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Field Officer (Short Term Assignment)

GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly

Kilifi, Kenya
Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2023

About GiveDirectly

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.

The duties are:

  • Community Engagement team
    • Conduct community entry meetings at the village level with the help of the village elder.
    • With the help of the village elder, populate the village list for use by the census team.
    • Identify any potential risks that we may face before starting enrollment activities in the village.
    • Update the community engagement trackers with the outcome of the meetings.
  • Census team
    • Meet with the village elder and guides to understand village boundaries
    • Working with other team members, visit every household in the village.
    • Complete quality and accurate census surveys for all eligible households using Taroworks.
    • Sync the collected data every day after the field activities.
    • Brief the AFM (or their designate) on the day’s outcome and help him/her in the management of any potential risks that may/emanate during the census.
  • Registration team
    • Explain Give Directly’s program to eligible households
    • Provide cell phones to recipients as appropriate and report on issuance back to the office.
    • Identify and eliminate ineligible households
    • Complete quality and accurate registration surveys for all eligible households using Taroworks.
    • Sync the collected data every day after the field activities.
    • Brief the AFM (or their designate) on the day’s outcome and help him/her in the management of any potential risks that may/emanate during the registration.
  • Audit team
    • Identify and eliminate ineligible households
    • Complete quality and accurate audit surveys for all eligible households using Taroworks.
    • Sync the collected data every day after the field activities.
    • Brief the AFM (or their designate) on the day’s outcome and help him/her in the management of any potential risks that may/emanate during the audit.

*Note: You will be assigned one of these teams but re-allocations may be done when necessary by the Associate Field Manager or their designate.

Requirements

  • We are looking for 'GIRIAMA' speakers residing in the Coastal region and "MAA" speakers from the Ilchamus/Njemps community
  • Empathy, honesty, and the highest standards of integrity
  • Strong interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Physical fitness and the ability to cope with difficult weather conditions or terrain
  • Patience and good judgment in resolving recipient problems
  • Fresh graduates (who have graduated in the last 2 years) have an added advantage

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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