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Job Alert: 2 Fresh Positions at Mastercard Foundation

Mastercard foundation is currently recruiting to fill the position of Lead, Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT (RCITL) and a Financial Partner in one of its locations of operations. See details below and apply.

Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based across four hubs in Kigali, Rwanda, Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana and Toronto, Canada. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.

Available Mastercard Foundation Jobs

Mastercard foundation is currently recruiting to fill the below positions as follows;

1.) Lead, Regional Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT (RCITL)

Location: Nigeria

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.

Job Requirements

  • You have a Graduate Degree (Masters / PhD), preferably in Education, Technology or relevant field.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in education and/or managing corporate/government affairs public/private partnerships.
  • You have proven experience effectively engaging and collaborating with high-level government officials, development partners, business leaders and other network influencers.
  • Experience with public speaking at conferences and other forums including media interaction. Formal media training would be an asset.
  • Ability to think strategically and contribute as a thought partner in the Foundation and program strategy development.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large volume of information.
  • Sound understanding of innovation ecosystem in Africa.
  • You are detail-oriented with a demonstrated ability to produce quality work consistently and effectively.
  • You are highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills.
  • Fluency in English and French is required.
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time when required in the future.
  • 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.
  • 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 Deadline: 8th February, 2021.

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2.) Finance Partner

Location: Lagos

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.

Job Requirements

  • 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.

Application Deadline: 15th February, 2021.

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See Also: Mastercard Launch Graduate Program 2021 (Associate Specialist, Digital Products)

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