Recruitment Coordinator

Kigali, Kigali City, Rwanda | People Team | Full-time | Fully remote


Location: Global, Remote


About GiveDirectly

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 $700M since launching in 2011, delivered cash to more than 1 million people, and launched offices in 10 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 Economist.

We’re looking for exceptional talent to grow our collaborative, diverse team. Joining GiveDirectly provides the opportunity to work alongside individuals who come from 21 different countries and speak 69 different languages. We’re actively working toward 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 hailed from sectors including start-ups, government, consultancies, investment banks, and nonprofits.

Across our global offices, our culture is candid, analytical, non-hierarchical, and fast-paced. We value ability, adaptability, and willingness to learn. We offer competitive salary and benefits, as well as performance-based bonuses.


About this role

Our People and Compliance team provides support for our global team, which spans 9 countries and 3 continents. GiveDirectly is growing quickly, and we are looking for a dynamic Recruitment Coordinator to help us find the people who will drive that growth. We hold a high bar and hire excellent team members - ones who align with our values and core competencies, come from diverse backgrounds and bring a track record of success from a wide range of experiences. 

This is a remote role, but will need to overlap at least 4 hours/day with East Africa time zones.  

Reports to: Recruitment Manager

What you’ll do:

  • conduct candidate sourcing, resume and phone screening, to build high-quality candidate pipelines while ensuring that diversity, equity, and inclusion is built into all aspects of the hiring process
  • support multiple hiring teams with coordination and scheduling of interviews
  • deliver best in class customer support to candidates, knowing that every interaction we have with a candidate is building our employer brand and shaping the mindsets of our future teammates 
  • know your way around the systems and tools you’ll need to streamline and operate at scale, and stay up-to-date on what’s new
  • collaborate closely with Recruitment Manager to drive decisions, shifts in strategy, and  continuous improvement

What you bring:

  • 1-2+ years of experience supporting recruitment or a similar customer service type role, preferably in a high growth or startup environment
  • Balance of authenticity and warmth with precision, structure, and attention to detail in written and verbal communications.  
  • Highly organized - adept at managing multiple projects at once
  • Intellectual curiosity and adaptability - look for learning opportunities everywhere, and are continuously thinking about how to apply what you’ve learned to your work
  • 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. 


Application Deadline: The deadline to apply to this role is Monday, November 15th. Any applications submitted after the deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 


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:

  • A positive and supportive team with opportunities for advancement 
  • A demonstrated commitment to helping all staff develop and grow
  • A competitive salary
  • A monthly benefits allowance that covers Health, Dental, and Vision monthly premiums
  • Unlimited PTO (that we encourage staff to take!)
  • Desk allowance and flexible work location


**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.**