Policy Coordinator (m/f/d)


Part-time or fulltime | 28-40 hours a week | Berne or surroundings, Switzerland 

FOUR PAWS is the global animal welfare organisation for animals under 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 meaningful contribution will include

  • Developing and executing an integrated lobbying strategy and implementation plans to ensure laws and political agendas take animal welfare into account in line with FOUR PAWS mission, strategy, and policies
  • Building-up and expanding the political network and representing the activities of FOUR PAWS
  • Observing, analysing, and evaluating political and social developments and legislative proposals principally focused on the federal level but also on the cantonal level
  • Drafting and implementing public affairs activities
  • Representing FOUR PAWS in animal welfare groups and coalitions
  • Preparing speeches, briefings, position papers, statements and presentations for legislative institutions, stakeholders, and media representatives
  • Adapting the political angle of international campaigns to the Swiss national context
  • Actively coordinating and collaborating with other FOUR PAWS Switzerland departments and FOUR PAWS International and ensure the maximum impact for our work with animals

Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Completed university degree in political science, government relations, law, public administration, or any related field
  • Several years of relevant job experience
  • Existing political network on a federal level is essential
  • Extensive knowledge of political processes, legislative procedures and the working methods of parties, parliaments, ministries, and civil society organisations
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Fluent in German and English (oral and written), professional proficiency in French desired.
  • Very organised yet comfortable working in a growing and constantly changing organisation
  • High affinity with animal welfare and the issues and values of FOUR PAWS

Our offer includes

  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • A varied and multifaceted range of duties

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your CV in German to:

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Karin Carrillo Forster

By April 25, 2021