Mastercard Foundation Program Partner Agriculture & Agribusiness Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

Mastercard Foundation Program Partner Agriculture & Agribusiness 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.

  • 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 Program Partner: Agriculture and Agribusiness, ready to build something new and increase your impact, read on!

    Ways You can Contribute

  • Support in the development and implementation of programs, including co-creation of programs and due diligence of potential partners and projects.

  • Work closely with team to achieve Country and Foundation wide goals.

  • Provide perspective and expertise on emerging issues and trends in the agricultural and agri-food/agri finance and agribusiness sector.

  • Manage agriculture programs, distilling learnings from the progress and trends of development, implementation and adaptations.
  • These includes, but not limited to, oversight of day-to-day activities of particular programs or processes, conducting field visits, and reviewing project budgets.

  • Communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider Young Africa Works in Uganda partnership network.

  • Work
    closely with team members in finance, impact and other functions to ensure coherence and alignment as well as promote integration.

  • Support the effort to establish relationships with like-minded organizations, communities of practice, and stakeholders to forge coalitions and promote collaboration between various players.

  • Represent the Foundation and collaborate with key internal and external audiences.

  • Identify and help overcome challenges and other barriers to team effectiveness.

    Who We Are

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or Business Development.

  • Four (4) plus years of experience in agriculture/agri-food systems/agribusiness is required. This experience could include project management and/or field experience working in Uganda.

  • Demonstrates a strong understanding of the role of agriculture and agriculture finance in economic growth and development, particularly in Africa, and as it relates to small holder farmers.

  • Experience with grant making, especially in designing end to end value chain development with the objective of creating work opportunities for young women and men.

  • This experience may come from the private sector, funding organization or an NGO.

  • Demonstrates strong understanding of agricultural markets in Africa and the systemic challenges leading to stagnant growth.

  • Understanding of the role agri-food and rural SMEs can play in economic transformation and job creation.

  • Demonstrates strong understanding of barriers that hinder young women and men from gaining market relevant skills and accessing dignified employment.

  • Experience and understanding in a variety of value chains (cash and food crops), small businesses and MSMEs along the value chain, and supply chain / logistics in agriculture.

  • Demonstrates strong budgeting skills with the ability to manage a large portfolio of assets.

  • 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.

  • Command of quantitative and qualitative business analytics.

  • Excellent project management skills for multi-stakeholder projects including; monitoring, evaluation and report writing.

  • Is willing to travel up to 40% of the time.

  • 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 cultures.

  • You 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.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Mastercard Foundation Program Partner Agriculture & Agribusiness Jobs in Kampala - Uganda

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