Manager, Talent Development needed at Africa RE

Job title : Manager, Talent Development

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : April 30, 2024

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  • The successful candidate shall report to the Director, Human Resources at the Head Office, Lagos – Nigeria.


  • The main duties of the Talent Development Manager shall comprise, amongst others, the following:

Learning & Development:

  • Identify training and development needs within Africa-Re Group through job analysis, performance appraisal schemes and regular consultation with Regional/Departmental heads;
  • Collaborate with each Department and Regional Head to identify training gaps and develop curriculum and syllabus to address identified gaps and assist line Managers and trainers in resolving specific training issues, either individually or in groups.
  • Collaborate with senior leaders and HR Stakeholders to ensure that training solutions align with business objectives.
  • Recommend training seminars, workshops, and conferences to enhance the capabilities of Africa-Re staff and equip them with appropriate tools and skills.
  • Contribute in the development of course curricula, in consultation with the Regional Offices for cedants and brokers, ensuring that the courses offered meet the expected standards and requirements.
  • Initiate, oversee, coordinate and monitor all Africa-Re training programs, annual conferences/seminars for Africa-Re staff and other relevant groups/stakeholders.
  • Oversee and approve the schedules and timetables for courses, ensuring that they are adequately planned.
  • Coordinate effective induction programs for newly recruited staff in the Corporation by developing appropriate programs to facilitate their swift integration into their roles.
  • Organize a wide range of training orientation sessions and arrange on-the-job training for new employees.
  • Collaborate on vision and planning for emerging teaching and learning technologies and E-platforms where relevant and participate in the creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages.
  • Develop testing and evaluation procedures and periodically assess training effectiveness and present periodic reports to the Supervisor and other stakeholders.

Talent Management:

  • Develop a comprehensive talent development strategy for the entire corporation that will enhance leadership and skills acquisition.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Human Resources to develop succession planning processes, strengthening and diversifying talent pipelines to business critical and leadership roles (high potential programs, coaching/mentoring, 360 feedback, etc.)
  • Design, test and implement solutions for identifying and developing leaders within the Corporation and build a robust leader pipeline.
  • Drive the transition to Talent Management within the Corporation by introducing programs that boost employee engagement, retention and productivity whilst preserving the Corporation’s culture and core values.
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to continue the assessment and definition of core competencies for each job family, design and implement organizational competency models to drive transparency and objectivity in people-related decision-making.
  • Train all staff in the assessment of competence profiles with the aim to establish Competence-Based Development (CBD) and training initiatives.
  • Implement coaching and mentoring programs to complement other learning interventions
  • Promote multicultural teaching methodologies and the integration of diversity into the curriculum / classroom environments
  • Provide guidance to staff, identify, and execute Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and career development paths for each employee and support in career planning initiatives.
  • Support the DHR in managing a pool of hi-potential staff and provide guidance to all staff on goal setting tools and Key Performance Indicator metrics.
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Main Competencies


  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Proven track record in managing pan-African, bilingual learning populations.
  • Strong organizational skills to plan, prioritize, and coordinate learning projects across teams and locations.
  • Proficiency in drafting HR reports, policies, procedures, and regulations related to staff development, as well as the capability to write proposals for funding training programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with senior stakeholders and lead training related projects,
  • A client service and transformation mind-set, strong logical and strategic thinking, and experience in process redesign or re-engineering.
  • Ability to evaluate training feedback to monitor and assess course effectiveness and implement necessary improvements.
  • Resource management expertise to identify and utilize resources cost-effectively and efficiently.
  • Advanced knowledge of modern training techniques, models, methods and the application of these in both principle and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, develop, and implement integrated talent development solutions, experiential/on-the-job development programs, and competency models.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of management and across group operations.
  • Strong team player and proven leadership and managerial skills/experience;
  • Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and ability to work in a bilingual, multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office Package and insurance-related software
  • Working knowledge of both English and French, with prior experience in Insurance / Reinsurance and HR management processes will be added advantages.
  • Academic Qualifications


  • Applicants shall be holders of a;
  • First university degree with a Master’s degree and at least 7 years of relevant post-qualification work experience.


  • First university degree with a full professional qualification and at least 7 years of relevant post qualification work experience.


  • First university degree with at least 10 years of relevant qualitative work experience post-qualification.
  • Relevant professional experiences in the insurance and reinsurance industry will be an added advantage.

Salary & Benefits

  • The successful candidate shall have the following benefits:
  • Competitive Basic Salary
  • Variable pay (Annual Performance Bonus)
  • Joint contribution to the Provident Fund (7% of the basic salary paid by staff and 14% by the employer)
  • Housing Allowance
  • Medical cover for staff and family
  • Home leave to country of origin every year paid by the employer.
  • Children education subsidy for each child up to 26 years (maximum 4 children)
  • Duty Post Differential (Cost of Living Allowance), that may increase or decrease depending on the economic situation and result of surveys


  • Applicants must have:
  • Passion for talent development and continuous learning.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills to inspire diverse teams towards common goals.
  • Proven experience in designing talent development programs aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Strategic thinking to drive innovative talent development initiatives for business success.
  • Proficiency in data analysis to enhance effectiveness of talent development programs.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to foster an inclusive workplace culture.
  • Strong project management abilities to deliver results within set timelines and budgets.
  • Adaptability to thrive in dynamic environments and adjust strategies as needed.
  • Proficient in English communication; French proficiency is an added advantage.

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