Are you passionate about improving the lives of animals?
Would you like to work for one of the UK’s leading animal welfare charities?
The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the UK’s largest animal charities and the largest equine charity working internationally.
Our International Department is looking for a full time, permanent, International Community Development Officer, to be based in Sidmouth, Devon and to travel internationally.
There are an estimated 50 million donkeys & mules worldwide. Most are working to support livelihoods in some of the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world and have a vital role to play in human happiness and survival. Many need care and protection from a life of suffering and neglect.
We currently work with partners in 27 countries reaching 1 million donkeys and mules and our vision is to reach many more.
As International Community Development Officer you will work to ensure high quality community donkey welfare interventions across The Donkey Sanctuary’s international programme, with responsibility for delivering specific community focused projects and coordinating the Asian regional donkey network.
You will support and monitor partner community projects in order to develop understanding of the marginalised groups who live and work alongside donkeys, better plan and implement initiatives that bring sustainable improvement to donkey welfare, and build greater recognition of the contribution donkeys make to people’s lives.
You will ensure analysis of the social, political and economic context is used to improve the impact of our work, champion the training of front-line overseas staff in community development, and develop networks involving collaborations and partnerships with other individuals and organisations (government and non-government) to promote donkey welfare.
You must have MSc or higher level qualification in a relevant subject; for example social development, agro-economics, anthropology, equine science or equivalent as well as practical community development experience internationally. You will have genuine empathy for animals and their welfare and be able to act as ambassador for the charity.
If you possess strong interpersonal skills, excellent training and facilitation skills, strong partnership building and networking skills and are a strategic thinker with the ability to develop clear plans understood by others then look no further than this exciting opportunity.
This position is based in Sidmouth, Devon; an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’ however there will be around 120 days per year of international travel to projects outside of Europe as required.
A generous salary and benefits package are offered.
Closing date for completed applications: 12.30pm on Tuesday 8th September 2015.
Interviews to be held on Tuesday 29th September 2015.
Only those with the legal right to work in the UK need apply.
Please download the Word document to complete your application on the computer (preferred option) or, print the PDF form to complete your application by hand.