Jobs in Rwanda .Field Officer



Job Title: Field Officer

Start date: End June 2016

Reports to: Associate Field Manager

Organisation Background: GiveDirectly is driving a re-evaluation of the assumptions underlying international philanthropy with a provocative model: we deliver donations directly to the extreme poor and let them decide what to do with them. This approach builds on two converging trends: the rapid spread of electronic last-mile payments solutions in the emerging markets, and the large body of experimental evidence showing that direct transfers are as or more cost-effective at reducing poverty than more traditional, top-down approaches. GiveDirectly’s field operations utilize state-of-the-art technology and business processes to deliver transfers securely, efficiently, and transparently. Our unorthodox approach – allowing the poor, and not the donor, to choose where they invest – has prompted debate in the popular press and among policy makers. GiveDirectly has been featured on NPR’s This American Life, and in Foreign AffairsThe Economist, and The New York Times. It was named one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Finance by FastCompany, one of the 25 Most Audacious Companies by Inc., and one of GiveWell’s top-rated charities for 4 years running.


  • Census team
    • Ensure every household in the village (umudugudu) is visited
    • Complete census surveys using smart-phones with accurate data
  • Registration team
    • Explain GiveDirectly’s program to all eligible households
    • Provide cell phones and SIM cards as appropriate
    • Identify and eliminate ineligible households
    • Complete surveys using smart-phones with accurate data
  • Audit team
    • In cases of fraud or irregularities, visit households and administer surveys to determine whether the household should be enrolled in the program
  • Follow-up team
    • Follow-up surveys: Call recipients and administer surveys over the phone
    • Collect data from the survey to improve program and uncover any recipient problems
    • Conduct field visits as necessary to administer surveys in-person
    • Hotline calls: Answer recipients’ calls and respond to their questions or concerns. Escalate any problems as necessary
    • Resolve registration issues: Follow-up and provide advice to recipients who did not register with mobile money, or who registered under the wrong name
    • Adverse events: Deal with any issues that arise when recipients receive money
  • Community-engagementteam:
    • Ihuriro: Before GiveDirectly enters a community, organize umudugudu-levelmeetings to explain GiveDirectly’s program to communities and answer any questions that arise
    • Focus groups: Organize and run focus groups with communities as needed

FOs will be allocated specific teams but may rotate within the above-mentioned teams depending on the organization’s needs.

Required qualifications:

  • Diploma or university degree
  • Honesty and high standards of integrity
  • Strong interest in advancing the distinctive values and mission of GiveDirectly
  • Patience and good judgment in resolving recipient problems
  • Working proficiency in Kinyarwanda

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in the field with vulnerable communities
  • Experience using computer and mobile devices for data entry
  • ConversationalEnglishor French
  • Physical fitness and ability to cope with difficult weather conditions or terrain

Compensation and terms:

  • 200,000 rwf gross monthly salary and UAP health insurance with 0% co-pay from employees
  • Work Monday through Friday with additional compensation for work on Saturday if needed
  • Will be field-based – must be willing to work in any of GiveDirectly’s locations
  • Allowances provided as needed for travel, airtime, or other reasons
  • Employment is subject to police clearance checks

Applications will be received on a rolling basis

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