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Lead, Regional Strategy & Planning – Scholars Program at Mastercard Foundation – Apply Now



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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.

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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 are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Lead, Regional Strategy & Planning – Scholars Program

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.

Ways You Can Contribute
Regional Planning and Coordination:

  • Partner with the Head of Scholars Program and the Strategy and Planning team to support the development of regional planning, prioritization and reporting aligned to enterprise-wide strategy and governance.
  • Coordinate with Head of Scholars Program to align, support and track translating regional plans into tangible workplan(s) including the identification of resourcing requirements to support delivery

Who You Are

  • Ten (10) years’ experiences in strategy planning and implementation including program project management experience and performance management.
  • Experience leading and managing complex projects across multiple functions and countries.
  • Demonstrated experience applying strategy, planning and PMO methodologies for planning, risk management and reporting.
  • Experience synthesizing and analyzing information/multiple data sources. Focus on execution and attention to detail.
  • Advanced knowledge of strategy, planning and project management best-practice tools and processes tools and MS Office Suite.
  • Highly developed communication skills; articulate verbally and in writing; ability to synthesize information into well-summarized documentation or presentations.
  • Strong executive presence, comfortable interacting with and presenting to all levels of management.
  • Strong team player who can partner well with the rest of the team and critical partners in the rest of the organization.
  • Comfortable with uncertainty and possess the flexibility to co-create with dynamic, cross-functional teams to deliver integrated solutions.
  • Detail-oriented, methodical and process-oriented to consistently and effectively produce and deliver high quality results on time. Results driven mindset.
  • Strong collaborator and relationship builder who can establish trust, respect and credibility to co-create solutions across a range of stakeholders.
  • A highly analytical problem-solver and critical thinker who can define root cause, evaluate alternatives and find solutions effectively.
  • Possess a ‘client’ focus mindset which enables effective business partnering and issue resolution.

Application Closing Date
7th July, 2021.

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

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.

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