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Global Policy and Advocacy Coordinator (m/f/d)

Hybrid | Full-time | Vienna Headquarters, Austria – Berlin, 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 www.four-paws.org.

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

  • Developing and constantly sharpening the global policy & advocacy strategy for the unit’s pandemics work in collaboration with the Head of Pandemics and Campaign Strategies Unit and the Advocacy & International Relations Specialist and implementing advocacy work based on FOUR PAWS key policy asks with relevant stakeholders
  • Developing and reviewing advocacy material, such as policy briefs, reports, fact sheets, and other publications based on scientific research addressing policy makers, institutions, experts and other key stakeholders
  • Monitoring external developments, expert publications, and progress in the political and policy arena on the key asks tied to animal welfare, pandemic prevention and the One Health approach in order to capitalise on opportunities when relevant
  • Establishing and maintaining contact with relevant stakeholders to gain allies and gather information that helps update policy proposals
  • Organising advocacy events and meetings in person and virtual
  • Representing FOUR PAWS in meetings (in person and online) with relevant stakeholders and at international conferences


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Several years of relevant professional policy and advocacy experience (preferably in the field of animal welfare or One Health) in national, regional or international policy-making for (UN level)
  • Master's degree in relevant science or arts disciplines including animal welfare, environment, health, policy, or law
  • Very good understanding of the dynamics and mechanisms at national, regional (e.g. EU, ASEAN) and international (e.g. WHO, WOAH, FAO, UNEP, G20) levels
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with experts, stakeholders working with relevant institutions and decision-makers at the highest level
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English including presentation skills, and proficiency in additional languages are advantageous   
  • Strong project and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task across different functions 
  • Ability to motivate and influence an international team, partners and allies to work together to achieve the programme objectives 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365: Sharepoint, Powerpoint, Word, Excel
  • Willingness to travel internationally as and when required
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission


The offer includes

  • An opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with DEI culture
  • Flexible working times with the option of partial remote work
  • An animal-friendly workplace with a dynamic and pleasant work environment 
  • Workplace health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Different benefits depending on country (e.g. life insurance and pension fund, transportation) 
  • If employed in Austria: A minimum gross salary of EUR 45,000 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 Recruiting.PaCa@vier-pfoten.org if you require assistance applying to this position.

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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Nina Jamal, Head of Pandemic and Campaign Strategies


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