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  • Posted: Aug 23, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified

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    Senior Manager, HR Business Partner

    Locations: Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya

    About the Role

    • Andela is seeking an HR business partner (HRBP) to support Andela’s scaling engineering experience group by being a trusted business partner to our engineers and partner engineering groups.  You will play a critical role in the design and implementation of strategic initiatives to retain and grow our most prized asset - our people! This is an amazing opportunity for a passionate and talented HRBP to innovate alongside a stellar growing team and equally passionate and driven managers. No two days will be the same and the work is challenging and rewarding.
    • You will act as a primary point of contact for a designated engineering pod of up to 300 engineers and partner engineering team members, serving as a connector to internal functions, an advisor on all people processes, procedures, and initiatives.
    • The Senior Manager-HRBP will be a key driver of performance management and change management across their pod influencing culture and the future of engineering at Andela.
    • This role reports into a Director Level HRBP

    Strategy Development and Implementation:

    • Work closely with the head of Engineering Experience to understand organizational challenges and design/implement creative solutions
    • Coordinate and support the implementation of strategic initiatives within your pod and more broadly

    Performance Management:

    • Support your pod and managers within it to cultivate a high performance culture, and ensure that performance management experiences are effective and empowering, prioritising fairness and objectivity
    • Advise managers on team performance management via a data driven approach
    • Work proactively to identify underperformance and address thoughtfully, manage underperformance professionally and swiftly when

    Talent Development:

    • Connect engineers to compelling learning and development opportunities, mentorship, coaching for performance and growth, advising on career opportunities
    • Support leaders and managers on talent mapping and reviews to ensure implementation of recommendations from the Talent Development team.
    • Develop and implement workforce retention, career and succession strategies.

    Organization Design and Change Management:

    • Implement effective change management strategies, providing subject matter expertise on risk mitigation and change delivery.
    • Support the implementation of OD strategy plans and also identifying risks and impact to delivery.

    Coach, Inspire, Influence:

    • Nurturing, coaching and mentoring engineers and managers within your pod as well as more junior Engineering Experience team members.
    • Works in partnership with leaders to provide challenge, legal guidance and advice in dealing with difficult people issues in a fair, straightforward manner and without delay.
    • Serve as an escalation point for your pod and your direct reports

    Relationships, Collaboration:

    • Build and maintain healthy relationships with key stakeholders
    • Coach leaders/managers on proper management and communication practices.
    • Work closely and effectively with other cross-functional  HRBP’s, People operations and Centres of excellence teams to identify best practice and use it to define effective business interventions.
    • Share knowledge and insights with the wider People team to help shape best practise and ensure business goals are in line with org-wide strategy


    • Significant and relevant  professional experience most of which should be in an advisory HR role
    • Have a strong sense of business ethics and ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
    • Demonstrate a deep understanding of Human Resources Management Processes, Culture and Performance Management.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, stellar emotional intelligence with a specific focus on self moderation, cultivating relationships and empathy.
    • Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written, the ability to present and facilitate effectively. Storytelling via presentations is a strongly preferred skill.
    • Ability to create effective working partnerships with senior leaders, challenge the thinking of others in respectful and thoughtful ways, influence upwards
    • Big picture thinker, a “never settle’ mindset
    • Strong interest in leveraging data to inform decisions (don’t worry if you aren’t an expert we have some of those!)
    • Experience in a challenging, changing, complex business environment with a special focus on multiculturalism (and internationalism).
    • Solid track record in design and implementation of employee engagement strategies that have meaningfully impacted the individual and organization experience
    • Previous experience in coaching employees and management through complex, difficult issues
    • Knowledge of in-country employment regulations, e.g. Country labor/employee relations statutes and capacity to apply them to Andela. Ability to adapt applicable Global labour laws into local practices as required. Experience with other African countries a plus


    • 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!

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    Community Manager, Technical Talent

    About You

    • You are an inspirational people manager and a thoughtful, data-driven leader of program designers and program managers
    • You thrive when providing coaching and defining structure for growing teams
    • You understand that what gets measured is what gets achieved and you balance a ruthless focus on the numbers with a willingness to explore, test, and pilot innovations that create opportunities to 10x existing initiatives.
    • You are deeply aligned with Andela’s core values and believe strongly in developing and investing in diverse communities of talent
    • Inclusivity and impact are two of your driving forces. You care for, believe in, and understand the future of Africa’s technology scene are comfortable talking the talk with global technologists and are committed to leadership in support of others.

    About the Senior Community Manager, Technical Talent Role:

    • You will be responsible for leading, building, and maintaining Andela’s talent pipeline and pre fellowship initiatives (internally and externally) and scalable programs that attract a broad, diverse group of aspiring African Technologists and prepare them for the Andela Fellowship as well as other opportunities in the global economy
    • Leading the community and owning the brand of Andela, to attract new community members and fellows to the organization.  Build and own country specific and regional strategy, outreach and messaging for Community-at-large
    • Build models, metrics of success and growth strategies, ensuring long-term success and growth of our community.

    Developer Ecosystem Engagement:

    • Define community building and engagement strategy for the region.
    • Stimulate advocacy, oversee production and deliver Community engagement material.
    • Develop programs and material to facilitate contribution on-ramp.
    • Represent the organization at conferences, organize / deliver Meetups
    • Create opportunities to engage with relevant partners in a way that generates maximum value for our community.
    • Driving meaningful engagements with key stakeholders within the wider ecosystem.

    Community Outreach:

    • Create programs to increase organization’s brand awareness for decision makers and developers in our ecosystem.
    • Manage and optimize outreach budget across community engagement, advertising, content marketing, events, etc

    Pre-Fellowship Programs:

    • Build  Andela community pipeline and ensure that it’s active and sustainable to track performance of the community members.
    • Drive increasing Community engagement in our members through Open Saturdays, Pre-bootcamp workshops etc..
    • Design systems that enable enough facilitation hours to effectively invest in learners to get them fit for fellowship
    • Iterate program design and program management methods to improve efficiency and scale reach 10x+

    Community Management would determine business requirement and business goals for service relationships both internally and externally. Product Managers for the Supply chain which involves designing the product specs and processes to hire the best developers for the fellowship

    Key Relationships

    • Prospective Candidates
    • Andela Partners
    • Community members
    • Hubs.


    • Media team
    • Marketing Team
    • Operations Team
    • Curriculum Team
    • Partnerships Team
    • Bootcamp Team
    • People and Culture Team.

    As the idea candidates for this role you should have:

    • Minimum of 4 years of relevant managerial experience and strong leadership skills.
    • Deep understanding of the Lagos Developer Ecosystem will be a plus (other notable community experience will be accepted)
    • Understanding of how to leverage technology and build scalable systems, programs, and team without compromising quality;
    • Have outstanding written and spoken communication skills as well as good listening skills.
    • Are a self-starter who can accomplish tasks with minimal supervision.
    • Have a high level of attention to detail and organization

    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!

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


    Note: 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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