Can’t Wait to Learn provides a quality evidence-based solution to close the education gap for millions of children affected by conflict. This self-paced digital education programme covering grade 1-3, offers children the opportunity to (continue to) learn to read, write and count, through educational games that are specifically created for and with these young children. Can’t Wait to Learn works together with Ministries of Education around the world to ensure that the learning objectives are in line with their national curricula, most recently for children in and outside of Ukraine.

Your Challenge

As Project Officer you are responsible for ensuring quality organizational and administrative support to the CWtL Ukraine Response Team (80%) & the Global CWtL Team (20%).

Your Responsibilities

Providing project support

Carry out a variety of subject-matter work within the project team to help coordinate, plan, prepare, and carry out tasks in line with the programme plans.
Help the programme team to prepare a work plan, establish a budget and write periodic and other reports in line with organisational requirements.
Support projects and sub-projects by compiling information for planning, monitoring and reporting purposes.
Prepare subject matter for meetings, keep minutes if necessary and tracks arrangements to ensure that they are fulfilled.
Edit documents and provide basic translation support, where possible.

Operational support

Coordinate and support procurement and recruitment processes in a timely manner, in line with internal and donor requirements.
Support financial administration of the programme.
Advise on, assist with and carry out matters relating to setting up the project’s accounts and records for new projects.
Maintain programme related filing and carry out administration & filing for grant management processes.

Maintaining contacts and providing administrative and organisational support to internal and external stakeholders

Serve as a point of contact for internal and external stakeholders on matters concerning the work on the project.
Handle some or all the communications to stakeholders relating to project progress.
Follow up on logistical matters relating to trainings, meetings and visits of partners or donors.
Participate in various internal and external meetings and consultations.

Improving services

Identify opportunities to improve the standard of professionalism.
Share learnings and experiences with the rest of the organisation.

Your Profile

Previous work experience in a busy administrative / project type role.
Understanding of and some previous experience of project-based working methods.
Ability to maintain effective communication lines within a project.
Flexibility to be able to multitask and remain effective in a busy & changeable environment.
Excellent planning and organising skills.
Natural problem solver with a keen eye for detail & accuracy.
Enthusiastic by nature with a hands-on approach.
Fluency in English is required. Fluency in Ukrainian, Romanian, or Russian is desirable.


This role is based at our offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands (successful candidate needs to be eligible to work in the Netherlands).

Our Offer

Salary range from €2, 793 – €3, 473 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
26 vacation days on full time basis, plus 3 additional fixed free days per annum (based on 40 hours work week)
Pension scheme fully paid by War Child
Commuter & working from home allowances
Possibility to follow training and/or courses where relevant
Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose to our work!

The 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.


The contract term is anticipated to be initially until end March 2024 with the possibility to extend.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 23 July 2023. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter here:

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War Child is committed to humanitarian values, standards and norms and we expect the same from job applicants. War Child is especially committed to safeguarding the children and youth we support and doesn’t tolerate any form of abuse. Because we want to prevent and deter any actions that place children and youth at risk, conduct references are an important part of our recruitment procedure. As part of the selection process, War Child will request standardized references in accordance with the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme and a recent Criminal Records statement.

Equal opportunity

War Child has a dream that every child lives in peace – no matter who or where they are. That’s why we pride ourselves on being an equal opportunity employer. We promote diversity and belonging in everything we do and select our potential new colleagues without regard to gender, race, colour, religion, nationality, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Application process

To ensure that we spend as much of our resources on the support of children and youth, War Child needs to operate as efficiently as possible. This means we can only process job applications received through our websites.

If we appoint a suitable candidate before the given closing date, the vacancy will be removed from our websites. In this case, any responses received after removal will not be processed. Sometimes the closing date of a vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain active.

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