Social Impact

Startup & High Growth

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  • Beira Mozambique

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GiveDirectly (GD) provides cash grants directly to people living in extreme poverty. GD hasraised over $800M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1.2 million recipients, and launched offices in 11 countries. We’re continuing expansion across the Global South. Over the past decade, GD has also supported large-scale, experimental research, expanding the evidence that cash has a positive short and long-term impact on recipients. 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) has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.


Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and agile. We work alongside 750+ individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. Team members at GiveDirectly attest that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords, but a fundamental part of our culture and values. We actively seek to recruit individuals from the communities we serve and use DEI as a lens in our hiring practices, programs, and initiatives. Our goal is to maintain a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and feel valued and respected for who they are. We continue to grapple with balancing inclusivity of all cultures and experiences while maintaining cohesion in our values. While there is much that we are still learning, we take care of one another, have fun, as well as provide flexible working hours wherever possible.


We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.

Role Overview
As GiveDirectly expands our work in Sofala province and beyond, the Senior Manager will work closely with the Country Director in leading the design and implementation of our cash transfer programs in Mozambique. They will also be responsible for leading our relatively large field team and setting a vision for our projects.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Country Director to prioritize support areas (i.e. create the project pipeline for your own role)
  • Become a cross-country expert who can effectively disseminate key learnings and areas for improvement across our different areas of operation
  • Design and deliver discrete projects often within fixed and tight timelines at a predetermined operational quality bar
  • Work with external parties to carry out collaborative program designs for bespoke foundation or institutional funded projects
  • Conducting desk/field-based recon to establish operational feasibility & view on main design features
  • Inputting on the design of the initial pilot and assisting with set-up (e.g. government permission, initial work plan, etc)
  • Managing all aspects of ground operations, including hiring, training, and managing a team of 30+ field staff at a time
  • Owning quantifiable targets like operational efficiency
  • Building relationships with government and other external stakeholders
  • Assisting with the implementation of research/academic partnerships on the ground
  • Supporting outreach and communications effort
  • Assisting with synthesis of key results, including recommendations for operational model/broader sector


Qualities we’re hiring for:

  • Exceptional management consulting and/or project management track record at a high-performing organization
  • Strong operational acumen (including the ability to rapidly get up-to-speed on GD field model) & penchant for problem-solving in contexts with a limited pre-existing playbook
  • Deep ownership mindset (i.e. the default assumption that when you identify a problem, you’re likely going to be the one to solve it!)
  • A versatile generalist who is comfortable taking on a wide array of projects
  • Comfortable with handling large and messy datasets on Excel and carrying out basic data analysis
  • Willingness to travel and work from differing working locations, some of which will be remote
  • Passion for the role cash transfers can play in giving recipients choice & driving impact at scale
  • Strong alignment with GD values
  • Assist with the design and set-up phase of special projects
  • Working proficiency in Portuguese and English required

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters's Degree in a relevant field
  • 5 plus years experience in the development sector
  • Demonstrated success in a high-performance work environment
  • Strong interest in advancing the values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Exceptional communication, organizational, and analytical skills


  • Globally competitive salary

About GiveDirectly

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.