Jobs at MasterCard Foundation Nigeria

MasterCard Foundation Incorporated (NYSE: MA) or MasterCard Worldwide is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, United States, in Westchester County.

At Mastercard, we are committed to supporting our diverse and inclusive workforce across the globe. As part of that commitment, we offer generous benefit programs that are designed using global standards to ensure the financial, emotional, and medical safety of all our employees and their loved ones.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the vacant jobs vacancy at MasterCard Foundation Nigeria.

Senior Managing Consultant, Advisors Client Services, Data & Services

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Job Description:

As a Senior Managing Consultant, you will be a trusted client business advisor, and lead client engagements across a range of industries and types of projects, such as consulting services, Test & Learn, or data and analytics. 

You will lead engagement teams to best in class insights and project deliverables. Leading the work of the project Delivery team, you will provide subject matter or industry expertise, be a resources to others to identify creative and efficient solutions, and guide the team to business-focused solutions and recommendations that drive client value. 

Responsibilities within project management will include owning mid- to senior-level client relationships and proactively engaging in the client agenda, internal culture, and relationship risks.

As a strong people manager, you will mentor and coach junior teammates outside of direct engagement teams, and engender effective contribution to Mastercard’s knowledge management and best practices. At Mastercard, you are expected to not only have a tremendous impact in transforming our clients, but also have a leading role in shaping the organization’s future.

All About You

We recruit for and value the following core competencies:

  • Passion: Actively seeks responsibility and takes pride in guiding project teams towards delivering the highest quality results and recommendations to our clients.
  • Problem Solving: Leads teams to identify the most critical aspects of a problem, and guides team to business-focused solutions and recommendations that drive client value. Initiates changes to project direction where required, and able to decide and act without the total picture.
  • Analytic Excellence: Demonstrates a strong aptitude for structured problem solving and quantitative skills, and leads team to effective and efficient technical capability usage regardless of context.
  • Project Management: Clear interest in project delivery with business clients, and intuition for the way that companies make decisions.
  • Client Management: Inspire client confidence through timely and reliable execution, and develop stakeholder management plans to align priorities and address support and resistance.
  • Communication and Presence: Leads composition of complete deliverables and other written communication, and demonstrates an ability to communicate verbally in a wide range of complex scenarios and up to senior management levels. 
  • Teamwork:  Motivates medium size teams or key workstreams on large engagements to produce superior quality deliverables while creating an open collaboration environment for all levels, with a will to win attitude.
  • Commercial Orientation: Ability to identify strong opportunities to leverage Data & Services capabilities, including identification of cross-sell opportunities beyond direct project work, and partner with broader Data & Services teammates on contracting activities, leveraging knowledge of Data & Services capabilities and how they fit together to create relevant solutions for clients.
  • Leadership: Instill a sense of urgency, ownership, and empowerment and thoughtful risk taking into leaders at all levels. Structures work so it aligns with team members’ goals and motivators.
  • Integrity: Models Mastercard’s values of honesty and integrity. Follows through on commitments and makes others do the same.
  • Diverse Perspective: Brings a unique skillset or approach to the table in every client engagement or internal activity.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Undergraduate or master’s degree and tenured work experience after completing your undergraduate degree
  • Experience in a consulting organization as a consultant
  • Experience directly managing multiple people across multiple projects
  • Experience as a people manager
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills and ability to structure analyses to form data-driven solutions to ambiguous client challenges
  • Exposure specifically in payments and / or retail banking or merchants preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to own and develop relationships with both mid- and executive-level client contacts and inspire confidence in Mastercard as a sought-after partner
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and balance thought with action while getting the most out of limited resources
  • Advanced Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills required, SQL / data expertise preferred
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the country of which they are applying for a position in, as well as eligible to apply for travel visas as required by travel needs

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Director, Finance

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Job Description:
  • Reporting to the Finance Director – Human Capital Development Programs, the role will be role is responsible providing Strategic Financial leadership and financial stewardship for all finance operations within the Entrepreneurship Development Programs portfolio.
  • The role will be the primary finance business partner to the Health team responsible for ensuring that the programs are adequately funded to achieve intended outcomes & provide financial stewardship in the deployment of the resources towards achievement of the strategic goals of the foundation.


  • Provide financial leadership and strategic direction to the teams in support of achieving the overall strategic programmatic outcomes for the Entrepreneurship Development thematic programs.
  • Work with the senior executives to understand the foundation and its partners so as to be able to develop financial models to support the strategic initiatives of the foundation in achievement of its impact objectives.
  • Accountable for the end to financial aspects within programming in the thematic area which includes, Planning, implementation, monitoring & close out activities within the program; plus financial partnering in all other end to end aspects including opex management and accounting activities.
  • Ensure that the programs are adequately funded to deliver on their intended outcomes and that funds are being used as intended through effective business partners and ensuring adequate and appropriate controls are implemented and operating effectively
  • Ensure due diligence is undertaken during the program lifecycle to ensure effective risk management
  • Troubleshooting and management of financial issues that arise during program implementation Risk Management to ensure funding is being utilized as intended and there is sufficient funding to deliver intended outcomes
  • Develop in partnership with the Finance Operations teams, templates, processes and systems that enable team to provide partners with the right information to support decision making including but not limited to: Cash Forecasts, envelop disbursements and commitment outlook, Programmatic actual spend analysis
  • Oversee the implementation and management of the Finance & Accounting infrastructure, including systems, accounting practices, policies and procedures for the programs in partnership with the various enterprise teams
  • Play an advisory role in provisions of information that enables the various leadership teams within the thematic areas to make effective decisions for both short & long term impact.
  • Provide monthly financial reporting and analysis to Executive Director, Finance & Accounting & the Director of Entrepreneurship Development.
  • on program expenses, partner disbursements, cash flow projections, value for money, and pipeline outlook.
  • Prepare financial models and design all the internal reporting metrics necessary to monitor and manage the thematic areas including budgeting, planning & forecasting that enables effective decision making at a thematic and enterprise level.
  • Accountable to ensure that there are adequate internal controls to Safeguard Foundation financial resources by maintaining a sound control environment & ensure compliance to CRA regulation when programming.
  • Providing strategic stewardship in the areas of Risk Management in the program design, implementation and close out.
  • Provide support to the centralized accounting function for annual audits with independent auditors and regulatory agencies as required.
  • Embed a risk management culture within the thematic areas region and ensure there are appropriate policies and other risk mitigation protocols in place together with the Regional Head.
  • Support the Assurance and ERM team on all matters related to auditing, assurance, compliance and risk management.
  • Coordinate with the Canada accounting team to assist tax and audit procedures (e.g., tax filings, year-end closing, annual audit).
  • Engaging and cultivating relationships with regional partners to ensure good governance and partner the programs teams to enable the achievement of the intended strategic objectives/outcomes of the program.
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a qualification in a related field; MBA added advantage.
  • Professional accounting designation.
  • Minimum +15 years in progressively senior financial roles within large and/or global organizations, with at least 7 years in a senior management capacity.
  • Experience managing and building capabilities and capacity of accounting/finance and operations teams in high growth organizations including supporting expansion in multi-jurisdictional and multi-currency environments.
  • Previous experience in fund managers, Venture capitalists or fund raising would be an added advantage.
  • Expertise in:
    • Identifying & Mitigating Operational, Financial and Business Risks
    • Design & management of Operational Internal Control Systems, processes and Policies.
    • Management Reporting including Financial Forecasting & Budgeting
    • Financial Analysis and Interpretation
  • Working Knowledge in:
    • Design & Implementation of Financial Processes & Accounting Operations Management
    • Fund accounting, administration & Management knowledge
    • Fund & Investment performance management,
    • Fund raising, valuations experience an added advantage
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities & people development in a fast-growing organization.
  • Demonstrated initiative and drive towards innovative problem solving.
  • Honed business partnership skills with Impeccable integrity.
  • Ability to challenge and provide feedback in a constructive manner.
  • Strong commercial acumen and Strategic mindset.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity but able to exercise good judgment in a fast changing environment.
  • Ability to influence senior executives internally and externally and manage the pressures of work.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties 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.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

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Deadline: January 31, 2023

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