Mastercard Foundation is a global foundation based across four hubs in Kigali, Rwanda, Nairobi, Kenya, Accra, Ghana and Toronto, Canada. Our programs promote financial inclusion and advance education and learning in Africa, primarily for young people, and in Canada for Indigenous youth. The Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. From inception, the Foundation was designed to be a separate entity and independent from Mastercard. Our policies, operations, and funding decisions are made by our President and Board of Directors.
The Foundation believes that youth employment is key to unlocking prosperity, both for youth and their societies. Enabling young women and men from disadvantaged communities to secure dignified and fulfilling work will ensure inclusive development and economic growth in Africa.
- Job Position: Partner, Program Contracts and Compliance
- Job Location: Lagos, Nigeria
- Reporting to the Lead, Program Contracts, and Compliance, and working closely with the Legal and Compliance, Finance, and Programs teams, in the Western, Central, and Northern African region. You will work to implement and build capacity regarding a broad range of high-impact contracting and program compliance practices to the Foundation. They will support the operationalization of the Foundation’s funding mechanisms delivering best-in-class resourcing opportunities for the Foundation’s partnerships. They will also deliver the implementation of contract management and monitoring programs to promote the highest levels of integrity and ethics and ensure the Foundation meets its Canadian regulatory requirements.
- The Partner, Program Contracts and Compliance is a newly created position at the Foundation and comes at an exciting time of growth for the Foundation as it implements its new strategy, Young Africa Works. The Foundation is evolving to a new way of working to deliver on our Young Africa Works Strategy. This role will focus on implementing compliance programs across various Canadian regulatory areas to support innovative and cutting-edge programming approaches.
- This role is open to candidates in any of our country offices in Western, Central, and Northern Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, or Senegal).
- Implement standardization of contract management and monitoring processes for local partners to align with Canada Revenue Agency, local standards, Foundation policies, and project requirements to enable achievement of organizational goals.
- Lead engagement with Finance and Programs to align programmatic realities with contractual and Canadian regulatory requirements.
- Support the operationalization of the Foundation’s funding mechanism strategy in collaboration with appropriate departments, ensuring efficient and effective program implementation.
- Co-create with internal stakeholders to ensure funding mechanisms effectively facilitate program implementation through the development of processes and tools to enable successful partnerships.
- Contribute to the roll-out and implementation of an integrated compliance framework to build organizational capacity in support of the Foundation’s reputation.
- Support the continuous improvement of contracting processes and procedures to effectively manage risks associated with program non-compliance.
- Inform and implement initiatives to improve monitoring and program contracting activities.
- Proactively identify, analyze and respond to developments affecting program contracting and compliance activities.
- Support the development and delivery of training tools and e-learning solutions that enhance employee contracting knowledge and capabilities.
- Provide critical support and insight to the development of systems and processes that support efficient and effective management of program contracting and funding.
- Build and maintain a relationship of trust with both internal and external stakeholders.
- All other duties and obligations as may be required from time to time.
- University degree preferably in International Development, Accounting, Law or a related field. A Master’s degree is a highly preferred and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
- Minimum 5+ years of progressive experience working with charities in Livelihoods and/or Education, contracting, and/or Canadian regulatory compliance. Ideal experience from Canadian or large multi-lateral agencies preferred.
- Experience in developing and delivering a broad range of training formats including experience with e-Learning Platforms.
- Proven ability to effectively influence, build relationships and leverage formal and informal organizational structures.
- Ability to challenge appropriately and voice alternative perspectives and viewpoints.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
- A champion of ethics and integrity.
- Ability to take initiative, “roll-up your sleeves” and bring creative new approaches and diverse solutions.
- Results-driven; motivated by performance excellence and a sense of urgency.
- Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties with constantly changing priorities.
- Possess excellent communication (written & verbal) and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
- Fluency in English is required. The ability to speak French and/or a local language is highly preferred.
- Possesses 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.
22nd March 2021.
How to Apply
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