Operations Manager Job Placement – GiveDirectly

Job Title:        Operations Manager, East Africa           
Organisation: GiveDirectly
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Regional
Director, East Africa
About US:
GiveDirectly is
driving a re-evaluation of the norms underlying international philanthropy with
a provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let
them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging
trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in emerging
markets, and the large body of experimental evidence showing that direct
transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than traditional,
top-down approaches. GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize state-of-the-art
technologies and business processes to deliver unconditional cash transfers
securely, efficiently, and transparently. Our unorthodox approach – allowing
the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted debate
in the popular press and among policy makers.
Job Summary:  The Operations Manager should be a talented professional
to run special projects and support senior leaders within the org across a
variety of functions (East Africa operations, research, and fundraising). You
must have a track record of delivering stellar results in high-performing
environments. You must be excited about solving the hard problem of getting
millions of dollars into the hands of poor households.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Run
discrete East Africa ops projects, supporting: local fundraising, technology
innovation, new cash projects, process and system design, etc.
·        
Work
with marketing team to create content that builds the GD brand by better
connecting donors with our recipients and field operations
.
·        
Provide
support to executive team, mainly on research and knowledge management (one-off
analyses, development econ lit review, etc.)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        
The GiveDirectly
Operations Manager, East Africa must have two years of professional experience,
preferably in analytical / project oriented roles (e.g. management consulting)
·        
Have a
strong preference for fast-paced and nimble environments, where autonomy and
ownership mean no set playbook for success
·        
Be
willing to roll-up your sleeves each day to solve pressing problems
·        
Strongly
prefer a work environment where humor, candor, and outcomes are highly valued
·        
Have a
high degree of autonomy, grit, and resilience
.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
NB: Applicants
are encouraged to apply early, as applications will be reviewed on a ROLLING
BASIS. GiveDirectly does not request for any form of payment from an applicant.
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