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!

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Supporter Care Assistant

Newton St. Loe, Bath


Permanent, Full-time

We offer the opportunity to work in a friendly team for a growing International Development charity, working at the front-line with the people who make a difference – our supporters. You will use your customer service skills to ensure every supporter has the best experience possible and build engagement with Send a Cow, responding to enquiries and donations via phone, email and post.

As the public-facing voice of Send a Cow and the administration hub for donations, you will;

  •  play a critical role in the functioning of the organisation,
  • deliver exceptional service to our supporters,
  • carrying out a wide variety of administrative tasks including data entry, using a variety of systems

We would like to build on your existing experience in the charity sector or give you that first step into fundraising, you will know that you are a quick learner, who is efficient, accurate and confident in using IT systems.

If you are excited by the idea of being at the frontline of supporter engagement, we’d love to hear from you. In return, you will receive a competitive salary and excellent training and development. You will work in a challenging and supportive environment, knowing the impact of your work is transforming the lives of families living in poverty in Africa.

Applications close 29 July 2016 12pm.

To apply, please phone Catherine Thompson at Send a Cow on 01225 874 222 and she will explain the next steps.

Interviews will be held on 22 & 23 August 2016.



Salary: £27,000 – £31,000

We are looking for someone who loves working with companies to bring about positive change in Africa.  You will be excited by the challenge of finding new partners who share our values and want to help us achieve our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa.  You will be an experienced and skilled relationship builder who understands the corporate social responsibility world and has an instinct for what motivates companies to work with charities.

You will work as part of a thriving Partnership Fundraising team and will manage our wonderful Partnership Fundraising Co-ordinator who ensures the team functions well, from research to event management.

You will be self-motivated, creative, a good presenter and great with people along with strong skills in organisation and budgeting.

To apply, please download and  the following:

Completed application form, together with your top three achievements and equal opportunities monitoring form.should be returned to:

Closing date is Sunday 24 July 2016 at 5pm GMT and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the week starting 25 July in Newton St Loe, Bath.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Ethiopia

Location: Addis Ababa with frequent travel to the field

Permanent contract

Send a Cow’s work in Ethiopia focuses on community capacity building, natural resources management, improved livestock management, social development, water and sanitation and environment. Send a cow Ethiopia has experienced growth in its programmes and impact over the last many years and this growth is expected to double in the next two years.

We are seeking to appoint a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, who will be responsible for data collection and analysis, development of monitoring plans, project reporting and evaluation and promotion of learning and experience sharing among the project staff.

Do you have strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent spoken and written Amharic, ablity to analyse and interprete data, videography and photography skills and interested in joining an international organisatioon in this period of exciting growth? Then download the following:

To apply you are asked to :

  • Complete the application form (CVs or any hard copy applications 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 referencing the job title as the subject

Deadline for application is Friday 8 July 016 at 5pm Ethiopian Time.

Written examination and interview dates will be announced to the shortlisted candidates only.

For any further clarifications, please contact our Communication and Marketing Manager - Ethiopia, Wondwossen Teshome on 011-647-72-35.


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