Give Directly Project Associate Job in Kisumu Kenya

Role: Kenya Project Associate
Placement: Kisumu, with travel to field site 2 days/week
Start date: February 15, 2013
Duration: 3-month trial contract with extension of up to 1 year

Organization overview: GiveDirectly allows governments, foundations, and individual donors to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. 

Using the latest technology at every step, we locate recipients, integrate them into electronic payments networks, and monitor transfers end-to-end.


Staff management
  • Create weekly work-plan for all field teams
  • Check in with all SFOs on daily basis to receive status report
  • Assist with performance evaluations for own direct reports (SFOs)
  • Visit the field and provide quality control and coaching 1 day / week 
  • Generate daily + weekly field productivity report for FD (e.g., performance against targets, notable events)
Data management and quality monitoring
  • Process enrollment data on daily basis (i.e. export, integrate into database, run QC scripts)
  • Follow-up on any discrepancies revealed by quality control monitoring
  • Generate lists for M.Turk (e.g. photo checks, GPS checks etc)
  • Generate lists for SFOs to conduct quality checks every two days
Support for auxiliary projects
  • Assist FD with hosting of journalists, donors etc in the field
  • Assist FD with piloting of new protocols/technologies (e.g. Glass, community-based targeting etc)
  • Assist with preparation of operational reporting
Staff training
  • Refresh staff training materials and codify policy changes regularly
  • Conduct staff trainings for newly on-boarded FOs + refresher trainings for longer-terms staff
  • Assist FD with organizing opportunities for on-going staff mentorship/skill-building
  • Diploma or degree in relevant field
  • At least 3 years of work experience in relevant field
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and mentor large field teams
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills
  • Strong ability to work independently and pro-actively identify solutions
  • Skilled in Excel including use of formulae and data manipulation
  • Strong alignment with core values of GiveDirectly
To apply:
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