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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Andela provides companies with access to the top 1% of global tech talent. We identify high-potential developers on the African continent, shape them into world-class technical leaders, and pair them with companies as full-time, distributed team members. Accelerate your product roadmap while minimizing time spent interviewing, on-boarding, and training new h...
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    Director of People Success

    About the role:

    Andela is pushing the boundaries of the future of work, hiring exceptional talent across the world as part of our distributed organization. We are looking to add to our team an experienced Director-level leader and expert to shape and guide our global learning and talent philosophy and initiatives. This role will be a key leader on the People leadership team and by partnering with People and business leaders, will be responsible for one of the most important things at Andela – actively developing, engaging and retaining the best talent to grow our business and grow great careers that are meaningful to them personally.

    The Director of People Success at Andela will be responsible for building out a team focused on assessing the learning and talent needs across the organization, developing scalable programs in response to identified needs, and executing these programs globally. In addition, this role will help ensure that all learning, leadership and people development, and talent succession programs are aligned to meet and exceed our overall business priorities.

    We’re looking for someone who can take a unique and creative approach to creating a future-focused and effective global learning ecosystem, which inspires and enables impactful development experiences and a dynamic, ongoing culture of learning. If that sounds like you, we’d be excited to connect with you!


    • Minimum of 10 years experience in learning and development. In addition, experience in one or more of the following areas highly preferred:  talent assessment, organizational development initiatives, change management, DEI, and performance management
    • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing enterprise-wide learning/talent strategies and programs
    • Knowledge and experience with LMS systems, talent and project management tools, and integration of systems to support the business
    • Proven experience designing, leading and and motivating a high-performing learning/talent team
    • Ability to demonstrate creative and big-picture thinking along with a strong process orientation 
    • Strong collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to influence across all levels in the organization
    • Experience leading and prioritizing multiple projects within an ambiguous or constantly evolving environment
    • Excellent interpersonal, stakeholder management, and communication (written and verbal) skills
    • Data and technology savvy, and willingness to experiment with new approaches



    • Develop and implement a global and inclusive learning strategy and roadmap aligned to key business priorities and the Andela employee lifecycle
    • Develop and maintain a dynamic learning ecosystem supported by a robust learning infrastructure that includes needs assessment, content development,  delivery and facilitation leveraging internal and external resources, and evaluation & reporting of the effectiveness of all learning initiatives and programs
    • Design and deliver a comprehensive range of learning content and programs targeted at various segments of the organization including early-stage, high-potential, people and executive leadership development
    • Implement and drive an effective communications strategy to increase awareness of, access to, and utilization of learning offerings available to our various populations

    Performance Management  & Talent Development

    • Lead the evolution of the performance management experience at Andela, including a refresh of our philosophy,  approach, and supporting tools/platforms
    • Support leaders and HRBPs in cultivating a high growth- and performance-oriented culture, and ensure that performance management experiences are effective and empowering, prioritising fairness and objectivity
    • Partner with functional leaders and HR business partners to understand talent needs and help design talent development programs to align with our org strategy and priorities 
    • Support leaders, managers and HR business partners on facilitating talent mapping and reviews, defining succession plans for the organization, and ensuring talent outcomes and actions are implemented
    • Collaborate with leaders and HR business partners to ensure robust talent plans and programs are in place for key talent segments, including executive and senior leadership, high potentials, and succession candidates, to enhance talent capability and ability to assume increased levels of responsibility and influence

    Talent Enablement

    • Build and deliver on a medium- to long-term roadmap for the transition of all function- and role-specific learning and training across the different internal functions into the People Success team
    • Play a key role in shaping and guiding the design and delivery of our internal career management strategy, including functional competency models, functional career pathing, and individual development planning
    • Support HR business partners in connecting employees and managers to compelling career growth opportunities including mentorship, coaching, and advising on career opportunities
    • Drive diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all of our People programs and initiatives, including learning and talent, and provide interim support for internal DEI initiatives including Andela Affinity Groups (AAGs)

    Learning & Talent Team Leadership

    • Build, lead and develop a team of learning and talent professionals through effective coaching and performance management
    • Build and maintain learning and talent scorecards that tracks and measures the success of our learning and talent initiatives and offerings
    • Lead identification, selection, contract negotiation, and relationship development for learning and training vendors/platforms/service or content providers

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Andela on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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