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Mastercard Foundation Recruitment 2021(5 Positions)

Apply for ongoing Mastercard Foundation Recruitment 2021. See the 5 job positions, descriptions, eligibility, and how to apply. Mastercard Foundation is seeking the services of both graduates and experienced job seekers to fill the vacant positions in their Organization. Jamb Result

Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works with partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women, access quality education, financial services, and dignified work. Mastercard Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. The Foundation is independent with its own Board of Directors and CEO.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below: Dollar to Naira Rate

1. Head of Finance and Accounting

The Work at the Foundation

  • We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works Strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.
  • The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.  Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful.
  • If you are an experienced Finance and Accounting professional looking to increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • The head of finance and accounting will be the primary business partner for the Country Head, Providing Financial leadership and stewardship for all Finance and Accounting operations within the country.
  • The role is responsible for financial management of all programs undertaken within the country.
  • This role provides direction to local finance and accounting teams to effectively manage the foundation’s financial matters, building the accounting, finance, and operations infrastructure in Country as part of a multi-year growth strategy.

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Responsible for the management of the full cycle of Finance program partner contracts, i.e., Expression of Interest (EOI), proposal, contract approval, conduct due diligence, budget reviews, program execution and monitoring, financial reviews, and program completion for all programs within country scope.
  • Guide and train external program partners on all financial aspects of contract execution, including budgeting and reporting, due diligence, financial controls, and Canadian regulatory requirements.
  • Provide financial expertise and advice internally to the Foundation’s Programs team on the development and implementation of comprehensive programming strategies.
  • Provide ad-hoc data and support for learning and evaluation activities, including analysis of program outputs and value-for-money.
  • Maintain accurate and timely financial documentation and data, and report on contract commitments, disbursements, spend and cash flow projections.
  • Ensure the managements grants systems and project financial trackers are updated in a timely & Accurate manner with the correct financial information for each program.
  • Ongoing monitoring & reporting on program financial performance post kick off (Deliver phase) to ensure foundation resources are deployed as envisaged and there are sufficient funding & financials controls in place to support the delivery of expected program outcomes as well as ensuring compliance to the CRA requirements on Books and records.
  • Ensure there are adequate business controls with the programs to ensure the safeguarding of the foundation’s assets.
  • Accountable for compliance with local and international financial regulations and requirements, e.g., Canada Revenue Agency standards, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws, etc. within programs.
  • Provide periodic reporting on partner finance matters as determined by the partner contracts and ensure follow up actions’ items are closed as required.
  • Troubleshooting and management of financial issues that arise during program implementation.
  • Coordinate the close-out of partnerships after the end of the contract period.
  • Perform & review due diligence procedures on partners & sub-contractors (i.e., evaluating financial statements, tax returns, financial capacity, watchlist screening) to safeguard the foundation against financial and operational risks as well as ensure alignment to CRA requirements.
  • Assess alignment with charity law (i.e., private benefit and charitable purpose rules) in coordination with the Legal & Compliance teams.
  • Lead comprehensive program assessment processes ensuring quality control of the plans (Accountable for the quality of the Due diligence assessment).
  • Lead the assessment of the organization capacity together with the program finance teams especially as relate to the financials capacity of potential partners.
  • Drive annual due diligence review process and updating yearly workplans with Programs teams and partners.
  • Ensure programs comply with Canadian regulatory requirements (e.g., charitable purposes and private benefit), and international financial regulations (e.g., anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws etc.), escalating to Legal and Compliance team as required.
  • Lead the risk assessment of a programs together with the program finance teams within the various foundation frameworks to ensure the risks are correctly identified and risk mitigations are put in place and monitored to safeguard the foundation.
  • Ensure that the partners have the right information to support decision making including but not limited to: Cash Forecasts, envelop disbursements and commitment outlook, Programmatic actual spend analysis.
  • Play an advisory role in provision of information that enables the programs teams to make effective decisions.
  • Provide monthly financial reporting and analysis to Head of Finance & Accounting, Region, Program leads and to the Country Head of Programs on program expenses, partner disbursements, cash flow projections, value for money, and other ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Report status updates to Head F&A Africa/Region and providing ad-hoc support
  • Participate in the budgeting, planning & forecasting cycles of the foundation through the provision of financial information as maybe required.
  • Responsible for ensuring the appropriate internal controls and financial procedures & policies within the Country are implemented and operating as intended together with the accounting teams & Regional Head.
  • Ensure that the Purchase to Pay cycle within the country is implemented and operating as designed and act as the first point of contact/customer service to country teams as required for matters pertaining to accounting.
  • Provide support to the centralized accounting team in matters of tax accounting and ensure are appropriate processes are in place to ensure compliance to tax regulations together with the Foundation’s centralized accounting function.
  • Provide support to the centralized accounting function for annual audits with independent auditors and regulatory agencies as required.
  • Embed a risk management culture within the Country as well as manage local insurance coverage and policies and other risk mitigation protocols are in place together with the Country Head.
  • Coordinate and manage implementation of operational activities within the Country/Country in partnership with The Head of Technology, Head of Security, Facilities & Travel, and other Operational functional heads to ensure smooth day-to-day operations on the ground.
  • Lead and Manage program Finance teams and their works within the country.
  • Coordinate with the Canada accounting team to assist tax and audit procedures (e.g., tax filings, year-end closing, annual audit.
  • Build, support and/or manage relationships with external parties such as vendors, banks, local tax authorities, payroll service providers and legal counsel.  Npower Recruitment
  • Engaging and cultivating relationships with partners to ensure good governance and partner the programs teams to enable the achievement of the intended strategic objectives / outcomes of the program.

Who You Are

  • University degree in accounting or a related field. MBA an asset.
  • At least 13-15 years in progressively senior financial roles within large and/or global organizations, with at least 10 years in a management capacity (Previous Finance Leadership experience).
  • Experience sitting at the leadership table of a country or regional organization.
  • Experience interfacing and operating with senior executives in public, government, and private sectors.
  • Experience building capabilities and capacity of accounting and operations teams in high growth organizations.
  • Basic Appreciation: Operate Accounting Systems, Generate Routine Accounting Records and Financial Reports.
  • Working Knowledge:
    • Determine and apply correct accounting treatments.
    • Able to Identify & Mitigate Operational, Financial and Business Risks.
    • Manage Operational Internal Control Systems, processes, and Policies.
    • Financial Processes & Accounting Operations Management.
  • Management & Financial Reporting including Financial Forecasting & Budgeting.
  • Demonstrated people management and leadership capabilities in a fast-growing organization.
  • Ability to assess risks and exercise judgment in making important decisions (Risk Management & Internal Controls Management).
  • Senior Partner management abilities: ability to influence senior executives internally and externally and manage the pressure of work.
  • Ability to lead through complexity; lead enormous work volume, manage organizational risks, and recommend appropriate decisions.
  • Demonstrated initiative and drive towards innovative problem solving.
  • Honed business partnership skills with Impeccable integrity.
  • Ability to assess risks and exercise judgment in making important decisions.
  • Ability to challenge and provide feedback in a constructive manner with the goal of improving efficiency and operational excellence.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity.
  • French language skills are an asset.

Application Closing Date
7th September, 2021.

2. Lead, People & Culture Projects & Planning

The Work at the Foundation

  • We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.
  • The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.  Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful
  • If you are an experienced lead, People & Culture Projects & Planning professional looking to increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Chief People & Culture Officer; the Lead, People & Culture Projects & Planning will serve the Chief People & Culture Officer and People & Culture leadership team overall coordination, effectiveness and execution follow through of People & Culture strategic projects and initiatives.
  • The role coordinates the P&C strategic alignment, planning, coordination, performance (against strategic KPIs) monitoring, processes management and reporting.
  • The Lead, People & Culture Projects & Planning will be required to effectively coordinate and work collaboratively across People and Culture team and other foundation teams to overall strategic projects that include People and Culture projects.
  • The successful candidate will be based in any of our listed offices in Africa (Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal)

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Partner with the CPCO and P&C LT to support the development of P&C strategic plan.
  • Coordinate the P&C Leadership team to align, support and track the P&C overall Strategic plan in alignment with the approved foundation strategy P&C reporting required by Chief People and Culture Officer.
  • Support CoE’s with resource planning for the future to ensure alignment with P&C growth.
  • Provide support to CPCP on operationalization efforts in delivery of the P&C Plan and advice on prioritization from time to time.
  • Work with P&C Leadership and other functions to prioritize P&C enterprise projects and track achievements.
  • Ensure completion of deliverables as per approved P&C Workplan.
  • Lead the execution of P&C norms and routines, coordination and ways of working including P&C Leadership meetings, P&C retreat etc.
  • Translating regional plans into tangible workplan(s) including the identification of resourcing requirements to support delivery.
  • Lead the execution of routines and coordination of governance and ways of working including, committee meetings, workshops and other regional convenings.
  • Lead cross P&C collaboration & integration – linking activities across P&C Functions programs.
  • Coordinate P&C internal communications as guided by the Chief People and Culture Officer from time to time.
  • Work with CP&CO and P&C Leadership team to prioritize projects in line with P&C functional and enterprise strategy.
  • Act as the Project Lead for ‘special’ or ‘critical’ P&C functional projects as assigned by the CPCO; lead workstreams balancing scope, time, cost, and quality of the projects.
  • In coordination with P&C Leadership and other internal stakeholders, develop and embed project management processes and routines within P&C.
  • Actively engage stakeholders to ensure projects are on track and provide problem-solving support as needed.
  • Ensure completion of deliverables and effectively closing out projects through transition documentation and lessons learned.
  • Review and as needed, develop detailed workflows to support process (re)design, and/or improve existing processes, partnering with relevant COEs and in collaboration with HR Operations. This will include performance reporting (manage coordination amongst other staff).
  • Develop and document workflows, tools, and accountability frameworks (RACI/RAPID) as required in the Office of the CPCO coordinating information in relevant knowledge.
  • Lead in collaboration with COEs, roll out of P&C programmes ensuring quality assurance and effectiveness initiatives as guided ensuring peer buy in and opportunity for cross collaboration in P&C and other functions.

Who You Are

  • University Degree, preferably in Business Administration or a related field; Master’s Degree is an asset.
  • PMI certification is an asset
  • Ten (10) years of experience in HR strategy planning and implementation including complex HR projects at regional or global level.
  • Mid-Level senior management experience and/or performance planning.
  • Experience in leading and managing complex projects within HR functions in multiple countries.
  • Demonstrated experience applying strategy, planning and PMO methodologies for planning, risk management and reporting.
  • Experience synthesizing and analyzing information.
  • Proven leadership, analytical and conceptual thinking.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and possess the flexibility to co-create with dynamic, cross-functional teams to deliver integrated solutions.
  • Focus on execution and attention to detail.
  • Project management acumen.
  • HR Generalist knowledge or specialist in either of the HR areas.
  • HR global awareness.
  • Huge presence with strong presentation skills and solution oriented.
  • Analytical with strong business acumen Detail-oriented, methodical and process-oriented to consistently and effectively produce and deliver high quality results on time. Results driven mindset.
  • Strong collaborator and relationship builder who can establish trust, respect and credibility to co-create solutions across a range of stakeholders.
  • A highly analytical problem-solver and critical thinker who can define root cause, evaluate alternatives and find solutions effectively.
  • Possess a ‘client’ focus mindset which enables effective business partnering and issue resolution.
  • A team player, self-starter, and resourceful with the ability to work within a constantly changing and ambiguous environment with minimal supervision and resilience.
  • Agile, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity.
  • Team management experience.
  • Committed to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.
  • Highly Proficient is all MS Suite core applications: Word, PowerPoint, Projects, Excel etc.

Application Closing Date
9th September, 2021.

Link to apply: apply online

3. Impact Lead, Regional Programs

The Work at the Foundation

  • We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.
  • The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.  Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful.
  • If you are an experienced Impact Lead, Regional programs professional looking to increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Regional Head of Impact, Region (Eastern and Southern Africa or Western, Central and Northern Africa); the Impact Lead, Regional Program will be responsible for leading the Impact function at regional level, supporting the Regional impact Head in formulating strategic outcomes for regional initiatives.
  • The role leads the development of the Regional Impact Measurement Framework and its implementation.
  • The regional Impact Lead works closely with impact partners organization/s at regional level responsible for the maintenance of sector specific data bases for measuring results and impact sector-based data agencies such as labour statistics, agricultural data collection and reporting agencies and regional development planning, monitoring and evaluation agencies.
  • In collaboration with the enterprise-wide Evidence and Insights Unit and under the guidance of the regional impact head, the regional Impact Lead develops the plan for thematic Impact Review/Assessments and evaluation plans, outcome monitoring and the evaluation of the impact of the Foundation’s strategic initiatives for the region.

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Partners with strategy and planning lead/sector leads in formulating strategic outcomes for the regional programs.
  • Defines sector/program specific measurable and evaluable outcomes and associated tools.
  • Leads Impact processes that inform regional strategy and program development
  • Leads the alignment of regional program impact with other mandated regional actors/institutions and systems for measuring impact.
  • Provide support on the development and implementation of strategies, tools and events that strengthen dialogue with key public and private sector stakeholders. These include (but not limited to) policy briefs that highlight the impact of the Foundation’s regional Program strategy and programs on the region as they relate to priority sectors/interventions for youth employment and empowerment, as well as support to external thought leadership events.
  • Lead knowledge translation activities, working in partnership with the Foundation’s communications team to map audiences and develop engagement strategies that seek to promote value-addition by the Foundation in the field of Measurement and Impact narratives.
  • Provide support on the Program Planning and Implementation units to:
    • Analyze root-causes and barriers to the creation of opportunities for dignified and fulfilling work for young women in men.
    • Support the sector/program leads to refine intentional goals and strategies to accelerate the opening up of these opportunities.
    • Help translate and refine these intentional goals into Measurable Outcomes that will lead to Impacts at scale and aligned to regional strategies for creating work opportunities for young women and men.
    • Support the development of methods, tools, and techniques for measuring the Outcomes and corresponding Impact narratives.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a holistic, culturally relevant and spiritually rooted methodologies and instruments for assessments, measurement and research activities that enables the understanding of what impact means, and how these can be measured and narrated with youth-focused lenses.
  • Oversee external Impact Partner Organizations (IPOs) who will be engaged to support impact monitoring and verification activities that contribute to Impact Assessments at the program levels.
  • Ensure alignment with the Foundation’s strategic objectives, cross-cutting priorities, and policies, procedures, especially gender-equity and social inclusion considerations.
  • Play a leading role in the commissioning and management of quarterly impact monitoring studies/data and evidence, and their collation into annual Impact Reviews to inform Country Program adaptive management processes.
  • Contribute a strong evaluation and impact assessment perspective to impact measurement and the generation of impact insights and narratives that resonate with local/indigenous cultures and ways of knowing.
  • Facilitate participatory focused group and learning events with young women and men in collaboration with Youth Engagement staff, as well as culturally relevant vectors of knowledge and elders to generate insights that will foster adaptation and collaborative planning.
  • Provide support and facilitate program teams in the formulation of outcomes that are responsive to the transformation intents of program managers and implementers.
  • Attract and build a talented team/network of impact measurement specialists and evaluators to deepen reflections on new and emerging thinking on impact assessment
  • Develop tools and approaches for application to the requirements of the Young Africa Works Strategies. This includes bringing on board talented the next generation of innovative African evaluators and supporting their successful integration into country teams as well as effective succession planning.
  • Lead performance management to ensure delivery of goals.
  • Establish and review effective and efficient ways of working between teams, between regional Programs and Impact. Develop and implement processes and oversee effective implementation.

Who You Are

  • A Post-graduate Degree and / or equivalent experience and training is an asset.
  • A knowledge of research methods, and in particular research approaches and skills related to gathering data and insights among indigenous communities, youth, and other vulnerable groups, using appropriate cultural lenses and perspectives
  • Ten (10) plus years’ experience working with the private and non-profit sectors, particularly in a role relating to National and Regional institutions in the relevant region, as well state and non-state actors in the field of Evaluation, Reviews and Impact.
  • Strong public policy experience, especially working with regional institutions mandated to undertake planning, policy formulation and implementation
  • Working experience in research, evaluation and learning, with demonstrated technical expertise in qualitative research methods, tool design, validation and data analysis.
  • Experience at senior leadership and management, preferably leading a country.
  • Experience establishing institutions for accountability and learning.
  • Experience living and/or working in multiple countries in the region / culturally diversified community groups.
  • Experience navigating research protocols, review processes and management of big data with government and academic institutions.
  • Strong familiarity and experience leading the development of M&E policies, regionally; and supporting the implementation of same in regional contexts, including experience in building the capacity of both state and non-state actors to function efficiently in the evaluation sector.
  • Experience applying a range of tech-enabled tools for data collection, analysis, reporting, and communication.
  • Experience in participatory approaches and demonstrated commitment to gender inclusion and youth engagement.
  • Deep familiarity with national and regional mandated institutions responsible for collecting, collating, and analyzing data for the purpose of measuring and reporting on outcomes and impacts. Deep knowledge of local research and evaluation methods.
  • Strong language, cultural and identity/affiliation with national people
  • Membership in national networks and authorities as applicable
  • Skills and competency to develop Measurable Outcomes and Impacts, as well as methods and tools for measuring same within national mandated institutions
  • Understanding of systems thinking and strong ability to develop and test theories of change and associated practice tools as they may be relevant and appropriate for indigenous communities.
  • A dynamic thinker, you bring effective experience in stakeholder engagement and policy influencing. This can include experience working in community-based organizations, governance and related councils/commissions, regional and national government and the private sector.
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and change, and ability to adapt to changing priorities within a fast-paced work environment with a “roll up the sleeves” attitude.
  • Strong problem-solving skills combined with a track record of pivoting in response to opportunities and challenges.
  • Are results driven and motivated by a sense of performance excellence and a sense of urgency; possesses a proactive and ‘self-starter’ mentality.
  • Possesses a global mind-set and professional maturity and demonstrates sensitivity to working within different cultures.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Application Closing Date
13th September, 2021.

Link to apply: apply online

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4. Program Lead, Digital Economy

The Work at the Foundation

  • We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.
  • The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.  Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. We encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more meaningful.
  • If you are an experienced digital economy professional looking to increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Country Head, Nigeria; the Program Lead, Digital Economy will be responsible for a portfolio of digitally focused and digitally enabled partnerships aligning with the Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy.
  • You will work with external implementing partner organizations and ecosystem stakeholders to advance the development and delivery of the Foundation’s country strategy.
  • The Program Lead, Digital Economy will also provide expertise and work collaboratively with Program Country Team members in other technical areas (e.g., Agriculture, Access to Finance, Education & Skills, etc.).

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Lead the initiation, co-creation, and implementation of digitally focused and digitally enabled partnerships across all relevant economic sectors and value chains to scale country-level inclusive education, financial services, labor, and entrepreneurial systems in Nigeria.
  • Engage with mandated institutions, private sector/industry stakeholders and young people to co-create opportunities linking/enabling them to access dignified and fulfilling work.
  • Provide expertise on digital enabling environment and policy to inform Nigeria country strategy design, partnership development, and monitoring processes.
  • Integrate impact considerations to ensure the needs of young people are addressed within the digital focused and digital enabled program design.
  • Work collaboratively with other Country Program teams to identify relevant interlinkages to support key interventions (financial inclusion, capacity building, labor systems and chosen thematic areas) that leverage technology to scale in Africa.
  • Contribute insights to the Foundation’s thought leadership on digital skills development in Africa and identifying opportunities to share and deepen learnings internally and externally with the wider development community.
  • Manage current or future programs in the digital space as appropriate and collaborate with Country Program teams and other co-located teams to leverage synergies and opportunities to enhance Impact of Young Africa Works programs.
  • Represent the Foundation’s interest in programming governance activities such as investment committees, advisory committees, or other stakeholders to provide oversight or elevate and leverage learnings.
  • Work closely with implementation partners and beneficiaries to contribute towards systematic learning and reflection processes to enable for continuous adaptive management of the programs.
  • Guide implementation partners in identifying and overcoming barriers to effectiveness by sharing knowledge and learnings while offering insights.
  • Provide perspective and expertise on emerging issues and trends in the digital economy space relevant to the Young Africa Works strategy.
  • Consistently remain current with respect to developments in the digital economy space in Nigeria.
  • Supervise colleagues and/or direct reports (such as Digital Economy Partners) by providing timely coaching and support necessary for success and growth.

Who You Are

  • You have a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in Education, Business, or a Technology-related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience working with the private and non-profit sectors, particularly in a role relating to digital technology and skills development in Africa.
  • Experience in a commercial function in at least one relevant digital technology industry focused on low-income customers – e.g., product management, strategy, design.
  • Familiarity with relevant technologies and sectors with potential for emerging markets – software solutions, app or platform providers, venture capital, incubators, digital financial services providers, e-government, data analytics, etc.
  • Experience working with the non-profit or public sectors, particularly in a role relating to digital technology.
  • Experience with entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of African social, economic, and political contexts.
  • Excellent project management skills, including multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Experience living and/or working in Africa.
  • Knowledge of digital inclusion policy is an asset.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
  • Fluency in English is required. Ability to speak any local language(s) in Nigeria is an asset.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • You possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Application Closing Date
21st September, 2021.

Link to apply: apply online

5. Head of Research Strengthening and Knowledge Mobilization

Who You Are

  • PHD / Master’s / MBA in Global Development, the Social Sciences, Education, Public Policy or another related field is an asset.
  • 10 to 12 years of leadership experience in social science, higher education, development and/or public policy research in non-profit organizations, international NGO’s and/or learning institutions. Experience with producing wide range of multi-media and other knowledge products.
  • Deep understanding of research methodologies and approaches to capacity-building and research strengthening initiatives for young researchers especially in public policy, social sciences and development in Africa.
  • Proven experience of effectively engaging with technical experts and institutions to build communities of practice.
  • Experience working with and managing research or knowledge development teams. Ability to plan and prioritize multiple enterprise-wide initiatives with varying timelines.
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing high performing teams with proven success.
  • Excellent research skills with the ability to translate findings to technical and non-technical teams.
  • Fluency in other languages relevant to the work; French would be desirable.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Inquisitive and enthusiastic about pursuing new avenues of knowledge mobilization &research. Open to the ideas of others and shares knowledge and insight from a place of humility.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with and relate to a broad range of internal stakeholders, including other senior team members, staff, and board members.
  • Client service mindset, always seeking ways to create impact for program teams. Commitment to the value of co-creation, employing deep listening and authentically inclusive approach.
  • Energetic, independent and self-motivated individual with a solution-based approach while demonstrating innovation, integrity, quality, creativity, flexibility and resilience.
  • Innovative and entrepreneurial individual who can develop new or creative approaches to problems while inspiring others on the team.

Application Closing Date
6th October, 2021.

Link to apply: apply online

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