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 Mastercard Foundation

Country Head Uganda Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 July 2021

Hiring Organization: Mastercard Foundation

Job Details:

Job title: Country Head Uganda
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 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.

Strategy & Vision
• Establish and maintain a clear vision for Young Africa Works in Uganda, aligned with country priorities, relevant to market and economic realities encountered by young people, in particular young women, impacted by unemployment and under employment.
• Develop and maintain a holistic country strategy, underpinned with strategic and intermediate priorities, within a structured roadmap that builds on integrated partnership model and promotes portfolio approaches.
• Embed into the country strategy and roadmap a contextualized Impact construct to enable institutional, community and individual level shift that will address the root causes of unemployment and underemployment of young people, in particular young women.
• Ensure an inclusive programing approaches that engage and invest in young people in remote rural areas, poor urban centers, and young refugees and their host communities.
• Mobilize Learning and Research agenda to inform Young Africa Works in Uganda partnership strategies, generate evidence of programmatic impact, inform program adaptation and learning and promote internal and external learnings,
• Recognize opportunities for innovative action and create and nurture an environment where alternative viewpoints are welcomed.
Delivery of Partnerships
• Translate the country roadmap into a portfolio of partnerships through a robust co-creations process, leveraging the Foundations established processes and emerging partner collaboration platforms.
• Lead implementation of Mastercard Foundations’ Young Africa Works partnerships, focused on support for implementation partners to deliver commitments under the country vision.
• Provide targeted guidance and expertise to country teams to ensure the effective implementation of Young Africa Works partnerships to include, timely and transparent impact assessment, and tracking and utilization of learnings to inform programmatic design and adaptation.
• Drive implementation activities in adherence to all Mastercard Foundation partnership management, quality standards and best practices, i.e., the Foundation’s Safeguarding Policies.
• Create and maintain systems ensuring effective and transparent reporting (narrative and empirical) for internal Foundation use as well as onward reporting to the Foundations Board.
• Enable conditions for learning within and across Young Africa Works partnerships. Establish a safe environment for sharing of ideas, solutions, and difficulties and the capacity to detect, analyze and respond quickly to challenges.
Influence and Representation
• Deliver periodic written narratives to the Board of the Mastercard Foundation to represent the development and progress of Young Africa Works in Uganda
• Represent Mastercard Foundation at external events and meetings to highlight the work of the Foundation and share the impact and outcomes of Young Africa Works and other Foundation programs.
• Lead the outreach and representation to a variety of forums related to Young Africa Works to share the Foundation’s learnings.
• Develop, enhance and steward a relationship with government, private sector, civil society, and donor type organization stakeholders.
• Guide and support to deliver on a communications plan to disseminate Young Africa Works in Uganda learning through various forms of media and speaking engagements.
• Demonstrate flexibility, resilience and ability to maintain positive relationships and composure.
• Maintain high ethical standards and treat people with respect and dignity.
People Leadership
• Sustain and build a work environment commensurate with the Foundations values and policies where team members strive to achieve excellence.
• Build and maintain a cohesive cross functional team
• Promote accountability, communicate expectations, and provide constructive feedback via performance reviews.
• Identify performance gaps and training opportunities for staff, partners with the Foundation’s People & Culture staff and ensure the design and delivery of high-quality learning, mentoring solutions.
• Provide team members with information, tools, and other resources to improve performance & reach objectives.
• Provide overall leadership to a broad team of Mastercard Foundation staff based in Uganda ensuring synergy, sharing of best practices, availing resources and promoting oneness.
• Over fifteen (15) years of significant management experience at a senior level in global organizations with strong leadership experience in development and private sector environment.
• Ten (10) years of exceptional leadership experience, building and managing high performing teams.
• Proven experience in managing development/social impact programs within the private sector and managing public private partnerships to advance social impact.
• Demonstrated financial management experience including preparation and management of budgets, contracts, etc.
• Senior level experience in Africa and with exposure to regional /multi country programing
• Advanced expertise, gained by working in and with government of Uganda, in the development, political and social issues of the Country.
• Solution based approach while demonstrating innovation, integrity, quality, creativity, flexibility and resilience.
• Fluency in English language. Good knowledge of Swahili and local Ugandan languages is an asset.
• Proven experience effectively engaging with high-level government officials, key partners, media, business leaders and other influential personalities.
• Excellent strategic planning skills with the ability to merge technical and operational demands of the program into a cohesive structure.
• Excellent analytical skills with the ability to express facts and ideas in a clear, convincing and organized manner.
• Demonstrated success at facilitating organizational change as well as building and managing high performing teams in a growing office with proven success.
• 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.

Application procedure

Deadline for Applications is July 7 , 2021.
Mastercard Foundation (the “Foundation”) values and respects your privacy. By submitting an application for this opportunity, you hereby agree to the Foundation’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy (available at Please note that the Foundation may share your personal information with third party agencies that support the Foundation’s recruitment activities, and such third-party agencies may contact you directly regarding this opportunity. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Foundation’s Privacy Officer at the address indicated in its Privacy Policy.
The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
Completion of satisfactory business references and background checks are essential conditions of employment.
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Date Posted: 2021-06-23




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