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Human Resources Specialist (m/f/d)

Limited contract | 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

  • Being responsible for the staff administration of Austrian employments throughout the entire employee life cycle
  • Advising on employment law related topics and requests
  • Preparing the payroll for all Austrian entities and managing the interface to external payroll
  • Working closely with the global HR Centres of Expertise to ensure that global policies and processes are successfully adjusted to Austrian requirements (legally and culturally), taking care of the local customisation of templates, tools or forms
  • Maintaining all systems and tools up to date and being able to provide accurate data and reports at any time when requested
  • Researching and staying up to date with local trends, benchmarks and any legal regulations related to employment


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Extensive work experience in the field of HR
  • Relevant education, preferably with an HR related background
  • Solid Austrian labour law and payroll knowledge
  • Excellent German and very good English skills
  • Very good communication skills with adaptability to cultural differences
  • Emotional intelligence and the ability to connect with others
  • Passion for people, culture, and a modern customer-orientated HR organisation
  • Ethical, highest level of integrity and confidentiality
  • 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
  • Workplace health promotion initiatives as well as promotion of training measures
  • Flexible working times with the option of partial remote work
  • 25 days of annual leave per year
  • Extra days off at the end of the year
  • 1-year limited contract
  • The yearly gross salary range for this position is 46,000 EUR - 58,000 EUR (full-time base, consisting of 14 payments) according to our internal compensation scheme.


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.

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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