Senior Program Manager, Talent Product

  • Andela
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Aug 13, 2019
Full Time Human Resources

Job Description

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, Kigali, Cairo and Kampala, Andela is catalysing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

About the Role:

Andela is seeking a Senior Program Manager, Talent Product team that is focused on scaling the talent of Andela’s 1000+ engineers and providing increased value to our partners. The Senior Program Manager, will lead a portfolio of initiatives and projects, collaborating across teams and functions. Moreover, one will collaborate on and contribute to product strategy, build and manage operational structures and processes, to realise the cost-efficient, seamless and scalable implementation of programs and initiatives against the Talent Product roadmap.

Your personality reflects that:

You are Flexible, adaptable and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities You have Experience in managing change you have Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures You Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify Andela’s values You have Excellent listening, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills with demonstrated experience. collaborating effectively across multiple functions, locations and cultures You have Strong analytical (quantitative and qualitative), problem solving and big picture thinking skills. You have Experience in strategic planning, risk management and/or change management.

On this job you will:


  • Oversees a portfolio of programs, initiatives, budgets, and operating plans to support the tactical and strategic direction of Talent Product and Andela.
  • Collaborate with cross-departmental stakeholders (Partner Engineering, Sales, Staffing .etc.) to ensure seamless execution of quarterly goals, initiatives, and program milestones.
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance against KPI’s/OKR’s, organisational goals, and revenue targets.
  • Contribute to and take lead on communicating progress, impact, learnings, and recommendations to relevant stakeholders across Andela.


  • Lead and manage organisation wide change catalysed by Talent Product programs and initiatives ensuring efficient, seamless and consistent adoption across all locations.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders across multiple departments (Sales, Staffing, Partner Engineering, Technology, TDD) and leverage rapport to drive Talent Product goals.
  • Build and manage channels for communication, collaboration, user testing, feedback and program adoption within the Andela Engineering Community
  • Manage a team of Program and Project management professionals
  • Oversee direct reports KPI’s/OKR’s, quarterly initiatives, performance reviews, growth and development and overall satisfaction in their respective roles.

What makes you a great fit for this role:

  • 4+ years of program management experience (or experience in a related field)
  • At least (2) years in a software related field such as Software Engineering, Engineering Management or Product Management.
  • Proven capability to lead a team of direct reports.
  • Experience in project/program management methodology, tools, and techniques.
  • High level of proficiency with Google suite(sheets, docs, slides), Slack and Zoom

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.