• Executive Career Opportunity at Andela

  • Posted on: 6 February, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Background

    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.

    Consultant, Curriculum and Learning

     

    About the Role

    Andela is seeking a consultant on Curriculum and Learning who can help the organization devise strategies to place perpetual learning at the core of our fast-growing organization. You have a dogged focus on improving student learning outcomes. You know how to build educational programs that can scale and build teams that execute internationally. You must be passionate about Andela's mission and share our values of excellence, integrity, teamwork and passion for our work. We treat our curriculum like we treat software: as an excellent, but incomplete, piece of technology. Your primary objective is to optimize limited resources for maximum knowledge retention during Andela’s training period and beyond to help achieve Andela’s business goals.

    Location

    This role would primarily be located in Lagos, Nigeria with trips to Nairobi, Kenya and New York, NY, USA.

    Scope (subject to refinement with consultant)

    Work closely with business leaders to identify training requirements, priorities and objectives.
    Conduct systematic objective assessments of current training; identify strengths and weaknesses.
    Conduct initial assessment of our training in comparison to industry standards
    Determine what needs to be adjusted to improve execution and knowledge retention.
    Define metrics to effectively measure, benchmark and monitor the impact of learning and development on the business
    Determine what content needs to be developed and process of developing and refining the curriculum.
    Develop a plan to train all current trainers on measuring progress and empower them to train others

    Establish strategy, plan and systems needed to facilitate company objectives via continuing education for team and Fellows throughout 4 year fellowship
    Support the development of budgets, cost projections and comparisons of actual financial data against projections to ensure cost effectiveness
    Develop a plan for marketing the learning function both internally and externally.
    Report recommendations and progress to Andela’s senior team
    Begin to implement recommendations including
    Baseline technical and soft skills assessment pre boot camp and at D0 level, suggested changes
    Mapping of all activities in the training period (MONTH ONE and simulation) to Client Readiness indicators OR other indicators with specific reasons why this skill set is necessary/valuable for client work
    Conduct Training with all current trainers on measuring progress with methods recommended in report
    Demonstration of what changed in first 3 months and the case for why those changes ought to have occurred and how we will see if they pay off
    Deliver weekly verbal reports to senior team on progress and one final presentation

    Experience

    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
    In depth knowledge of human capital needs of current businesses, particularly businesses that require software developers and who operate remotely
    Experience teaching, training teachers, monitoring and evaluating programs, and incorporating learning back into training.
    Demonstrated understanding of scalable learning technologies, training methods, content authoring techniques
    Highly collaborative - 10+ years of confident leadership with the ability to build rapport, confidence and trust among all employees;
    M&E: Able to successfully train and convey importance of measurement and evaluation to large teams with a proven ability to effectively re-incorporate learnings back into training.
    Experienced communicator-- adept at working with senior management in a corporate environment and ability to work cross-functionally with a variety of people from writers to engineers to designers to instructors
    A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Education, Computer Science/Engineering or a related field a plus

    Method of Application

    Interested in this position, apply on Omidyar job portal

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