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. The growing movement toward cash transfers and GD’s role in that movement has also been featured in This American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and Business Insider.
Cash transfers are at a potential 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 (operations across 9 countries in Africa as well as the U.S., >$300M transferred to over a million individuals, 15 randomized control trials), to both deliver immense impact and position itself as the premiere cash implementation vehicle globally.
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.
GiveDirectly is in an exciting period of growth and is looking to bring on a number of Senior Managers to both lead programming across the countries in which we operate, as well as establish operations in new countries. The Senior Manager role will be the primary leader and designer of operations on their respective teams. In this role, you will be crucial in developing opportunities for new business, building partnerships, and designing, launching, and managing new programs. This is an opportunity to drive impact and innovation in the cash sector at a time when cash is receiving unprecedented attention and interest in the public eye.
Current Senior Manager of Operations openings across GiveDirectly
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GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving. They provide an end-to-end platform that enables funders to provide direct cash transfers to the extreme poor. GiveDirectly are among the fastest growing international development non-profits and are recipients of a Google Global Impact Award and a top rating from GiveWell.
Their unorthodox approach - allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose how to invest - has driven debate both in press and policy circles. Give Directly is also known for their extensive integration of technology into field processes; their quantitative approach to performance measurement; and a commitment to rigorous, independent, experimental evaluation of impact, with one Randomised Controlled Trial completed and multiple additional RCTs in progress.