Program Partner (Re-advertised) Careers – Mastercard Foundation

Program Partner (Re-advertised) Careers – Mastercard Foundation




Job Title:    Program Partner (Re-advertised)

Organisation: Mastercard Foundation

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

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.


Job Summary:  The Program Partner will be the member of the Foundation country team and works collaboratively with team members to support the implementation of programs and their interlinkages.  This individual will be expected to interact effectively with partner organizations to advance the current work of the Foundation.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Work closely with cross functional team members (Finance, Impact and other functions) to deliver end to end Program Management oversite, specifically:
  • Lead program management throughout the program life cycle.
  • Define the program governance (controls).
  • Plan the overall program and monitoring the progress.
  • Manage the program’s budget.
  • Manage risks and issues and suggest corrective measures.
  • Manage stakeholders’ communication.
  • Manage the main program documentation through the life cycle of the program.
  • Compile, synthesize and share knowledge and learnings.
  • Overall, provide clear, concise, and insightful written analyses and recommendations regarding the progress of the program deliverables for Foundation senior staff consideration.
  • Represent the Foundation and collaborate with key internal and external audiences as per Foundation guidelines.
  • Carry out other responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the Development, Economics, or development programing space.
  • At least five years of solid experience with private sector consulting, research, or development partner organization.
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate progress and learnings to colleagues and the wider development community.
  • Demonstrates experience in providing technical, insight and other support to colleagues and partner staff for effective program delivery.
  • Excellent project management skills for multi-sectoral interventions including monitoring, project performance review, organizational capacity support, evaluation and reporting.
  • Excellent presentation and effective listening skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to effectively synthesize information to reach diverse audiences and build consensus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Proactive, engaged and a self-starter.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Proven excellence in verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures and to distill complex information and data into accessible conversation and written pieces.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Experience supporting technical capacity and skill development amongst diverse teams.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.


P.S: Please note that if you applied for this same role previously, you don’t need to reapply.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 17th March 2021


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