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Thank you for your interest in employment with Humane Society International.

The humane society we envision for animals will also be a better world for people, and it’s only through human efforts that we’ll get where we want to go. Because our advocacy is driven by people, we’re strongest when our people are empowered and valued. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Working with communities and stakeholders around the world, we integrate a wide range of cultural perspectives in our approach to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We recognize and respect the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of all employees are dignified with equitable access to opportunities and an ability to contribute to our mission.

View available HSI and other positions.

Want to volunteer? Check out opportunities here.

UK-based?

Vacancies and internships with HSI/UK will be posted through www.charityjob.co.uk.

If you are interested in volunteering for HSI/UK, please send a CV and cover note outlining your availability and any special skills to info@hsiuk.org. Please note that we do not typically offer opportunities to work hands-on with animals, but occasionally have administrative needs in our London office.

Canada-based?

Please check and apply through our listings on charityvillage.ca.

European Union

Senior Strategist Institutional Policy – Research and Toxicology, HSI/Europe, Brussels, Belgium

We are looking for a senior policy officer to develop, implement and coordinate institutional engagement strategy and policy efforts at an EU level with regard to alternatives to animal use in testing and research. This position will be based at Humane Society International/Europe’s office in Brussels.

Humane Society International/Europe is a leading force for animal protection in the European Union, with active campaigns to protect wildlife and end trophy hunting, reduce and replace animal use in scientific research and product testing, and reduce the number of animals suffering for food, skins and fur.

Key responsibilities

  • To work with HSI Europe and Research & Toxicology leadership to develop and implement strategies to advance EU-level legislative, regulatory, research funding, and other policy measures aimed at replacing or reducing animal use in testing and research, and strengthening human health, environmental protection, and innovation agendas. Also helping international programme staff to understand and navigate EU processes.
  • Build relationships with European policymakers (Commission, Parliament, and Member State permanent representatives) and EU agency staff, influencing their understanding of animal-free approaches, and policy reforms proposed by HSI.
  • Build relationships and coalitions with European corporate and other relevant stakeholders, negotiating policy alignment and coordinating joint advocacy. Support the work of the Animal-Free Safety Assessment (AFSA) Collaboration, as needed.
  • Monitor EU institutional workplans, procedure files, stakeholder comments, and other information sources, and identify potential opportunities or threats.
  • Analyse proposed and pending legislation to determine whether it is favourable to programme objectives, and develop amendment proposals.
  • Develop political briefings, press releases, advertorials, action alerts, and other policy-level, non-technical communications, such as social media content, in close cooperation with programme staff.
  • Represent HSI in meetings with European Union institutions, external committees, and as a public/media spokesperson on institutional matters relating to alternatives to animal use.
  • Organise political briefings, high-level meetings, webinars and other EU-level forums for engagement, education, dialogue, and policy alignment.

The Senior Strategist Institutional Policy – research and toxicology will report to and be managed by HSI/Europe’s senior director of public affairs.

Essential requirements

  • Commitment to animal protection issues and the ability to professionally advocate for HSI science-policy positions.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of five years of lobbying experience and a demonstrable understanding of the workings of EU institutions and political processes.
  • Ability to work and multitask in a fast-paced environment with frequent internal and external political deadlines; self-motivated and proactive.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to handle complex situations and demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, including the ability to prioritise responsibilities and motivate external partners meet deadlines.
  • Superior communications (oral and written) and interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly absorb, analyse and communicate complex subject matter to a variety of audiences.
  • Clear ability to build/foster relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, demonstrating high standards of tact, diplomacy and discretion.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team (a large proportion of which will be based elsewhere around the globe).
  • Technical proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, Planner, etc.).
  • Professional fluency in English and at least one other European language.
  • The ability to work long hours should a crisis situation arise and willingness to travel, as needed.

We offer:

A salary between EUR 59,000 and ends at EUR 91,500 (full-time; Scale 11) gross per month*, depending on experience as per HSI/Europe’s salary policy.

Humane Society International is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organisation. We welcome qualified applicants of any age, race, national origin, religion or belief, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, family or parental status or disability.

To apply:

Please send your letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages) and curriculum vitae before midnight January 13th 2023 to info@hsieurope.org. If not an EU citizen, please also confirm that you have a legal right to work full-time in Belgium.

Interviews are scheduled for the week of 23rd January 2023. Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

* Before 2023 Belgian indexation

Brazil

Corporate Engagement Manager, Farm Animal Welfare – Farm Animal Welfare and Protection, HSI, Brazil

We are looking for a program manager to engage with food and food service companies to adopt and implement company policies that require higher welfare treatment of animals in their supply chains and coordinate engagement strategy. This position will be based in Brazil and work remotely.

Humane Society International is a leading force for animal protection in Brazil, with active campaigns to protect wildlife, reduce and replace animal use in scientific research and product testing, and reduce the number of animals suffering for food, skins and fur.

Key responsibilities

  • To advance the HSI Farm Animal Welfare and Protection (FAWP) team’s efforts to promote higher welfare for farm animals in production, including cage-free housing systems for egg laying hens and crate-free housing systems for breeding sows, in Brazil, working closely with program leadership and colleagues in Latin America.
  • To build relationships and work with a variety of stakeholders throughout the supply chain, such as food manufacturers and retailers, restaurants, supermarket chains, and financial institutions towards adoption and implementation of cage-free and crate-free purchasing policies, and regularly obtain updates on implementation progress to ensure efforts are on track to meet goals.
  • To engage with financial institutions to encourage adoption of farm animal welfare policies for managing their portfolio, and represent HSI in presentations with investor organizations, working closely with HSI FAWP financial institution issue lead.
  • To develop outward facing campaign materials and quarterly industry reports on cage-free and crate-free global and country specific news and progress, working with global director of market engagement to disseminate to companies globally.
  • To develop and build relationships with relevant government ministries and industry associations, to influence, incentivize and encourage a market transition to cage-free and crate-free production, and determine the regulatory or public policy opportunities to support the transitions.
  • To raise the profile of HSI and farm animal protection issues in the Brazilian media. Represent HSI in media interviews and industry events, including public speaking engagements at seminars, conferences and meetings, and pro-actively identify media opportunities to support the HSI cage and crate-free goals.
  • To organize and present briefings, high-level meetings, webinars and other forums for engagement, education, and dialogue on the importance and inclusion of farm animal welfare requirements in corporate policy.

The Corporate Engagement Manager for Farm Animal Welfare – farm animal welfare and protection will report to and be managed by HSI’s global director of market engagement.

Essential requirements

  • Commitment to animal protection issues and the ability to professionally advocate for HSI science-policy positions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant issue area, including international relations, finance or economics, sustainable development, animal welfare or animal science required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with policy, specifically related to corporate responsibility, sustainability, supply chains animals or food desirable.
  • Work experience with egg and pork producers and knowledge of production practices, desirable.
  • Work experience in animal protection, preferably protection of farm animals, is desirable.
  • Experience working with the media, giving presentations and in one-on-one advocacy.
  • Strong commitment to improving the welfare of farm animals.
  • Excellent oral and written fluency in Portuguese and English.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to handle complex situations and demonstrate sound judgment and problem-solving.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, including the ability to prioritize responsibilities and motivate external partners meet deadlines.
  • Availability to travel around Brazil whenever necessary.
  • Ability to work independently, proactively and maintain good communication with the HSI team worldwide (a large proportion of which are based elsewhere around the world).
  • Technical proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

We offer: Humane Society International is committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We welcome qualified applicants of any age, race, national origin, religion or belief, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, family or parental status or disability.

To apply: Please send your letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages) and curriculum vitae before midnight February 13, 2023 to karth@hsi.org.

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