Work for us

Send a Cow is an established and innovative charity that enables poor farmers in Africa to become self-reliant by providing them with livestock, training and advice. We have been helping families lift themselves out of poverty for 25 years and plan to help thousands more in the future.
Send a Cow is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from suitably qualified men and women regardless of their race, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origins, disability, age, sexual orientation or family circumstances.

Please read our Development values and About us before applying for any jobs or volunteering opportunities. Good luck!


Our desire is to appoint a self-starter and entrepreneur who can capture the vision and articulate the life changing impact of Send a Cow to a US audience primarily made up of major donors, philanthropic institutions and on line audiences. Ideally the person should have had exposure to overseas development at some level and shares a Christ centered passion to see the work grow and flourish as resources are raised.

Working closely with our newly appointed CEO, Simon Barnes, he will build on your existing skills to build relationships, organise events while writing/tailoring literature for the US market. You will be given every opportunity to grow and thrive in the Send a Cow family.

The position does involve both trips to the UK and our Send a Cow projects in Africa.

To apply please download the following - job description, application form, and equal opportunities monitoring form

We would also like to know about your three key achievements – guidance on how to complete this can be downloaded here.

Please return your completed application form, equal opportunities form and details of your three key achievements to:

The closing date for applications is Friday 19th September 2014

Based in Kampala

Since 1988, international development charity Send a Cow (SAC), has been giving African families the hope and means grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and develop small businesses that last. By providing livestock, seeds, training and support to families in seven countries in Africa, we are enabling millions of people to leave poverty behind for good. Our mission is to give communities and families the hope and the means to secure their own future from the land.

SAC has been working in Uganda for over 25 years and Patrick Sambaga, our new Country Director is now looking to build on our success by growing and developing both our established programmes while seeking new and innovative opportunities.

We are now looking for a Finance and Administration Manager to provide leadership, financial support and oversight to the Country Director, Group and SAC Uganda Board. The role has direct Line Management of all finance and administration staff within the Kampala Officer.

You will be able to develop your existing skills in developing and implementing accounting policies, systems and controls. While providing oversight of IT, property, insurance and other aspects of operations you will personally support the Country Director to ensure the smooth running of all SAC Uganda operations.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please download the following: job description/person specification, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form, guidance on completing three key achievements.

Your application must include the following:

  • A completed Send a Cow Application Form
  • A competed Equal Opportunities form
  • A copy of your three most recent/relevant qualifications
  • Details of ‘three key achievements’, outlined according to instructions
  • Confirmation of eligibility to work in Uganda
  • Closing date for applications is on Thursday 25th September at 10am (BST).

Please send your completed application to:

CVs will not be accepted, nor will incomplete applications. Salary to be agreed on the basis of skills and experience.
Interviews will be held in Kampala on Wednesday 1st October, 2014.


Volunteering for Send a Cow

Why not consider volunteering for Send a Cow? Whether you want to raise funds through your church, inspire children to learn more about Africa or help us at events we may have a volunteering opportunity for you. As well as helping to alleviate poverty in Africa you'll also be doing something worthwhile, and it won't look bad on your CV either! To find out more please visit our volunteering section.

Send a Cow is committed to Equal Opportunities

Registered Charity Number 299717