Dog in a field

Head of Programmes (m/f/d) 

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Hamburg, Germany 


FOUR PAWS is the global welfare organisation for animals under direct human influence, which reveals suffering, rescues animals in need and protects them. Our audiences are growing, and the topics we are facing are complex with links between climate crisis and animal welfare becoming more evident.

Your mission 
The Head of Programmes is responsible for the development and execution of impactful animal welfare campaigns aimed at raising awareness and driving positive change.

Your contribution will be

  • Manage the planning, execution, and evaluation of campaigns, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create and implement campaign strategies that align with organisational goals
  • Supervising programmatic work of national cooperations
  • Excell in people management of a diverse and competent team
  • Monitor campaign performance, analyse data, and generate reports to measure the effectiveness of campaigns
  • Build and maintain relationships with media, partners, and stakeholders to maximise campaign reach and impact
  • Stay informed about current trends, issues, and developments
  • Working closely with the Director Germany on budget-related matters


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Passion for and dedication to animal welfare
  • Proven experience in planning, executing, and managing successful campaigns, preferably in the field of animal welfare or a related nonprofit sector
  • Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Media, or Journalism
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and use it to drive campaign improvements
  • Fluency in German and English are required
  • Excell as a persuasive and engaging communicator and motivator


The offer includes

The opportunity to truly contribute to global charitable projects with a multinational team of ambitious and dedicated specialists with a strong teamwork culture. An attractive compensation and benefits package is planned for the position, depending on qualifications, skills and professional experience.


FOUR PAWS works towards a world filled with respect, empathy and understanding for animals and believes in same values for people. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

Be part of a good cause and engage in this top level professional challenge!

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.

Please submit your CV in English, quoting ref no A011271


Contact Us

Viola Diermayr, BSc., Junior Consultant, Dr. Pendl & Dr. Piswanger GmbH

+ 43 1 4027608-21

1010 Vienna, Bartensteingasse 5

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