29 Nov 2022

Program Analyst at Mastercard Foundation

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Job Description

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


Reporting to the Country Director, the Analyst Programs provides support on the analysis of country strategies and functional themes from the evolving perspective of integrated programming on youth engagement strategies and the development of youth led initiatives and interventions that advance the delivery of Young Africa Works Strategy for the country. He/She will gather data, ensures its quality and appropriate utilization in collaboration with Program Teams to support their needs and achieve programmatic strategy.


  • Engage and solicit input from relevant sources (partners, relevant target audience) and collaborate with colleagues to ensure inclusion of various sector perspectives in roadmap and program design.
  • Support country program teams with program implementation:
    • Collaborate with members of the team to advance team deliverables and support day-to-day activities of the Program,
    • Foster and maintain a community of sector participants, ensuring they remain at the centre of implementation efforts,
    • Collaborating with colleagues in Impact and Knowledge management to collect and validate data and learnings,
    • Leading outreach efforts for various sectors participating in the Foundation’s and partners’ programming,
    • Provide quality customer service in responding to program inquiries or partners via e-mail, in person or by phone,
    • Provide support for operational processes, monitoring project implementation, budget and timelines, and reporting requirements.
  • Building and managing relationships with partners and stakeholders;
    • Manage initiatives and events to engage broad stakeholder groups,
    • Coordinate working groups and stakeholder engagements.
  • Analyze data to identify emerging issues, trends and outliers to bring to the attention of the Program team.
  • Build and maintain knowledge and familiarity of data security and privacy related issues.
  • Work with program team members to anticipate and address challenges related to reporting in a timely and sensitive manner and troubleshoot data delivery processes.
  • Accountability for sector systems and tools, ensuring program data accuracy and database management.
  • Work collaboratively to support the development and maintenance of knowledge management systems and provide insights to develop methods for synchronizing and integrating data across various teams.
  • Organize meetings, take notes, and provide logistical support for the team.
  • Prepare literature reviews, environmental scans and/or analyses.
  • Perform other administrative, research and evaluation-related activities as needed.

Who You Are

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in relevant subject area (e.g., international development, sociology, economics, statistics). An advanced degree would be preferred.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of experience in analytics, reporting, database administration, managing large datasets (preference for system knowledge or equivalent).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (PowerPoint, Word and Excel).
  • A minimum of two years of experience in supporting program implementation, monitoring, evaluation and improvement.
  • Experience with economic and quantitative analysis.
  • Strong knowledge/experience with enterprise level databases.
  • Knowledge of current tools and software programs for quantitative analysis (familiarity with tools and software for qualitative analysis would be an asset).
  • Strong technical expertise in data mining and data presentation/visualization.
  • Understanding of youth education and employment issues in Africa, and emerging global trends in the field.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate large amounts of information.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of African social, economic and political contexts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Bilingual French is highly desired.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience collaborating with cross-functional teams and engaging with a range of partners.
  • A proactive, engaged self-starter who demonstrates personal ownership for finding new opportunities for improving processes, practices, or resolving problems.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 19 December. 2022


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