Mastercard Foundation – Analyst, Access to Finance

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Reporting to the Regional Lead, Access to Finance, the Programme Analyst will provide professional support to the Access to Finance team. The primary roles of the Program Analyst are:

  • Programme Development, Implementation and Monitoring
  • Knowledge Management.

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


  • Conducting research, analyzing data, identifying trends, and preparing reports.
  • Assisting in the determination of program requirements and making recommendations.
  • Analyzing programs, policies, procedures, and systems and making recommendations to optimize these.
  • Make recommendations the team about planning, testing, and implementing new programs or systems.
  • Analyzing and evaluating the effectiveness of operations and programs.
  • Preparing and presenting reports and recommendations.
  • Organize and co-facilitate share fairs, workshops, and trainings.
  • Prepare management performance reports, key analysis, and trends reporting.
  • Carry out ecosystem research applicable in both the strategic and program development processes.
  • Follow up on specific tasks and ensure that there is visibility on tasks to be done by the team.
  • Supporting knowledge sharing initiatives within the Access to Finance COP.
  • Act as knowledge management focal point for the Access to Finance team.
  • Setting up web conferencing and other online collaborative workspaces as requested.
  • Maintain and update Access to Finance site on the intranet, including relevant material and documents.
  • Provide support to All IN team and other Foundation initiatives that involve sharing of ED team strategy.


  • Undergraduate degree in Finance, Economics, or Economic Development or another relevant field is required.
  • Good knowledge of the financial inclusion sector for MSMEs, women, youth, and other marginalized groups.
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Strong coordination and project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; demonstrated attention to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Exposure to systems thinking with an ability to understand and engage with stakeholders in different ecosystems.
  • Excellent English written and spoken communication skills, proofreading skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Experience in the development of digital financial services is an advantage.
  • One to five years professional experience in financial services in the private sector and demonstrated ability to apply those principles to financial inclusion in a creative, energetic, and non-traditional development approach.
  • Experience working with various types of financial institutions to enhance their ability to serve the underserved segments in Africa, including MSMEs will be an advantage.
  • Experience working on donor funded financial inclusion programs across multiple financial sub-sectors will be an advantage.
  • Experience working in a complex, fast moving environment, and dealing professionally with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and structure information.
  • Demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to changes as part of the review and feedback process.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under changing circumstances.
  • Critical thinker and problem solver with an agile mindset
  • Familiarity with Foundation processes and policies yet unafraid to innovate and redefine them.
  • Strong partnership mindset and able to align stakeholders across different roles toward common goals.
  • 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.





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