In just five years, Giving What We Can has grown to over 660 members in 25 countries worldwide. The community has pledged over $330m towards ending poverty. We are looking for additional hires to build on this success.
As Director of Research, you would lead our efforts to find the charities most effective at alleviating extreme poverty and advise the Giving What We Can community in their donation decisions.
Specifically, you would be responsible for:
We are a small team, so you'll also have the opportunity to be involved in recruitment, fundraising, publishing our findings in the media, and whatever else most interests you.
This role combines great potential for impact with great potential for growth and learning. In determining which charities Giving What We Can recommends, you will be influencing a rapidly expanding pool of donations, already over a million pounds each year, in order to help those in extreme poverty as much as possible. As one of the key team members of a rapidly growing small organisation, you'll have a huge amount of responsibility, autonomy and room to grow.
If you work for Giving What We Can, you’ll be part of a focused team of intelligent, caring, enthusiastic colleagues who want to change the world, located in the centre of beautiful Oxford.
We’re looking for someone who cares deeply about extreme poverty and is fascinated by the question of how we can most quickly eradicate it.
You'll need a combination of research skills honed on messy real-world problems, and clear written communication. The ideal candidate would also have excellent presentation skills and experience dealing with media in order to be able to take their research to a wide audience.
Some examples of experience that would be especially useful include: economics, journalism, graduate study (particularly in the Social Sciences or Philosophy), monitoring and evaluation in the charitable sector - though we're interested in anyone who can demonstrate the skills.
Candidates will be selected on the following traits, and should aim to demonstrate them in their application:
We would be willing to negotiate a starting salary between £19,000 and £30,000, depending on experience.
Applications close midnight GMT on Friday the 12th December. We are offering a $1,000 reward for introductions to anyone we don’t already know who we end up hiring for the roles we are currently advertising.