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Assistant to Director and Deputy Director Germany (m/f/d)

Limited contract | Full-time | 40 hours | Hamburg, Germany


FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Find out more about our sustainable campaigns and projects on

Would you like to contribute to something meaningful and work with us to fulfill our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

Your contribution will be

  • Assisting and supporting Director and Deputy Director with daily business including   organisational, operational and administrative topics
  • Contributing to the planning and execution of projects connected to the leadership team
  • Planning and preparing appointments, meetings and workshops as well as keeping, summarizing and circulating minutes
  • Coordinating and assisting in the preparation of management reports and presentations
  • Organising and booking travel arrangements – flights, trains, hotel accommodations
  • Monitoring and supporting with financial-related matters including expenses, reporting, budgeting and insurance
  • Handling and coordination of internal invoices and contracts in coordination with Directors
  • Organising events and coordinating with the local management team
  • Corresponding with colleagues as well as external stakeholders on an international level


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Several years of experience in a similar position
  • Ability to multi-task, structure, organise and prioritise work based on business requirements
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Excellent Project Management, Microsoft Office skills, especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Strong communication skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Hands-on mentality and a positive mindset
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS’s vision and mission


Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • A dog-friendly workplace, easily accessible by public transport, with a dynamic and pleasant working environment
  • Fully paid Deutschland-Ticket ticket
  • Flexible and family-friendly working arrangements including the option of working up to 60% from home
  • Fully covered pension payments after six months of employment
  • Contract limited to 12 months, with the possibility of extension upon mutual agreement


FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in the same values for people: we strongly encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply as we welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact If you require assistance applying to this position.

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All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment.


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Azita Bellmann, HR Specialist

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