Data Platform Analyst - Mastercard Foundation



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Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works with partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women, access quality education, financial services, and dignified work. Mastercard Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. The Foundation is independent with its own Board of Directors and CEO.

THE WORK AT THE FOUNDATION

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.

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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, young people, and other funders to improve the quality of education and vocational training, prepare young people for the workforce, 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.

UNDERSTANDING CANADA PROGRAMS AT THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation has begun working within Canada in partnership with Indigenous communities and post-secondary institutions to listen, learn, and best understand how we can act in meaningful ways. The EleV strategy was co-created with Indigenous communities, young people, and partners to enable 30,000 Indigenous youth to complete their education and transition to dignified work aligned with their values and aspirations.

As reflected in Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, education is a key driver of improved socio-economic well-being. Through building partnerships with Indigenous communities, we look to expand our initiative ultimately helping to support a generation of transformative Indigenous young leaders who will be change agents within their communities. We believe that by setting a bold target, we will encourage engagement across sectors and create momentum that will elevate the strengths and opportunities of Indigenous youth.

In keeping with our approach, Indigenous communities and young people will be the drivers of this transformation. The program will promote innovations to address longer-term systemic change to achieve economic prosperity and social well-being within Indigenous communities.

The EleV team oversees current and emerging partnerships related to Indigenous education. Consistent with our overall vision and Youth Africa Works strategy, we will share learnings and opportunities to connect across the work of the Foundation. While operating in distinct contexts, the centrality of youth voice and vision, affirmation of culture and identity, and priority to enhance community capacity for self-determination are common threads upon which our work is strengthened and reinforced.

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If you are an experienced Data platform professional looking to increase your impact, read on!

THE OPPORTUNITY

Reporting to the Head of Enterprise Applications, the role will be responsible for managing and administering the data on the Foundation’s enterprise data platform by ensuring that the data is ingested, stored and retrieved effectively.

WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE

  • Responsible for designing, building, and/or supporting the components of a data platform or warehouse, such as ETL processes, databases, reports, and reporting environments.
  • Designs dimensional models with conformed dimensions, following the business’ processes.
  • Creates processes for maintaining or/and capturing metadata.
  • Identifies and documents all requirements for both hot and cold data.
  • Establishes system documentation and ensures it is continually sustained.
  • Source to target mapping.
  • Monitor and maintain data for quality, completeness, and structure for optimal utilization.
  • Maintain knowledge of what data the Foundation has and where / how it is stored.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant external data sources that are most heavily utilized by the Foundation.
  • Ensure adherence to data dictionary, definitions, and governance protocols.
  • Determine protocols and infrastructure necessary for data collection, validation, storage, structure, retrieval and utilization to help build out the function.

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or another relevant field is required.
  • Strong comfort with, and experience in, retrieving, structuring, analyzing, and visualizing data across most well-establish data analytics platforms (e.g., PowerBI, Excel).
  • Familiarity with complex data structures and tasks, procedures, processes to maintain the structured and unstructured data environments.
  • Experience monitoring and maintaining data quality utilizing best practices.
  • Experience with tools to manage and store unstructured, semi- and structured data.
  • Experience with cloud-based data platform technologies.
  • Proven ability to synthesize complex information and communicate key issues using presentation software (e.g., PowerPoint) and visual techniques into highly enjoyable and easy-to-consume formats.

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  • Understanding of the different application architectures.
  • In-depth understanding of cloud-based technologies and applications.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills, including the ability to deal with situations where information is difficult to obtain, complex or ambiguous.
  • Are results-driven and motivated by a sense of performance excellence and a sense of urgency; possess a proactive and ‘self-starter’ mentality.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Professional maturity, sensitivity to different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplifies the Foundation’s values.
  • Ability to operate autonomously and with limited supervision.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
  • Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.
  • Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.

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