GiveDirectly Humanitarian Senior Manager NGO Jobs in Kenya

GiveDirectly Humanitarian Senior Manager NGO Jobs in Kenya

About the role

  • GiveDirectly’s field organization is growing fast: we recently doubled our country office footprint and are experimenting with a range of research and design questions from “How do you deliver cash in a country that has 1 bank for a district of 400,000 people?” to “What’s the impact of providing a universal basic income to 10,000+ individuals?”

  • We’ve defined a core “big bet” around expansion into the humanitarian response domain. Our value proposition focuses on speed, flexibility, innovation and rigor. We’re looking for candidates who will be able to deploy on short notice to respond to a range of humanitarian crises. As part of GD’s humanitarian team, you will hone your operational expertise with responsibilities that include: building new capabilities for targeting beneficiaries, deploying payments, and rapidly setting up in emergency settings; hiring and managing teams of field officers; and hitting quality and efficiency targets in a novel operational context. In addition to building readiness and providing boots on the ground, you will create new growth opportunities and partnerships to expand our reach, expand our operational methodology, and source funding from a range of donors.


    End-to-end project management

  • Assess trade-offs of different design decisions (e.g. targeting, payments, customer service) and define suitable model

  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders for excellent project execution

  • Define, track, and report operational and efficiency metrics

  • Build operational protocols that will enable rapid legal set-up, hiring, and community entry

  • Hire, onboard, and manage high-quality field teams

  • Own a rich project management plan to ensure successful end-to-end execution

  • Dynamically identify operational vulnerabilities (e.g. fraud, brand risk etc) and create solutions to de-risk

    New business

  • Scope new countries and target communities for expansion

  • Identify, evaluate, and drive growth opportunities, supporting end-to-end deal cycle from pitching to launch

  • Conduct operational diligence, feasibility, and risk assessments for pilots and inbound proposals

    Partnership management

  • Establish and maintain high quality relationships with funders and operational partners

  • Drive overall alignment across external researchers, government agencies, and payment providers

  • Collaborate with partnerships team to create content to drive donor conversations and position GiveDirectly as a thought leader in the Humanitarian space


  • Working proficiency in a second language required. French or Arabic desired

  • 3-5 years of work experience in a problem-solving heavy role (field management, consulting, analytics) at a high performing organization

  • Strong alignment with GD values (see below)

  • Exceptional ability to logic through complex operational questions & run robust analyses to inform management and programming decisions

  • Preference for candidates with a strong partnership and relationship management background

  • Strong communications skills: Skilled in speaking, writing, presenting, and negotiating across multiple stakeholders

  • Enthusiasm for fast-paced environments, which may lack pre-defined playbook for success and involve significant “learning by doing”

  • Prior humanitarian/emergency experience is a plus

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; GiveDirectly Humanitarian Senior Manager NGO Jobs in Kenya

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