Send a Cow – Head of Thematic Support and Capacity Building.

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Head of Thematic Support and Capacity Building
Nairobi, Kenya
Permanent contact
Full time (40 hrs per week)

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. The role is suitable for someone with strong experience in integrated community development, strong technical experience in Sustainable Farming, Gender and Social Inclusion and Enterprise Development, as well as capacity building. 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 and partners have the confidence, capacity, tools and training to deliver high quality programmes that transform communities. The role coordinates and clarifies SAC policies and champions SAC’s three core thematic areas of Sustainable Farming, Gender and Social Inclusion and Enterprise Development. The role plans and prioritises SAC research and learning, ensures that SAC programmes are up to date and can appropriately implement new thinking and ideas, as well as promoting SAC models and approaches to other organisations. The role line manages, coordinates and supports three Regional Thematic Coordinators.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about Send A Cow, passionate about quality and believes that poor communities and the environment deserve the best of our work. You will bring in-depth experience in community development in East Africa, along with demonstrable success in delivering quality and building the capacity of country teams and partners. You will also have exceptional coordination and prioritisation skills, be 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 midnight UK time on Sunday 25th July. We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Please send your completed application form and three key achievements to by midnight on 25th July.

At Send a Cow, we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our work. We expect all of our employees and volunteers to sign up to our Safeguarding Policy.

Send a Cow is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. We are an organisation that is working towards a world where people with disabilities have the same opportunities to fulfil their life ambitions as non-disabled people. 








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