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Programme Coordinator - Can't Wait to Learn

Programme Coordinator - Can't Wait to Learn

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Programme Coordinator - Can't Wait to Learn
War Child
40 uur p/w
€3.296 - €4.264 (o.b.v. 40u)

“Hands on project coordination and implementation, motivated to ensure outputs are in line with project plans and objectives”

Can’t Wait to Learn is a digital gaming intervention that is context specific & supports motivation, active & self-paced learning for children. The games are co-created to make them culturally, contextually and curricula appropriate for the specific countries and contexts they are used in. The Can’t Wait to Learn programme has recently developed its scaling strategy and corresponding business model. The programme is transitioning from a successful EdTech innovation that is implemented in 5 countries, to a product that can be scaled more widely while building the foundations for economic sustainability.


The Programme Coordinator is responsible for effectively coordinating a range of work streams across multiple countries and partners within tight deadlines and to high quality standards in line with War Child Holland programme ambitions. The Programme Coordinator will play a driving role in ensuring efficient programme operations in adherence to War Child and programme donor quality & accountability standards. 

The Programme Coordinator is part of the Can't Wait to Learn (CWtL) team and reports to the Director of the department. The Programme Coordinator collaborates closely with the Global Can’t Wait to Learn team and the corresponding country-based Project Managers of CWtL, other departments at War Child Holland, implementing partners, and suppliers. They also provide functional management of the CWtL intern. 

This position can be stationed in the countries where WCH has its offices (the successful candidate needs to be eligible to work in that location; preference given to local candidates). 

Your Challenge

  • Co-develop Can’t Wait to Learn programmes in existing and new countries through project plans, support and ongoing monitoring.
  • Identify relevant developments and translate these into opportunities and risks for the programme.
  • Develop project plans, budget and quality standards for (global) Can’t Wait to Learn projects and coordinate the implementation according to objectives.
  • Provide support and advice to programme related activities including fundraising and research teams.
  • Act as point of contact and support for partners directly implementing global projects.
  • Report and communicate achievements and challenges to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with suppliers, implementing partners and other stakeholders.
  • Support (new) partners in the roll out and implementation of the Can’t Wait to Learn programme.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the Can’t Wait to Learn global scaling strategy.
  • Participate in relevant working groups and events to increase exposure of Can’t Wait to learn and ensure two-way learnings.
  • Set up and manage a Community of Practice to ensure learnings of Can’t Wait to Learn at scale.
  • Provide input on partner assessments and agreements. 

Your Profile

  • Academic background in Development/International Cooperation and/or Humanitarian Aid or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position in an international organisation - demonstrated experience in Programme Coordination or Programme Management Up to date knowledge of current development and trends in the (international) aid sector.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and preferably one of the following languages: Dutch, French, and/or Arabic.
  • Strong relation building skills, diplomacy and confident building and maintaining networks.
  • Excellent facilitation and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, organised to meet deadlines whilst maintaining an eye for detail.
  • Customer orientated, enthusiastic and creative.
  • Result-oriented and determined.
  • Willing and able to travel to War Child programming areas, as required. 

Our Offer

  • Salary range from € 3,296 – € 4,264 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of relevant working experience).
  • 28 vacation days on full time basis (consisting of 26 vacation days plus 2 additional fixed free days, based on 40 hours work week).
  • A pension scheme fully paid by War Child.
  • Reimbursement of your train costs (if travelling to work by train).
  • Laptop to work from any location and monthly mobile phone contribution of € 25.
  • Possibility to follow training and/or courses where relevant.
  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work! 

Our Organisation

War Child is a young and dynamic organisation. 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

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 20th January 2022 by uploading their CV and a short cover letter, in English, here:

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By submitting your application you certify that all of the statements made in your application are true, complete, and correct and are made in good faith. You understand that falsifying, misrepresenting or intentionally withholding information will be grounds for rejection of your application or withdrawal of any offer of appointment or, if an appointment offer has been accepted, this will be ground for employment sanctions, such as, but not limited to, instant dismissal. In addition, you understand that you need to submit a Criminal Record Certificate and that, if you fail to submit it, no employment relationship can be established. 

War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work.  We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, gender and gender identity, race, colour, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc. 

The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. 


• Only applications received via our website are processed.

• If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.

• It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.