Associate Field Manager, Internal Audit

Bweyale, Western Region, Uganda Full-time

Title: Associate Field Manager, Internal Audit

Reports to: Country Director                                                         

Location: Kiryandongo, Uganda

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 $200m since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 125,000 families, and launched offices in 7 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 MagazineThis American LifeForeign Affairs, and The Economist.

We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our field team. Our culture is blunt, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We recruit candidates from top organizations across all industries - our team has hailed from consultancies, investment banks, start-ups, non-profits, and government to name a few. We value ability and willingness to learn over years of experience. We offer competitive salary and benefits and performance-based bonuses.

Role Overview: Associate Field Manager (AFM) Internal Audit will play a central role in ensuring that GiveDirectly delivers a gold-standard product to donors and recipients. The AFM will manage the Internal Audit Field Officers (IA/FOs) based in the field. The Associate Field Manager will serve as the key “eyes and ears” resource on the ground for the Country Director (CD) and will be responsible for regularly synthesizing updates on team performance as well as field successes and challenges. The role will reward exceptional personnel management, organizational skills, high-quality judgment on operational challenges, and a strong commitment towards driving both team and individual productivity and quality.

Key responsibilities: 

The individual in this position will be responsible for: 

  1. Tracking IA/FO productivity & quality of deliverables, including reviewing operational reports, and discussing team and individual performance with the CD.
  2. Identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and keeping the CD Informed of the required key process improvements. 
  3. Coaching FOs on challenges that come up in the field. Providing additional case-specific input as requested by FOs. Exercising judgment and escalating recurring issues or questions to CD to align on approach.
  4. Shadowing staff in order to identify areas for improvement and professional development, particularly during staff training.
  5. Developing daily work plans and leading the execution, as well as submitting and managing the expense requests of the field team incurred thereof. 
  6. Providing the lead in examining the quality of Field team data against set GD data quality standards and report any cases of inconsistency. 
  7. Reporting any identified cases of fraud and bribery by GD staff and or recipient(s).

 Desired Attributes

  • A good and relevant Degree to the position. Work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Juba Arabic with excellent communication skills.
  • Exceptional leadership ability with demonstrated success in motivating and developing junior staff.
  • Exceptional ability to solve complex operational challenges in the field and the ability to work in MS Excel.
  • Alignment with GiveDirectly’s core values and commitment to advancing GD’s mission.
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a team-player mentality.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating upwardly about gaps and risks.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills and the ability to represent the organization effectively to external parties.

 

If you believe your experience and qualifications fit the specifications of this role: Please submit a CV.

[NOTE: GD does not request for any form of payment from our job applicants, please be aware of fraudsters and notify us if requested for money]

 Candidates are encouraged to apply early as applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.