22 Jan 2016

Full-Time Current Job openings at Andela

Toni AdewunmiLagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Job Description

Soft Skills Trainer
at Andela (View all jobs)
Lagos, Nigeria or Nairobi, Kenya
Title: Soft Skills Trainer

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid-Level

Location: Nairobi, Kenya OR Lagos, Nigeria

About Andela

Andela is developing a corps of highly qualified technology talent across the African continent that will drive 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. We find the brightest young people in Africa, hire them to train as world-class software developers, and connect them with tech companies around the world.

Andela is a movement. Andela is a collection of brilliant minds across Africa. Andela is a programming sprint followed by a football match, leading into a rooftop dance party. Andela is a platform for tech-enabled growth around the world. Andela is a commitment that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, and cities across Africa.

We believe that to be world-class requires excellence in a wide range of nontechnical skills, such as communication, teamwork, and problem solving. As an Andela Soft Skills Trainer you will have the opportunity to help brilliant people develop skills that will ensure their success as tech leaders on the world stage.

The Andela Family

Andela is a family of innovators and changemakers.

Students begin leading class on day two if not sooner.
Trainers lead dance parties and difficult conversations with equal ease.
Following the rules perfectly misses the point – we are a community of creators.
We speak honestly, even when it takes courage.
We are lifelong learners who strive for mastery of our craft.
We believe we are going to change the world and act accordingly.
We choose extraordinary people, then trust them to do the right thing.

Primary Responsibilities of Soft Skills Trainers

Soft Skills Trainers train Fellows to master a comprehensive set of nontechnical skills (e.g. communication, team dynamics, problem solving) necessary for success as world-class remote software developer. Primary responsibility for the incoming Soft Skills Trainer will be to lead the MONTH ONE Program, an intensive 4-week soft skills onboarding program that aims to:

Build a solid foundation for world-class performance with international software development companies.
Utilize unconventional teaching methods that are highly engaging, student-driven, laser-focused on the specific needs of Andela clients, and reject the outdated and counterproductive status quo of traditional education models.
Establish a culture of excellence, passion, collaboration, and integrity.
Set clear and rigorous expectations for required effort and outcomes from the start of the 4-year Fellowship.
Break and rebuild habits, mindsets, and beliefs while providing framework for developing extraordinary life and work practices.

Required Abilities/Qualifications

Teaching experience (teacher, coach, counselor, etc.).
Master in energy manipulation within self and among groups
Exceptional professional writing and public speaking abilities.
Extraordinarily dynamic and adaptable high performer, capable of making progress on multiple high-priority tasks in a fast-paced startup environment.
Unconventional thinker with unstoppable initiative; capable of balancing creativity and enthusiasm for change with mission-focus, patience and prioritization.
Uncommon ability to coach and mentor others with a keen understand of their strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles.
A good person who is driven by purpose, passion, constant learning, and the pursuit of excellence.

Preferred Abilities/Qualifications

Strong understanding of pedagogical concepts (e.g. curriculum, assessment, integrated learning)
Experience with Google Docs, Trello, or similar communication and collaboration technologies.
Experience working with Skype, Slack, Google Hangouts, or other remote communication technologies.
Experience living and working internationally.
Some exposure to the world of software development.


Facilities Associate – Lagos:

Andela is seeking a Facilities Associate to help maintain all Andela buildings and grounds facilities. It entails supervision of tasks related to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, security, environmental, safety, procurement, custodial and event coordination. This position requires a team player attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to details and project coordination. The Facilities Associate should have the ability to collaborate with and support all stakeholders/interfaces.

In this job you will:

Support the facilities manager in ensuring that all our facilities conform to Andela Facilities management standards in addition to global health, safety, security and environment standards.

You will also:

Supervise the cleaning and housekeeping in all facilities
Manage the store by keeping accurate store record
Document all routine tasks carried out and document all materials used for easy tracking
Track all PPM works and ensure they are carried out
Assist with vendor/contractor supervision
Closely monitor equipment maintenance. Also maintain accurate records of all maintenance & repairs.
Oversee and provide event co-ordination
Monitor suppliers’ performance in line with KP!s, contractual obligations and SLA
Work with the Facilities Manager to report problems, solutions, and costs associated. Provide a weekly status update on any pending project
Work with Facilities Manager to manage annual facility budget
Assist with the procurement of all request and supplies
Regularly inspect properties for any maintenance or areas of concern
Ensure compliance and implementation of policies as they relate to facilities
Maximise the cost of individual events by creating and tracking budgets for each event, in agreement with the Facility Manager
Liaise with technical staff to ensure timely and correct set up and delivery of operational aspects of events including lighting, sound, staging etc.
Support office logistics and travel management activities as required
Undertake any other duties as requested by the senior management team, in accordance with the scope and responsibilities of the role
Consult/work with other senior managers on specific initiatives as required

Qualifications & Characteristics

As the ideal candidate for this role you:

Must have good interpersonal skills
Must work effectively with and collaborate with others
Must be self-motivated and willing to serve
Must have ability to execute projects systematically
Must be meticulous and be a stickler for orderliness and cleanliness
Must have ability to manage artisans and technicians
Must be proficient in computer applications using Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, etc.
Must have good organizational and communication skills
Must possess a minimum of 3 years experience in facilities management and supervising others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Skill to build manage established Facilities Management(FM) systems
Ability to supervise a team
Attention to detail
Ability to quickly build trust with staff, vendors, and junior staff.
Computer literacy and ability to use excel to create FM reports
Ability to adapt and scale operations rapidly
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.
Benefits & Compensation

Full-time compensation
Medical coverage
Breakfast and Lunch provided daily
Beautiful working environment
Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet
Oh, and a chance to change the world!


Director of People and Culture – Lagos:

Andela is seeking a Director of People and Culture to build our organizational capacity and ensure we are creating an environment in which our staff can realize their full potential. To be successful in this role, the right candidate will bring extensive knowledge and experience in managing and building people systems for growing organizations. As a coach to a growing team of managers, a supporter to our staff, and as the designer of our human systems, you will play an instrumental role in building a truly world class organization.

In this job you will:

Serve as the head of all people systems and operations from our Lagos, Nigeria location. With a growing team of Fellows (software engineers), instructors, supervisors and support team staff, there is a need for someone to come in and build the kind of systems we need to ensure individual and group success.

You will also:

Serve as a key member of the Andela team in Lagos, Nigeria.
Develop systems, procedures and policies to manage the full employee lifecycle, e.g. staff recruitment (non-Fellows), on-boarding, performance management, compensation,and exiting.
Build upon existing systems to manage employee benefits, healthcare, and other Human Resources functions. The objective is to maximise value delivered to fellows and non- fellows whilst maintaining statutory compliance.
Oversee Andela non-Fellows recruitment process and work with team members to ensure a smooth process flow from identification of a vacancy to the filling of that vacancy.
Manage on-boarding of new hires to ensure a seamless integration and optimise new hire productivity.
Ensure that the day-to-day operations of people-related functions are carried out in a timely, efficient, and proactive manner. The objective is to deliver transactions in alignment with agreed HR service standards specifications.
Manage the People Team including the People Associate and external suppliers and consultants.
Work with individual supervisors to coach best practices related to driving individual performance.
Serve as a thought leader and Andela brand champion across various internal and external channels.
Qualifications & Characteristics

As the ideal candidates for this role you:

Comprehensive understanding of core human resources processes and systems (recruitment, absence management, organisation change, workforce planning and performance management) and best practice standards for each.

Employment law knowledge and practical experience of its application (specific expertise in organisation change)

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 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, and 5 years relevant experience.

Certified member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management or related 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.
Skill to build systems to keep records, report preparation, filing methods and records management techniques.
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. Nigerian labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela Nigeria. Ability to adapt applicable founding country labour laws (US) into local practices as required.
Strong knowledge of
– salary structure
– development
– 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.


Director of Learning and Technology
at Andela
Lagos, Nigeria
Andela is seeking a Director of Learning and Technology with world-class expertise in training software developers to lead the education of our thousands of fellows at locations all over Africa. You will develop strategies to ensure our fellows succeed in their job placements, which incorporate feedback from both fellows and clients to create virtuous circles.

You will devise strategies to align learning outcomes with client success. You know how to build educational programs that can scale and build teams that execute on an international scale. You will be a vital leader in our efforts to transform the opportunities of our fellows and deliver outstanding experiences to our clients.

You’re the kind of person who:

Has a clear passion and expertise in software development
Believes in the effectiveness of collaborative learning
Loves unlocking the potential of others
Can deftly distill your wide range of knowledge to the key insight a student needs to move forward
Has a keen sense of how systems enable or hinder personal growth

At Andela, we find the brightest young people in Africa, train them to be world-class developers and connect them with employers around the world seeking top technical talent. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit and determination to improve the status quo are only a few of the many resources the remarkable Andela team brings with them.

With the youngest population in the world, Africa is the world’s greatest untapped source of spectacular talent. The four-year Andela fellowship is the core mechanism by which we transform Andela fellows into passionate change agents able to drive current and future tech-enabled growth in Africa and around the world. Guiding and molding these elite young people to achieve their maximum potential is an essential aspect of both individual and organizational success.

In this job you will:

You will lead our education efforts. Working in close concert with Andela’s leadership team, you will establish and execute a strategic approach to facilitate all learning of Fellows through the four year fellowship program including both the intensive initial training to continuous learning post-placement. You will ensure that curriculum and instruction are designed and implemented such that Andela fellows enjoy success with clients – thus supporting our most important business objectives.

You will also:

Conduct systematic objective assessments of current training; identify strengths and weaknesses in light of industry standards.
Oversee all aspects of curriculum content development.
Develop and execute an accountability-focused training program for instructors.
Establish strategy, plan and systems needed to facilitate company objectives via continuing education for team and Fellows throughout 4 year fellowship.
Define metrics to effectively measure, benchmark and monitor the impact of learning and development on the business.
Support the development of budgets, cost projections and analyses to ensure cost effectiveness.
Regularly report progress to company leadership and assess opportunities to improve or pivot.
What makes you a great fit for this role:

The ability to be located in Lagos, Nigeria and travel regularly to Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY, USA.
10+ years leading development and delivery of educational programs with a focus on engineering/software development and/or project management within the high tech or business consulting industries.
Deep understanding of the needs of businesses who require software developers that can operate remotely.
Experience teaching, training teachers, monitoring and evaluating programs, and incorporating learning back into training.
Demonstrated understanding of scalable learning technologies, training methods, and content authoring techniques.
Highly collaborative with experience building rapport, confidence and trust among all team members.
Experience designing and implementing feedback loops through monitoring and evaluation systems for large-scale training programs for continuous improvement.
A Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Education, Computer Science or a related field

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

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