Full-time | 40 hours per week | Vienna Headquarters, Austria
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 www.four-paws.org.
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.
The Senior Programme Director (m/f/d) is mainly responsible for supporting the planning for the Programme areas Companion Animals, Farm Animals and Nutrition and Wild Animals, facilitating the process and monitoring the implementation. This position ensures good preparation for programmatic priorities for projects and campaigns for strategic decisions of the CPO.
Your contribution will be
Guiding and coordinating the yearly planning for the programme area and preparing decisions for priority setting in projects and campaigns in alignment with the FOUR PAWS’ strategies
Ensuring programme quality, sustainability and impact, monitoring, evaluating and coordinating of projects and campaigns incl. PPD (Project Plan Digital), forecasts and planning/budgeting with a high content focus
Strategically supporting the programme team and holding them accountable for fulfilling key responsibilities
Accompanying the programme projects and campaigns throughout the life-cycle by providing operational guidance and keeping oversight and reporting
Spearheading trend monitoring and innovation related to programme-related topics
Cross-collaborating with departments outside the CPO area for alignment
Developing new initiatives with a focus on campaigning and political impact
Being the content substitute for CPO during the absence
Your profile ideally illustrates
Educational background in Business Administration, International Management, Humanitarian or International Affairs or similar
10 years of international experience in the area of animal welfare
Proven track record in a similar role as programme director or in another managerial position
Thorough understanding of project and program management techniques and methods with experience on a global scale
Splendid knowledge of performance evaluation techniques and key metrics, knowledge of data analysis, reporting and budgeting
Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task across different functions paired with a solution-oriented work approach
Excellent verbal and written communications skills including presentation skills
Strong strategic mindset and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively explain complex concepts
Full proficiency in English, knowledge of German and additional UN official languages is a plus
As a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) you respond to risks and opportunities and expand the welfare reach to more animals globally
Managing operational daily activities for the programme area departments
Preparing and coordinating updates for the CPO and for board meetings
Managing necessary steps for the Programme area within the FOUR PAWS planning cycle
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
An attractive and technically advanced office with excellent public transport links
A dynamic and challenging work environment with a high level of inspiration and commitment in a value-driven stable and constantly evolving and expanding international organisation impacting animal welfare on a global scale leading agile and highly motivated teams
We are dedicated to the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Be part of a good cause and apply for your next professional challenge with your detailed application documents directly with your LinkedIn profile.
Contact Ward Howell International
Janine Blaßnig, Consultant
+43 1 524 08 60-12
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