Thursday, November 14, 2019

Job Vacancies at Mastercard Foundation Uganda

Job Title:       Program Partner, MSME (Tourism)

Employer: Mastercard Foundation

Job Location:  Kampala

Job Expiry Date: 22nd November 2019

•        Support and contribute to the ongoing definition and development of Country Office strategies and expansion. This work could include conducting due diligence of potential partners and projects, reviewing project design and appropriate documentation, reporting and data collection as well as budget reviews.
•        Identify challenges and opportunities facing MSMEs, including those in the multiple growth sectors opportunity that can be unlocked through education, labour and financial systems to drive job growth.
•        Manage current and future programs as appropriate and distill learnings for Foundation staff.
•        Provide perspective and expertise on emerging issues and trends in youth employment, MSME sector and entrepreneurship growth in Africa.
•        Communicate progress and learnings from projects to colleagues and the wider development community.
•        Build relationships with partner organizations, communities of practice, and global stakeholders.
•        Serve as a local point of contact and collaborator across a range of interested parties including partner organizations, government officials, young people, and private sector leaders on issues of common concern to leverage positive impact toward common goals
•        Represent the Foundation and collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders.
•        Identify and overcome barriers to team effectiveness by sharing knowledge and learnings while offering insights and possible solutions to issues and/or program challenges.
•        Contribute insights to the Foundation’s thought leadership on youth employment in Africa.

Job Requirements:
•        The applicant must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in Finance, Business, Development Economics and/or Financial Inclusion.
•        At least seven years of experience in business development, financing and non-financial support to MSMEs or new enterprises is highly preferred. This should include commercial experience and project management in enterprise business development, investing in and/or financing MSMEs in developing countries.
•        Minimum of five (5) years leadership and management experience including managing staff and coaching, mentoring and providing feedback.
•        Strong understanding of MSME segments (from early stage startups to growth-stage SMEs) in Africa and the systemic challenges constraining their growth, with a particularly understanding of the Ugandan context.
•        Solid experience in the Tourism or Construction/Housing sector.
•        Understanding of the role MSMEs can play in economic transformation and job creation.
•        Experience with MFIs, banks or investment companies operational in Africa to finance SMEs.

How to Apply:
Please Apply Online

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