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Country Manager

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name VIER PFOTEN (Four Paws)
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FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in 10 other countries. Founded in 1988, the organisation pleads for animal welfare through sustainable campaigns and projects. FOUR PAWS focuses on animals that are directly under human influence, for example stray dogs and stray cats, laboratory animals, farm animals, wild animals and companion animals kept in inappropriate housing. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.

FOUR PAWS is searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible: 


Fulltime / Boston

Main duties:

  • Leading the local office including managing the country team and ensuring an agile culture along the FOUR PAWS values
  • Translating effectively the international priorities into national realities based on national development plans and annual strategy plans
  • Representing FOUR PAWS and connecting to external stakeholders in order to increase the local perception in the country and to develop new fundraising fields (major giving, legacy, corporate fundraising)
  • Mobilizing and inspiring the local team on deeply focused innovation capacity
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the local office including reporting to Headquarters
  • Living a highly developed communication culture in order to strengthen partnerships in all strategic fields of FOUR PAWS
  • Being responsible for a constructive and trustful cooperation between local and international interests


  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field of managing a local office of an international organization including financial responsibility, preferably in a non-profit organization
  • Proven strategic planning, team leadership and reporting skills, references appreciated
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Very good knowledge of the local market, especially in the field of NGOs
  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS values and issues
  • Extra-ordinary high social competence and effective people management
  • Dedication to manage a local office with passion to inspire the local team
  • Exceptional solution and goal orientation, highly motivated and stress-resistant, open-minded and initiative, reliable and balanced-driven, confident appearance, transparent and open personality
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad

What FOUR PAWS offers:

  • A dynamic and challenging working environment in a motivated team
  • A fully integrated and respectful cooperation within an international organization
  • A work experience on a high level of dedication

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

Please submit your application to our recruiting partner quoting the reference number 54.747 via eMail.

ISG Personalmanagement GmbH
A-1020 Wien, Rustenschacherallee 38
Dr. Gerhard Klein, T: +43 1 512 35 05-23
eMail: bewerbung.klein@isg.com

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