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Communication Officer Can’t Wait To Learn

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Communication Officer Can’t Wait To Learn

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Communication Officer Can’t Wait To Learn

‘Professional, hands on with proven experience in development related communication’


Professional and dedicated Communication Officer wanted for the Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) global programme Team. CWTL is an innovative educational programme, especially designed to provide conflict-affected children with quality education - no matter where they live. Children play curriculum-based educational games on tablets to learn in an effective and fun way. This programme is currently expanding to and scaling up in a number of countries in Africa and the Middle East. More info: www.warchildholland.org/cant-wait-to-learn


Your challenge


  • Communications support to the Can’t Wait to Learn programme, including offline and online communication products targeting English, Arabic, French and Dutch-speaking audiences, including public and private sectors, and technical programme partners, and private and institutional donors;
  • Advice the use of communication means in order to reach external target groups;
  • Support brand building for Can’t Wait to Learn, contributing to enlarging the brand awareness and top of mind awareness;
  • Responsible for the production of excellent worldwide communication means for Can’t Wait to Learn in consultation with the Can’t Wait to Learn programme team, for approval by the Programme Director CWTL and Manager Communications & Design.


The Communications Officer is line managed by the Manager - Communications & Design team of the War Child Holland Marketing, Communications and Fundraising department with a functional reporting line to the Programme Director – Can’t Wait to Learn.


Your profile

  • Relevant HBO/academic background (Communication/Journalism/Editing);
  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience in a similar role;
  • Knowledge of and proven skills and experience in development related communication;
  • Excellent knowledge of communication developments and proven skills and experience in content development for all different on- and offline channels; both for short and longer copy;
  • Strong ability to produce quality work outputs within agreed priorities and to deadlines;
  • Superb written and visual presentation skills and understanding of how to communicate to multiple stakeholders including beneficiaries, institutional funding agencies, programme partners and the general public;
  • Strong ability to express skillfully in written and oral Dutch and English, either Arabic or French is an advantage – for both internal and external communication;
  • A good eye for photography, design and video. Experience with photo and video editing is a pre, as well as knowing well how to work with designers, (external) video-editors, filmmakers and photographers – and thus improving the results of their work.
  • Very flexible and hands on mentality;
  • Proven ability to work to tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities;
  • Strong advisory skills, culturally sensitive and diplomatic;
  • Very strong teamwork and communication skills including presentation preparation and delivery;
  • Preferably immediately available for 20 – 30 hours per week;
  • Contract for 6 months with the intentional to prolong depending on funding.


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.

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