In Memory of Heli Dungler

Campaigner (m/f/d) 


Maternity cover | 80 - 100% | Zürich

FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Founded by Heli Dungler in Vienna in 1988, the organisation focuses on stray dogs and cats as well as pets, farm animals and wild animals kept in inappropriate conditions as well as in disaster and conflict zones. With sustainable campaigns and projects, FOUR PAWS provides rapid help and long-term protection for suffering animals.

FOUR PAWS are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as of June or by agreement for minimum of 8 months:

Campaigner (m/f/d)

Main duties:

  • Being responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of full campaigns, projects and events, especially in French speaking Switzerland
  • Building and managing external partnerships relevant to animal welfare
  • Monitoring relevant developments such as legislation, politics, consumption and economy in the field of animal welfare, especially in Romandy
  • Creating social media content
  • Translating campaigning related content from English and German into French
  • Engaging in self-study on animal welfare topics to build and maintain expertise
  • Contributing to strategic and programmes related discussions of the Swiss programmes team



  • Relevant professional and/or educational qualification and/or experience (e.g. veterinarian, agronomy, politics, biology, etc)
  • Proven experience in campaigning, lobbying or project management, experience with using social media for campaigns is an asset
  • Fluent German and French (Minimum C1), proficient English as well as excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Knowledge of the Swiss animal welfare situation, existing professional network in the Swiss animal welfare field is an asset
  • Highly motivated and flexible personality with the ability to work on weekends occasionally
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS issues and values


What we offer:

  • A minimum 8-month fixed term maternity cover, with potential for extension
  • Opportunity to work for a growing international animal welfare organisation
  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • Modern workplace in Zurich, well served by public transport
  • Room to be creative and openness to ideas
  • Dog-friendly workplace
  • Local and international career development opportunities


We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Are you looking for such an opportunity? 
We look forward to meeting you!

Moreover, we are happy to consider your application for other suitable job opportunities within our global organisation.

Please send your application by 15 March 2020, via email to 

Karin Peine, Assistant to Director Switzerland |