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  • Posted: Jan 13, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter where their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance.
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    Lead, Executive Communications


    This position will work closely with the Head of Public Affairs and Communications, the CEOs office, and corporate communications colleagues.

    The ideal candidate will have the ability to conceptualize and manage strategic communications for the President and CEO, in alignment with Foundation, Thought Leadership and Policy and Communication objectives.


    • Message development for CEO profile building. Securing event participation and managing event communications. Working with others to support message development.
    • Work with vendors to prepare remarks for CEO.
    • Prepare remarks and key messaging for CEO as requested (for internal meetings, large external events, external meetings) and other senior leaders as required.
    • Media liaison on site, media pitching and engagement.
    • Work alongside Head of Public Affairs and Communications to secure event participation.
    • Manage Event Communications.
    • Plan social media and online presence for CEO.
    • Social media and media metrics reporting.
    • Work with Corporate Communications on media engagements.
    • Liaise with CEO Office for scheduling and event logistics.
    • Manage content gathering for CEO (photography and videography for site events, story collection and development).


    • You have a University Degree and/or Graduate Degree (Masters/PhD), preferably in Communications or Journalism or a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
    • Minimum of 7-10 years’ experience in Executive Communications with experience working with C-Suite and Board Members. Media, digital and event management experience would be an asset.
    • Excellent writing and editorial skills.
    • Advocates for the Foundation’s audiences by ensuring they are at the centre of editorial content and decisions.
    • Works cross functionally to ensure CEO communication support strategic priorities including thought leadership, programmatic policy and country priorities.
    • Ability to synthesize complex information into compelling stories to build a narrative.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Fluency in English and the local language. Fluency in French is highly desirable.
    • You are flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
    • You possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
    • You possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.

    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, background checks, and proof of education are essential conditions of employment.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Mastercard Foundation on to apply
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