Field Officer, Internal Audit

Bweyale, Western Region, Uganda | Internal Audit | Full-time


Title: Field Officer, Internal Audit

Reports to: Associate Field Manager, Internal Audit

Location: Kiryandongo


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: The Field Officer will play a critical day-to-day role in delivering GiveDirectly’s gold-standard cash transfer product to donors and recipients. The Field Officer will be responsible for reviewing the recipient surveys and associated processes that facilitate GiveDirectly’s unique cash transfer model. The role will reward high-quality judgment on operational questions and challenges, work ethic, communication skills, and a strong commitment to GiveDirectly’s mission and model. In brief: The Field Officer- Internal Audit will be expected to audit the work of the enrolment team, whose core responsibility is surveying households and enrolling them on our programme. 

Key responsibilities:

Engaging with GiveDirectly recipients in the field, in order to:

  1. Assess our field processes and recommend any corrections and improvements as and where seen.
  2. Measure the quality of FO data against set data quality standards and reporting any cases of inconsistency.
  3. Assess our field team’s compliance with GD field processes and policies.
  4. Identify and report key risks associated with GD’s program in the community.
  5. Report any cases of fraud and bribery by GD staff and or recipient(s).
  6. Examine local stakeholder’s assessment of GD’s program within their community.

Desired Attributes

The Field Officer will play a critical day-to-day role in delivering GiveDirectly’s gold-standard cash transfer product to donors and recipients. For that reason, the suitable candidate for this position will:

  • Possess a degree in a relevant field.
  • Possess previous working experience in the field with preference to disadvantaged communities (2 years minimum).
  • Have the ability to audit recipient surveys and associated processes.
  • Must possess work/language proficiency in English and any of these languages: Juba Arabic, Dinka, Nuer, Balanda, Bari, Zande, Acholi, Tuko, Lumasaba, Runyoro
  • Good computer and mobile device data entry and assessment ability or experience.
  • Possess critical thinking ability and good judgment in resolving operational glitches.
  • Possess high-quality problem solving, work ethic.
  • Good time-management skills
  • Particularly skilled with interpersonal skills with high honesty, and integrity.
  • Strong interest in the mission of GiveDirectly and commitment to advancing GD’s distinctive values.
  • Physical fitness and the ability to cope with difficult weather conditions or terrain.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to represent the organization effectively to external parties.
  • Have the ability to exercise patience and good judgment in resolving recipient problems.


If you believe your experience and qualifications fit the specifications of this role: Please submit a CV through the link below [NOTE: GD does not request for any form of payment from its 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.