Co-worker Competence Centre Apes (Hamburg or Vienna, m/f)

Maternity cover; Fulltime; Location: Hamburg or Vienna

FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in more than 10 other countries. Founded by Heli Dungler in 1988, the organisation strives for improvements in animal welfare through sustainable campaigns and projects. FOUR PAWS focuses on animals that are directly under human influence, for example stray dogs and stray cats, farm animals, wild animals and companion animals kept in inappropriate housing. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.

We are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible:


Maternity cover; Fulltime; Location: Hamburg or Vienna


Main duties:

Being the interface between the CC Apes Unit and other FOUR PAWS departments such as Communications, Fundraising, Quality Management etc. by providing stories, images and information about ape projects, especially the FOREST SCHOOL for orangutan
Supporting the CC Apes team with the publication of marketable material such as stories and images
Finalising reports created in the CC Apes Unit including final proofreading, image insertion and layouting
Organising meetings and coordinating projects
Handling administration tasks such as notes of expenses, purchases, travel bookings and supporting FOUR PAWS staff in Indonesia
Doing specific investigations or researches needed for background checks and monitoring certain newsletters

Solid previous experience in organisational and project management tasks
Basic understanding of wild animals and a commitment to conservation
Experience with team organisation and remote team members
Excellent communication skills
Fluent in English language (written and oral)
Inter-cultural sensitivity and familiarity with foreign cultures
Experience with oversees countries
Stress-resistant personality
Willingness to spend time in Indonesia (weeks)
Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS issues and values
What we offer:

A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
A fully integrated and respectful partnership within an international organisation
An attractive working place with technically advanced infrastructure
Work experience in an international organisation limited to 12 months
Local and international career development opportunities
We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

In Austria

We offer you a gross salary of minimum EUR 34.000 per year, depending on your qualifications, skills and professional experience.

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

Please send your application in English until the 25th of June 2018, preferably via email, to

VIER PFOTEN International
Signe Preuschoft, Head of CC Apes