Career Planning Associate


Job Title: Career Planning Associate

Job Location: Lagos

Level: Associate I

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities, Education with preferable experience in counseling. Must be computer literate and fluent in English

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.

As the Andela Career Planning Associate, you will be responsible for assisting Fellows in planning their careers as well as developing and achieving career goals.

Roles and Responsibilities

Career Planning

  • Provide individual counseling to Developers regarding career planning, including self assessment, career research, career pathing, goal setting and professional development
  • Provide appropriate help, advice and recommendations based on one-on-one interviews and/or group sessions;
  • Support Fellows with the management of their own careers by developing career plans that cover their time at Andela as well as what they want to do when they graduate from the Fellowship;
  • Check in with the Fellows to ensure that they are making progress on their career plans as well as updating it to reflect their new interests or options made available;

Programme Management

  • Create, organise and facilitate career programs, workshops and a variety of other internal events (e.g. Fellow assessments, presentations, career fairs, etc.);
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to organise and facilitate industry and employment specific events and workshops that facilitate learning, skills/career competencies development, and networking opportunities.

Documentation and Reporting

  • Assist with the collection, managing and reporting of information, statistics and data on an on-going basis and for various weekly reports
  • Report data from all Fellow career plans to ensure that Andela is offering the necessary training to support the most desired career options;
  • Collate and share weekly Career Planning updates on the internal Success intranet site

Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrated track record of innovative thinking and problem solving; demonstrated business acumen.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; successfully working both independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with planning, executing, assessing and evaluating programs.
  • Experience in guiding people to make the right decision versus making it for them
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing and delivering presentations.
  • Demonstrated understanding of career/professional development and success.
  • Experience working with a diverse population and building positive relationships and partnerships.
  • Experience in guiding people to make the right decision versus making it for them
  • Working experience in a technical company or has other relevant experience in understanding technical roles and career paths
  • The successful candidate must possess both the ability and the willingness to work independently and act on her/his independent judgment.

At Andela, we outcompete through diversity. We know that our strengths lies in the multiplicity of talents, perspectives, backgrounds & orientations resident in our community and we take pride in that. Andela is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to work in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices. Andela provides equal employment opportunities and workplace to all employees and applicants without regard to factors including but not limited to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy (including breastfeeding), genetic information, HIV/AIDS or any other medical status, family or parental status, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This commitment applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Our policies expressly prohibit any form of harassment and/or discrimination as stated above.

Andela is home for all, come as you are.


See Inside the Office of Andela

Global companies rely on great developers to launch their ideas into the world. But good talent can be hard to find—it takes energy, time, and money. Enter Andela, an elite engineering organization that scours the African continent for the top technical talent, and places them as full time employees with global technology companies. Andela vets, shapes, and supports only the best of the best so companies can trust their products with Andela-approved developers.

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