Bear Meimo

Policy Officer (m/f/d)

Full-time | 100% | Zurich, Switzerland 


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. We are looking a full-time position and are open to job sharing between 2 persons to fill the full-time role.

Your contribution will be

  • Monitoring, analysing and evaluating Swiss national level, and occasionally international level, political developments and legislative proposals related to animal welfare
  • Building up and expanding the political network and representing the activities of FOUR PAWS
  • Drafting and implementing lobbying activities in line with FOUR PAWS’ strategy
  • Representing FOUR PAWS in animal welfare groups and coalitions
  • Preparing speeches, briefings, position papers, statements and presentations for legislative institutions, government stakeholders and media representatives
  • Adapting the political angle of international campaigns to the Swiss national context
  • Coordinating actively 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

  • Bachelor/Master’s degree in political science, law, public administration, or related field in social sciences
  • Existing political network on a federal level is essential
  • Several years of related job experience
  • Extensive knowledge of political processes, legislative procedures and the working methods of the national parliament, the government and civil society organisations
  • Experience and/or expertise in animal welfare topics desired
  • Fluent in German and English (oral and written), professional working proficiency in French
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • 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 modern workplace in Zurich, easily accessible by public transport
  • Extra family days at the end of the year
  • Option of partial remote work
  • A dog-friendly workplace


We are dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your CV in German by October 09, 2022, to


Contact Us

Karin Carrillo Forster, Assistant to the Director Switzerland

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