Senior Manager, Programs (Mozambique)
GiveDirectly (GD) provides cash grants directly to people living in extreme poverty. GD has raised over $800M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1.2 million recipients, and launched offices in 11 countries. We’re continuing expansion across the Global South. Over the past decade, GD has also supported large-scale, experimental research, expanding the evidence that cash has a positive short and long-term impact on recipients. 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) has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.
Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and agile. We work alongside 750+ individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. Team members at GiveDirectly attest that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords, but a fundamental part of our culture and values. We actively seek to recruit individuals from the communities we serve, and use DEI as a lens in our hiring practices, programs, and initiatives. Our goal is to maintain a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and feel valued and respected for who they are. We continue to grapple with balancing inclusivity of all cultures and experiences while maintaining cohesion in our values. While there is much that we are still learning, we take care of one another, have fun, as well as provide flexible working hours wherever possible.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.
Please submit your application and resume in English.
Location: Beira, Mozambique
Reports to: Country Director
As GiveDirectly expands our work in Sofala province and beyond, the Senior Manager will work closely with the Country Director in the design and implementation of our programs, and ensure the successful delivery of unconditional cash transfers to poor households via mobile money, promoting food security and poverty reduction. They will also be responsible for leading our field team and setting a vision for our projects.
- Work closely with the Country Director to prioritize support areas (i.e. create the project pipeline for your own role)
- Become a cross-country expert who can effectively disseminate key learnings and areas for improvement across our different areas of operation.
- Design and deliver discrete projects often within fixed and tight timelines at a predetermined operational quality bar
- Work with external parties to carry out collaborative program designs for bespoke foundation or institutional funded projects
- Conducting desk/field-based recon to establish operational feasibility & view on main design features
- Inputting on design of initial pilot and assisting with set-up (e.g. government permission, initial work plan etc)
- Managing all aspects of ground operations, including hiring, training and managing a team of 30+ field staff at a time
- Owning quantifiable targets like operational efficiency
- Building relationships with government and other external stakeholders
- Assisting with implementation of research/academic partnerships on the ground
- Supporting outreach and communications effort
- Assisting with synthesis of key results, including recommendations for operational model/broader sector
Qualities we’re hiring for:
- Exceptional management consulting and/or project management track record at a high-performing organization
- Strong operational acumen (including the ability to rapidly get up-to-speed on GD field model) & penchant for problem-solving in contexts with a limited pre-existing playbook
- Deep ownership mindset (i.e. the default assumption that when you identify a problem, you’re likely going to be the one to solve it!)
- A versatile generalist who is comfortable taking on a wide array of projects
- Comfortable with handling large and messy datasets on excel and carrying out basic data analysis
- Willingness to travel and work from differing working locations, some of which will be remote
- Passion for the role cash transfers can play in giving recipients choice & driving impact at scale
- Strong alignment with GD values
- Assist with design and set-up phase of special projects
- Working proficiency in Portuguese and English required
- Masters Degree in a relevant field
- 5 plus years experience in the development sector
- Demonstrated success in a high-performance work environment
- Strong interest in advancing the values and mission of GiveDirectly
- Exceptional communication, organizational, and analytical skills
- Ability to approach tasks with resourcefulness and to work in a highly self-directed manner
- Ability to manage day-to-day operations while simultaneously building more robust, efficient systems
At GiveDirectly, we strive to pay our employees generously and equitably. We use an accredited third party salary aggregator to ensure that staff’s total compensation package (base compensation + bonus) falls within the 75th percentile of similar roles, at similar organizations. We also have a no negotiation policy to ensure we are paying staff equitably across roles.
- The gross base salary for this role is $70,000.
- Annual bonus with a 10% bonus index.
- A robust health insurance plan.
Read more about our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts here and about our decision to move our central support teams to remote first here.
About the hiring process
Format: The hiring process follows the same general outline for all open roles:
First interview (30 mins)
Take home skills assignment (~2 hours)
Second interview (1 hour)*
Third interview (1 hour)*
Final interview (1 hour)
Reference checks (30 mins each)
*For some roles, second & third interviews are combined into a panel interview. If there are adjustments or variations on this process, those changes will be communicated during the first interview.
Venue: We conduct interviews over Google Meet with camera on (unless communicated otherwise).
Accessibility: Closed captioning is available during all Google Meet interviews, and interviewers will also post interview questions in the chat box throughout the call. If you need assistance accessing either of these features, please let your interviewer know at the start of your interview!
**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.**
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