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Campaigner (f/m/d) – Trophy Hunting

Remote, Deutschland


Humane Society International (HSI), with headquarters in Washington D.C., is one of the largest and most influential animal protection organizations in the world. Since 1991, Humane Society International strives for a better future for animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. We work on a wide variety of animal welfare issues in more than 50 countries in close cooperation with local organizations and national governments. We share our knowledge, expertise and experience and engage in the dialogue with individuals and associations to accomplish real change in the way animals are being treated.  HSI puts special emphasis on the quality of scientific research within our organization and the cautious implementation of truthful information and data in our communication. 

For our rapidly expanding team in Europe, we are looking for a 

Campaigner (f/m/d) – Trophy Hunting 

(Fulltime/Parttime, remote) 

Humane Society International (HSI) is looking for a campaigner to develop and implement our European campaign on Trophy Hunting in Germany.  

Hundreds of thousands of wild mammals, including endangered or threatened species, are slain by trophy hunters each year. German hunters import hundreds of trophies each year, which makes Germany one of the major importers in the EU. HSI works to raise public awareness regarding this issue, improving legal protections and encouraging alternative action. 

The trophy hunting campaign in Germany will consist of lobby activities, public and media engagement, and activities in the direction of companies and other stakeholders. The campaign will be carried out in five EU countries. 

The position of the Campaigner in Germany reports to the HSI Country Director in Germany and the Trophy Hunting Campaign Lead for Europe and is under the functional guidance of the Wildlife program department at HSI’s global headquarters in Washington, DC.  

This role is an excellent and unique opportunity to deliver a high-profile campaign that will have a strong impact on the lives of animals and the protection of their natural habitats.  

The position is offered on a 6-month consultancy contract. Extension after this period is possible. (The campaign is expected to last for approximately two years.) 

Essential duties and responsibilities  

  • Develop a campaign strategy focusing on different stakeholders in close consultation with the country director and the HSI Trophy Hunting Team in the EU and US.  
  • Coordinate the execution of the trophy hunting campaign in Germany. 
  • Research and summarize relevant, often scientific, information and transform into materials for target audiences. 
  • Work closely with an intercultural team in the EU and the US.  
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders, politicians, journalists, scientists and expand the existing network.  
  • Develop engagement concepts and events (on-/offline) for relevant stakeholders.  
  • Monitor progress and adjust plans and activities when necessary. 

Education and experience 

  • Campaigning experience, desirably on animal welfare issues.  
  • Specific experience in campaigns aimed at influencing legislation is a plus. 

Necessary knowledge, skills and abilities 

  • Affinity with the issue. 
  • Ability to translate strategic campaign goals into effective action plans and transform messages addressing different target audiences.  
  • Experience with campaign execution for several channels. (on/-offline) 
  • Strong affinity for new media and new trends. 
  • Familiar with the mobilization of audiences & supporters. 
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and project management skills. 
  • Ability to engage with and elevate access to stakeholders, journalists, politicians, scientists.  
  • Outstanding verbal and written skills in German.   
  • Fluency in English is required. 
  • Willing and able to travel. 

How to apply 

We look forward to receiving your complete application, including relevant references and CV (in English or German) indicating your notice period and salary expectations before December 20, 2020 to Sylvie Kremerskothen Gleason, 

Humane Society International values diversity and welcomes all applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital or parental status.  


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