August 19, 2022

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to enable young people in Africa and in Indigenous communities in Canada to access dignified and fulfilling work.  It is one of the largest, private foundations in the world with a mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. The Foundation was created by Mastercard in 2006 as an independent organization with its own Board of Directors and management.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

Job Title: Partner, Scholars Program Communications

Location: Nigeria

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 Opportunity

  • As the Partner, Scholars Program Communications you will work as an integral part of Program Communications team working closely with the Scholars Program to ensure that communications efforts are integrated and aligned with program objectives as the seek to expand the Scholars Program, to support transitions to work and to expand the Baobab platform. This position will report to the Lead, Scholars Program Communications.
  • The successful candidate will be based in one of our country offices in Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria or Ghana).

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Work collaboratively with the Program Communications colleagues to ensure consistency of messaging and integration of activities and content.
  • Act as a representative and advocate for the Scholars Program, clearly and confidently presenting the Program to the general public, potential scholars, civil society audiences etc.
  • Facilitate effective relationships, and dialogues with strategic partners.
  • Support the Head, Program Communications in delivery of the unit’s strategic priorities under the direction of the Lead, Scholars Program Communications
  • Travel within the region to support/mentor and/or to carry out the implementation of communication and outreach activities with strategic partners as required.
  • Liaise with assigned partners ensuring alignment with Program and Foundation branding.
  • Development of the alumni network and expansion of the Baobab platform.
  • Work with Scholars Program team and Youth Engagement team to plan and execute SMART cross-platform (digital, social, and Baobab platform) content and campaigns.
  • Work with the Youth Engagement team and alumni to execute a communications strategy that contributes to and supports the goals of the alumni network expanded Baobab platform.
  • Ensure communications channels are used effectively, campaigns are measured, and learning/best practices are identified and shared with communications colleagues.
  • Amplify the voices of Mastercard Foundation Alumni, encouraging and enabling first-person story-telling.
  • Position Mastercard Foundation Alumni as transformative leaders driving change in their communities and across the content.
  • Develop and execute media strategies for programs and activities related to the alumni networks.
  • Ensure partner program materials (i.e. social media, brochures, digital properties, and other content) are aligned to brand guidelines and messaging.
  • With the Lead, Scholars Program Communications, provide support to the Head of Program Communications on emerging crisis communication needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Communications colleagues to ensure consistency of messaging and integration of activities and content.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Who You Are

  • You have demonstrated experience with traditional and social media.
  • You have experience working and convening young people.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and re-prioritize as needed.
  • Possess a sense of urgency; self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative relationships.
  • Proactive approach in resolving problems and issues.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a communications professional.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Possess, sensitivity with different cultures, and integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.
  • French language and/or local language skills are an asset.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Head of Policy and Thought Leadership

Location: Nigeria

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 Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Head of Public Affairs and Communications, this role will develop and implement the Policy and Thought Leadership strategy to advance Young Africa Works and EleV in the countries in which the Foundation works.
  • This position will also oversee editorial, speaking, and content responsibilities for the executive team and senior subject matter experts.
  • This individual will leverage the Foundation’s resources, including research, impact, and programming to highlight staff voices and proprietary research; support the growth of knowledge management; and identify opportunities to promote the Foundation’s messaging as a thought leader through its work and impact in Africa.
  • The Head of Policy and Thought Leadership will build productive and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders (i.e. Foundation executives, country leaders, government and private sector).
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Ways You Can Contribute

  • Develop and collaborate with key departments and functional teams to implement Foundation thought leadership strategy.
  • Strengthen Foundation’s position as thought leader in the youth employment sector in Africa by developing policy objectives and products (briefs, papers, key messages, etc.) based on learning and insight from Young Africa Works.
  • Provide strategic counsel to the President & CEO and senior leadership within the organization.
  • Collaborate across functions and departments to ensure campaigns and communications are appropriately aligned and positioned.
  • Write senior executive speeches, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, etc., and develop content (policy papers, research briefs, etc.) in support of Foundation’s policy work, research, and other organizational priorities.
  • Equip Foundation executives and country teams, as well as third-party spokespersons to advance strategy.
  • Collaborate with functional teams to support content curation for the Young Africa Works Summit and signature events. This includes development of themes and identification of speakers.
  • Support content development for Foundation event programming (e.g. Mastercard Foundation Baobab Summit, local workshops, etc.)
  • Identify and map internal and external stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key opinion leaders and strategic partners.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Build, coach, mentor, a Policy and Thought Leadership team.
  • Other duties as required by business needs.

Who You Are
Pivotal Experience & Expertise:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in Journalism or Communications, Law or Policy.
  • At least 15 – 20 years writing/editing and project management; experience with public policy; and experience in working closely with executives.
  • Experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Experience in managing, leading, and coaching staff.
  • Experience in rhetorical research, fact-checking, analysis, and content development.

Leadership Capabilities:

  • Innovative and entrepreneurial – can formulate and develop new or creative approaches to problems and inspires others on the team to do so as well. Able to work independently and proactively with a desire to seize opportunities.
  • Flexible and open – must be comfortable with ambiguity, be receptive to new ideas, and is also willing to change when presented with best options.
  • Relationship Builder – ability to build relationships throughout all levels of the Foundation, strong interpersonal and team skills. Comfortable working with individuals with diverse communications styles.
  • Collaborative – commitment to team, stakeholder orientation; comfort working with all staff levels and receptive to feedback. Strong interpersonal and team skills.
  • Results driven – motivated by a high sense of performance excellence and urgency. Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a “hands-on” approach. Has an appreciation for the importance of results and measurement.
  • Organizational skills – outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, fluid environment.
  • Intellectually curious – ability to think creatively to generate original content and strategies. Strong listening skills and is open and responsive to feedback.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills – ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Integrity – Exhibits integrity and the highest ethical standards through consistent behaviour.
  • Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • French language skills would be an asset.
  • May require international travel up to 10% of the time.

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Accounts Payable Accountant

Location: Nigeria

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 Accounts Payable professional ready to increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Accounts Payable Lead and a valued member of the Shared Services Team, the Accounts Payable Accountant (2) reviews and processes multi-currency payments including electronic fund transfers (EFT), automated clearing house (ACH) and wire transfers in a timely manner ensuring accuracy of information and compliance with internal controls, policies and procedures.
  • Ideal candidate can meet deadlines while providing a high level of customer service to internal and external stakeholders.

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Review and process payments globally, including EFT, ACH and wire transfers for payment of invoices, program disbursements, expense reports and payroll funding ensuring accuracy of amounts, bank account information, and vendor details.
  • Process transfers to replenish global bank accounts ensuring cash requirements are met.
  • Lead the review and follow-up of problematic items, coordinate actions taken to eliminate issues, or escalate as needed.
  • Support internal and external stakeholders with inquiries related to processing of bank transfers and payments.
  • Contribute to the development and continuous improvement of processes and procedures.

Who You Are

  • A Diploma and / or Degree in Accounting, Business or in a related field is required. Relevant accounting certification/designation or in progress is highly desirable.
  • You have a minimum of 3 – 5 years of accounts payable and payments experience working in a Canadian charity or foundation and/or global multi-currency environment.
  • You have solid understanding of internal controls, accounting, and auditing principles.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • You are an active participant in an environment of fast-paced growth, continuous improvement, and teamwork.
  • Keen attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, specifically Outlook, Word, Excel (intermediate/advanced), SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of Great Plains and SAP Concur considered an asset.
  • Proficiency in English is required. Ability to speak French and/or any local language(s) is an asset.
  • 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 all teams.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.
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Application Closing Date
23rd June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Manager, Technical Account Management

Reference No.: R-129194
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Responsibilities

  • Resolves day-to-day technical/operational issues and escalates as appropriate
  • Notifies customer accounts of product enhancement releases that changes services or enhances functionalities
  • Performs account training and/or retraining functions
  • Regularly contacts accounts to check if their support needs are met and no open issues remain
  • Improves product offerings by communicating customer feedback to Product Management and Engineering
  • Identifies customer needs and arranges for training and communication of enhancements
  • Ensures customer’s compliance with all MasterCard technology enhancements

Job Specific Experiences

  • Demonstrates success in project management, focused on specific technical aspects of customers accounts and implementing technical solutions

Broadening Experiences:

  • Participated in cross-functional projects within own Country/Region.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.
  • Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.​
  • If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting.  Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

 

Job Title: Head, Evidence & Insights

Location: Nigeria

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 Evaluation manager ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Head of Impact, the Head, Evidence & Insights will be responsible for leading the vision for, and managing the Evidence and Insights Workstream to ensure that high quality independent evaluations and reviews are commissioned and managed well, that Impact Labs are established to support and elevate Indigenous knowledge, and that evaluative evidence is consolidated and provided to the Foundation to support adaptive management and governance.
  • In doing so, the Head of Evidence and Insights will be part of the senior Impact team in implementing the vision of the Impact Strategy to transform the ways evaluations and reviews are conducted in giving greater voice to youth and Indigenous ways of knowing.

Ways You Can Contribute
Strategic management of the Evidence and Insights Workstream:

  • With specific responsibility for leading the Evidence and Insights workstream, you will:
    • Work with the Head of Impact and the core Impact team to ensure that the vision of the Impact Strategy is operationalized across Africa and in indigenous communities in Canada.
    • Develop and implement strategies and operational workplans to deliver the E&I workstream activities, manage, mentor and coach staff, and engage innovative partners across Africa and indigenous Canada to nurture the co-creation of indigenous knowledge and data.
    • Manage the timely provision of essential impact reports and narratives to the Impact Reporting workstream.

Overseeing Outcome & Impact reviews:

  • Ensure the commissioning and conduct of country strategy and annual program impact reviews, aiming to generate formative, independent, credible, and useful evidence and insights by assessing the performance and results of Foundation’s Young Africa Works country strategies  and associated portfolios and programs.
  • Lead the development of An Approach to Evaluations and Reviews in Mastercard Foundation (policy-guideline equivalent) that sets out the types of evaluations and reviews that will be undertaken at Program, Portfolio and Country systems level, including the use of innovative practices and methods to  ensure insights into the lives of young women and men, their families, institutions, and systems.
  • Lead the development of an Annual Evaluation Plan that sets out the scope of the Foundation’s annual evaluation and review activity at  Partner, Program, Strategy and Mission levels.
  • Socialize the approach to evaluation  across the Foundation  to ensure the production of independent, credible evidence that meets high professional standards.
  • Develop mechanisms and standards for sourcing  high quality independent Evaluation and evaluation specialists, including deploying a transparent EOI and RFP process that reaches beyond the convention evaluation market.
  • Ensure the engagement of hard to reach stakeholder groups, particularly vulnerable young women, and men  in the evaluation process.

Impact Labs and Narratives of Change:

  • Working closely with the Impact Partner Organizations, lead the scoping and establishment of a network of evaluative Impact Labs in Africa and Canada capable of deepening innovations & foresight around youth-focused impact (existing or new Labs).
  • Manage the alignment of  Impact Partner Organizations and associated data collection, Impact Labs  and the role of Youth Associates .
  • Ensure that indigenous Canadian and African thought and practice leaders are central to the Foundation’s support for  indigenous knowledge and data.
  • Ensure that narrative impact evidence and insights through youth lenses and perspectives informed by indigenous knowledge are central to the evaluation work of the Foundation.
  • Ensure that  evaluations, syntheses and summaries of evidence and insights are commissioned and managed in ways that empower voice and agency of youth and that messages are tailored to specific audiences and platforms.
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Professional networking and representation:

  • Participate and represent the Impact Unit of the Foundation  in external professional forums and networks relating to Evaluation and Insights as may be authorized by the Head of Impact.
  • Participate in Foundation  internal meetings and forums as relevant for the evaluation and insights agenda of the Impact team.

Who You Are
Educational and professional qualifications:

  • Advanced University Degree in International Development, Economics, Evaluation, Data Science, Social Science, Social Innovation or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 8 years of evaluation management experience including managing evaluation teams, specialists and partnerships, and reporting to senior management and Boards.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience as an evaluation practitioner conducting country strategy and program evaluations in diverse development and private sector initiatives.

Sector and Stakeholder Experience:

  • Substantial experience in development, market-based organizations, philanthropic organizations or investors working in sectors such as agriculture, labor, finance, tourism, technology, social development, health, social enterprise.
  • Strong understanding of socio-economic analysis, systems change, foresight analysis, data systems, and tech-enabled data collection and analysis.
  • Familiarity with policy and practice debates on evidence, equity, inclusion, decolonization, post COVID economic reform among others.
  • Support for evaluation and evidence practice that encourage thought leadership and innovation in the use of mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative data, narratives, systems change, participatory techniques for facilitating inclusive evaluations, evidence and insights.
  • Strong understanding and commitment to the use of indigenous knowledge and techniques of enquiry to enrich evidence with communities and citizens.
  • Strong networks and work experience with youth groups, including youth in vulnerable circumstances, youth-targeted development investments, including the private sector.

Geographic Experience:

  • Professional experience in multiple countries in Africa, and ideal, experience with global initiatives.

Communication, professional networks, values:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and engage effectively with a range of stakeholders including senior managers, Boards, team members, private and public sector partners and young evaluators.
  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills.
  • Membership in professional evaluation associations, notably in emerging African and Indigenous Evaluation networks; and/or professional certificate in evaluation is highly desired.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • French language and/or local language skills are an asset.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Application Closing Date
14th June, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Manager, Product Management, Cyber Products

Job ID: R-129152
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Overview
Mastercard Cyber and Intelligence (C&I) develops and delivers world-class risk, security products, and services for Mastercard customers across the globe. As part of this organization, Cyber Products Team is responsible for:

  • Marketing and distribution of cyber security products and interacting with key customers and stakeholders (issuers, acquirers, processors, government entities, etc.
  • Ongoing management and enhancements of key products, analysis and evaluation of performance and insight generation,

Responsibilities

  • Develops regional go-to-market strategies and leads execution to ensure maximum penetration of product and value delivered to customers. This includes aligning with global teams and supporting the sales team with go-to-market plans, material, pricing and training
  • Manage and maintain existing product lines on an on-going basis
  • Analyze market trends, dynamics, and competition in order to inform product and go-to-market strategies
  • Interface with market teams, sales, finance, legal, marketing, operations, implementations as the product owner to ensure successful launch of products
  • Engage in idea generation, concept validation, business case development, and in some instances financial modeling and planning
  • Monitor and evaluate product performance; ability to locate and use relevant data to support performance measurement, tracking, and product insights. Build reporting templates and tools
  • Become the subject matter expert in Cyber Security (especially in Cyber Risk Management and Cyber Security Standards compliance) to guide customers and internal stakeholders
  • Build overall understanding of Cyber & Intelligence Solutions offerings and broader Mastercard products and services to leverage synergies within the organization to maximize value delivered to customers

All About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, data analytics, mathematics, or equivalent experience
  • 5 – 8 years prior related work experience. Experience from a cyber security consulting firm desirable
  • Knowledge of cyber security risk management, general cyber security concepts knowledge is required.
  • Self-motivated, problem solver who is result driven and has a proven track record of delivering success while operating within a team environment
  • Excellent analytical skills with an ability to conduct structured analysis and synthesize large amounts of data.
  • Ability to effectively manage cross functional partners while performing multiple functions
  • Strong problem solving skills, with the ability to multi-task
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to understand and manage operational processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills to influence and build credibility, collaborative, diplomatic, and flexible
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Due to COVID-19, most of our employees are working from home. We’ve implemented a virtual hiring process and continue to interview candidates by phone or video and are onboarding new hires remotely. We value the safety of each member of our community because we know we’re all in this together.
  • Mastercard is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • If you require accommodations or assistance to complete the online application process, please contact: reasonable.accommodation@mastercard.com and identify the type of accommodation or assistance you are requesting.  Do not include any medical or health information in this email. The Reasonable Accommodations team will respond to your email promptly.

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