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Disaster Preparedness and Resilience Programme Manager (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Vienna Headquarters, Austria


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 along our mission? This is your chance. We are looking for dedicated people to enrich our team.

Your contribution will be

  • Acting as a programme and project manager for Disaster Preparedness & Resilience
  • Developing strategic communications for the disaster programme as well as a strategy for identifying and engaging local NGOs with the director, board and the coordinators
  • Contributing to the organisational strategy for the disaster preparedness and resilience programme and regional projects
  • Writing articles and papers about the topic of animals in disasters, disaster risk reduction and    preparedness, and the importance of animals in disasters in relation to agenda 2030 and Sendai Framework
  • Aligning legal and finance compliance for the project
  • Developing indicators of impact based on the ToC and impact map
  • Identifying campaigner for internal and external messaging for the organisation with the Director of other departments
  • Supporting any administrative or operational requests or topics regarding legal, HR or finance

Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Extensive understanding on the importance of animals in disaster, several years of relevant professional experience in developing and managing NGO programmes, UNDRR, in collaboration with cross organizational, international teams
  • Educational background in International Management, Emergency Management or similar, vet degree is a plus
  • Understanding of theory of change, lobbying at the UN level, campaigning, and advocacy
  • Full proficiency in English is an imperative, additional languages (European or Asian) are always welcomed
  • Relevant knowledge and experience on International Association of Emergency Management credentials and Sphere Humanitarian Credentials are not necessary but preferred
  • Strong project and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task across different functions
  • Ability to lead an international project including the ability to effectively explain complex concepts
  • Must have relevant years of field experience to operationalise organisational goals from strategic documents
  • Must be able and willing to travel on short notice when necessary to disaster areas
  • Strong knowledge about one or more of these subjects: public safety, animals in disasters, public health, emergency management and humanitarian scope.
  • Diplomatic skills to research, negotiate and develop projects with FOUR PAWS international strategic partners to achieve organisational goals
  • Strong strategic mindset as well as campaigning and negotiation skills
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS 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
  • Flexible working times with the option of partial remote work
  • Local benefits depending on employment country
  • A dynamic and challenging work environment with a high level of inspiration and commitment in a value-driven stable and constantly evolving and expanding international organisation impacting animal welfare on a global scale leading agile and highly motivated teams
  • If employed in Austria, a minimum gross salary of EUR 49, 000 per year (full-time base, consisting of 14 payments), negotiable depending on higher than required qualifications, skills and professional experience relevant for the position

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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Jackson Zee, Director Global Affairs and Disaster Resilience

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