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    Andela is a new type of technology staffing partner. Blending the best of outsourcing and in-house hiring, Andela will change how you think about sourcing technical talent. The company is backed by investors including Steve Case, Omidyar Network, Founder Collective, Rothenberg Ventures, Learn Capital, Melo7 Tech Partners, and Chris Hughes. Andela has offices in North America and Africa.

    Director of Learning and Technology


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    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.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position, visit Andela's Career Page on

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