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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.

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Country Director, Kenya

Kakamega, Kenya

250,000 to 330,000 KES monthly gross + benefits dependent on experience

Full time, 40 hours per week

We have been working in Kenya for over 10 years and have secured several large grants to support and grow our work with several groups in the west of Kenya. We are looking to build on our success by growing and developing both our established programmes while seeking new and innovative opportunities.

We are now looking to appoint a Country Director for this challenging and exciting opportunity. We want to build on your existing senior leadership experience, NGO background and a track record of achieving results, to deliver the following:

  • Approved strategic objectives against agreed indicators, by communicating the vision, providing strategic leadership, while coaching and mentoring staff,
  • Identification and acquisition of sufficient funding for the implementation of the agreed programme objectives while demonstrating financial acumen
  • Representing Send a Cow within NGO’s Communities, Government and Stakeholder.

This is an incredibly diverse role, which will require you to be an exceptional leader, who is both strategic and pragmatic, with the ability to network, secure funding and deliver high quality impacts for the communities with whom we work. You will be able to demonstrate that you have a real passion for making a difference to the lives of the poorest of the poor.

You must have the relevant visas to work in Kenya, be prepared to travel internationally and be able to provide Christian leadership. If you're looking for a stimulating role and share our practical and innovative approach to work. To apply then please download the following:

This is a great opportunity for you to join a small and successful team within an international development charity at a time of ambitious growth. Does this sound like you? If so we would love to hear from you. Please send your applications to by Monday 12 February, 10am (GMT).

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in Nairobi on Feburary 23/24 2016

Supporter Care Assistant

Newton St. Loe, Bath

£14,000-15,000 p/a

Full time, permanent

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.

To apply please download the following

Please send your application to by 10am on Monday 1 February 2016. Interviews will be held on 08/02/16 and 09/02/16.  


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