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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.

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

Programme Funding Manager - Uganda

Send a Cow Uganda is a Christian development organisation that has a full programme team based in Kampala, Uganda and more than 26 years’ experience of delivering integrated agricultural development projects. The Programme Funding Manager (PFM) will be responsible for contract management for all projects.

Institutional and in-country sources of funding have been identified as major areas of potential growth for SAC, and the PFM will develop and implement a fundraising strategy for increasing funding from these donors for current and new projects in Uganda through networking, opportunity identification and preparation of successful budgets and proposals.

They will also be responsible for networking with donors and partners in Uganda (especially Kampala) to open up new funding opportunities on behalf of all SAC country programmes, including Uganda.

Key Skills:

• Ability to develop large fundable proposals for institutional and other donors
• Good communication skills
• Contract management and handling donor reporting
• Networks handling
• Ability to research, collate and summarise information from a wide range of sources
• Attention to detail and ability to follow guidelines
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively in a team
• Ability to work to meet tight deadlines

Application instructions:

  • Complete Application Form
  • Complete EO Form
  • Please outline your three key achievements on a separate document

Downloadable documents:

Job description
Application form
Equal Opportunities
Guidance on completing your three key ahievements

Closing date: Friday 24 April 2015

Please send your applications to For further information please contact Patrick Sambaga on or +256 774 787425.


3 days a week, 12 month maternity cover, based in Newton St. Loe, outside Bath

Salary: £25,500 – £34,500 (FTE)

We are looking for a Major Donor Manager to steward and develop an existing and growing portfolio of major supporters. You will play an important role in realising Send a Cow’s strategy for growth and as a member of the passionate, professional and successful partnership fundraising team, who have been central to Send a Cow’s growth to date, you will enjoy hands-on and strategic support from volunteer ‘Ambassadors’, trustees, the CEO, the Senior Management Team, existing donors and an external advisory group. Alongside that, you will have the tools and confidence to describe the lasting impact of Send a Cow’s work. In short, everything is in place to make this a very exciting opportunity to develop your fundraising career and make big difference to the lives of some of the poorest families in Africa.

This post involves UK travel, occasional weekend/evening working and travel to Africa to accompany key donors.

If you’re looking for a stimulating and challenging role and share our practical and innovative approach to work, then please download a copy of the job description and application form, together with an equal opportunities monitoring form.

Please also answer, in no more than one A4 page, the following question: “What are your three most significant achievements as a fundraiser?”

Downloadable documents:

Job description
Person specification
Application form
Equal opportunities

Please return your completed application form, together with your answer to our question and the equal opportunities monitoring form to: (CVs will not be accepted).

Closing date: 9am on Monday 4 May and interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Friday 15 May in Newton St Loe, Bath. The ideal start date for the successful candidate is the early June 2015.

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