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Operations Manager

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 15/07/2020
Company Name VIER PFOTEN (Four Paws)
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FOUR PAWS Viet is a Vietnamese NGO - partner of FOUR PAWS International, an animal welfare organisation founded in 1988 with the Headquarter in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in 14 other countries.

BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh - an animal welfare project by FOUR PAWS, is located in Ky Phu commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province. The sanctuary allows greater governmental enforcement of the existing laws prohibiting the abuse of bears for bile extraction, by providing a place for any confiscated or voluntarily handed over bears to be taken to and cared for appropriately.  The 1st construction phase of BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh comprises 3.6 ha and is providing a species-appropriate habitat for up to 44 Asiatic black bears. Four big natural outdoor enclosures, two bear houses, a quarantine area and a veterinary clinic form the frame of BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh. An experienced team, including a veterinarian, currently takes care of 27 former bile bears and 2 bear cubs rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. Within the next few years, the sanctuary will be expanded to 10 ha and will provide a species-appropriate home for around 100 former bile bears.

FOUR PAWS Viet is searching for positive thinking people with great dedication and passion to animal welfare as soon as possible:

Your contribution will be:

  • Leading and managing on-site operational functions of Admin & HR, Marketing, Visitor Service and Education
  • Working with functional teams to create Standard Operating Procedures to optimise operational systems, developing tracking and reporting processes and tools, information flow, business process improvement and organisational planning
  • Being responsible for overall business goals and the strategic planning and management for business/tourism development
  • Overseeing organisation communications and branding strategies to ensure consistency and quality
  • Reporting to and partnering closely with the Director to achieve the organisation’s mission and vision


Your profile ideally illustrates:

  • Vietnamese national with 10-year experience in business management
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related fields, MBA is desirable
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English and Vietnamese
  • Very good problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate people
  • Experience in managing service businesses is an advantage
  • High level of responsibility, personal drive and strategic thinking
  • Willingness to relocate in Ninh Binh is an advantage
  • Dedication and passion for animal welfare and FOUR PAWS values and issues


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
  • A perspective of a long-term employment
  • A close partnership with an international organisation


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

Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge. Please send your comprehensive application including your salary requirement and your possible date of entry in English via email to


Contact Us

FOUR PAWS Viet, Mr Loc Dinh, Admin and HR manager


Closing date for submission: July 15th, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

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