4 Positions at Mastercard Foundation: (Deadline 27, 30 October 2020)

4 Positions at Mastercard Foundation: (Deadline 27, 30 October 2020)

4 Positions at Mastercard Foundation: (Deadline 27, 30 October 2020)

Head of Health & Safety at Mastercard Foundation: (Deadline 30 October 2020)

ABOUT MASTERCARD FOUNDATION 

Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through its Young Africa Works strategy, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, 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.

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 have passion for the youth and are ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Head of Security, Facilities & Travel, the Head of Health & Safety is based at the Rwanda Country Office and is responsible for developing and implementing health and safety programs across the Foundation.  This includes monitoring hazards and developing appropriate risk-based safety plans and procedures, conducting safety training for employees, creating a strong health and safety culture within the Foundation and developing appropriate emergency management plans for Foundation offices.

WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

Health and Safety Management:

  • Conduct hazard assessments to identify areas of potential risk.
  • Formulate safety plans and procedures to prevent and mitigate safety incidents.
  • Conduct safety inspections and audits.
  • Develop a safety incident reporting procedure.
  • Respond to safety complaints raised by employees or other stakeholders. These should be investigated, recorded and plans developed to miminize risk.
  • Develop emergency response procedures for each Foundation office and event.
  • Develop and maintain a network of safety contacts across the region to include government, commercial and non-profit organizations.
  • Support the Head SF&T to conduct emergency and crisis management training.
  • Act as the Health & Safety Representative for the Foundation Crisis Management Team.
  • Develop and deliver safety-related training for Foundation employees including Health & Safety inductions and emergency response drills.

Compliance Monitoring:

  • Ensure all Foundation safety plans and procedures are compliant with the relevant legislation in each country.
  • Monitor and ensure employees comply with Foundation safety policy and procedures.
  • Maintain a database of internal safety-related incidents.
  • Analyze incident data and ensure lessons learned are captured.
  • Recommend changes to safety plans and procedures.
  • Submit a Weekly Security Report to the Head SF&T.

The responsibilities and duties are reflective of the nature of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

WHO YOU ARE

  • A relevant bachelor’s or post-graduate degree.
  • A professional health and safety management certification e.g. NEBOSH International General Safety Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Proven experience as a Health and Safety Manager.
  • Sound knowledge of data analysis and hazard assessments.
  • Ability to produce safety plans, procedures and reports.
  • Strong communication skills in English; written and spoken; ability to communicate in French is an asset.
  • Valid National Drivers’ License with an impeccable driving record.
  • Proven journey and fleet management experience is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • 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.

Deadline for Applications is October 30, 2020 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Program Lead, Digital Economy at Mastercard Foundation: ( Deadline 27 October 2020)

ABOUT MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

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.

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 technology expert ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Program Lead, Digital Economy will report to the Country Head. The Program Lead, Digital Economy will be responsible for a portfolio of Digitally focused and Digitally enabled partnerships focused on the Foundation’s Young Africa Works priorities and commitment to enable dignified and fulfilling work for young women and young people in general. She/he will provide expertise and interact effectively with senior levels of partner organizations and ecosystem stakeholders to advance the development and delivery of the Foundation’s country.

The job holder will work collaboratively with other Foundation staff, such as Program Country team members who are developing country strategies and other program team members in other technical areas (e.g. education finance, Youth , MSME, etc.) whilst contributing digital technology expertise on design and management of programs.

WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

  • Lead the origination and co-design of Digitally focused and Digitally enabled partnerships across all relevant economic sectors and value chains to scale country-level inclusive education, financial and labor systems in Rwanda.
  • Engage with mandated institutions, private sector/industry stakeholders and young people to co-create opportunities linking/ enabling young people access to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • Diagnose and contribute expertise on digital enabling environment and policy to inform country strategy design, partnership development, and monitoring processes.
  • Work closely with various teams to leverage synergies across programs and across geographies.
  • Extract, capture and communicate details to elaborate progress and learnings from programs to colleagues and the wider development community.
  • Represent the Foundation’s interest in programing governance activities, such as investment committees, advisory committees or other stakeholders to provide oversight or elevate and leverage learnings.
  • Working closely with implementation partners and beneficiaries to contribute towards systematic learning and reflection processes to enable for continuous adaptive management of the program.
  • Support and/or manage programs as appropriate, distilling learnings for use by country team as well as wider Foundation staff.
  • Assist in expanding the country team’s capacity relating to digital skills development and digital policy, by sharing learning, facilitating training and providing on the job support.
  • Support the design and delivery of appropriate mechanisms to monitor effectiveness and impact of skills development interventions through work with colleagues focusing on impact, monitoring and insights.
  • Provide perspective and expertise on emerging issues and trends in the Digital economy space relevant to the Young Africa Works strategy/goals.
  • Build and maintain relationships with partner organizations, key stakeholders and communities.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in education, business, or a technology-related field.
  • Ten (10) plus years of 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 successfully procuring and managing consultants and technology vendors and suppliers to achieve goals.
  • Excellent project management skills, including multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Command of quantitative and qualitative business analytics.
  • Experience working with the non-profit or public sectors, particularly in a role relating to digital technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of African social, economic and political contexts.
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills in English required.
  • You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • Knowledge of digital inclusion policy is an asset.
  • You possess 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.

Deadline for Applications is October 27, 2020.

The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Completion of satisfactory business references, background checks, and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Program Lead, MSME Finance at Mastercard Foundation: (Deadline 27 October 2020)

ABOUT MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

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.

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.

THE WORK AT THE FOUNDATION – MICRO, SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES (MSMEs)

Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) play a critical role in employment and job creation in Sub-Saharan Africa. To address youth unemployment, the demand for labour will need to increase and it will need to increase within firms. In its new strategy, the Foundation has committed to efforts that improve the quality and quantity of jobs in African countries and working with MSMEs is vital to this mission. Constraints facing the growth of MSMEs fall under the following categories: investment climate, access to infrastructure, access to markets, access to finance, and training and skills. The Foundation will pursue systemic approaches to diagnose and work on several interventions that range from the firm to the bank to the policy level to address these constraints within target countries.

The MSME team supports the development of country strategies, provides technical support in the development of country-led programs, helps colleagues build a shared understanding of key issues and opportunities related to growing MSME employment in Africa, and contributes to the Foundation’s learning agenda.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Country Head, the Program Lead, MSME Finance will work collaboratively with MSME colleagues and other Foundation staff, such as Program country team members and Impact team colleagues. The Program Lead, MSME Finance will be responsible for a portfolio of access to finance and entrepreneurship support partnerships supporting micro, small and medium enterprises across all relevant economic sectors and focused on the Foundation’s Young Africa Works priorities and commitment to enable dignified and fulfilling work for young women and young people in general. She/he will provide expertise and interact effectively with senior levels of partner organizations and ecosystem stakeholders to advance the development and delivery of the Foundation’s country strategy.

WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

  • Lead the origination and design of entrepreneurship ecosystem support interventions (access to finance, BDS, market, etc.) that contribute to the co-creation and growth of MSMEs across all relevant economic sectors and value chains.
  • Engage with mandated institutions, private sector/industry stakeholders and young people to co-create opportunities linking/ enabling young people access to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities facing MSMEs that can be unlocked through education, labour and financial systems to drive job growth.
  • Provide expertise on MSMEs to support Foundation colleagues’ design and management of programs to scale country-level inclusive education, financial and labour systems in Africa.
  • Provide perspective and expertise on emerging issues and trends in the Financial Inclusion field, the MSME sector and entrepreneurship growth in Africa.
  • Manage current and future programs as appropriate; including programs in the rural and agricultural finance initiative and distill learnings for Foundation staff.
  • Lead and supervise small teams of colleagues and/or junior experts by providing coaching and support necessary for success and growth.
  • Communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider development community.
  • Work closely with program and country teams to leverage synergies across programs and geographies.
  • Build relationships with partner organizations, communities of practice, and global stakeholders.
  • Represent the Foundation and collaborate with key internal and external audiences.
  • Participate in governance activities related to programs, such as investment committees, advisory committees or other stakeholders to provide oversight or elevate and leverage learnings.
  • Identify and overcome barriers to team effectiveness by sharing knowledge and learnings while offering insights and possible solutions to issues and/or program challenges.
  • Contribute insights to the Foundation’s thought leadership on youth employment in Africa.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Finance, Business, Development Economics and/or Financial Inclusion.
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in financing and non-financial support to MSMEs or new enterprises is highly preferred. This should include commercial experience and project management in enterprise business development, investing in and/or financing MSMEs in developing countries.
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership and management experience including managing staff and coaching, mentoring and providing feedback.
  • Strong understanding of MSME segments (from early stage startups to growth-stage SMEs) in Africa and the systemic challenges constraining their growth. Understanding of the role MSMEs can play in economic transformation and job creation.
  • Experience with MFIs, banks or investment companies operational in Africa to finance SMEs.
  • Experience living and working in Africa; knowledge of African social, economic and political contexts would be an asset.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the role of financial inclusion in economic growth and development in Africa. Understands systemic challenges to financial inclusion and best practices for addressing them.
  • Strong budgeting skills with the ability to manage a large portfolio of assets.
  • Strong ability to communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider development community.
  • Astute ability to provide expert technical advice to program managers and implementers.
  • Experience with global grant making, especially in designing market systems development programs. This experience may come from working in another funding organization, corporation or an NGO.
  • Command of quantitative and qualitative business analytics.
  • Excellent project management skills, including multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Proficiency in English, written and oral is required. Ability to speak a local language is highly preferred.
  • Is willing to travel up to 40% of the time.
  • You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • You possess 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.

Deadline for Applications is October 27, 2020.

The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Completion of satisfactory business references, background checks, and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

Program Partner (Fixed Term Contract) at Mastercard Foundation: (Deadline 27 October 2020)

ABOUT MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

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.

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 have passion for the youth and are ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!

THE OPPORTUNITY

The Program Partner will be the member of the Foundation country team and works collaboratively with team members to support the implementation of programs and their interlinkages. This individual will be expected to interact effectively with partner organizations to advance the current work of the Foundation.

WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

  • Work closely with cross functional team members (Finance, Impact and other functions) to deliver end to end Program Management oversite.
  • Lead program management throughout the program life cycle.
  • Define the program governance (controls).
  • Plan the overall program and monitoring the progress.
  • Manage the program’s budget.
  • Manage risks and issues and taking corrective measurements.
  • Manage stakeholders’ communication.
  • Manage the main program documentation thru the life cycle of the program.
  • Monitor for synthesize and share knowledge and learnings.
  • Overall, provide clear, concise, and insightful written analyses and recommendations regards the progress of the program deliverables for Foundation senior staff consideration.
  • Represent the Foundation and collaborate with key internal and external audiences as per Foundation guidelines.

WHO YOU ARE

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the Development and Programs space.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider development community.
  • Demonstrates experience in providing technical and other support to project managers and implementers for effective program delivery.
  • Excellent project management skills for multi-stakeholder projects including; monitoring, evaluation and report writing.
  • Excellent presentation and listening skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to effectively synthesize information to reach diverse audiences and build consensus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Proactive, engaged and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity.
  • Committed to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Deadline for Applications is October 27, 2020.

 The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.

Completion of satisfactory business references, background checks, and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY








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