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Program Lead, Digital Economy Job Placement – Mastercard Foundation

Job
Title:        
 Program Lead, Digital Economy
Organization:
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 Lead, Digital Economy will report
to the Country Head. As the member of the country team, the Program Lead will
work closely with colleagues leading and managing Program interventions, Impact
and Measurement, Finance, Communications, etc. in the development of
strategies, design and implementation of programs, and support to partners.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
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.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant must hold a 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:
All candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 19th June 2020
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