Stray dog in Bulgaria

Programmes Officer (m/f/d)

Fulltime | 40 hours per week | Stichting VIER VOETERS, Amsterdam, Netherlands


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 contribution will be

  • Actively steering the planning and implementing of national and international campaigns
  • Identifying relevant issues, designing, and planning of appropriate campaign strategies and activities, and implementing them effectively
  • Monitoring, analysing, and evaluating national and European animal welfare topics and political and legislative developments
  • Conducting in-depth topic research and providing content for our campaign and lobby work
  • Establishing contacts with stakeholders from the media, politics, business, and civil society
  • Representing VIER VOETERS / FOUR PAWS Netherlands internally and externally


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Relevant professional experience in campaigning and/ or lobbying, ideally in the NGO environment
  • Knowledge of the Dutch animal welfare situation combined with joy of in-depth topic research
  • Being a persuasive communicator with a great understanding of and sensitivity for different stakeholders
  • Excellent command of Dutch (C2 level) and English (written and spoken)
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills
  • Extensive knowledge of political processes, legislative procedures and the working methods of parties, parliaments, ministries, and civil society organisations is an advantage
  • Analytical mindset, proactive attitude with a strategic and result oriented thinking
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision

Our offer includes

  • A varied and multifaceted range of duties in a dynamic, growing organisation with a lot of interaction with our international colleagues
  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare
  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS
  • An attractive workplace in Amsterdam, within easy reach of public transport
  • A gross salary of minimum EUR 39.000,- per year negotiable depending on higher than required qualifications, skills and professional experience relevant for the position


We are dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity, diversity, and plurality.

Send your CV with a brief motivation in English to:


Contact Us

Wendy Muller, Assistant to the Director

Back to our FOUR PAWS global job board