Senior Manager, Program Operations
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GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving – and millions of lives – by providing cash grants directly to the poorest people in the world. The Brookings Institution estimates that $100B of cash transfers would be required to eliminate the poverty gap; the aid sector currently spends $135B each year, much of it on evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing cash transfers as a benchmark for foreign aid – as the index fund is a benchmark for the financial industry – and in the process accelerating the end of extreme poverty.
GD has raised over $800M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1 million people, and launched offices in 11 countries across North America, Africa, and the Middle East. We’ve also supported 19 large-scale, experimental research projects that indicate strong recipient impact of our programs – including the largest universal basic income experiment in history. We use concrete evidence to inform the design of our programs: from research results published in leading journals, to in-depth qualitative work. As a result, GD has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company, while the growing cash transfer movement (and GD’s leading role within it) have been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.
We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, diverse team. Joining GiveDirectly provides the opportunity to work alongside individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. We’re actively working toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members, and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has hailed from sectors including start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, and nonprofits.
Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and willingness to learn. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as performance-based bonuses.
The Senior Manager, DRC, is accountable for the success of all projects implemented by the GD DRC country office. This is a key managerial role with significant responsibility to manage a large team and deliver millions of dollars to poor households annually. In certain cases, Senior Managers help drive GiveDirectly’s function as a laboratory for innovation in cash transfer (CT) delivery, by advancing projects aimed at addressing key policy and design questions (do CTs generate impact where market access is limited? how can CTs be delivered in settings with no payments infrastructure?). The Senior Manager will also liaise closely with tech and data teams to create surveys, update information in Salesforce, and collect data for reporting. The role rewards exceptional instincts on team management, a highly autonomous working style, and the ability to apply creative solutions to challenging operational questions. Senior Manager DRC candidates will be based in Goma and must be fluent in French and English (additional Swahili fluency preferred). It will involve periodic travel to GD DRC field sites.
Please submit your application and resume in English.
Reports to: Country Director
Overall accountability for successful implementation of all GD DRC projects in country end-to-end, including owning rich project management plans
Core Competencies And Experiences
4-7+ years of work experience in a problem-solving role (implementing field projects, consulting, social innovation)
Nice to Have
Fluent in Swahili and other languages widely spoken in DRC
Why work at GiveDirectly?
At GiveDirectly, we work to ensure that you have everything you need to excel in your role and on your team, including:
A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement
**GD is committed to observing all local, national and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults, and basic human rights of all. GD is committed to a policy of “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH)” and expects anyone who works for GD to uphold the protection and safeguarding of our recipients as a priority.**