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Policy Coordinator

  • FOUR PAWS Europe
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 17, 2024
  • FOUR PAWS Europe
Brussels, Belgium
Application Deadline: July 17, 2024
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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

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.


  • Being responsible for strategy development and planning on key policy and legislative files;

  • Leading strategic implementation on key policy and legislative files, as needed;

  • Managing stakeholder relationships with key institutional stakeholders, including deepening FOUR PAWS’ reach into key Directorates-General of the Commission, cabinets, Council working parties and EP committees, as needed;

  • Being responsible for proactively exploiting opportunities and generating momentum on key policy objectives for FOUR PAWS, including through harnessing the full potential of our relations with the European Parliament, Council and Commission;

  • Providing advice and direction to junior members of the team, as and when requested;

  • Representing FOUR PAWS in high-level political fora, when needed in place of the Director, including by giving speeches and presentations;

  • Serving as a legal and legislative affairs expert within the organisation, providing guidance and education on this topic to FOUR PAWS’ team members, both within Four Paws Belgium and to colleagues in EU country offices.


  • Educational background in political science, law, European affairs or other relevant field of studies;

  • Several years of relevant professional experience in the field of EU policies, ideally lobbying or advocacy work on animals related issues;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English language including presentation skills (other languages are an advantage);

  • Strong analytical, research, organisational and project skills;

  • Strong understanding of EU institutions and EU animal welfare policy;

  • Proven skills and experience of advocacy in EU legislative and political processes;

  • Ability to work with an international team and external partners to achieve strategic advocacy objectives;

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with decision makers at the highest level;

  • Ability to represent FOUR PAWS on key institutional fora, including the Animal Welfare Platform and Civil Dialogue Group;

  • Great affinity to animal welfare and FOUR PAWS vision and mission.


  • The opportunity to truly contribute to global animal welfare;

  • A multinational team with the spirit of being ONE FOUR PAWS Global;

  • A dog-friendly workplace with a dynamic and pleasant working environment, easy to reach by public transport;

  • 25 days of annual leave;

  • Extra family days at the end of the year;

  • Hybrid working with the option of partial remote work, our hybrid working model requires staff to preferably attend the Brussels office on Wednesdays and Thursdays, plus ad-hoc days as required;

  • Public transport costs covered within Brussels;

  • Pension scheme;

  • Contribution to hospitalisation plan;

  • Annual team event;

  • Celebration of small and big successes throughout your journey with the team.

We reveal, rescue and protect unique animals from many different species through systems change and by creating species-appropriate environments at our sanctuaries!

We celebrate our colleagues' differences and strive to create an inclusive environment because we believe that only by working together, we can advance animal welfare worldwide. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage candidates from all diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals with diverse lived experiences, racial identities, national origins, religions, socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and disability statuses to apply. We welcome everyone who wants to support our mission. Please contact if you require assistance applying to this position.

All interested individuals are invited to submit their applications for the position. Please note that in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, having a valid work permit for the respective country or being eligible to obtain one is a requirement for this position prior to commencing employment.

Join our passionate team to make a difference for animals. Apply with your CV in English today together with your salary expectations (monthly gross salary) via:

Application deadline: 17 July 2024
Apply now

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To apply for this position, please send your CV and cover letter to:

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