Send a Cow (SAC) UK Jobs – Programme Coordinator

Organisation: Send a Cow
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About SAC:
Since 1988 Send a Cow (SAC) has transformed a million lives, by helping
African families and orphans to grow enough food to eat, sell their produce and
develop small businesses that last. Providing livestock, seeds, training and
ongoing support, it helps families leave poverty behind for good. The Send a
Cow Group currently constitutes Country Programmes in seven African countries
plus the UK and USA, together with a Group Executive which is based in the UK.
Job Summary: The Programme
Coordinator will support the Country Directors in building sustainable and
successful Country Programmes through developing and also bridging the gap
between different stakeholders within SAC so that the whole of SAC is greater
than the sum of its parts.
Key Duties and
1. Developing the Country Programme:
  • Technically support the development of the
    Strategic Direction of the Country Programme, and the Operational Plan,
    and ensure consistency with SAC strategy
  • Develop and implement jointly with the
    Country Director the Development Plan, to build the capacity, capability,
    and quality required to deliver the strategy and build the sustainability
    of the Country Programme
  • Support the personal development of the
    Country Director. Develop with the Country Director their Annual Review
    and Personal Development Plan for the approval of the Director.
2. Ensuring Quality:
  • Support the delivery of the Operational
    Plan, to ensure consistency and quality
  • Work in liaison with the Country Director
    to ensure that all Plans and Reports meet required quality and deadlines
  • Work with the Country Director and Group
    Finance team to ensure development of accurate and realistic budgets and adherence
    to financial reporting standards
  • Encourage the sharing of good practice
    within and across Country Programmes, and encourage the use of specialist
    input as required
  • Provide input as required into fundraising
    plans and delivery, alongside the Programme Funding team
  • Ensure that programme quality is
    maintained, and work with the Research and Impact team to ensure that
    appropriate Programme Monitoring and Evaluation is taking place
3. Communication:
  • Act as a champion and advocate for the
    Country Programme
  • Be the first point of contact on behalf of
    the Country Programme for communications from the UK, USA and elsewhere
    regarding requests for information, visits, etc., and assist in the
    planning as appropriate
  • Support the Country Director is up to
    speed with SAC developments, news, changes to policies, etc.
4. General:
  • In addition to working with their
    designated Country Programmes, the Programme Coordinator may also be
    involved in other development projects for example, programmatic
    development, partnership development, or researching potential new areas
    of operation.
  • As a senior member of the SAC Group team,
    you will support the strategy of SAC and undertake other tasks as
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The candidate should have five years’
    experience in a senior position in a significant sized local and/or
    international NGO
  • The applicants should hold relevant
    Bachelor’s degrees. Possession of a Master’s degree is an advantage
  • Significant first-hand experience of
    international development, and particularly the community development
  • Past experience of managing multiple
  • Significant experience of enabling
    positive change through influence rather than direct control
  • Past fundraising experience is desired
  • Experience of living and working in a
    developing country
  • Past farming / agricultural experience is
    an added advantage
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication skills both
    written and verbal
  • Cross cultural skills, including working
    remotely with teams separated by distance and geography
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the
    ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively
  • Strong numeracy and understanding of
    developing and managing budgets.
  • Networking and representing skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and
    complex situations
  • Report writing skills
  • Understanding of IT applications
  • Other relevant language skills
  • Be comfortable working for a Christian
    organisation and be in sympathy with Send a Cow’s Christian values and
  • Proactive and forward looking leadership
  • Willingness and commitment to share
    information and promote transparency
  • Results orientated
  • Very organised, yet flexible
  • Strong attention to detail and process
  • Possess the ability and willingness to
  • Commitment to and understanding of equal
  • Self-confident and personable
  • Sensitive, excellent listener
How to Apply:
All candidates are encouraged to submit the following documents as they
do Apply:
Complete SAC
Application Form
, CV’s will not be accepted
Send a copy the relevant qualifications
Submit ‘three key achievements’ according to instructions
Be eligible to work in Uganda
Send the completed documents to:
Deadline: Monday, 12th January
NB: Interviews for
shortlisted candidates will be held on 22nd January 2015 in Newton St Loe,
If you need more information
about the position or on how to apply please email Janet Bolton, Head of HR or phone on 01225 871913.
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