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Field Manager - Internal Audit

Uganda

  • Organization: GiveDirectly
  • Location: Uganda
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

About GiveDirectly

GiveDirectly (GD) provides cash grants directly to people living in extreme poverty. Since launching in 2011, GD has raised over $1B, delivered cash to more than 1.5 million recipients, launched operations in 15 countries, and continues to expand its reach across the Global South. GD has also grown the research base supporting unconditional cash with 20 randomized control trials from its programs, generating rigorous evidence across countries and contexts. As a result, GD has been celebrated as one of the most innovative non-profit companies byFast Company, while the growing cash transfer movement (and GD’s leading role within it) has been featured in theNew York Times Magazine,This American Life,Foreign Affairs, andThe 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 strive to be inclusive of all cultures and experiences while upholding our values globally. In the spirit of our "Know Yourself and Grow" value, we recognize there is always room to improve our team's working experience. But day to day, we aim to "Create Positive Energy" - we take care of one another, have fun, aim to maximize flexibility and accessibility in roles, and pursue professional development opportunities to stay challenged & engaged in our work. 

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, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

About the Role 

This is a field-based role. This field manager will be based in the field alongside their team, and among others, manage the field operations of that team. Experience managing and leading teams in the field is strictly required.

The Field Manager - Internal Audit (IA FM) will play a central role in ensuring that GiveDirectly delivers a gold standard product to donors and recipients. The IA FM serves as the key eyes and eyes of the organization on the ground and will be responsible for regularly synthesizing updates on team performance as well as field successes and challenges.  The IA Field Manager will lead a programs audit team that monitors, detects, and resolves program risks like fraud and safeguarding. They will own the overall audit process, including tracking the performance of their teams; achieving survey and case resolution targets; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement.

This role will require sharp judgment on operational issues and challenges, strong communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional personnel management, and a strong commitment to GiveDirectly's values, mission and model. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Risk management

  • Assess underlying risks related to GiveDirectly’s programs
  • Take the lead in investigating suspected fraud and abuse, including communicating appropriate matters to your manager for the necessary escalation
  • Lead the internal program audit team in detection of risks such as fraud, abuse, undeclared conflicts of interest; by ensuring confidential reporting, proactive detection, in-depth investigations and case management of the risks whenever they occur
  • Lead in examining the quality of the program team’s data against set GD data quality standards and report any cases of inconsistency

Program management

  • Develop and own team work plans for all projects 
  • Work with other GD global data teams to develop survey tools required to perform the function
  • Conduct team quality checks through field shadowing and data reviews of team investigations and case notes
  • Ensure cases and issues open for investigation are resolved as per the set timelines
  • Create and maintain reports and dashboards that reflect team performance in relations to the set team target

People Management

  • Model ethical behavior that encourages the team to adhere to GD policies and to also report misconduct within GD staff, partners, community and recipients
  • Conduct staff career growth needs assessments (through structured surveys and 1:1 sessions) and liaise with the HR manager to deliver robust professional development sessions internally and externally
  • Identify, interview, hire, onboard and retain high capacity program internal audit country teams
  • Develop a team with a high capacity for problem solving, critical thinking, and strong analytical and communication skills

Other roles

  • Over time, reduce dependence on senior management and create more leverage for the Cross Country Programs Manager through capacity-building and delegation
  • Work with country support teams - Human Resource, Finance, Administration to ensure your team has everything they need to perform their work.
  • Maintain an active, visible and consistent commitment to the standard of behavior and ethics that is required throughout every aspect of the organization as stipulated in the Code of Conduct Statement

Required qualifications:

  • 4+ years working with vulnerable communities.
  • Experience working in a similar role (for example: risk management, beneficiary protection & safeguarding, fraud prevention) 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to show respect and openness toward someone whose social and cultural background is different from one’s own.
  • Strong understanding of how local community governance structures operate.
  • Empathy, honesty, and the highest standards of integrity. High emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills, especially with talking to people living in vulnerable communities 
  • Excellent critical thinking and decision making skills. Strong ability to show good judgment when resolving complex problems
  • Technological literacy – the  manager will be required to use smartphone, tablet, or computer to accurately record recipient data and run analysis to inform reporting and decision making.
  • Strong interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Experience working in conflict settings, including working in partnership with security teams to ensure the safety of beneficiaries and staff
  • Experience working with risk management in the NGO sector at the field level is a key differentiator for this role.

 

GD Values:

  • Recipients first - We prioritize recipient preferences over those of donors or ourselves.
  • Team next - We do what’s best for organizational - not individual - success.
  • Be proactively candid - Wsay what we believe, and are honest in sharing information.
  • Create positive energy - We strive to be a source - not drain - of energy for our colleagues.
  • Think rigorously; act quickly - We are intellectually rigorous with a drive towards action - not debate.
  • Accept reality. Propose solutions - We do not dwell on problems. We work actively to create solutions.
  • Be productively ambitious - We take the risks to pursue industry-changing success, not incremental progress.
  • Know yourself and grow - We recognize and accept our imperfections with a focus on growth. 

 

**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.**Alignment with GD values 

 

Read more about our ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts here and about our decision to move our central support teams to remote first here.

 

About the hiring process

Format: The hiring process follows the same general outline for all open roles:

First interview (30 mins)Take home skills assignment (~2 hours)Second interview (1 hour)*Third interview (1 hour)*Final interview (1 hour)Reference checks (30 mins each)

*For some roles, second & third interviews are combined into a panel interview. If there are adjustments or variations on this process, those changes will be communicated during the first interview.

Venue: We conduct interviews over Google Meet with camera on (unless communicated otherwise).

Accessibility: Closed captioning is available during all Google Meet interviews, and interviewers will also post interview questions in the chat box throughout the call. If you need assistance accessing either of these features, please let your interviewer know at the start of your interview! 

We’re committed to running an inclusive and accessible application process for all of our open roles. If there are questions or concerns you have about the accessibility of our hiring process, we warmly invite you to reach out to careers@givedirectly.org. Please include the word "Accessibility" in the email title.

**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.**

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This vacancy is now closed.