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


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About Andela

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 hires. Andela is backed by investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, Omidyar Network, Susa Ventures, Steve Case, Founder Collective, Learn Capital and more. Learn more about us at www.andela.com. Specialties