Thursday, February 25, 2010

MasterCard Foundation Senior Program Manager, Youth Learning (An amazing opportunity)

Dear All,
The Mastercard Foundation is looking for someone with a command of Youth Issues in Africa to fill up this amazing opportunity of Senior Program Manager, Youth Learning. Any takers on the forum?
Good Luck,


Dear Mr. Emmanuel,

I hope this email finds you well.  Heidrick & Struggles is conducting a search for a Senior Program Manager, Youth Learning on behalf of the MasterCard Foundation, an independent, private foundation created in May 2006 with two charitable objects: microfinance and youth learning.  Given your background, I am hopeful that you might have suggestions of potential candidates for the position.

I have attached the position specification for your review and included a brief overview below. Should you have any questions or suggestions I may be contacted at 404.682.7316 or by email at

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.





The Foundation's global mandate is to enable people living in poverty to improve their lives – and the lives of their families and communities – by expanding their access to microfinance and education. The Foundation's vision is to make the economy work for everybody by advancing effective and innovative programs in microfinance and youth learning. Through our programming, we aim to create opportunities for people – especially young people – who are or who want to become economically active to harness their own skills and resources to improve their quality of life.  The next few years will be a period of tremendous growth for the Foundation.  Long-term, the Foundation expects to commit approximately $100 million in total to its programs annually.     

Reporting to the Director, Youth Learning, the Senior Program Manager will work with the youth learning program team to implement their strategy for enabling young people in developing countries, particularly in Africa, to successfully negotiate the school-to-work transition. The goal is to prepare youth to engage in the economy and lead change in their communities.  The successful candidate will have significant program management experience in youth learning or a relevant area.  In addition, he/she will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a results-driven approach.


Tracie Davis 
Heidrick & Struggles 
303 Peachtree St NE, Suite 4300 

Atlanta, GA 30308 
tel: +1 (404) 682 7316 
fax: +1 (404) 577 4048


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