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Farm Animal Welfare Advisor (Vienna, m/f)



FOUR PAWS is an international animal welfare organisation with Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and has offices in more than 10 other countries. Founded by Heli Dungler in 1988, the organisation strives for improvements in 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, farm animals, wild animals and companion animals kept in inappropriate housing. FOUR PAWS aims to help animals in need directly and quickly.


We are searching for a positive thinking personality with great affinity to animal welfare as soon as possible:



Farm Animal Welfare Advisor – Labeling Processes (m/f)

Part time (32h/week) / Vienna Headquarters


Main Duties:

  • Supporting the development, maintenance and implementation of quality labels (animal welfare labels) based on FOUR PAWS values, mission and international strategy
  • Accompanying the development of certification processes in order to assure the quality of the cooperation projects with regard to farm animal welfare standards across the supply chains
  • Interacting with internal and external experts, scientists, certification bodies and agricultural businesses and/or producers, distributors, food retailers.
  • Providing research, market analysis and evaluation



  • Preferably university degree in veterinary medicine, agricultural sciences, agricultural engineering or other related study
  • Several years of working experience in the food retailing and established knowledge about supply chains concerning foodstuffs of animal origin
  • Knowledge of national and international law concerning farm animal welfare
  • Routine handling of MS office 
  • Excellent communication skills in English and German (written and oral)
  • Solution oriented, flexible and reliable personality with hands-on-mentality
  • Dedication and passion for animal welfare and the improvement of farm animal welfare


What we offer:

  • A dynamic and pleasant working environment in a motivated team
  • A fully integrated and respectful partnership within an international organisation
  • An attractive working place with technically advanced infrastructure located close to the centre of Vienna** with the great chance to experience the rich culture and history of Austria
  • Work experience in Headquarters of an international organisation limited to 12 months
  • Local and international career development opportunities



We offer you a yearly gross salary of minimum EUR 30.970 €, depending on your qualification, skills and professional experience.



Are you looking for such an opportunity? FOUR PAWS is looking forward to meeting you! Please send your application (inkl. foto, covering letter and CV), preferably via email to


VIER PFOTEN International

Simone Laister

Head of Partnerships


** 2015: city with the highest quality of living named by international staff members (source: