Tiger Raspoetin at LIONSROCK

Social Media Expert (m/f/d)

Full-time | 40 hours per week | Cape Town, South Africa


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

  • Owning, developing and implementing effective digital strategies to nurture and drive the growth of FOUR PAWS South Africa’s digital audiences whilst encouraging our digital audiences to donate and support our asks
  • Designing and producing innovative and engaging copy and visual content that illustrates FOUR PAWS’ work to reveal, rescue and protect animals – this will also include tailoring international content for South African audiences
  • Upholding the high levels of community management across FOUR PAWS South Africa’s social channels in response to paid and organic content
  • Devising and managing suitable reporting methods to ensure we are continually learning and improving the social media presence of FOUR PAWS South Africa
  • Implementing a social listening strategy to ensure broader social insights are fed back to the organisation
  • Translating complex topics into engaging and inspiring digital content
  • Undertaking regular competitor research and analysis – using findings for continuous improvement and development


Your profile ideally illustrates

  • Several years of experience delivering and managing a busy social media programme and producing effective messaging to drive action and engagement as well as audience growth – ideally within an international NGO
  • Analytical and results-driven and adept at sharing insights and leading change
  • Strong and creative writer and editor with a proven ability to translate complex topics into engaging copy tailored for specific audiences
  • Passion for social media and digital technology and the role it plays in modern communications
  • Demonstrable ability to manage a high workload and multiple priorities whilst meeting deadlines
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritise and meet deadlines whilst working with ease on your own and within the growing team
  • Adept at using design tools (such as Canva, Adobe Suite) to create visual elements to support the communications outputs
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office, Google Analytics, CRM databases
  • 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
  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • An attractive and technically advanced office
  • Training measures and an eLearning onboarding platform
  • Potential for international travel


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. Please contact if you require assistance applying to this position.

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