Enterprise Applications Architect at Mastercard Foundation


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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Enterprise Applications Architect

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: 6 Months Fixed Term Contract

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.
  • 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 passionate about systems and integration, ready to be part of creating something new and increase your impact, read on!

The Opportunity

  • The Enterprise Applications Architect will report to the Head of Enterprise Applications and will be responsible for reviewing the current technical architecture of the foundation.
  • The architect will research new trends in technology to implement the latest programs to support business strategy. They may even establish working relationships with vendors to purchase new software at a better price. Importantly, they should ensure their design fits established architectural standards. They will be an extension of the current Enterprise Applications team by assisting and taking on tasks to deliver on requests from users.
  • 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

  • User Demand – Request for use of an application that is not yet sanctioned within the Foundation.
    • Document a process for the requests of use of applications not sanctioned in the Foundation as well as a workflow/form.
    • Research the need for the requested application and whether an existing application meets the need.
    • Research existing applications in the market that meet the user need for the requested application.
    • Identify the top 2 or 3 (prioritised).
    • Document the findings and the recommendations.
    • Request the internal Cybersecurity team to perform a Security Assessment on the applications – and concatenate these assessments as part of the larger document.
    • Facilitating the onboarding of the application (if and/or once selected) by reaching out to the vendor/s of the selected application regarding licenses and quotations thereof.
  • Incorporate the applications prioritized into the Foundations Application Catalogue.
  • Required to adhere to all Foundation Processes and Policies.
  • May be required, at times, to assist with adhoc documentation and/or presentations compilation directly linked to these projects.
  • Document and help build-out additional processes that may be identified and needed.
  • Required to raise tickets on the company ticketing system, review tickets as well as respond and/or action accordingly.
  • Will be required to work with people on the African continent as well as with individuals based in Canada.
  • Constant verbal and written feedback and progress on tasks is required weekly.

Who You Are

  • 5 years’ relevant experience within a global organization, in a similar role.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Commerce, Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, or related area.
  • Knowledge of and experience in integrating applications and consumption of API’s
    • Is comfortable with developing own API and consuming existing application API (e.g., RESTful API)
    • Required to integrate the Mastercard Foundation SaaS utilised applications into BetterCloud (Software as a Service Management tool) – Will work closely with the vendor for support and assistance.
  • Are results driven and motivated by a sense of performance excellence and a sense of urgency; possesses a proactive and ‘self-starter’ mentality.
  • Possesses a global mind-set and professional maturity and demonstrates sensitivity to working within different cultures.
  • You have a commitment to Mastercard Foundation’s values and vision.
  • French language and/or local language skills are an asset.

Application Closing Date
20th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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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