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MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) or MasterCard Worldwide is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in the MasterCard International Global Headquarters, Purchase, New York, United States, in Westchester County.

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We are the global technology company behind the world’s fastest payments processing network. We are a vehicle for commerce, a connection to financial systems for the previously excluded, a technology innovation lab, and the home of Priceless®. We ensure every employee has the opportunity to be a part of something bigger and to change lives. We believe as our company grows, so should you.

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Talent Acquisition Research Analyst

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

  • We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.
  • The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.
  • Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. 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.
  • If you are an experienced Talent Acquisition Research Analyst looking to increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • Reporting to the Head of Talent Acquisition, the Talent Acquisition Research Analyst will be responsible for providing administrative support and analysis to the talent acquisition function interacting with the interviewers, hiring managers, candidates, and the wider P&C team.
  • The Successful candidate will be based in any of our listed offices in Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Nigeria).

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Attend briefing sessions with Recruiters and Hiring Managers to understand requirements.
  • Design search strategies and identify, map and pipeline or approach the spectrum of candidates that meet the various role requirements.
  • Identify target populations of candidates via the recruitment system database, online databases (such as LinkedIn), conference websites, Google searches, other search engines and information gleaned from other market research.
  • Request referrals from current employees and external networks.
  • Maintain an Up-to-date candidate database and CRM.
  • Conduct benchmark research to generate talent insights for decision making.
  • Screening CVs and set up interviews.
  • Research and recommend new sourcing tools and techniques.
  • Prepare candidate profiles and coordinate any relevant assessments.
  • Manage recruitment surveys and analytics.
  • Develop and provide reporting and analytics for Talent Acquisition.
  • Maintain the recruitment forecast report.
  • Provide support to the Head Talent Acquisition in building and launching key processes.
  • Contribute to discussions on trends and identify gaps / high risks areas of concern following data analysis to allow the business to develop risk mitigation strategy in connection with recruitment.
  • Review and suggest system improvements or new system.
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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business, Statistics, Computers, or other relevant qualification is desired.
  • A minimum of 4 to 6 years’ relevant experience within a global organization is desired.
  • Research-driven with the ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure and in a dynamic working environment.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal and able to communicate research within team and engage with candidates with varying professional levels.
  • Good commercial understanding and knowledge of various industries.
  • Advanced knowledge of sourcing techniques including Boolean search.
  • Hands-on experience with sourcing tools.
  • Proven track record of current network LinkedIn connections etc.
  • Systems orientated individual with a track record of using HR related reporting.

Note

  • 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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Data Scientist

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualifications: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Lagos | Nigeria.
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Job Description:

  • We have entered a very exciting time at the Foundation as we scale up our operations across Africa to realize our Young Africa Works strategy. Our role at the Mastercard Foundation is to be a catalyst. Our Young Africa Works strategy focuses on working with others to spur systemic change so young people have the opportunity to find work that is dignified and fulfilling.
  • The Foundation has opened offices in Rwanda, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda, building a broader leadership presence in Africa to develop specific strategies that support youth employment.
  • Within a country, we work with governments, the private sector, educators and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the work force, expand access to financial services for entrepreneurs and small businesses, and connect job seekers to dignified and fulfilling work.
  • We are ambitious and driven. Our values transcend and rise above everything else as our guide. 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.
  • If you are a Data Scientist and passionate about using data and analytics to solve key social problems in Africa and increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • This position offers the possibility to enter a dynamic team, working with a team of Advanced Analytics and Business Intelligence professionals that are passionate about making an impact on the continent by leveraging analytics and data science.
  • The Data Scientist will have vast experience in applying data science, machine learning and deep learning in solving complex problems and generating insights. S/he will apply descriptive, predictive, and potentially prescriptive analytics in supporting the Regional, Country, Research, and other Functional teams to identify and incubate key opportunities that uncover insights and enhance improved programmatic decision making.
  • The job holder will support the delivery of Advanced Analytics initiatives & Data CoE for Public Good.
  • The successful candidate will be based in Canada or any of our listed offices in Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria).

Ways You Can Contribute

  • Implement Advanced Analytics “development-focused” Use Cases to accelerate our goals and vision.
  • Apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to address business needs and answer pertinent programmatic questions.
  • Execute the development of descriptive, predictive and gradually prescriptive analytical models for programmatic purposes potentially through collaboration with external partnerships.
  • Devise data aggregation and integration approach; creation of new & innovative data collection & delivery interfaces and strategic development of external data partnerships, to enable a public facing Data & Advanced Analytics CoE.
  • Conduct analysis to establish trends & correlation as necessary for reports and internal / external use (i.e., regression models, correlations).
  • Interpret the analysis in order to create concise, insightful stakeholder communications (presentations, documentation etc.).
  • Communicate obstacles and findings from analytics to relevant stakeholders in an effort to improve decision making and drive impact.
  • Demonstrate where and how data science can drive increased impact, better partnerships and greater results.
  • Engage with stakeholders in order to understand their business processes, imperatives, constraints and priorities, and design appropriate analytics solutions to help in achieving their goals.
  • Credibly influence people regardless of the hierarchy and develop strong stakeholders relationships.
  • Excellently communicate and engage audiences of non-data experts to understand the power and potential of data science techniques amidst complex systems and data landscapes.
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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least 6+ years’ experience in delivering Advanced Analytics Solutions.
  • At least 2 years of Data Science experience that has been focused on the Development sector and/or Advanced Analytics solutions for Social Impact.
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, MIS, Information Management, Economics, Statistics or any relevant field.
  • Experience planning and delivering BI and statistical analyses with knowledge of most major platforms and languages, e.g., Azure, SQL, Python/R, PowerBI, ETL Tools & Techniques, Excel, Tableau etc. (or equivalent).
  • Proven experience building statistical models for predictive and prescriptive analytics using machine learning, deep learning tools etc.
  • Strong problem framing ability with pragmatic approach to establish, prove/disprove hypothesis or simulate and be able to intuitively translate insightful discovery into plain language, both in speaking and writing. Deep knowledge in applied statistics, data management, analytics & data model design and tool sets.
  • Ability to flexibly engage other analytics capabilities within the org (e.g., Impact) to execute against co-owned deliverables.
  • Deep experience in mathematics, statistical and regression analysis along with proven expertise in machine learning and deep learning.
  • Ability to work with complex data sets and understand how to transform disparate data to enable effective analytics.
  • Possess exceptional understanding of the latest data and technology thinking across the external landscape. This includes knowledge and experience of latest tools, platforms and data provisioning software.
  • Demonstrated full tool-kit of data management and analytics (e.g., cleaning, structuring, validating, correlations, regressions, statistical analyses).
  • Passionate about using data and analytics to solve key social problems in Africa.
  • French language skills are an asset.

Note

  • 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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