South Africa
Starting Salary of £31,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Who we are:​

The Humane League UK is a charity ending the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world's biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action. We're a mission-driven, energetic team focused on problem-solving and effective teamwork, and have grown significantly over the last few years. Thanks to our targeted approach, our effectiveness in reducing animal suffering and our efficient use of donations, The Humane League has been named Top Charity by the independent evaluator Animal Charity Evaluators for every rating period.

The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and being an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer, demonstrating our commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting disabled people and people with health conditions, based on their skills and talent. 

In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all applicants will receive unbiased consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, neurodiversity, age, or veteran status.

You can read more about how The Humane League UK is working on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by clicking the Apply button and following the link in the job description.​

If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us via our website and we will be happy to discuss via email or telephone reasonable adjustments that you may require throughout the process.

We are seeking a tenacious, determined and well organised individual with the drive to create progressive change for millions of farmed animals. 

This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week).

This position is based in Africa within The Humane League UK/Open Wing Alliance (OWA) team and reports to the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) OWA Manager.

If you would like to learn more about the OWA Coordinator, Africa role, you can watch the recording of our recent webinar by following the Apply button. 

Who you are:

As OWA Coordinator, Africa You will be part of a small, high-impact team specialising in coalition and capacity building with a strong understanding of corporate outreach or campaigning for improved corporate policies by big multinational food businesses.

The OWA Africa Coordinator is responsible for carrying out all aspects of our coalition’s work in Africa from recruitment of new member organisations, to assisting with grant management, supporting institutional campaigns training, supporting regional campaigns, attending OWA events in the region, leading projects to improve communication and integration within the alliance, and providing general support to OWA groups in Africa. The primary focus of this position is to expand OWA’s presence in Africa, develop and maintain collaborative relationships with partner organisations, empower groups to coordinate regional campaigns, oversee grants made in the region, and support groups in advancing institutional campaign work in their countries. 


Primary Duties:

  • Research and maintain data on all major African food companies within our Customer Relationship Manager (CRM), CCRED.
  • Working with major African food companies (as well as some global) to advance welfare for farmed animals within their supply chains. Currently, cage-free egg commitments and enforcements.
  • Professional, daily communications with corporate executives.
  • Use our CRM, CCRED to log correspondence and maintain up to date key information on contacts.
  • Travelling domestically and occasionally internationally to meet with companies and alliance members, approximately one to two weeks out of each month (When safe to do so). 
  • Collaborate with team members intra- and inter- departmentally to coordinate on campaign targets and actions.
  • Working closely with Open Wing Alliance members & other animal protection organisations to coordinate on corporate outreach and campaign targets and actions.
  • Assist with member recruitment & grant management in Africa.
  • Manage African member relations, training & coordination.


In addition:

  • Attend conferences, events, protests and actions if required.
  • Participate in team meetings including note-taking and facilitation. 
  • Attend in-person workshops several times a year.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the EMEA OWA Manager.


Key Competencies:

Tenacity: You have the ability to display confidence and relentlessness, especially when faced with confrontational or particularly difficult situations and interactions. 

Collaborative: A team player that works well with others to get effective and efficient results

Cooperative: Although this position is highly independent, the most successful candidates will be individuals who work cooperatively and collaborate with team members, as well as other NGOs and stakeholders.

Organised: This role requires your organisation to be on point. You can work to tight deadlines and think far forwards to organise your work and meetings with companies.

Communication: You are a master of persuasion, who is able to present our message professionally in both written and oral formats, e.g. emails, public presentations and high-pressure meetings with corporate executives. 

Good to know:

Our employees all work remotely but still enjoy a supportive, collaborative environment. You will have access to a work place pension, 25 days leave plus Public Holidays, flexible working hours, internet reimbursement, our Employee Assistance Programme, and family friendly policies. Professional learning and development is actively encouraged.

At The Humane League, animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work and as such, many of our employees are vegan by personal choice. All of our events and workshops offer only plant-based meals. 

We are looking to speak to a wide range of candidates with diverse backgrounds - #NonGraduatesWelcome

For our salaries to be fair, transparent, and equitable we want to provide a system that delivers a competitive salary in the market and could eliminate potential biases in compensation (such as the gender pay gap). For more information about the OWA Coordinator Africa salary structure and The Humane League UK's benchmarking algorithm please see the additional documents attached to this job advert


All applicants need to be:

  1. Fluent in written and spoken English

  2. Live in Kenya or South Africa

  3. Committed to our mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food 

Closing date: 7th November 2021 


You will hear from us after the application closing date passes. Once your application has been received and reviewed and we want to take it forward, our thorough interview process will follow this route.

  • Skills Test (completed remotely)

  • Screening interview (via audio call) 

  • Second Interview (via video call)

  • Final Interview (via video call)

For full details of our recruitment process please see the additional documents attached to this job advert

Posted on: 08 October 2021
Closed date: 07 November 2021
Tags: Campaigning

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