2 Field Managers job at GiveDirectly

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Vacancy title:
2 Field Managers

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

GiveDirectly

Deadline of this Job:
05 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed





JOB DETAILS:
Job Title: Field Manager (2)
Start date: As soon as possible
Location: Uganda
Reports to: Program Manager /Senior Manager
Contract: Fixed contract (possibility of extension subject to funding and performance)

About GiveDirectly
GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving – and millions of lives – by providing cash grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that $70B 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 $700M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1 million people, and launched offices in 10 countries. We’ve also supported large-scale, experimental research that indicates strong recipient impact of our programs. 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.

Role Overview:
The Field Manager (“FM”) will be expected to lead the field based aspects of one GD’s projects. The Field Manager will own the overall enrollment process, including tracking performance of field teams; achieving targets; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement. The Field Manager will serve as the key “eyes and ears” resource on the ground and will be responsible for regularly synthesizing updates on operational health. The role will reward exceptional personnel management, organizational skills, high-quality judgment on operational challenges, and a strong commitment towards building a scalable and better-leveraged field org. This role will require regular travel to the field work locations. In the event that a pandemic prevents such traveling, the field manager will be expected to lead an adapted remote program.

Responsibilities
Campaign Management: [20%]
The FM will be responsible for managing all aspects of ground operations:
• Set and own quantifiable targets like households enrolled and operational efficiency.
• Serve as the organization’s engine for continuous improvement of the enrolment process and recipient experience.
• Over time, reduce dependence on senior management and create more leverage for the Country Director through capacity-building and delegation.
Vision & Critical Thinking: [20%]
The FM will be expected to be a strong contributor to the overall vision of the country office, engaging with the Senior Management Team (SMT) in country problem-solving.
• Conceive, develop and test new protocols and methods prior to overseeing scale up.
• Anticipate areas of risk and create mitigation plans (e.g. coordination on complex research partnership, slow-downs from pilots, etc.).
People Management: [20%]
The FM will be expected to oversee a performance-oriented culture within your team (your reports and their reports), with all staff receiving feedback and development opportunities to achieve their potential.
• Hire, train and manage field staff.
• Run performance reviews for direct reports and build their capacity to do the same.
• Identify and coach high-potential field staff to grow on a quick promotion trajectory.
• Identify gaps in the org chart and propose solutions to the SMT.
Data and Analysis: [20%]
The FM will be expected to be comfortable using data to track performance, and inform decision-making, and to quickly build expertise within GD’s standard beneficiary data management and survey tools.
• Support survey creation and updates for new and existing projects
• Guide and support reports on data inquiries, skill development, and data analysis
• Work effectively with GD’s global data team (framing needs and expectations, and holding self
• and others accountable to agreed timelines)
Communication: [10%]
• Meet the GD “bar” for online communication responsiveness (slack, email, phone)
• Present effectively to the management team (focusing on key insights, etc.)
• Communicate concisely and clearly across a variety of forms (written, presenting, verbal)
Support for auxiliary projects: [5%]
• Assist SMT with hosting journalists, donors, and other external parties
• Assist SMT with communicating and executing new projects / pilots / technologies (e.g. messaging Salesforce to field team, brainstorming options for community-based targeting,
• rolling out mobile app questions, etc.)
Team-building / morale: [5%]
• Monitor team dynamics and own follow-up on barometer activities
• Identify opportunities for morale-building (e.g. retreats, team events, incentive schemes, etc.)

Core competencies and experiences

• University Degree
• 2-4+ years of work experience in a role that required problem-solving and project management
• Exceptional communication, organizational, and analytical skills
• Ability to logic through complex operational questions and propose solutions to inform programmatic decisions
• Ability to manage day-to-day operations while simultaneously building more robust, efficient systems
• Demonstrated ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating upwardly about gaps and risks
• Enthusiasm for fast-paced environments, which may lack a pre-defined playbook for success and involve significant “learning by doing”
• Alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem-solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.

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
• A demonstrated commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
• A competitive salary
• A health benefits plan
• Unlimited PTO (that we encourage staff to take!)
**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.**

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Use the link below to apply.
https://givedirectly.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk0s958/