Deadline: 16 February, 2021

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Mastercard Foundation is seeking to fill the role of Impact Lead.

Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper.


  • Partner with the country head to formulate strategic outcomes at country level
  • Define country measurable and evaluable outcomes and associated tools
  • Lead impact processes that inform country strategy and programme development
  • Lead the alignment of country programme impact with mandated national institutions and systems for measuring impact
  • Direct and coordinate the work of the impact team in country aligned to the programme staff
  • Provide support on the development and implementation of strategies, tools and events that strengthen dialogue with key government and private sector stakeholders
  • Lead knowledge translation activities, working in partnership with the foundation’s communications team to map audiences and develop engagement strategies that seek promotion of value addition by the foundation in measurement and impact narratives


  • Postgraduate degree and/or equivalent experience and training
  • A knowledge of research methods, in particular, research approaches and skills related to gathering data and insights among indigenous communities, youth and other vulnerable groups, using appropriate cultural lenses and perspectives
  • Ten years, minimum, of experience in working with the private and non-profit sectors, particularly in a role relating to national and regional institutions in the relevant region
  • Strong public policy experience, especially working with national institutions mandated to undertake planning, policy formulation and implementation
  • Experience in research, evaluation and learning, with demonstrated technical expertise in qualitative research methods, tool design, validation and data analysis
  • Senior leadership and management experience, preferably leading a country
  • Experience in establishing institutions for accountability and learning
  • Experience in living and/or working in a local country/community
  • Experience in navigating research protocols, review processes and management of big data with government and academic institutions
  • Strong familiarity and experience in leading the development of monitoring and evaluation of policies
  • Experience in applying a range of tech-enabled tools for data collection, analysis, reporting, and communication
  • Experience in participatory approaches and demonstrated commitment to gender inclusion and youth engagement
  • Deep familiarity with national and regional mandated institutions responsible for collecting, collating, and analysing data for the purpose of measuring and reporting on outcomes and impacts
  • Strong language, cultural and identity/affiliation with national people
  • Relevant national networks and authorities membership
  • Skills and competency to develop measurable outcomes and impacts, as well as methods and tools for measuring same within national mandated institutions

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