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

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


FOUR PAWS, our client, 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

You would 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 organisational, 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
  • Strong strategic mindset as well as campaigning and negotiation skills


FOUR PAWS' 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
  • A minimum gross salary of EUR 46,000 per year (full-time base, consisting of 14 payments), negotiable depending on higher than required qualifications, skills and professional experience relevant for the position


If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your detailed application documents directly with your LinkedIn profile.

For additional information, please contact:

Office phone

Contact Ward Howell International

Oyvind Bo, MSc, Partner and Senior Vice President

+43 1 524 08 60-38

+43 664 232 95 60

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