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Program Partner, MSME (Tourism)

Mastercard Foundation
Kampala, Uganda

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

Reporting to the Country Representative, Uganda, the Program Partner will work collaboratively with the Uganda Country team, MSME Technical Expertise Group and other Foundation technical and managerial staff to develop partnership pertinent to Young Africa Works (YAW) in Uganda strategy and support the implementation of such programs. YAW in Uganda is focusing on key priority sectors providing opportunities for young people to secure dignified and fulfilling jobs: Agriculture, Tourism, Construction/Housing, and other emerging sectors. They will interact effectively with senior members of partner organizations to develop and design programs to support MSME start-ups and growth; and incorporate the MSME segment’s needs into the Foundation’s country strategy. They will also serve as a member of the MSME Technical Expertise Group and support the development of country strategies.


  • 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

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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