Consultant, Climate Collaboratives at Mastercard Foundation – June 2024


Consultant, Climate Collaboratives

  • Reporting to the Director, Special Programs Collaboratives, the Consultant will be responsible for engaging partners and youth to successfully implement the Climate Collaborative and enable partners to achieve our desired strategic outcomes. This is a 12-month, full-time contract.

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

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the Higher Education Climate Collaboratives.
  • Co-create proposal development for potential partners within the collaboratives.
  • Collaborate with teams across Special Program, Education and Transitions, and other Foundation teams to enrich partnerships.
  • Provide partners with advice and support on implementation, tracking progress, and identifying learning, ensuring high-quality delivery of partnerships.
  • Organize monthly or quarterly meetings with partners to ensure excellence in implementation.
  • Capture data and lessons learned and ensure that insights and impact are routinely and effectively reported and integrated into program adaptations.
  • Support partners to ensure the safeguarding of all program participants.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with stakeholders to scale impact.
  • Plan and support delivery of annual convenings and virtual meetings.
  • Collect best practices and plan and execute governance structures within the collaboratives.
  • Support the monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework.
  • Analyse and synthesize feedback to inform broader program development activities and drive continuous improvement.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant field such as international relations, education, public policy, or a related discipline.
  • Fifteen (15+) years of senior management experience in global organizations, demonstrating strong leadership in international relations, education, development, and/or government or public policy within non-profit organizations, international NGOs, and/or learning institutions, is required.
  • Five (5+) years of experience in climate/environmental programmatic work.
  • Demonstrated success at building and managing high-performing partnerships in Africa and globally.
  • Experience engaging with faculty/staff in higher education institutions, civil society organizations, government, private sector, etc., and young people.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Professional maturity, sensitivity to different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on to apply