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Director of Disaster Relief Unit (Vienna, m/f)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Company Name VIER PFOTEN (Four Paws)
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Director of Disaster Relief Unit (Vienna, m/f)

Our client, FOUR PAWS, is an international animal welfare organisation with headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in more than 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. They are searching for a positive thinking personality for the position




Fulltime, Location: Vienna


The Director of Disaster Relief runs international high-quality Disaster Relief operations for FOUR PAWS in priority regions for animals in need, including the support of the design and implementation of Disaster Relief operation strategies, the planning of targets, the development of evaluation and measurement tools as well as the communication concept.

Your tasks:

  • Building up a new department with regards to a 3-years-plan including department structure, team recruiting, process definition and monitoring systems implementation in order to react quickly and high professional in Disaster Relief operations
  • Coordination and responsibility for the department budget
  • Developing and implementing a permanent monitoring system for disasters and other emergencies which require fast help for animals in need
  • Establishing and nurturing external high-level international contacts and partnerships, e. g. United Nations, international NGOs acting in the field of Disaster Relief
  • Leading, managing, developing and permanent inspiring the whole team of Disaster Relief trained staff
  • Planning, implementing and evaluation of operations
  • Initiating, organizing and actively supporting the cultural change towards disaster relief as core topic for FOUR PAWS


Your profil:

  • Multi-years’ field experience in the participation of disaster relief operations, preferrable in the field of animal welfare
  • Proven strategic planning,organisation and implementation of operations, including team management and reporting skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English and good German (written and oral) required
    - ideally one more language as an advantage
  • High degree of flexibility and a willingness to travel internationally
  • Proficient in dealing with different cultures
  • Dedication and passion for animal welfare and FOUR PAWS values and issues


FOUR PAWS offers:

  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • A fully integrated and respectful partnership within an international organization
  • An attractive working place with technical advanced infrastructure


FOUR PAWS is offering an annual gross salary of € 56.000,-.


If you have a proven record in successfully delivering program strategies and if you are interested to work for an international animal welfare organisation - please send us your application documents (resume, diplomas, references) via ISG-Karriereportal or eMail – please mention the Ref. Nr. 56.727.


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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