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We are looking for a seasoned Corporate Social Responsibility/Corporate Philanthropy professional who will be charged with managing the local enablement and implementation of Microsoft Philanthropies across Sub Sahran Africa, reporting to the MEA Regional Director of Microsoft Philanthropies.


The Philanthropies’ Lead reports to the MEA Philanthropies Regional Director and has the following responsibilities:

  1. Represent the Microsoft Philanthropies organization in Sub Sahran Africa, serving as subject-matter-expert and liaison for business stakeholders, providing timely insight, feedback and expert field implementation of Microsoft Philanthropies’ top strategies and priorities.
  2. Work with the Sub Sahran Africa countries Leadership team to represent the Philanthropies core strategies and initiatives to drive maximum impact and align with the business priorities.
  3. Work with the Microsoft Philanthropies programs teams to implement core strategies and programs for the maximum impact, including Skills and Employability, S500 Engagement, AI4Good, Employee Engagement, public policy and advocacy initiatives, and social good marketing.
  4. Develop and execute a strategic plan, setting goals, aligning with internal and external stakeholders, balancing investment delivery through both a depth approach and breadth tactics enabling broad reach of beneficiaries.
  5. Build a rhythm of engagement between MEA Philanthropies and the Sub Sahran Africa Philanthropies to provide guidance and content to drive excellence in execution.
  6. Provide insights and feedback to global field guidance and programmatic planning, as well as to adapt content for local implementation of programs and campaigns.

Core Priorities

  • Digital Skills and Employability:
    • Develop Digital Skills and Employability strategies to equip underserved communities with computing and AI skills to be employed in the digital economy.
    • Execute on Micrsoft Africa National Development plan working closely with multistakeholders to define the DS+E strategy for Sub Sahran Africa to drive scale and impact.


  • Philanthropic Partnerships:
    • Engage Microsoft’s most important strategic customers and partners in Sub Sahran countries to advance Microsoft’s Philanthropic while deepening partnerships with our most strategic customers.
    • Focus on developing and fostering partnership opportunities to advance our priorities in Digital Skills & Employability, AI for Good, and in driving Employee Engagement.
  • Outreach, advocacy, and influence: Build perception and awareness of Microsoft’s societal impact.  Partner with Public Affairs, Government Affairs, and Communications and Marketing teams to support the effective implementation of social good marketing campaigns to help achieve programmatic goals.
  • Contribute to driving Business Impact: Build strategic partnerships with the subsidiaries in Sub Sahran countries, align with the local country plan so that Philanthropies programs help open doors and strengthen relationships that can pave the way for business impact.
  • Operational / Administrative: Manage budgets effectively, including allocation, management of the forecast and spend, on time and within compliance.



  • Embody our culture and values
  • Qualifications
  • 7+ years’ experience as a Corporate Social Responsibility practitioner in a corporate or nonprofit setting working across the Sub Sahran  region.
  • Experience in managing and implementing employability programs both job placement and entrepreneurship.
  • Proven ability and experience in developing and managing public-private partnerships.
  • Fluency in English (REquired) and French (preferred).
  • Creative, innovative and growth mindset.
  • Strategic and inclusive thinking.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with direct teams, internal and external stakeholders, customers, and leaders in a matrixed environment.
  • National understanding and context:  Ability to execute programs to deliver measurable impact against the local, provincial, and national contexts in Canada.
  • Aptitude to understand the programmatic solutions and how to apply to the market opportunity.
  • Strong understanding of emerging digital technologies and the opportunities that these new trends offer to advance social and economic outcomes.
  • Aptitude to understand how to leverage Cloud and AI technology in addressing Societal challenges.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.

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Cloud Systems Engineer – Deadline: 29/08/2021


The Cloud Systems Engineer will manage software, hardware and networks. You will maintain reliable operations of the production, test, and development environments for applications and infrastructure at One Acre Fund. You will ensure compliance to policies and standards. You will collaborate with engineering teams to manage the performance of applications in the production environments.

As a member of the IT Operations department, the Cloud Systems Engineer will report to the Enterprise Architect.


  • Manage operations of computer systems, network servers, and virtualization
  • Perform regular backup operations and implement appropriate processes for data protection, disaster recovery, and failover procedures
  • Maintain security through identity management, certificates, protocols, access controls and firewalls
  • Manage capacity, storage planning, and database performance
  • Establish proper governance in the administration of systems by defining policies, standards, processes and best practice guidelines


We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.


Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • One or more relevant professional certifications, such as:
    • Azure Certified (AZ900,AZ104, AZ303) – Highly preferred
    • MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solution Expert)
    • Linux Certifications: LPIC-1 or LPIC-2
    • Cisco CCNA-Cloud
  • Experience:
    • Administering Kubernetes clusters (AKS, GKE, EKS or on-premises)
    • Shell script or interpreted languages such as Python, Bash, Perl, and Windows PS
    • Managing infrastructure security using identity management, certificates, VLAN, and access controls
    • Planning, design, implementing and managing IT networks
    • Implementing standards and best practices in infrastructure management
    • Managing continuous development, testing, and integration.
  • 5+ years of experience managing cloud-hosted IT infrastructure and Microsoft SQL Server database environments
  • 1+ years of experience managing other IT professionals
  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or other relevant field

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