Cash transfers are at a potential inflection point: COVID-19 has amplified the challenges of bulkier in-kind aid models , and over 190 countries are deploying cash as the dominant tool of assistance. GiveDirectly has an opportunity to leverage its strong track record (i.e. operations across 9 countries, >$250M transferred to over a million individuals, 13 randomized control trials), to both deliver immense impact and position itself as the premiere cash implementation organization globally.
We are seeking an entrepreneurial individual to support our Africa country offices as they innovate on our model (e.g. scaling contactless approaches post-COVID), establish a foothold in new markets (e.g. creating a sustainable humanitarian practice), and invest in a exceptional talent. This role requires a dynamic leader, who is animated by the problem-solving required to drive operational excellence (e.g. how do we tamp down on new forms of leakage?), and energized by building sustainable strutures and supports to nurture diverse teams as they grow.
The Regional Director will provide significant strategic direction and support to multiple country programs and initiatives under her/his supervision. The specific countries/programs to be supervised will be determined collaboratively through the hiring process, and may evolve as new opportunities emerge. The Regional Director will report to the Africa Operations Director and work in parallel to a second regional director. Together they will work closely to ensure cohesive management across GiveDirectly’s Africa country operations, drive for excellence in existing operations, and pursue new opportunities that sustain and grow GiveDirectly’s impact.
GiveDirectly currently operates in multiple African countries: DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, DRC, Malawi, Liberia, and Morocco, as well providing assistance to the government of Guinea. GiveDirectly is in ongoing discussions about potential expansion to new countries.
Our team is passionate about shifting the status quo with respect to how and by whom decisions are made in the aid space. We believe elevating recipient choice is critical, as is demonstrably committing to transparency around metrics and evidence. We are looking for applicants who are deeply aligned with these objectives, and energized by the prospect of building an organization that advances them.
**GD is committed to observing all local, national and international laws that protect children, vulnerable adults, and basic human rights of all. GD is committed to a policy of “zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment (SEAH)” and expects anyone who works for GD to uphold the protection and safeguarding of our recipients as a priority.**