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.THE WORK AT THE FOUNDATION
We are currently in an exciting period at the Mastercard Foundation as we intensify the implementation of the Young Africa Works strategy, aiming to empower 30 million young people throughout Africa to access dignified and fulfilling employment.
To ensure the Foundation's accessibility to our partners and program participants, we have established offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda. These offices provide strong in-country support for the implementation of Young Africa Works. We collaborate with governments, the private sector, educators, and other funders to enhance the quality of education and vocational training, equip young individuals with the necessary skills for the workforce, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and facilitate connections between job seekers and meaningful employment opportunities.
Our values serve as our guiding principles, transcending and surpassing all other considerations. We wholeheartedly encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work.If you are an experienced Program Partner professional looking to increase your impact, read on!
Reporting to the Head of Canada Programs, the Program Partner will be responsible for providing expertise and insight to help identify strategies to strengthen pathways for Indigenous youth to achieve their aspirations for education and employment. The Partner will support the co-creation of partnerships and programs to build capacity, innovate and enable youth to resolve immediate and systems challenges in education and transition to work.WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
Who You Are
- Provide expertise and knowledge to support the design and management of programs.
- Lead internal processes to develop strategies and plans to achieve overarching EleV strategy.
- Manage current or future programs as appropriate, distilling learnings for Foundation staff. Design and deliver appropriate mechanisms to monitor effectiveness and impact of programming.
- Identify Indigenous education and employment issues and trends that affect education, economic development, legal and financial systems.
- Manage opportunities to strengthen EleV country through convenings and peer learning networks with particular focus on youth engagement.
- Diagnose and contribute expertise and in-depth knowledge of Indigenous education efforts, priorities, and programs to identify and leverage innovation and strategic opportunities to build partnerships for systems interventions.
- Expand the Foundation team’s capacity relating to Indigenous education, networks, and opportunities.
- Engage with other teams on strategic priorities for the Foundation including the digital economy, entrepreneurship and inclusive higher education and innovation.
- Facilitate the development of strategic partnerships and fulfillment of internal processes to formalize partnerships for systems change.
- Build relationships with partner communities, organizations, communities of practice and global stakeholders.
- Engage key public sector officials and other stakeholders on Indigenous education and employment innovation issues.
- Design and deliver stakeholder engagement sessions and activities.
Deadline for Applications is November 29, 2023.
- Bachelor’s degree preferably in social science, education, business, or related field or a combination of relevant experience and education.
- Experience working with the private and non-profit sectors, particularly in a role relating to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis peoples in Canada or internationally with Indigenous peoples.
- Experience successfully managing consultants and technology vendors and suppliers to achieve goals.
- Experience in policy design, implementation or analysis related to education and transition to work.
- Good organizational skills and demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks.
- Proficiency with MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel).
- Fluency in French and/or Indigenous language is an added advantage.
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Flexible, adaptable, agile, and able to execute a range of job duties with multiple deadlines and changing priorities.
- Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
- 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.
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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