Chief of Staff Jobs In Sharjah | GiveDirectly
About the job
GiveDirectly (GD) provides cash grants directly to people living in extreme poverty. GD has raised over $800M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1.2 million recipients, and launched offices in 11 countries. We’re continuing expansion across the Global South. Over the past decade, GD has also supported large-scale, experimental research, expanding the evidence that cash has a positive short and long-term impact on recipients. 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) has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, This American Life, Foreign Affairs, and The Economist.Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and agile. We work alongside 750+ individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. Team members at GiveDirectly attest that diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just buzzwords, but a fundamental part of our culture and values. We actively seek to recruit individuals from the communities we serve, and use DEI as a lens in our hiring practices, programs, and initiatives. Our goal is to maintain a workplace where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work, and feel valued and respected for who they are. We continue to grapple with balancing inclusivity of all cultures and experiences while maintaining cohesion in our values. While there is much that we are still learning, we take care of one another, have fun, as well as provide flexible working hours wherever possible.We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by law.
As someone passionate about helping leaders scale an organization, your role will focus on ensuring that mission-critical priorities of the President are complete while also helping to drive special projects and initiatives for GiveDirectly. You are highly organized, analytical, and a succinct communicator in a range of contexts.Our team is dedicated to shifting the status quo with respect to how and by whom decisions are made in the aid space. We believe elevating recipient choice is critical, as is demonstrably committing to transparency around metrics and evidence. We are looking for applicants who are deeply aligned with these objectives, and energized by the prospect of partnering with internal and external stakeholders to advance them.
Location: This role is fully remote but must overlap with an East Africa time zone by at least 4 hours
.Reports to: President
Ability to travel ~1-2 times per quarter for field visits, internal/external meetings, or other high-impact trips for the President.
Upward management: Keep tabs of the President’s to-do’s and priorities and ensure they’re complete in a timely manner Personal advisor: Work closely with the President to develop and implement strategic plans aligned with his vision and objectives.Internal and external relations: Provide advice and recommendations on stakeholder engagement and team leadershipProject management: Coordinate, manage, or delegate responsibilities for various cross-functional projects across various GiveDirectly teamsEffective communication: Gather, analyze, and structure critical information for the President to facilitate effective decision making
Core Competencies And Experiences
An individual with a strong drive to take ownership, a desire to work on a fast-paced team, and an interest in building, managing and scaling key relationships and projects, in turn, maximizing GiveDirectly’s impact. Specific qualifications include:
- Exceptional communication and organizational skills across a wide range of stakeholders, including experience creating compelling presentations and written materials, and running efficient and productive meetings
- Ability to process information quickly and proactively flag suggestions or concerns to the President
- Strong interest in and aptitude for project management in a collaborative, cross-functional environment, with minimal structure
- Ability to tell a story using data and presentations across docs, sheets, and presentations
- Demonstrated ability to maintain calm and good judgment in a fast-paced & dynamic environment
- A proclivity for giving (and gracefully receiving) direct, honest feedback
- A desire to build trusted relationships across teams, lift others up and maintain a low ego when jumping into the weeds of new projects
- Experience partnering well with senior leaders, especially managing up to senior internal or external stakeholders
- 2-5 years of full-time experience in a high excellence, fast-paced, and analytical environment (for example but not limited to: fundraising, consulting, finance, government)
Exceptional alignment with GiveDirectly Values and active demonstration of our core competencies: emotional intelligence, problem solving, project management, follow-through, and fostering inclusivity. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates who have personal or professional experience in the low-income and/or historically marginalized communities that we serve.
At GiveDirectly, we strive to pay our employees generously and equitably. We use an accredited third party salary aggregator to ensure that staff’s total compensation package (base compensation + bonus) falls within the 75th percentile of similar roles, at similar organizations. We also have a no negotiation policy to ensure we are paying staff equitably across roles.
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