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African vacancies

Everyone at Ripple Effect is working hard to end poverty for good. Join us, and be part of the change.

Our programmes are located across East Africa, with a Regional support office based in Nairobi. Our project staff are at the heart of what we do and make Ripple Effect the success that it is. Based in rural project offices or country head offices, our programme staff are responsible for designing and implementing projects that create lasting, sustainable impact with local communities.

Ripple Effect is committed to equality of opportunity and we take great care to ensure that our actions as an employer reflect this. We encourage applications from people with disabilities and non-disabled people and from all backgrounds and experiences. We are open to creating work environments that are adapted to individual needs. We recruit those who show a personal drive to work for our mission and have the relevant and essential skills necessary.


As well as a rewarding career with a global charity, you’ll get access to a wide range of benefits, including;

  • Pension
  • Generous annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Medical insurance for yourself and dependents
  • Competitive daily allowance while working outside of your permanent place of work


Please note that we do not accept CVs. To apply for a role, please follow the guidance in the job advert.

  • Ripple Effect Uganda is seeking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of IT Administrator & Trainer located in Mbarara with regular travels to other Ripple Effect’s offices in Uganda.

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  • Ripple Effect are looking for an experienced Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Programme Effectiveness based in either of our country programmes in Nairobi (Kenya) Kampala (Uganda), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) or Kigali (Rwanda).

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What is it like working for Ripple Effect?

Isaac, Ripple Effect Kenya’s Farm Systems Coordinator, started his journey with Ripple Effect when his family joined a project back in 2001. Today, Isaac helps families in rural Kenya to overcome hunger and poverty too, just like his family did.

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“After several years working for farming businesses, I came across the opportunity to work for Ripple Effect. I couldn’t apply fast enough. Having acquired a lot of knowledge and skills from working in the farming industry, I knew I had the passion to return to western Kenya to help families in my local community to change their lives.”

Isaac Kenya