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Country Director of GiveDirectly, Kenya

Country: Kenya
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About position

The non-profitable humanitarian organization GiveDirectly is seeking enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic, and qualified Country Director in the country of Kenya. The position holder will be responsible for building, managing and inspiring the team. He/She will also apply critical thinking skills to a wide and varied range of challenges – on one day, hiring, on another budget setting, on another call center optimization.

Key responsibilities

  • Setting up a new, high-performing country office
  • Building government relationships and obtaining all required permissions
  • Recruiting initial team in-country from the top 10% of a local talent pool
  • Scaling operations while maintaining high-quality of product for recipients
  • Designing ambitious work-plans and accompanying budgets, and ensuring the country meets targets
  • Clearly defining metrics for managers and providing regular feedback on progress
  • Setting up systems to rapidly scale-up a high-quality team
  • Proactively de-risking vulnerabilities
  • Identifying fraud vulnerability and designing appropriate controls
  • Creating redundancy plans and buffers to mitigate unanticipated operational roadblocks
  • Building networks with local actors to identify and protect against the macro risk
  • Building an organizational culture and inspiring your team
  • Supporting org-wide initiatives that promote productivity, well-being, and morale
  • Building systems for monitoring and actioning feedback from the team
  • Designing and implementing initiatives to instill GD’s values into team practices
  • Serving as the country’s main contact for external stakeholders
  • Building strong, lasting relationships with key donors and government
  • Proactively seeking out funding opportunities in-country
  • Communicating GD’s model and values to external actors to make a compelling case for cash

Minimum qualifications

  • 3+ years of work experience in a problem-solving heavy role (field management, consulting, analytics) at a high performing organization
  • People management experience (experience hiring and building a team preferred)
  • Strong alignment with GD values (see below)
  • Exceptional ability to logic through complex operational questions & run robust analyses to inform management and programming decisions
  • Exceptional written & verbal communication skills, including experience engaging with senior audiences
  • General passion for doing people and process management really well
  • Enthusiasm for fast-paced environments, which may lack pre-defined playbook for success and involve significant “learning by doing”

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline31 May,2019
Company NameGiveDirectly



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