Andela is hiring an

Executive Assistant

Lagos, Nigeria

Type: Full Time

Experience: Junior-Mid Level

Location: Lagos, Nigeria  

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.

We have a vision to train 100,000 world-class developers in the next 10 years – and we want you to help make it happen


About the Role:

The Executive Assistant is experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support-related tasks. He/She is able to work independently with little or no supervision. The Executive Assistant is a highly resourceful team-player, who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient.

The individual has the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. He/She will report directly to the Director of Operations Lagos and work collaboratively with the Lagos Operations team to ensure well-laid out plans are executed effectively.


The specific responsibilities of the Executive Assistant will include:

  • Coordinating the flow of information to the Director's desk as required for policy and operational decisions
  • Owning and managing administrative tasks of the Director of Operations
  • Managing an extremely busy and active calendar or appointments
  • Composing and preparing confidential correspondence for the Director of Operations
  • Screening phone and video calls and visitors on the DOs behalf
  • Arranging and managing travel itinerary, agenda and logistics
  • Anticipating the Director’s needs and proactively bringing together appropriate people and resources to support the Director’s agenda
  • Completing critical aspects of deliverables and special assignments by establishing objectives; determining priorities; managing time; gaining cooperation of others; monitoring progress; problem solving; making adjustments to plans
  • Enhances Director’s and company’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value
  • Representing the Director by welcoming visitors, arranging company dinners and other corporate functions; answering questions and meeting requests directed to the executive office
  • Assisting in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and off-sites, and all staff meetings
  • Managing external contacts; proactively understanding who they are, who the primary contacts are, and keeping track of periodic communication needed for primary contacts
  • Relieving the Director of day-to-day administrative duties

Requirements: Education, Knowledge and Skills

A great candidate for this role has the following attributes:

  • Has a degree from an Accredited College or University
  • Has experience at a start-up or other high-growth/fast-paced organizations
  • Has excellent verbal and superior writing and report presentation skills
  • Is a polished professional having significant experience (minimum 3 years) supporting a senior executive/senior management
  • Can plan and conduct complex and sensitive administrative and operational studies
  • Is able to identify management and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
  • Can interpret, explain and apply complex policies, regulations, and procedures
  • Can represent the Director of Operations in meetings with others and make effective public presentations
  • Can organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines
  • Has strong logistical management skills
  • Has a strong proficiency with Google Apps: Calendar, Hangouts, Docs, Sheets
  • Must be an all around awesome person – we have a strict no jerks policy at Andela

 Benefits & Compensation

  • Full-time compensation 

  • Medical coverage 

  • Breakfast and Lunch provided daily 

  • Beautiful working environment 

  • 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, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status