Head of Thematic Support and Capacity Building at Send a Cow

Send a Cow is a growing and dynamic international development charity providing training and ongoing support to smallholder farmers in six African countries. We give poor families and communities the hope and the means to secure their own futures from the land, in line with our vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa.

We are looking for an experienced Head of Thematic Support and Capacity Building based in Nairobi, Kenya. This role comes at a time of exciting transition with a new 10-year strategy.

This is a leadership role and is responsible for ensuring country teams, partners have the confidence, capacity, tools and training to deliver high quality programmes that transform communities. The role coordinates and clarifies SAC policies and positions. The role champions SAC three core thematic areas of Sustainable Farming, Gender and Social Inclusion and Enterprise Development. The role line manages, coordinates and supports three Regional Thematic Coordinators. The role plans and prioritises SAC research, learning and engages in external networks. The role holder ensures that SAC programmes are up to date and can appropriately implement new thinking, innovative ideas across SAC core work. To help promote SAC models and approach to other organisations.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Send A Cow, passionate about quality and believe that poor communities and environment deserve the best of our work to show up all the time we would love to hear from you. You will bring in-depth experience in community development in East Africa, demonstrable successes delivering quality, ability to build the capacity of country teams and partners. You will have exceptional coordination (internal and external) skills and ability to prioritise in a demanding role. You will be a resourceful and able to find creative ways out of resource constraints.

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you. Applications close at 12 pm UK time on Monday 24th May 2021, with the successful candidate likely to start in July 2021.

How to apply

To apply, please go to our website www.sendacow.org/careers. Applicants will need to complete Send a Cow’s application form. CVs will not be accepted.


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