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Partner, Finance Planning & Analysis, Programs


  • Organization: Mastercard Foundation
  • Location: Lagos
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: Closed


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.


We are currently in an exciting period at the Mastercard Foundation as we intensify the implementation of the Young Africa Works strategy, aiming to empower 30 million young people throughout Africa to access dignified and fulfilling employment.

To ensure the Foundation's accessibility to our partners and program participants, we have established offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Uganda. These offices provide strong in-country support for the implementation of Young Africa Works. We collaborate with governments, the private sector, educators, and other funders to enhance the quality of education and vocational training, equip young individuals with the necessary skills for the workforce, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and facilitate connections between job seekers and meaningful employment opportunities.

Our values serve as our guiding principles, transcending and surpassing all other considerations. We wholeheartedly encourage you to bring your bold ideas, curiosity, and expertise to your work.

If you are an experienced professional in Finance Planning & Analysis looking to increase your impact, read on!


Reporting to the Lead, Financial Planning & Analysis, the Partner, Financial Planning & Analysis will be responsible for supporting the financial planning and analysis processes including budgeting, forecasting and management reporting. S/he will support business partnering with other teams to facilitate financial decision-making, which is an important part of the role.

The successful candidate will be based in any of our offices in Africa (Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Rwanda, Kenya, or Uganda).


  • Manages the process for certain components of the Foundation’s annual budgeting (i.e. pipeline, commitments, disbursements) in collaboration with functional teams.
  • Monitors progress against the annual budget for those components, manages the quarterly forecasting process, and consolidates the budget and forecast figures for review by senior management.
  • Provides data to support the Foundation’s multi-year financial planning, identifies financial risks and opportunities, and recommends solutions.
  • Prepares information for Finance and Accounting materials for Board meetings and reviews financial figures included in other teams’ materials.
  • Analyzes year-to-date results and prepares management reports for the senior leadership team and those responsible for budgets of each function, including variance analysis.
  • Prepares ad hoc financial analysis for internal and external purposes.
  • Maintains the Fluxx database and reconciles to disbursement activity forecasted by the Program Finance team.
  • Collaborates with leaders and staff in other functions to provide financial expertise in areas including budgeting, forecasting, and other financial decision-making and analysis.
  • Develops policies and procedures and provides training as needed.


  • Working towards a CPA/CA degree with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration.
  • A minimum of 7+ years of experience in financial planning and analysis, including budgeting, forecasting, management reporting, and financial modelling, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully with internal business partners.
  • Experience in roles within large not-for-profit, NGO, or other global organizations.
  • Proficiency in financial and management reporting, including related IT systems.
  • Understanding of the CRA regulatory environment for not-for-profit organizations.
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to identify, simplify, build, improve, and implement processes.
  • Ability to challenge and constructively provide feedback to improve efficiency and operational excellence.
  • Innovative and able to formulate new or creative approaches to problems.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Drives a culture of continuous improvement and teamwork.
  • French language and/or local language skills are an asset.
  • 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.
  • Professional maturity, sensitivity to different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

Deadline for Applications is June 6, 2024.

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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 and background checks are essential conditions of employment.

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