Field Manager, Monitoring and Follow Up

  • GiveDirectly
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • 11/10/2020
Full time   Monitoring and Evaluation Jobs in Uganda NGO Jobs in Uganda

Job Description

Field Manager, Monitoring and Follow Up

Kampala, Central Region, Uganda | Country Management | Full-time

Job Title: Field Manager, Monitoring and Follow Up

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Uganda

Reports to: Country Director

About GiveDirectly:

GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving - and millions of lives - by providing cash 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 it on evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing cash transfers as a benchmark for foreign aid - as the index fund is a benchmark for the financial industry - and in the process accelerating the end of extreme poverty.

GD has raised over $200m since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 125,000 families, and launched offices in 7 countries. We’ve also supported large-scale, experimental research that indicates strong recipient impact of our programs. 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 have been featured in the New York Times MagazineThis American LifeForeign Affairs, and The Economist.

We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our field team. Our culture is blunt, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We recruit candidates from top organizations across all industries - our team has hailed from consultancies, investment banks, start-ups, non-profits, and government to name a few. We value ability and willingness to learn over years of experience. We offer competitive salary and benefits and performance-based bonuses.


Role Overview:

Field Manager - Monitoring and Follow-up will play a central role in ensuring that GiveDirectly delivers a gold-standard product to donors and a positive experience to recipients. The Field Manager will oversee staff on multiple projects that are responsible for monitoring our recipients after they have received transfers - to ensure safe receipt, collect stories on recipient chosen use of the cash and resolve and resultant challenges. This follow-up and monitoring will be done in person and through our call centre. The Field Manager - Monitoring and Follow-up  will be responsible for the efficient and effective implementation of the follow-up process, including tracking performance of the follow-up team; monitoring recipient call data; streamlining workflow processes and call scripts; building a culture of mentorship and professional development; and identifying opportunities for risk mitigation and process improvement. The role will reward exceptional personnel management, effective communication skills, attention to detail, organizational skills, and a strong commitment towards building a scalable and better-leveraged field organization.

Desired abilities/experience:

  • University Degree
  • Strong analytical and technical skills
  • Exceptional leadership ability with demonstrated success in motivating and developing front line managers
  • Strong interest in improving GD’s follow Up processes and systems
  • Hands on, metrics and reporting
  • Demonstrated work ownership and initiative, while effectively communicating gaps and risks
  • Experience managing a call center (will be considered but not required) 


Design and monitor call-center workflow

  • Create and track work-plans for call center team
  • Oversee and ensure resolution of adverse events / mobile money registration problems; provide guidance on unique or challenging cases
  • Review weekly reports to track productivity and quality of service; design and own process of correcting slipping metrics
  • Monitor recipient call data to ensure data integrity
  • Coach field officers to identify any red flags and pick up on any un-flagged issues


Team management

  • Coordinate and manage professional development and training of call-center field officers (e.g. trainings on all new protocols for existing team as well as all training for new field officers)
  • Strengthen coordination systems between enrolment and follow-up
  • Identify opportunities for “specialization trainings” on different follow-up functions (e.g. adverse events management, registration problems) and assess the necessity of re-organizing the team
  • Ensure positive team dynamics and identify opportunities for morale-building (e.g. retreats, team events, incentives schemes, etc.)


Systems improvement/documentation

  • Oversee implementation of technologies aimed at streamlining data collection and workflow management
  • Maintain updated documentation of all collected data and case-management protocols, including those aimed at ensuring data security and standardization
  • Identify gaps and provide solutions to address GiveDirectly’s current adverse-events / case management process
  • Identify and formulate solutions to address fraud vulnerability in all stages of the follow-up process (e.g. SIM-card changes)
  • Responsible for ongoing maintenance of call center infrastructure, in collaboration with IT vendors" and "taking on occasional strategic projects to improve call center operations and performance.


  • Coordinate special fundraising, operational, or research projects with non-traditional follow-up data collection


GD Values


  1. Recipients first.

We prioritize recipient preferences over those of donors or ourselves.

  1. Team next.

We do what’s best for organizational - not individual - success.

  1. Be proactively candid.

Wsay what we believe, and are honest in sharing information.

  1. Create positive energy  

We strive to be a source - not drain - of energy for our colleagues.

  1. Think rigorously; act quickly.

We are intellectually rigorous with a drive towards action - not debate.

  1. Accept reality. Propose solutions.

We do not dwell on problems. We work actively to create solutions.

  1. Be productively ambitious.

We take the risks to pursue industry-changing success, not incremental progress.

  1. Know yourself and grow.

We recognize and accept our imperfections with a focus on growth.


Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


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