Mastercard Foundation Program Lead Digital Economy Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

Mastercard Foundation Program Lead Digital Economy Jobs in Kampala - Uganda


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.

  • 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 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

    Ways you Can Contribute

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues to achieve team goals.

  • Provide digital technology expertise to support the design and management of programs that leverage technology to scale country-level inclusive education, financial and employment systems in Africa.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Experience with entrepreneurship or intrapreneurship.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of African social, economic and political contexts.

  • Excellent presentation and listening skills.

  • 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.

  • Proactive, engaged and a self-starter

  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills.

  • 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).

  • High emotional intelligence and comfort with ambiguity.

  • 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Mastercard Foundation Program Lead Digital Economy Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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