Fresher NGO Field Officer Jobs – GiveDirectly

Job
Title:    Field Officer
Organisation: GiveDirectly
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Bukedea and Mbale, Uganda
Gross
Salary:
1,000,000 UGX
About
US:
GiveDirectly
is an international non-profit organization that currently operating in Kenya
and Uganda that aims to help people living in extreme poverty by making
unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone. 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.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Census Team:
·        
Meet with the village elder and guides to
understand village boundaries
·        
Work closely with a partner to visit every
household in the village, excluding no-one
·        
Complete census surveys using ODK with accurate
data
2. Registration Team:
·        
Explain GiveDirectly’s program to eligible
households
·        
Provide cell phones and SIM cards as appropriate
·        
Identify and eliminate ineligible households
·        
Complete surveys using ODK with accurate data
3. Back check team:
·        
Explain safety and readiness information to
recipients
·        
Ensure someone in the household is ready to operate
the phone to access transfers
·        
Identify and eliminate ineligible households
·        
Complete surveys using ODK with accurate data
4. Follow-up team:
·        
Follow
up surveys:
call recipients and administer a survey over the
phone, to collect data used to improve the program and uncover any recipient
problems. In some cases, we will also go to administer the follow up survey in
the field.
·        
Hotline
calls:
Answer the phone as recipients call in with questions or concerns,
answering their questions and escalating any problems as necessary.
·        
Registration
problem resolution:
for people who have not registered with MPesa or
who have registered with the wrong name, call the recipients and advise them on
how to register.
5. Special Enrollment Team:
·        
Barazas: Explain GiveDirectly’s
program to recipients and non-recipients in a village meeting. Answer any
questions.
·        
Audits: In
suspicious cases, visit recipient households and administer a survey to make
the final determination if someone is eligible or ineligible.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The Field Officer must have completed secondary
education. Applicants with diplomas and degrees in relevant fields will have an
added advantage
·        
Previous working experience in the field with
vulnerable communities (1-2 years minimum)
·        
Empathy, honesty, and the highest standards of
integrity
·        
Keen interest in advancing the distinctive values
and mission of GiveDirectly
·        
Patience and good judgment in resolving recipient
problems
·        
Computer and mobile device data entry ability or
experience
·        
Physical fitness and ability to cope with
difficult weather conditions or terrain
·        
Fluency in Ateso and excellent communication
skills
Compensation
and terms:
1,000,000 UGX gross monthly salary with health and accident insurance
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
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