Partner, Talent Development Projects & Planning at Mastercard Foundation


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  • Company: Mastercard Foundation
  • Location: Nigeria
  • State: Nigeria
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in NigeriaMasterCard Jobs in Nigeria

Job Description

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Partner, Talent Development Projects & Planning

Location:  Nigeria

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Head, Talent Development, the role will support the Talent Development team by conducting research, supporting coordination and administration related to Talent and leadership development, learning and performance management, and analysis of trends and shifts to support talent development and oversight.
  • The job holder will be supporting the Talent Development team by conducting research, supporting coordination administration related to stakeholders and the talent development team.
  • He or she will be responsible for supporting request and ensuring efficiency and quick turnaround times of requests.
  • The successful candidate will be based in any of our listed offices in Africa: Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal or Nigeria.

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Working closely with Talent development team & in-country HRBPs reps to support them in the full cycle of performance management, talent development and learning needs.
  • Liaise with Talent development Leads to scheduling training sessions, clinics, and talent development intervention workshops.
  • Lead and manage the sourcing of qualified and suitable candidates for open positions.
  • Actively run and manage Dayforce reports for performance reviews and learning.
  • Proactively lead and support with Talent development professional development queries and be the custodian of the Talent development mailbox.
  • Support in the scholars Fellow & Internship Program into the foundation.
  • Stay current with industry trends and the latest research around graduate programs.
  • Provide administrative support of the Oversee execution of full cycle performance management process for all levels of employees to support the Foundation’s performance process including for annual goal setting, mid-year check-ins and year-end reviews.
  • Provide administrative support in the cascade of enterprise-wide goals to teams across the Foundation.
  • Manage and analyze the outcomes of the performance management process, e.g., identify gaps.
  • Conduct management reporting on employee performance, progress/completion of process milestones such as goal setting completion, mid-year check-in completion and year-end review completion.
  • Provide administrative Support HRBPs and People Managers in the implementation of performance programs including Performance Improvement Plans (PIPs), high performers and probation reviews, ensuring these are well executed and monitored.
  • Execute on report and presentations creation by pulling, organizing, and conducting analysis as required to meet parameters of request.
  • Provide support on ad-hoc reporting requests as necessary.
  • Provide support for and execute data visualization requests.
  • Conduct basic data analytics as necessary for reports and internal needs.
  • Engage various stakeholders both in P & C and across the foundation to provide project execution support across
  • Co-manage the agenda and calendar of the Talent development team and provide support where required.
  • Problem-solve actively, engage stakeholders and develop trusted thought-partner relationships.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business Administration or a related field; Master’s Degree is an asset.
  • 4- 6 years of relevant business project management experience (as opposed to IT project management) and success in leading and managing complex projects in an official PM capacity, demonstrating PMO methodologies for planning, risk management, and reporting. Preferably focused on HR and Change Management projects.
  • Core experience in HR across the value chain.
  • Consulting background will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience applying planning, monitoring, and PMO methodologies for planning, risk management, and reporting.
  • HR Generalist knowledge or specialist in either of the HR areas.
  • HR global awareness.
  • Huge presence with strong presentation skills and solution-oriented.
  • Analytical with strong business acumen Detail-oriented, methodical, and process-oriented to consistently and effectively produce and deliver high-quality results on time. Results-driven mindset.
  • Strong capability with data analytics and dashboard design is an added advantage.
  • Agile, 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 to different cultures, and impeccable integrity.
  • Team management experience.
  • Committed to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.
  • Highly Proficient in all MS Suite core applications: Word, PowerPoint, Projects, Excel, etc.
  • Experience synthesizing and analyzing information.
  • Proven leadership, analytical and conceptual thinking.
  • 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 that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Application Closing Date
22nd August, 2022.


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