Vacancies in Mastercard Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya 2019
Career Kenya: Vacancies in Mastercard Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya 2019
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Accountant

Mastercard Foundation is a
global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. 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.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They
guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common
vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We
make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s
why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. We encourage you to bring your
bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and
with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more
meaningful.
Reporting to the Accounting Lead based in Toronto, with a day to
day reporting to the Head of Finance & Accounting in the regional office,
the Accountant will work closely with the Accounting team as well as with other
departments within the Foundation to support the day to day activities as well
as aspects of month-end and year-end closing. A key aspect of this role will be
to improve the efficiency of the Accounting team’s processes using technology.
In addition to supporting day to day accounting activities, this
role will also support the Head of Finance and Accounting with building the
accounting and operations infrastructure in the regional hub as part of a
multi-year growth strategy. This will include supporting the development of our
systems, procedures and internal processes and helping to manage our
relationships with external parties such as our bank and the local tax
authorities.
As the scope and scale of our work in Africa grows, the
Accounting team structure and processes will also change.  Your ability to
be flexible and adaptable, and your willingness to support wherever needed, are
critical to our joint success.
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Record accounts payable transactions.
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Review and process staff expense
reports.
·        
Train new staff in how to submit
invoices and prepare expense reports.
·        
Engage in all aspects of month-end
and year-end closing processes including preparing and reviewing general ledger
journal entries, account analysis and management reporting.
·        
Assist in development and
implementation of new processes and internal control policies.
·        
Support external audits including
preparation of working papers.
·        
Assist in compilation of working
papers for tax compliance including statutory direct and indirect tax filings
and audits.
·        
Support other departments with
financial and accounting issues.
·        
Work closely with team members to
advance team goals and help meet deliverables.
·        
Perform ad hoc projects and/or duties
as required.
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Degree or diploma in Accounting.
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Minimum three (3) years of
post-graduate experience in an Accounting role.
·        
Working knowledge of technical
accounting practices and experience in developing reports.
·        
Solid understanding of accounting and
reporting software. Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, Prophix, and Concur
would be an asset.
·        
High level of proficiency with
current technology including; Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Excel,
Word, and Outlook.
·        
Excellent business and financial
analytical skills.
·        
Excellent planning, prioritization
and time management skills.
·        
Strong interpersonal skills with the
ability to be flexible and adaptable.
·        
Ability to work both independently
and as part of a team.
·        
Proactive, engaged and a
self-starter.
·        
Detail-oriented and process-driven
with a demonstrated ability to consistently and effectively produce high
quality work.
·        
Strong written and spoken
communication skills in English required.
·        
Professional demeanor, sensitivity
with different cultures and impeccable integrity.
·        
Excellent initiative and possess a
“take charge” attitude and sense of ownership.
·        
You are flexible, adaptable, and able
to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
·        
You possess excellent verbal,
written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to
a variety of constituents across cultures.
·        
You possess professional maturity,
sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify
the Foundation’s values.
The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and
experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to
creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
Mastercard Foundation is a
global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. 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.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They
guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common
vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We
make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s
why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. We encourage you to bring your
bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and
with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more
meaningful.
Mastercard Foundation is looking for a senior total rewards and
mobility professional for a new role to serve as a strategic partner, working
directly with leaders and staff across the Continent. The focus is to build a
total rewards strategy that aligns to both the talent strategy and Young Africa
Works strategy.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to
create and elevate the total rewards strategy to support the Foundation’s
competitiveness for talent. This individual will think holistically while
directing the global aspects on total rewards and mobility programs covering
Canada and Africa. This role will also provide expert consultation in
compensation and benefits to regional and country teams while assessing and
driving transformation of the total rewards and mobility function To achieve
the  mandate, the individuals will lead a team of professionals located in
Toronto, Canada and in Africa, assessing, designing world class programs and
and implementing them at a country and local level.
We are looking for an individual who is results-oriented, agile,
creative and a team player to work in an environment characterized by expansion
and growth.
The Chief of People and Culture partnering closely with senior
management across the Continent and in Canada.
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Establish a holistic Total Rewards
and Mobility function in close collaboration with the People and Culture team.
·        
Build, manage, and coach a strong
Total Rewards team to support this mandate.
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Oversee the design and implementation
of global mobility framework and all associated processes and policies
applicable to both Canada and Africa; including technical expertise relating to
international assignments i.e. work permits, income tax, relocation, local
legislation.
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Ensure that these programs are
effective, employee experience driven, administered with excellence and with
looked at for continuous improvement.
·        
Scan the global total rewards trends
and approaches to ensure our programs are competitive.
·        
Drive Total Rewards philosophies,
projects and processes that require global alignment including but not limited
to compensation cycles, mobility, relocation, Canadian and African benefits and
a recognition program.
·        
Educate and inform senior leaders,
manager and staff on compensation structure and related policies and processes.
·        
Manages Executive Compensation and
market analysis.
·        
Support HRBP’s on all aspects of
compensation execution and mobility.
·        
Lead the execution of total rewards
studies and analyses including benchmarking and market competitiveness.
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Responsible for ensuring all
employment legislation and standards are followed to ensure legal compliance.
·        
Develop great relationships with our
employees at all levels to support a high level of employee engagement.
·        
Leverage networks and experience to
bring new ideas and best practice to the forefront.
·        
Manage the coordination of multiple
interventions across multiple sectors and change course based on new
information.
·        
Develop and maintain existing and new
vendor relationships to advance the work.
·        
15+ years of progressive HR
experience serving in strategically focused roles. Senior level experience
including leading and directing compensation, benefits and mobility programs is
a must. Global experience is an asset.
·        
Minimum 7 years of experience leading
and managing a team with the proven ability to motivate and energize others.
·        
Post Graduate degree in Human
Resources, Compensation, Benefits or a related field and/or a combination of
relevant experience and education. Certificate in compensation, benefits and/or
mobility would be an asset.
·        
Fluency in English is required, and
French language skills would be preferred.
·        
Experience with changing and/or
enhancing and implementing compensation and benefit programs.
·        
Experience with building
compensation, benefits and mobility programs.
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Extensive knowledge of employment
legislation, best practices and market practices across Africa with a strong
professional network. Good knowledge of immigration and relocation practices.
·        
Willingness to take initiative, “roll
up one’s sleeves” move with urgency, persistence and speed, and thrive in a
fast-paced environment of high demand and change.
·        
Able to navigate a complex
organization in transition, bringing a flexible attitude and a growth mindset
·        
Able to bring creative new approaches
and diverse solutions. Willing to take calculated risks to influence the
adoption of fresh ideas and approaches.
·        
Strong employee focus with
exceptional interpersonal and listening skills with the ability to build
effective partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders and across all
levels of the Foundation.
·        
Possesses professional maturity,
sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify
the Foundation’s values of Humility, Kindness & Respect, Co-creation and
Impact.

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Drives towards impact and outcome.
Motivated by a sense of performance, excellence and urgency.
·        
Strong judgement, consulting,
facilitation and negotiation skills.
·        
Comfortable with all forms of
technology.
·        
Able to travel across Africa and
internationally.
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A values-driven organization with a
compelling mission
·        
An opportunity to pursue your passion
to have impact on the lives of others
·        
A chance to build a new Total Rewards
function and make your mark as an HR professional
·        
Small collaborative teams where you
can influence the direction of the organization
·        
Competitive compensation and benefits
package
·        
Professional and personal learning
opportunities supported by the Foundation
Mastercard Foundation is a
global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. 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.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They
guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common
vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We
make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s
why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. We encourage you to bring your
bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and
with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more
meaningful.
Reporting to the Lead, Facilities and Travel, the Facilities
Project Manager will be a key member of the team responsible for creating
inspiring spaces and innovative services that brings the Foundation’s culture
and values to life. The role will focus on new office builds in Africa. The
successful individual will thrive in a fast-paced environment managing multiple
projects simultaneously. They will need to be highly adaptive and possess the
ability to see the ‘big picture’ while focusing on high-risk issues. With an
attention to detail, the successful individual will also need to be highly
effective in work methodologies and possess superior communication and teamwork
skills to foster strong relationships with Foundation staff and external
contacts.
 
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Project manage leasehold
improvements, relocations, renovations, new builds, and input on lease
agreements regarding scope of work to be completed by Landlord and Tenant.
·        
Facilitate strategic discussions
across business areas to drive facility initiatives and construction build
outs; including operations, legal, finance, People and Culture and IT.
·        
Manage procurement processes for all
renovation projects. This includes obtaining quotes and tenders from multiple
vendors and suppliers, negotiating contracts to optimize cost effectiveness;
inclusive of designers, architects, engineers, contractors, furniture &
fixtures, and movers.
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Support critical business functions
(i.e. financial, procurement, vendor management, contract management, and
general office services) while seeking out innovative ways to streamline and
enhance service delivery.
·        
Manage and report on financial
budgets for all capital expenditures.
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Liaise with the Legal &
Compliance team to examine contracts related to facilities.
·        
Work to drive consensus and
decision-making where trade-offs are required.
·        
Work to ensure efficient and
productive integration of new office operations for all teams.
·        
Communicate with stakeholders on
facilities issues that may have an operational impact.
·        
Ability to travel 20-30% of the time
as required.
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Perform other duties as assigned.
·        
You have a university degree in
Project Management and/or a degree or diploma in engineering, architecture or
quantity surveying or an equivalent combination of academic and practical
experience.
·        
PMP Certification. LEED Certification
and/or IFMA Facilities Management certification are assets.
·        
5-7 years of experience in multi-site
facilities management, corporate property services and/or construction project
development and management.
·        
Knowledge of construction, the
various methods of construction delivery, construction planning/project
estimation, understanding of construction documents, construction terminology,
construction procedures and working knowledge of Mechanical and Electrical
systems.
·        
Detailed knowledge of building
components and preventative maintenance best practices along with building
lifecycle management and related financial plans.
·        
Ability to deliver projects on-time,
on-budget, within specifications, and in-compliant with all requirements
including but not limited to regulatory, environmental, health, and safety
requirements.
·        
Ability to think creatively, bringing
innovative solutions to the table.
·        
Excellent interpersonal skills with
the ability to work with all levels of the Foundation.
·        
Detail-oriented with a demonstrated
ability to consistently and effectively produce high quality work.
·        
Ability to navigate ambiguity in a
rapidly changing environment.
·        
Professional maturity, sensitivity
with different cultures and impeccable integrity.
·        
Excellent technical skills in MS
Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Visio) and other information
systems/platforms related to design and construction.
·        
Fluent in both English and the local
language. Fluency in French is highly desirable.
·        
You are flexible, adaptable, and able
to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
·        
You possess excellent verbal,
written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to
a variety of constituents across cultures.
·        
You possess professional maturity,
sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify
the Foundation’s values.
The Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and
experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to
creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
Completion of satisfactory business references, background
checks, and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.
Mastercard Foundation is a
global foundation based in Toronto, Canada with several offices in Africa. 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.
Values are timeless, they transcend and rise above all. They
guide everything we do, as employees of the Foundation. We share a common
vision of a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. We
make mistakes, we reflect, and we grow so that we can impact our world – it’s
why we are here. We are ambitious and driven. We encourage you to bring your
bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work. We laugh at ourselves and
with each other. We are a team. Our journey together makes our impact even more
meaningful.
The work at the Foundation
The Finance team is a key partner to colleagues in Programs and
Impact in implementing and managing programs with implementing partners across
Africa. Together with Legal & Compliance, Finance works collaboratively to
execute and manage partner contracts, develop partner relationships, and meet
regulatory requirements, through financial analysis, due diligence, and audit/compliance
reviews.
Reporting to the Head of Finance and Accounting, Eastern and
Southern Africa the Finance Lead will oversee all financial aspects of our
program partnerships in country, including due diligence, reporting and
contracting. This is an opportunity to influence and support our growth across
Africa in co-ordination with our head office in Toronto. The successful
candidate will also be the primary Finance contact for the Program Leads in
Kenya. As such, the individual must be highly motivated, innovative, and
results-oriented, with strong listening skills and the ability to build
effective working relationships.
As the scope and scale of our work across Africa grows, the
Finance team structure and processes will also change. The ability to be
flexible and adaptable, and a willingness to support wherever needed, are
critical to our joint success.
·        
Manage the full cycle of program
partner contracts, i.e. Expression of Interest (EOI), proposal, contract
approval, program execution and monitoring, and program completion.
·        
Guide and train external program
partners on all financial aspects of contract execution, including budgeting
and reporting, due diligence, and Canadian regulatory requirements.
·        
Provide financial expertise and
advice internally to the Foundation’s Programs team on the development and
implementation of comprehensive programming strategies.
·        
Provide ad-hoc data and support for
learning and evaluation activities, including analysis of program outputs and
value-for-money.
·        
Maintain accurate and timely
financial documentation and data, and report on contract commitments,
disbursements, and cash flow projections.
·        
Monitor program spend against budget,
and provide analysis and recommendations on proposed changes.
·        
Accountable for compliance with local
and international financial regulations and requirements, e.g. Canada Revenue
Agency standards, anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism laws, etc.
·        
Travel (within Kenya, across Africa
and to Canada) 15-20%.
·        
Other duties and responsibilities as
required.
·        
A CPA(K) or equivalent (e.g. UK ACA,
South Africa CA, etc.), with a university degree in accounting, audit, finance
or related field.
·        
Minimum 4 years of progressive
financial roles within large and/or global organizations. Previous work in the
development sector an asset.
·        
Exceptional business, analytical and
project management skills, with a high level of attention to detail.
·        
Excellent communicator, able to
establish and maintain strong relations with diverse stakeholder groups.
·        
Results driven and self-disciplined,
with a strong sense of team and common purpose to achieve ambitious goals.
·        
Flexible, intellectually curious and
open, you are comfortable with ambiguity, receptive to new ideas and willing to
learn and change.
·        
Able to formulate and develop a new
or creative approach to a problem and inspire others on the team to do so as
well.
·        
Proficient in MS Office applications,
particularly Excel.
·        
Fluency in English required;
bilingual (French and English) preferred.
·        
Professional maturity, sensitivity
with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the
Foundation’s values.
·        
You are flexible, adaptable, and able
to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
·        
You possess excellent verbal,
written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to
a variety of constituents across cultures.
·        
You possess professional maturity,
sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify
the Foundation’s values.
Mastercard Foundation values the unique skills and
experiences each individual brings to the organization and we are committed to
creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone.
Completion of satisfactory business references and/or
proof of education, as well as background checks (criminal, credit and social
media) are essential conditions of employment.
If you require accommodation during the recruitment and
selection process, please contact the Human Resources Department
at humanresources@mastercardfdn.org. We will work with you to provide a
positive recruitment experience in a confidential manner.

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