Full-time / Hamburg

FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and offices in 14 other countries. Founded by Heli Dungler in 1988, the organisation strives to help animals in need with sustainable campaigns and projects. FOUR PAWS focuses on animals that are directly under human influence, for example stray dogs and stray cats, farm animals, companions animals and wild animals kept in inappropriate conditions. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.

We are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible:



Main duties:

  • Identifying and planning of national campaigns and projects for FOUR PAWS in Germany as well as generating relevant analysis, strategies and tactics to tailor FOUR PAWS’ international campaign plan to national needs

  • Monitoring national animal welfare topics, conducting research and providing content for national media stories, as well as working on stakeholder-analysis
  • Developing creative ideas for projects, through which animal welfare issues are addressed and transported to the public
  • Coordinating campaign strategies and contents with the relevant internal departments like Wild Animals, Farm Animals and Companion Animals, partly in English
  • Building up and maintaining constructive relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. public institutions, companies, NGOs)
  • Representing FOUR PAWS at events, meetings and discourses with relevant stakeholders
  • Being responsible for coordination of internal and external volunteer activities


  • Work experience as a campaigner, preferably in a non-governmental organisation

  • Knowledge of animal welfare issues

  • Experience in project management and external communication

  • Experience in working with various analysing methods and strategy development

  • Highly motivated team player ready to work in an international and diverse team structure

  • Strategic mindset and hands-on-mentality, as well as social competence combined with competitive intelligence

  • Excellent communication skills in German and English (written and oral)

  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS issues and values

What we offer:

  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team

  • An attractive working place with technically advanced infrastructure located close to the center of Hamburg

  • Work experience in an international organisation

  • Local and international career development opportunities

We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Are you looking for such an opportunity?
FOUR PAWS is looking forward to meeting you!

Please send your application documents (resume, references, salary requirement, date of entry), preferably in German.

Michaela Rychlik, Head of Finance and Administration Germany