Philanthropies Lead - MEA

Microsoft - Dubai


Proven success in leading high performing teams to deliver complex programs in a matrixed environment to deliver impact and results.

Job Details:

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Empowering communities and nonprofits to realize the potential of technology is the mission of Microsoft Philanthropies. We empower our own people to achieve more and make a difference in the world. Join us and be one who empowers millions!

The purpose of Microsoft Philanthropies is to advance the company’s mission by making the opportunities of our rapidly evolving digital economy accessible to all people, particularly those most at risk of being left behind. As such, we are looking for a seasoned Social Impact /Corporate Philanthropies professional who will be charged with managing the local implementation of Microsoft Philanthropies in MEA, reporting to the International Field Lead.

The pillar programs of Philanthropies are focused on “Skills for Jobs” ensuring that we reach those excluded from technology opportunities with skills training so that they can participate in the Digital Economy. A second pillar is identifying and implementing Microsoft’s AI for Good projects to leverage the power of AI to improve the social impact of initiatives in the region.

This leader will oversee the community of professionals that execute the programmatic work for Microsoft Philanthropies initiatives in the Middle East and Africa Area.


Responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to, strategy and planning, project management, stakeholder management and executing Microsoft’s priorities described below:

People Leadership – build
an effective, diverse and inclusive Philanthropies team lead a team of Philanthropy professionals across the MEA region to develop a strategy for their Area and implement programs to drive impact for underserved populations in their countries. Develop relationships with global subsidiary peers to leverage best practices and drive global integration. Nurture a sense of community across the region, sharing learnings and identifying and reviewing opportunities to scale local programs regionally and globally.

Develop Relationships and influence with the Leadership Teams (LT) across MEA and WW Teams –
cultivate relationships with the MEA LT to get support for the Philanthropies initiatives in the region to maximize the social and business impact. Business acumen to understand business priorities, relate the social impact initiatives to those, and to develop relationships and credibility with LT to drive influence and impact. Work effectively with Corporate stakeholders to provide meaningful insights to improve the strategy and local impact.

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