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About Can’t Wait to Learn

Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) is an education technology programme that 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.


Can’t Wait to Learn has the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially in rural areas where no formal schools exist. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised children engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation instead of waiting for formal schools to be built; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place.



You will support the Research & Development (R&D) department with transcribing audio recordings of focus group discussions and key informant interviews conducted in Arabic with programme participants (children, parents, facilitators) and other key stakeholders.



Transcribe focus group discussions and key informant interviews conducted in Lebanon and Jordan (main task) from spoken to written Arabic.

There may be a possibility to do other Research & Development tasks.


Required skills and experience

  • Good computer skills, especially well developed typing skills;
  • Native level Arabic speaking and writing, preferably familiar with Syrian accent;
  • English language proficiency is plus.



Transcription can take place in War Child Holland in Beirut, Tripoli or Akkar, or transcribers can work from home if they prefer.

Transcription timeline:

  • Starting date: as soon as possible



Transcribers will be paid $50 for each 40 minutes of audio. Cost of transcribing audio files that are bigger or smaller will be calculated accordingly.


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.


As a volunteer you will receive a transportation allowance and you are invited for trainings and events.


How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible. Make sure to upload your English or Arabic CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink: (will be inserted by HR)


Recruitment will be done on an ongoing basis, based on working space availability and need.


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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.

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