Rwanda Field Manager (Follow-Up)

Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda | Full-time


Start Date: As soon as possible

Background: GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving -  and millions of lives - by allowing donors to provide capital 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 which is allocated to evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing a benchmark, and in the process accelerate the end of extreme poverty. GiveDirectly has raised over $700M in revenue (>$300M in 2020 alone), while being recognized as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company. GiveDirectly’s role in the growing movement toward cash transfers has been featured in This American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and Business Insider.

Cash transfers are at an important inflection point: COVID-19 has amplified the challenges of bulkier in-kind aid models, and governments are deploying cash as their most common tool of assistance to vulnerable populations. GiveDirectly has an opportunity to leverage its strong track record (which includes operations across 9 countries, >$400M transferred to over 1M individuals, and 15 randomized control trials completed or ongoing), to both deliver immense impact and position itself as the premiere cash implementation vehicle in the world. 

We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, global team. Joining GiveDirectly means the opportunity to work alongside individuals from 21 countries who speak 69 different languages. Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and a willingness to learn. We’re actively working towards an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members, and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has backgrounds in start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, nonprofits, and more.

Role Overview

The Field Manager - Follow up will play a central role in ensuring that GiveDirectly delivers a gold-standard product to donors and a positive experience to recipients. The Field Manager will oversee staff on multiple projects that are responsible for monitoring our recipients after they have received transfers - to ensure safe receipt, collect stories on recipient chosen use of the cash and resolve and resultant challenges. This follow-up and monitoring will be done in person and through our call centre. Under the supervision of the Call Center Manager, the Field Manager - Follow-up will assist in ensuring efficient and effective implementation of the follow-up process, including tracking performance of the follow-up team; monitoring recipient call data; streamlining workflow processes and call scripts; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement. The role will reward exceptional personnel management, effective communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and a strong commitment towards building a scalable and better-leveraged field organization



Design and monitor follow up team workflow

  • Create and track work plans for the follow-up team
  • Oversee and ensure resolution of adverse events and registration problems; provide guidance on unique or challenging cases
  • Review weekly reports to track productivity and quality of service; design and own process of correcting slipping metrics
  • Monitor recipient call data to ensure data integrity
  • Coach field officers to identify any red flags and pick up on any un-flagged issues
  • Find creative solutions to issues faced by the Follow up team members which have not been faced before
  • Track and interpret data to make recommendations on process improvement to Field Director

Team management

  • Coordinate and manage professional development and training of Follow up field officers (g. trainings on all new protocols for existing team as well as all training for new field officers)
  • Strengthen coordination systems between enrollment, call center and follow-up
  • Identify opportunities for “specialization trainings” on different follow-up functions (g. adverse events management, registration problems) and assess the necessity of re-organizing the team
  • Ensure positive team dynamics and identify opportunities for morale-building (g. retreats, team events, incentives schemes, etc.)

Systems improvement/documentation

  • Maintain updated documentation of all collected data and case-management protocols, including those aimed at ensuring data security and standardization
  • Identify gaps and provide solutions to address GiveDirectly’s current adverse-events/case-management process
  • Identify and formulate solutions to address fraud vulnerability in all stages of the follow-up process (g. SIM-card changes)


  • Coordinate special fundraising projects with non-traditional follow-up data collection
  • Own, plan and execute projects with minimal supervision, such as pilots, and efficiently track, document and analyze learnings and recommendations after completion.
  • Coordinate team field visits for vulnerable recipients and resolving any issues on the ground as necessary



  • University Degree in relevant field
  • Experience managing data collection teams
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Exceptional leadership ability with demonstrated success in motivating and developing front line managers
  • Strong interest in improving GD’s Follow Up processes and systems
  • Demonstrated work ownership and initiative, while effectively communicating about gaps and risks
  • Ability to achieve targets in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficiency in English and Kinyarwanda
  • Alignment with GD values (listed below) 


GD Values:

  • Recipients first - We prioritize recipient preferences over those of donors or ourselves.
  • Team next - We do what’s best for organizational - not individual - success.
  • Be proactively candid - Wsay what we believe, and are honest in sharing information.
  • Create positive energy - We strive to be a source - not drain - of energy for our colleagues.
  • Think rigorously; act quickly - We are intellectually rigorous with a drive towards action - not debate.
  • Accept reality. Propose solutions - We do not dwell on problems. We work actively to create solutions.
  • Be productively ambitious - We take the risks to pursue industry-changing success, not incremental progress.
  • Know yourself and grow - We recognize and accept our imperfections with a focus on growth. 


    • **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.**