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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 Regional Farm System and Sustainability Coordinator. The role reports to the Head of Thematic Support and Capacity Building. The role is located in either Kakamega, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda). This is an exciting new role, which you can make your own. We are looking for someone with passion, creativity and a wealth of farm systems knowledge who can inspire our staff, partners and the small holder farmers that we work with to make significant changes to their lives.
The purpose of the role is to help deliver SAC’s 10-year vision through sustainable farming and appropriate climate responses. The Regional Farm System and Sustainability Coordinator will ensure that country teams have the capacity, confidence and tools to design effective food security programmes and respond to the climate change crisis. The role champions SAC’s agro ecological climate positive approaches developed through 30 years of learning with smallholder farmers in East Africa and ensures that sustainable farm systems interventions follow SAC guidelines and best practice. The role primarily supports farm systems officers in SAC country teams and partners. The role also provides direct support in the design of projects, donor proposals and technical reviews of SAC interventions.
We are looking for someone with significant grounded experience in sustainable organic farming and agro-ecological climate approaches at smallholder farmer level. You will have a very good grasp of how different components around farm systems integrate, along with hands on experience in designing, implementing and reviewing projects. You will also demonstrate strong strategic and coordination acumen and bring practical experience in building the capacities of country teams and local partner organisations.
We strongly encourage applications from women, people with a disability and people from other sections of society facing exclusion.
CANDIDATES WILL NEED PRIOR LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN KENYA AND UGANDA
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 [email protected] 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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