Kigali based on overall strategy and prioritization. Skills & Competencies Make it happen with passion attitude whilst developing and empowering those supporting you Customer focused – highly experienced with customer exposure Cost Management and service reporting experience. Decisive and able to influence others for cooperation Presentation and negotiation skills Ability to Manage Time and Workload Effectively Strong Attention to Detail Qualifications & Characteristics 2-3 years in operations management Managerial experience not required but desirable Bachelor’s degree in a business related field would be ideal. Worked in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment Has experience in supporting the set-up of new operations from scratch Worked in a company with ISO or equivalent global standards is preferred PMO/PMI and Six Sigma certification desirable Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Nairobi, Kenya
Jan 16, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is developing a corps of high-quality technology talent across the African continent that will drive the current and future phases of tech-enabled growth around the world. With the fastest growing population and highest youth population in the world, we believe Africa is one of the greatest untapped markets for talent development. Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen About the Department: Andela’s Talent Development department creates the required programs, curriculum, facilitation, and partnerships that ensure our developers meet Andela’s “developer specifications” in a timely, efficient, scalable manner. Andela’s curriculum team supports that mission by defining and supporting effective, evidence-based Learning Paths that ensure developers are qualified for Global Technology positions. The curriculum team leverages the expertise of our community and data from our Partner contexts to ensure Andela’s Curriculum prepares developers to thrive on top technology teams. About the role: The Director of Curriculum is an engineering and learning leader, responsible for setting the vision, implementing the strategy, and leading the team to deliver high-impact curriculum initiatives. They are accountable for the efficacy , usability , engagement , and scalability of the global curriculum for developers of all levels. Responsibilities: Create a clear, effective, scalable Learner Journey Set curriculum strategy for all phases of Talent Development Pipeline to ensure that the learner journey is streamlined, clear, and covers all the appropriate skills Lead team to create a multiple, personalized pathways into and through Andela Ensure the provision of well-defined and robustly supported paths to advancement based on the strategy & priorities of each unit Ensure full coverage of pathways to technology roles at Andela; prioritize which pathways are of the highest importance Liaise closely with Director, Learning Technology to implement curriculum as a “tool” that achieves a desired learner outcome Incorporation of Market Feedback: Manage feedback loop with Revenue, Talent, and Success teams to take in and act on partner feedback Use data & expertise to prioritize the creation of learning materials that effectively increase developer performance in the most critical partner contexts Collaborate closely with VP, Product, to support the creation of curriculum pathways that enable our developers to meet and exceed our product specifications Team Management: Set and create accountability around the team strategy, roadmap and KPI’s Design, hire, and retain a world-class team capable of meeting and exceeding the divisions KPIs and initiatives Ensure consistent reporting on core divisional metrics including but not limited to curriculum quality (NPS) and efficacy (developer performance) Qualifications: Experienced professional with 3-5 years of direct management experience Minimum of 5 years in development/ Software engineering / Product Management role A background in learning & development in any form (teaching, curriculum development, management, learning operations, etc) A doer who is self-motivated and proactive, obsessed with detail and quality, and personally offended by mediocrity. An open communicator who takes ownership of deliverables, communicates ideas, and tests their efficacy with an analytical mindset. Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time Able to thrive on a diverse, globally distributed team We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time
About Andela: Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Senior Software Developer Position: As a Senior Software Developer, you will primarily work as a Lead Developer for one of Andela’s clients. Andela Senior Developers are skilled at writing complex applications, have a deep understanding of application lifecycles, databases and services. They are passionate about guidance and mentorship to more junior developers. Key Responsibilities The specific responsibilities of the Senior Software Developer position include: Interfacing with your client to understand their business, goals and visions for products being supported by an Andela Team Performing high quality work that not only meets the need of the client, but surpasses it. If you are managing a team: Ensuring that our developers are able to understand the business context and value of their tasks, as well as how it impacts users. Prioritizing the work that your team is responsible for to ensure that you’re always working on the highest value work that helps your clients meet their objectives. Working with our engineers to decompose high level stories into smaller, specific tasks and provide high level design support to help them understand how to solve specific coding challenges. Provide technical guidance and oversight to ensure that the work delivered is in accordance with the technical standards of your client. Encouraging a collaborative team environment Regularly reporting the status of your team both to your client as well as senior members of Andela’s Success Department Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role you: Are active in the technology ecosystem in your city ex: you organize meet ups, speak at conferences and are active on github Are able to pass our Tech Skills Assessment Have at least 4 years of experience working in software development Are proficient ideally in ANY TWO of the following stacks and/or experience in: Python/Django or Flask or gRPC Java/Android Javascript/MEAN or PEAN or PREN or MERN or PENV Ruby/Ruby on Rails Swift/iOS Devops May have a four-year degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field from an accredited university Have experience leading technical teams using Agile methodologies Have experience working remotely as an effective member of a team Have a vibrant personality and exceptional communication skills (English, verbal and written) A strong desire to mentor other developers Have the ability to build rapport and communicate with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds Have excellent interpersonal skills Have strong leadership skills Strongly motivated by our social mission of training 100,000 young Africans in the next 10 years. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Facilities Coordinator Role You will be part of a high-functioning team where your work matters. You will make a difference and join our mission. Like most startups, we operate at lightning speed, and if you embrace it, you'll be challenged every day. This position will report directly to the Facilities Manager. The Facilities Coordinator role includes maintaining all Andela buildings and grounds facilities. Supervision of tasks related to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, security, environmental, safety, procurement, and custodial services. This position requires a team player attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to details and project coordination. You should have the ability to collaborate with and support all stakeholders/interfaces. Key Responsibilities Direct and plan essential central services such as reception, security, catering, and other services. Conduct periodic facilities users satisfaction survey and ensure the correction of the area of dissatisfaction Develop and track monthly spending budgets and prepare reports detailing budgeted amounts versus actual spent; Calculate and compare costs for required goods or services; including ensuring that we get the best value for money. Assist Facilities Manager to tender/negotiate/contracts with Service Suppliers. Basic accounting and bookkeeping for facility/admin invoices; code and allocate to responsible Cost Centres, check invoices. Identify quality improvements in processes and procedures and implement were necessary. Monitor suppliers’ performance in line with KPIs, contractual obligations and SLA Work with the Facilities Manager to report problems, solutions, and costs associated. Assist in the preparation and management of the annual facility budget. Manage company fleet logistics. Assist in policies and procedure formulation, implementation and monitor work activities to ensure compliance with established policies and procedures Prepares reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends. Ensure compliance and implementation of policies as they relate to facilities Managing accommodations - responsible for ensuring residence sign lease agreement, updating lease records such as new allocations and exits. Support office logistics and travel management as required. Responsible for providing up-to-date documentation for all leases, facilities and vehicle service level agreements and contracts. Responsible for the verification of invoice, Local purchase order , and update the facility’s maintenance cost to meet with budget Prepare the quarterly Facilities Management reports are communicated to stakeholders Supervise the delivery of critical support services in order to achieve maximum efficiency and value. To undertake any other duties as requested by the senior management team, in accordance with the scope and responsibilities of the role Create and implement Health Safety and Environment (HSE) processes and procedures To consult/work with other senior managers on specific initiatives as required Manage the Facilities department products and solutions Project management internal renovation and major repair works Perform other related duties as required Qualifications & Characteristics As the ideal candidate for this role, you should: Minimum of three years experience in Facilities management and supervising others Have good interpersonal skills Work effectively and collaborate with others Self-motivated and willingness to serve Good communication skills Have a University degree Have a good knowledge of Google Drive Be able to communicate clearly and present work product clearly Attention to detail Customer focused enthusiast Ability to be resourceful and proactive in dealing with issues that may arise Ability to organize, multi-task, prioritize and work under pressure Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Kampala, Uganda
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time
Job Title: Director of People Type : Full Time Experience: Senior Level Reports to: Country Director Dotted Line Reporting : Senior Director of People Location: Uganda About Andela : Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common. We have a vision to empower 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen. About the Role Andela is seeking a Director of People to build our organizational capacity and ensure we are creating an environment in which our people can realize their full potential. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will be tasked with delivering core HR services and taking a true partnership approach to your work, consistently bridging department needs with that of the broader company. You will provide objective advice regarding complex issues and coach managers on best practices including talent acquisition and retention, professional development, performance management, culture, and career development. This role reports into the Country Director and has a dotted line to the Senior Director of People (The Human Resource Department is the equivalent of the People Department at Andela) Key Responsibilities Strategy Development Partner with leaders, managers and individuals to identify broad, chronic organizational challenges or opportunities. Craft and implement strategies to address everything from workforce planning and compensation budgets, to talent management and succession planning, reward and engagement strategies to performance management, and staffing strategies and organizational design. You will be the connector across other functions creating a seamless experience across the employee lifecycle. Lead in the local execution of the Global Andela People strategies. Oversee the execution of the people aspects of the organisational strategy ensuring people are at the centre of all change processes. Act as the primary HR business partner to the Country Director and Kampala Leadership Team. Coach, Inspire, Mediate​ Create sustained solutions to manager, team, and individual challenges through a variety of coaching and mediation techniques. Ability to design and implement innovative and engaging programs to drive the evolution of the functions you support. This may include individual coaching for leaders on best practices to improve their people management skills, career and job coaching, and navigating conflict within teams. Organization development and Change Management Drive Andela culture initiatives in Country. Oversee to ensure that all roles are well defined and collaborate with departmental heads to ensure that all job descriptions are up to date. Manage organizational development (OD) strategies and processes for departments including performance management, talent development, team effectiveness, and leadership coaching. Continue to build the development of leadership and management in the organisation in a way that enables employees to grow in tandem with changing organisational needs. Operations: Measure and monitor existing programs and experiences. Partner with the rest of the team in addition to external specialists to execute global strategic initiatives and priorities within the organization. This may include performance management, leadership development and 360 reviews, compensation planning, policy development and compliance, and terminations. While you will have operational support, you are someone who will roll their sleeves up and dive into the most mundane of tasks! Performance Management Overseeing the entire process of performance management, ensuring timely submission of reports and their analysis. Coordinate with Departmental Heads in ensuring that staff appreciate the linkage of performance to reward. Support performance systems including ad hoc performance support and training interventions as needed. To lead on the implementation of, and updates to, the Andela’s performance management strategy. Talent Management: Provide professional expertise and support in the design, development and implementation of the talent review process that is required to achieve business goals and results in the creation of an internal bench of top talent. Collaborate in developing, initiating and maintaining effective programs for workforce retention, promotion and succession planning. Work closely with the line managers to prepare talent maps for business unit to career progression and feeds leadership pipeline. Advise and support the Country Director and the Departmental Heads on staff turnover and propose measures for talent retention Oversee the entire process of career and succession planning for key talent and position at Andela Provide monthly HR progress reports with regards to Talent Management and any that may be required by the Snr. Director of People and the Country Director Employee Relations Cultivate and nurture strong relationships with key stakeholders, other internal teams, and most importantly within People and Experience Team (P.E.T) to become a trusted advisor. Supporting and advising the Country Director and the Senior Director of People on the opportunities for improvement of employee relations. Enhance two-way communication within the business unit by ensuring that employees and other stakeholders are informed of what is happening, why it is happening and how it affects them. Oversee the implement of the disciplinary and grievance handling policies and procedures taking into account application of law, organization values, operational policies and procedures. To liaise with Legal Team and Advisors on all legal issues relating to staff and ensure timely closure of the same. Oversee staff separation procedures and communication, ensuring that internal policies and related statutory requirements are observed/fulfilled. Emergency Response Generally speaking, our role is to be proactive. We strive to anticipate issues before they arise, and to create short and long-term plans for our organization. But stuff happens … We really don’t like emergencies, but when they happen you should know how to handle them quickly, discreetly, and with grace. You leverage your deep knowledge of employment law, compliance and best practice to mitigate risks to individual employees and VM. Qualifications & Characteristics: As the ideal candidates for this role you: Lead heart first, care deeply about both people and outcomes Put your relationships at the forefront of everything you do Have a strong interest and ability in HR analytics and leveraging data to inform decisions Comprehensive understanding of core human resources processes and systems (recruitment, absence management, organisation change, workforce planning, personnel administration, HR Analytics and Performance management) and best practice standards for each. Ability to create effective working partnerships with key stakeholders and to use these to create and implement people and organisation related business plans that support the achievement of business goals and objectives. Experience in a challenging, changing, complex business environments with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism). Implementation of employee engagement strategies that have successfully delivered improved individual employee and organisational performance. A minimum of 7 - 10 years professional experience in a range of sectors. BS/BA degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent +7 years of relevant HR experience or MS/MA degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences or its recognized equivalent, Certified member of local and international HR body is a bonus. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Skill to build HR systems: benefits, payroll, accounting (not necessarily extensive knowledge, more knowing how to build the system) Ability to manage a team Skill to implement a performance management system for growing organization Skill to intervene with dissatisfied staff or mediate disagreements Skill (+experience) to build a recruiting program Ability to quickly build trust with staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance. Skill to interact with diplomacy, tact and follow up on requests in timely and efficient manner. Must exhibit high levels of professionalism, integrity and ethical values at all times. Ability to maintain confidentiality for sensitive HR issues, projects. Computer literacy at an intermediate level. Including ability to use HR and other business software. Experience in HRIS implementation is an advantage. . Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to adapt applicable founding country labour laws (US) into local practices as required. Strong knowledge of: salary structure benefits and compensation surveys/benchmarking job evaluation systems. Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Andela Lagos, Nigeria
Jan 15, 2019
Full Time
About Andela Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Austin, Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala and Kigali, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage. About the Role As Andela’s Manager of Expansion Strategy, you will play a vital role in implementing Andela’s growth strategy through public and private partnerships as well as increasing the efficacy of Andela country office operations. Partnerships will be established with government, multilateral and bilateral donors, NGOs, foundations, and private entities including other technology firms that are focused on skills development and youth employment across the African continent. Country operations will be supported through cross-functional work that address binding growth constraints through relationship management in Abuja and project management in Lagos. These partnerships will either extend our ability to drive growth and impact or reduce the financial upfront investment required by Andela in new markets. While this is a role that interfaces with both private and public sector stakeholders, the emphasis in the medium term is on government relations to support Andela’s expansion. Roles and Responsibilities: You understand that it will take a creative approach to building the growth pipeline necessary to accelerate Andela’s impact. You will have a breadth of established relationships with public sector stakeholders in Abuja. You are experienced in writing grant proposals, in managing a portfolio of funding opportunities - from inception to closing, to overseeing and conducting all communications with high level stakeholders who are critical to establishing partnerships in both the public and private sector. You understand effectively scaling impact will require cross departmental, cross-cultural mindset and close collaboration with our leadership teams to drive success and resolve pain points. You bring more than passion to your work: you are a world-class manager with exceptional operational expertise and demonstrated strong leadership skills. You have strong curiosity, independence, flexibility, and enthusiasm. The Expansion Strategy Manager will be responsible for: Working with and reporting to Director of Expansion Strategy to advance partnership opportunities and execute strategies for engaging governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in relevant countries. Working with the Country Director in Nigeria on operational barriers, opportunities and solutions as they relate to public sector stakeholder management. Executing strategies for engaging with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in new and existing countries to accelerate growth in existing Andela country offices and new potential Andela country offices. Identifying operational bottlenecks that can be resolved through effective external stakeholder management, especially as it relates to the public sector. Writing compelling proposals for Andela to partner with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in new and existing Andela countries. Developing budgets for both potential public and private partnerships around Andela operations. Maintaining relationships with governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies in order to grow Andela’s ability to expand to and grow in selected countries. Identifying and creating opportunities for Andela to raise awareness of its impact and investment proposition with key governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations, foundations and private entities including other technology companies at meetings and/or conferences. Qualifications: 5+ years experience in related field or environment developing and driving public and private partnerships. Experience in dealing with Nigerian federal and state government relations. Demonstrated ability to support business operations in a high-growth organization. Demonstrated ability to successfully acquire funds through grant proposal writing. Demonstrated ability to build and scale impact driven initiatives. Self-driven and able to work independently yet collaboratively with a remote and distributed team. Ability to frequently travel internationally. Strong project management and organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment. Bachelor’s Degree required. EPIC Values Alignment Demonstrable commitment to the learning & development of people and technology The ability to learn new things fast enough to amaze your friends and family Interested? If the above sounds like an exciting role to you, please tell us why you believe you’re a good fit and we’ll be in touch. Benefits & Compensation Full-time compensation Full medical coverage Breakfast, lunch and snacks provided daily Beautiful working environment Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet Oh, and a chance to change the world! At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above. Andela is home for all, come as you are.