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 over 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!

Finance Assistant, Kenya

Kakamega, Kenya

Full time, 40 hours per week, Fixed Contract (Maternity cover)

Send a Cow Kenya (SACK) is currently looking for a full time Finance assistant to work with the Finance and Administrative staff in ensuring the internal controls within the organization are upheld including charts of accounts, authorization limits and policies in line with the Send a Cow finance manual.

You will also provide support to the projects staff to ensure smooth operations and compliance with the set out procedures and processes. This is a 4 month fixed term contract, based in SACK’s Kakamega office. Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager.

Are you looking for an opportunity to join an international NGO in a period of exciting growth? Then download the following;

To apply you are asked to:

  • Complete the application form (CVs will not be considered).
  • Please also answer, in no more than one side of A4, the following question: What are your three most significant achievements?
  • Send to: by Friday 31st March, 2pm (GMT)

CV’s will not be accepted.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in Kakamega on 10th and 11th April 2017.

HR Advisor

Newton St Loe, Bath

Grade 3

Full time

An excellent opportunity has arisen within Send a Cow for an enthusiastic and committed HR Advisor to join our friendly team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing operational HR support to African countries and UK based teams
  • Providing advice and support on the recruitment selection of staff
  • Helping to create a learning and development culture across the organisation
  • Building rapport with geographically dispersed teams and other stakeholders to help them manage and empower their teams

This role requires a proactive and self-confident individual with empathy for Send a Cow’s values.

Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Applications close 17th April at 5pm.

To apply please complete an application, key three achievements and EO forms below (CVs will not be considered), and send to

Downloadable documents:

Candidates must be available for interview week commencing 24th April.

Volunteer with us

UK ONLY - please note, we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities in Africa

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Send a Cow. Volunteers are an integral part of our work in the UK and we welcome help from all age groups and experiences

However, we can only accept volunteers who are already living in the UK and we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities with our African projects.

Volunteering at Send a Cow can take many forms from assisting with admin in offices like supporter care and finance, and deploying specialist skills for a specific projects like an event, to representing the charity as an Ambassador - giving inspiring talks and fundraising within your local community.

Experience with Send a Cow is often a useful addition to a CV for those embarking on a career in the charity sector and international development. But sometimes people simply want to share their knowledge and experience with us for the benefit of the people we work with in Africa. Farmers, television programme makers, school teachers and accountants are among those who regularly volunteer with us and we are richly rewarded by their support.

The first step to working with Send a Cow as a volunteer is to let us know of your interest and confirm your eligibility, so please answer the following question:

Are you eligible to volunteer in the UK? If you are unsure as to your eligibility then please contact the UK Borders and Immigration department for further information.

  • If the answer to the above question is YES then please complete an application form and send to Please note that CVs will not be accepted
  • If the answer to the above question is NO, then thank you for your interest; however, we are unable to consider you for a volunteering opportunity

Thank you for your interest in Send a Cow.

Registered Charity Number 299717