Mastercard Foundation Recruitment 2021 – 2 Job Openings

Mastercard Foundation Recruitment 2021 – Master Card is currently recruiting massively into the list of the positions available.

The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Lead, Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT (RCITL)

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.

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. If you are an experienced ICT program management professional ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!

Understanding the Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning Program Area at the Foundation:

  • The Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT seeks to spark innovation and promote promising practices in the use of ICT for teaching and learning and to catalyze significant improvements in secondary education across Africa.

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Head, the Lead, Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT will be responsible for the design and implementation of the partnerships between the Centre and key strategic partners including various governments/Ministries of Education and other likeminded organizations in West Africa.
  • He/She builds knowledge for the Centre to make it an important resource for all education stakeholders in all things EdTech.  He/She is an eLearning expert resource for the Centre and the Foundation.
  • You will also work and collaborate with other Centre staff, as well as the other Foundation staff in the countries where the Centre operate, as well as at our regional hubs. This role is open to be located in Ghana, Senegal or Nigeria.

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Provide support and contribute to the ongoing definition and development of the Centre strategy.
  • You can contribute to evolution in thinking and new approaches needed to get to scale.
  • You can establish a network of test schools including the modality of engagement for EdTech entrepreneurs.
  • You stay at the top of the education needs on the continent, the technology infrastructure on the ground and the education technology trends to inform the work of the Centre.
  • You can provide support to partners to ensure successful implementation of programs, and that the intended impact is achieved.
  • You provide support to current and future programs as appropriate, including reviewing periodic narrative and financial reporting and data collection.
  • You track program progress and collaborate with colleagues in impact and design and learning to collect and validate data and learnings.
  • You can collect and disseminate EdTech knowledge in Africa.
  • Leverage Foundation resources to develop new or creative approaches to solve problems and inspire others on the team to do so as well.
  • You can identify issues and trends that affect the quality of EdTech.
  • You can provide support in the adaptation of the EdTech to country context, leveraging country diagnostics and learning from our portfolio of partners.
  • You can provide support to the design and delivery of appropriate mechanisms to monitor effectiveness and impact of EdTech.
  • You can provide support to e-learning programs at the Centre and at the Foundation.
  • You can manage the Governments/Ministries of Education partnerships implementation in support of the Centre’s and the EdTech fellows’ work.
  • You can act as a resource to EdTech entrepreneurs.
  • You can explore, establish, and manage partnerships with other like-minded organizations.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline  8th February, 2021.

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Job Title: Finance Partner

Location: Lagos

The Work at the Foundation

  • The Finance team is a key partner to colleagues in Programs and Impact in implementing and managing programs with implementing partners across Africa
  • Together with Legal & Compliance, Finance works collaboratively to execute and manage partner contracts, develop partner relationships, and meet regulatory requirements, through financial analysis, due diligence, and audit/compliance reviews.

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to Finance & Accounting Lead In country, the Finance Partner will oversee all financial aspects of our program partnerships in country, including due diligence, budgeting, controls, reporting and contracting.
  • This is an opportunity to influence and support our growth across Africa in co-ordination with our Toronto hub.
  • The successful candidate will also be the primary Finance contact for the Program teams in country. As such, the individual must be highly motivated, innovative, and results-oriented, with strong listening skills and the ability to build effective working relationships.
  • As the scope and scale of our work across Africa grows, the Finance team structure and processes will also change. The ability to be flexible and adaptable, and a willingness to support wherever needed, are critical to our joint success.

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Manage 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, and program completion;
  • Guide and train external program partners on all financial aspects of contract execution, including budgeting and reporting, due diligence, 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;
  • Prepare 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, and cash flow projections;
  • Monitor program spend against budget and provide analysis and recommendations on proposed changes;
  • Ensure there are adequate business internal controls with the programs to safeguard Foundation’s assets;
  • Monitor, track and report (including forecasting) on program performance;
  • Responsible for compliance with local and international financial regulations and requirements, e.g., Canada Revenue Agency standards, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws, etc.
  • Approximately 10% travel commitment within country and elsewhere as required;
  • Other duties and responsibilities as required.

Who You Are

  • A relevant University Degree and Accounting qualification.
  • Minimum of 5 – 7 years of progressive experience in financial roles within large and/or global multinational organizations.
  • Strong analytical skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent communicator, (excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills) with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures,
  • Results driven and self-disciplined, with a strong sense of team and common purpose to achieve ambitious goals.
  • Able to formulate and develop a new or creative approach to a problem.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Flexible, adaptable, intellectually curious and open, you are comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and willing to learn and change.
  • Professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline  15th February, 2021.


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