GiveDirectly AFM Content Coordination Jobs in Uganda

GiveDirectly AFM Content Coordination Jobs in Uganda

  • GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving – and millions of lives – by providing cash grants directly to the poorest people in the world.

  • The Brookings Institution estimates that $100B 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 $800M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1 million people, and launched offices in 11 countries across North America, Africa, and the Middle East.

  • We’ve also supported 19 large-scale, experimental research projects that indicate strong recipient impact of our programs – including the largest universal basic income experiment in history.

  • We use concrete evidence to inform the design of our programs: from research results published in leading journals, to in-depth qualitative work.

  • 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 Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.

  • We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, diverse team.

  • Joining GiveDirectly provides the opportunity to work alongside individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages.

  • We’re actively working toward 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 hailed from sectors including start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, and nonprofits.

  • Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and willingness to learn. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as performance-based bonuses.


  • The AFM Content Coordination will build out Uganda’s content collection system and improve our storytelling: empowering the people receiving cash transfers (recipients) to tell their own stories and enabling the content team to collect content that will drive awareness to the voices of people in poverty.

  • They’ll also support the country office’s work representing our work and impact to external stakeholders through field visits and reports.

  • Unique and transparent recipient story collection has been vital in driving awareness for GiveDirectly’s work, enabling us to raise and deliver more funds to people in poverty.

  • Public efforts like GDLive, as well as our short film and social media posts, bring public attention to specific lives of the people we seek to assist.

  • Specific, unfiltered stories of the recipients donors reached, encourages continued giving.

    Content Collection

    1. Owning information gathering and storytelling about our programs

    2. Coordinating video taking, and editing of recipient stories

    3. Run live video calls and video development

    4. Writing and editing articles and recipient stories, as well as conducting interviews as necessary

    5. Generating, researching, and pitching
    ideas for content

    6. Improving and codifying best content collection practices, setting and maintaining standards of story collection quantity and quality for the content team

    7. Collaborating with the partnerships and growth teams, as well as in-country management team, building buy-in and serving their cross-functional priorities.

    Content Innovation

    1. Driving innovation in unique styles and techniques of documenting our work

    2. Cultivating a roster of local filmmakers and artists to contract with us on special projects

    3. Collaborating with recipients to tell their own stories by connecting them to tech and training

    External Relations

  • Collaborating with the Programs, External Relations, and Country Office teams on external relations related issues like hosting donors, media, and other external stakeholders, ensuring that we get the required visibility for our programs.

    Team management

    1. Supervise Content Coordination field officers.

    2. Run performance reviews and weekly check-ins for direct reports.

    3. Coordinate and manage professional development and training of external relations field officers (e.g. training on all new protocols for existing team members as well as all training for new field officers).

    4. Strengthen coordination systems between external relations and programs team.

    5. Ensure positive team dynamics and identify opportunities for morale-building (e.g. retreats, team events, incentives schemes, etc.)


    1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong writing skills

    2. Excellent organizational and project management skills

    3. Self starter who is able to figure things out and hit deadlines

    4. An excitement and energy for the work we do

    5. Demonstrated experience working well across distributed, multi-cultural teams

    6. Fluent in English and working proficiency in other local languages

    7. Degree in related field

    8. Relevant experience in Communications/media and content development

    9. Alignment with GiveDirectly core values and commitment to advancing GD’s mission

    GD Values

    1. Recipients first – We prioritize recipient preferences over those of donors or ourselves.

    2. Team next – We do what’s best for organizational – not individual – success.

    3. Be proactively candid – We say what we believe, and are honest in sharing information.

    4. Create positive energy – We strive to be a source – not drain – of energy for our colleagues.

    5. Think rigorously; act quickly – We are intellectually rigorous with a drive towards action – not debate.

    6. Accept reality. Propose solutions – We do not dwell on problems. We work actively to create solutions.

    7. Be productively ambitious – We take the risks to pursue industry-changing success, not incremental progress.

    8. Know yourself and grow – We recognize and accept our imperfections with a focus on growth

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    GiveDirectly AFM Content Coordination Jobs in Uganda

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