Talent Partnerships Lead
 Allen Park, AL

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid- Level

Location: Cairo, Egypt

About Andela:

Andela extends engineering teams with world-class software developers. We recruit the most talented developers on the African continent, shape them into technical leaders, and place them as full-time distributed team members with companies that range from Microsoft and IBM to dozens of high-growth startups. Backed by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV (Google Ventures) and Spark Capital, Andela is building the next generation of global technology leaders. Passion, excellence, entrepreneurial spirit, and rejecting the status quo are just a few of the things that Andela team members have in common.

Andela invests in communities of talented technologists across the African continent through the Andela Learning Community (ALC). Our goal is to provide an ever-growing population of aspiring technologists with the resource and environments they need to become world-class problem solvers. 

About the Talent Partnerships Lead Role:

You will be responsible for building, and maintaining talent partnerships programs and initiatives in Egypt and North African region. This is  aimed at scaling our learning programs and developing key strategic partnerships in both public and private sector.

  1. Build key partner/funder relationships, identify business opportunities, negotiate and close business deals and maintain extensive knowledge of current market conditions and trends

  2. Work with the Talent Partnerships Manager in ensuring that a proper partnerships structure is designed and implemented for Egypt

  3. Technical expertise to guide and structure the building of innovations based challenge program for engineers

  4. Liaise with the internal team, Talent Partnership, to increase opportunities and funding for partnerships/sponsorships and thereby maximize value for the developer ecosystem and Andela.

  5. Find potential new partners/funders, present to them, ultimately convert them into ALC Partners, and continue to grow business in the future.

  6. Manage existing partners and ensure they stay satisfied and positive. Manage partner portfolio

  7. Put together proposals bids or respond to relevant tenders for new assignments/projects/contracts 

  8. Explore new avenues of activity and seek opportunities to drive up placements and engineer billing that the company can exploit in its bid to develop and grow. This includes recruitment, skills development and other related activities 

  9. Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback
    and information on market and creative trends 

  10. Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to
    developing new services, products, and reach channels.

  11. Identify opportunities for campaigns, assignments & services, and relevant channels that will
    lead to an increased reach for Andela in Egypt.

Key Skills Required

  1. Technology expert

  2. Deep understanding of the Africa Developer Ecosystem will be a plus (other notable community experience will be accepted) 

  3. Proactive, self-starter with strong commercial acumen

  4. Experience of influencing senior management due to partnership discussions

  5. Leadership qualities – ability to lead and deliver results in a highly motivated, demanding

  6. Strong technical and analytical skills with proven ability in interpreting performance trends and taking proactive action.

  7. Identification of partner needs and challenges.

  8. Networking, Persuasion, Prospecting and Public Speaking

  9. Have a high level of attention to detail and organization.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Full-time compensation

  • Full medical coverage

  • Opportunity to work with the brightest minds on the planet

  • Oh, and a chance to change the world!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.