Project Officer


Beschrijving van de vacature


‘Summary of core qualifications’


Your Challenge

As Project Officer you support the grant administration and coordination of logistics related to a large-scale research grant. The research for the grant is focused on adaption and scaling of War Child Holland’s global prize-winning programme Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) in Chad, Sudan and Uganda and covers a period of 3,5 years. The Project Officer is part of the War Child Holland’s Research & Development (R&D) team and works alongside the CWTL programme team, including in-country programme teams.

As Project Officer you report to the Director of the R&D Department while the day-to-day supervision of your work will be carried out by the Lead Research Coordinator for CWTL. Project Officer also works in close collaboration with the CWTL programme team. This job is stationed in War Child’s office in Amsterdam.


Your Responsibilities

  • Coordinate recruitment and contracting of staff and consultants, including in-country staff
  • Coordinate the contract and partnership management of consultants and staff
  • Carry out the procurement of required research equipment
  • Coordinate team members’ travel and events
  • Budget monitoring and support with budget management
  • Coordinate and write donor reports
  • Carry out project monitoring
  • Support the preparation for research activities
  • Ad hoc support related to research, programme and grant management activities.


Your Profile

  • HBO or academic degree in Business Administration, Project Management or similar
  • Min. of 1 year work experience in business or grant administration, project monitoring, project management, or similar
  • Min. of 1 year work experience working in the international development sector or similar, with experience in conflict or post-conflict settings a plus
  • Financial/operational/logistics background and experience is an advantage
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with an eye for detail and the ability to multitask
  • Able to work independently and pick things up quickly
  • Cultural and organizational sensitivity
  • Flexible, pro-active, custom- and result-oriented
  • Excellent writing skills in English and preferable French and/or Arabic
  • Fully support War Child’s mandate and mission
  • EU citizen or in possession of Dutch work permit
  • Available for min. 4 days a week.


Our offer

  • Salary range from €2506 to €3116 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
  • 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional free days
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses and attend War Child’s events
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!


The Organisation

War Child Holland (WCH) is an independent and impartial international non-governmental organization, with programme offices in 14 countries, investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. We strive to empower children and young people while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. In the WCH strategy 2016 – 2025, WCH’s R&D department is responsible for the rigorous development and evaluation of a holistic, multi-level and interconnected care system with interventions focused on child protection, education and psychosocial support and supportive approaches enabling accessibility and quality.

CWTL program is a curriculum-aligned, adaptive learning programme delivered on a tablet, designed to address some of the many challenges of access to quality education in conflict-affected settings, and employs a serious gaming approach and non-specialist facilitators. CWTL was first developed in Sudan for children living in areas where formal education infrastructure was unavailable. To date, multiple mixed-methods research studies on CWTL have been conducted and show promising results, including significant increases in mathematics and literacy competency as well as improvement to multiple dimensions of psychosocial wellbeing. More information on CWTL can be found here.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 5 April 2020. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter here.

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