GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving - and millions of lives - by allowing donors to provide capital 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 which is allocated to evidence-free interventions. GiveDirectly wants to change that, establishing a benchmark, and in the process accelerate the end of extreme poverty. GiveDirectly has raised over $700M in revenue (>$300M in 2020 alone), while being recognized as one of the most innovative non-profit companies by Fast Company. GiveDirectly’s role in the growing movement toward cash transfers has been featured in This American Life, Foreign Affairs, The Economist, and Business Insider.
Cash transfers are at an important inflection point: COVID-19 has amplified the challenges of bulkier in-kind aid models, and governments are deploying cash as their most common tool of assistance to vulnerable populations. GiveDirectly has an opportunity to leverage its strong track record (which includes operations across 9 countries, >$400M transferred to over 1M individuals, and 15 randomized control trials completed or ongoing), to both deliver immense impact and position itself as the premiere cash implementation vehicle in the world.
We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, global team. Joining GiveDirectly means the opportunity to work alongside individuals from 21 countries who speak 69 different languages. Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and a willingness to learn. We’re actively working towards an equitable and inclusive environment for all team members, and seek candidates who will bring diverse perspectives and experiences to our organization. We recruit from organizations across all industries: our team has backgrounds in start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, nonprofits, and more.
Note: This is a remote role but will need to overlap with East Africa Time zones for at least three hours per day for meetings.
As Partnerships Manager, you will help drive new and innovative funding partnerships with foundations, institutions, and corporations in collaboration with GiveDirectly’s operations and research teams. You will manage major grants and related reporting for new and recurring partners; develop and maintain a pipeline of funding opportunities; build and scale internal tracking, reporting and opportunity sourcing processes; and manage the completion of concept notes and full proposals. You are highly organized, a strong verbal and written communicator, and solutions-oriented, and you thrive when working at the nexus of several fast-moving teams. Candidates must be fluent in English to apply.
Core functions will include:
What we're looking for:
An individual with (i) a strong drive to take ownership who enjoys writing and project management, (ii) a desire to work in a fast-paced team, and (iii) an interest in maximizing GiveDirectly’s impact by building, managing, and scaling relationships and projects with GiveDirectly’s partners.
Other things we’d like to see:
In addition to the specific skills required for each role, we’re looking for candidates who are aligned with our Values, and who actively demonstrate our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity.
Why work at GiveDirectly?
At GiveDirectly, we work to ensure that you have everything you need to excel in your role and on your team, including:
**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.**
GiveDirectly (GD) aims to reshape international giving - and millions of lives - by allowing donors to provide capital grants directly to the world’s poorest. The Brookings Institution estimates that $70B of cash transfers…