Internal Audit Manager Employment Opportunity – GiveDirectly

Job Title:      Internal Audit Manager (IAM)
Organisation: GiveDirectly (GD)
Duty Station: Kampala, Kiryandongo, Bukedea
(flexible), Uganda
Reports to: Country Director (CD)
About US:
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 Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The
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 a competitive salary and benefits and performance-based bonuses.
Job Summary:  The
Internal Audit Manager (IAM) will play a central role in ensuring that
GiveDirectly delivers a gold-standard product to donors and recipients. The
Internal Audit Manager will serve as the key “eyes and ears” resource on the
ground for the Country Director (CD) and will be responsible for regularly
synthesizing updates on team performance as well as field successes and
challenges. The Internal Audit Manager will work entirely independently and
separately from the rest of the field teams, to monitor any irregularities in
team performance or behaviour. The role will reward exceptional personnel
management, organizational skills, high-quality judgment on operational
challenges, and a strong commitment towards driving both team and individual
productivity and quality.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Identifying opportunities for risk mitigation
and keeping the Country Director (CD) Informed of the required key process
Investigating and reporting any identified cases
of fraud and bribery by GD staff and or recipient(s).
Exercising judgment and escalating recurring
issues or questions to CD to align on approach.
Shadowing staff in order to identify areas for
improvement and professional development, particularly during staff training.
Providing the lead in examining the quality of
the Field team’s data against set GD data quality standards and report any
cases of inconsistency.
Ensure all allowance requests and spent
allowance requests are submitted correctly and promptly
Ensure timesheets are accurately submitted in a
timely fashion
Resolve miscellaneous equipment requests
Conduct new IA FOs hiring includes executing
rigorous interviews, own team on-boarding
Promote effective team culture by encouraging
recognition of positive achievements, planning team events periodically, and
other team-building initiatives
Any other duties relevant to function as may be
assigned by the CD

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant professional
Work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
will be an added advantage.
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly
independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating upwardly
about gaps and risks.
Previous experience in a management position
Working proficiency in English, Kiswahili with
excellent communication skills
Exceptional leadership ability with demonstrated
success in motivating and developing junior staff
Exceptional ability to solve complex operational
challenges in the field
Alignment with GiveDirectly core values and
commitment to advancing GD’s mission
Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and
team-player mentality
Strong interest in being the engine of the
day-to-day fieldwork
Demonstrated ability to work in a highly
independent and self-directed manner, while effectively communicating about
gaps and risks
Strong relationship building skills and the
ability to represent the organization effectively to external parties
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications online at the
link below.
NB: Applications at GiveDirectly are received on a Rolling
Deadline: 15th
November 2019.
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