Closing Date : 2017-01-18
Duty Station : Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Organization: War Child Holland
Country: Netherlands
Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Can t Wait to Learn

Can t Wait to Learn (CWTL) proposes new (cost-) effective solutions to the urgent challenges facing education for children in emergencies. By utilising innovative technological solutions with a focus on serious gaming, CWTL builds on concepts which have been successfully piloted in Sudan (e-Learning Sudan). CWTL has ambitions to increase the number of children with access to quality education in mathematics in areas affected by conflict in Africa and the Middle East. In addition, reading and psychosocial well-being focused materials will be introduced to the CWTL portfolio during 2016-2017. Developing fresh, interactive materials based on the national curricula, and creating effective partnership structures to distribute these, creates new opportunities for making education accessible to those children who have been excluded from education. Thus, increasing children s resilience and thereby, preparing them for a positive future. Further information can be found at:

Your challenge

The purpose of the position is to work with the CWTL Programme Manager and CWTL Programme Controller to realise the results and ambitions of the multi-year CWTL programme, according to WCH quality standards and donor requirements. Programme implementation is done via various partner organisations as well as by WCH teams in countries with WCH offices.

The positon involves strategic partnership development, programme and project planning, project implementation and management of a complex cross-departmental programme in various countries together with other implementing partners and WCH teams. This position is particularly focused on supporting introduction of the programme in new countries.


Programme development, planning, management, implementation and reporting

Provide specialised support to in-country teams define and design specific programme plans for new and existing countries within the CWTL Programme;

Support the integrate research in the various sub projects to collect evidence for innovative methodologies;

Develop processes, tools and guidelines to ensure smooth project management and implementation;

Lead the identification and contracting process of appropriate programme partners in each implementation country;

Supervise project management and implementation of various (sub) projects in the CWTL Programme.

Roll-out and up-scale of innovative education interventions at international and country levels

Significantly contribute to the development of a roll-out protocol for CWTL implementation in new countries in collaboration with the CWTL programme team and other stakeholders;

Be part of the core team, developing and implementing a scale-up strategy designed to foster broad education in emergencies sector acceptance of intervention approach, together with other programme partners;

Develop effective strategic partnerships with public and private sector actors to support programme scale-up ambitions.

Grant management and fundraising

Document and share programme results and the potential for replication and scaling-up with relevant stakeholders, including potential donors;

Support the WCH CWTL HO team to prepare quality proposals and reports for existing and potential donors.

Partnership management, networking & sector contribution

Ensure buy-in and support from stakeholders, in War Child HO and field, as well as of external partners and donors;

Identify important findings and results and share these with relevant partners and stakeholders in the sector;

Representing the organisation in relevant (inter)national events, networks and sector groups.

Your profile

Relevant academic degree or studies (international development, conflict or social studies, etc);

Extensive knowledge of education in emergencies programming (psychosocial support is an asset);

Extensive knowledge of war affected emergency, post-emergency or developing countries;

Proven track record in programme- and project management of complex, time sensitive programmes;

Experience in developing, methods, tools, programs/interventions and delivering training;

Knowledge and experience in M&E and research;

Strong planning and organising skills;

Outstanding interpersonal skills;

Problem solving and can-do mentality;

Capacity to juggle multiple stakeholders and keep them engaged;

Fluency in English required with professional level French, Spanish or Arabic an asset.

The organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office, with a lot of room for creativity, inspiration and self-initiative from employees. We practice what we preach: dynamic, innovative, integrity focused and a drive to reach the highest possible results against the lowest possible costs. War Child offers a challenging job in an inspiring workplace in Amsterdam.

How to apply:

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 18 January 2017. Make sure to upload your English CV and cover letter by using following hyperlink:

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