Program Manager

Full Time
  • Post Date: October 11, 2018
  • Apply Before: October 25, 2018
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Services
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in NYC, SF, Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Manager

 

About The Role

Andela is a network of technology leaders dedicated to advancing human potential. We help companies build high-performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Based in Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, NYC and San Francisco, Andela is catalyzing the growth of tech ecosystems across the African continent while solving the global technical talent shortage.

As the Program Manager within the technical service delivery department, Success, you will proactively identify, manage and execute on operational and optimization projects and initiatives from inception to completion. This person will work to improve the productivity and efficiency backed by data and Tractable by agreed upon KPIs.

The Program Manager will collaborate with stakeholders across all functions of the business, across our New York, Lagos, Kampala and Nairobi offices and report into the VP, Success.

The Program Manager is a machine; process-driven, data-driven, and results oriented. They consistently exceed the standards of everyone around them, but rarely exceed their own standards. They are passionate about “servant leadership.” They believe that they do the dirty organizational work so that the team can focus on what they do best: execution.

Roles & Responsibilities

Strong project management where you will set timelines, goals, Deliverable, and execute accordingly along with a solid communication strategy and plan.

Identify, research, evaluate and recommend projects that optimize business and team performance based on defined strategy.

Structure analytical and data-driven approaches to evaluating and executing projects.

Define hypotheses, perform analysis, and come to a conclusion that solves operational problems.

Decide which projects we should prioritize in partnership with Sales, Partnerships, Talent Development leadership, then set an aggressive timeline and plan to reach goal.

Set-up, manage and coordinate cross-functional projects that are critical for driving business results.

Build and lead Impact relationships with cross-functional team members including the leadership teams.

Support the definition of departmental structure to ensure that they are effectively structured to meet the business needs of Andela.

Qualification

Background in technology consulting desired though not required

Excellent project management skills

Have at least 7 years of experience working in program, client, partner management in fast paced global organisations.

Ability to identify gaps in systems and processes

Analytical and data-driven mindset

Strong relationship management skills, including ability to facilitate complex discussions

Strong negotiation skills and the ability to effectively manage change.

Strong leadership experience, particularly around influencing stakeholders.

Excellent written & verbal communication, including ability to break down complex concepts into simpler forms for others to comprehend.

Creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.

A great personality and good heart; we have a “no jerk” policy

Benefits and 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!