Intern Information Management

“an opportunity to gain experience in information management in an international NGO”

Your Challenge

War Child Holland invests in a peaceful future for children affected by armed conflict. Our mission is to help war children to change the future. Proper use of and access to the precious information and knowledge within our organisation is vital. We currently use Office365 and SharePoint as our main tools for document and information management and knowledge sharing. We are looking for an intern to support us in optimising the use and adoption of our Office365/SharePoint solution.

As Intern Information Management and together with the ICT team you contribute to the accessibility and usability of available information and knowledge by all staff working in War Child. These are examples of the tasks:

  • Monitor and handle user questions regarding SharePoint / Office 365 functionality
  • Adjust user instructions and documentation in multiple languages and inform employees about new options
  • Seek and suggest new SharePoint related solutions in order to optimize the use
  • Support with creation and implementation of new sites and granting authorizations.

As Intern Information Management you are part of and work together with the members of the ICT department and report to the ICT Manager (who is also your Mentor). There will also be regular contact with the key users of SharePoint.

Your profile

  • You are a 3rd or 4th year HBO or University student in in the area of Information Management
  • You are enrolled in a Dutch higher education institute for the whole duration of the internship
  • Relevant (basic) knowledge of and experience with SharePoint Online and Office365.
  • Affinity with IT and IT developments in the area of information- and document management
  • Business oriented and analytical skills with a strong customer service ethic
  • Good communicative skills
  • Good command of English language, both spoken and written
  • Self-motivated independent worker with the ability to follow direction and effectively learn
  • Good team working skills
  • Available 4 days per week, starting 1 February 2022.

Our Organisation and Conditions

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 in Amsterdam.

This internship is for a period of at least 6 months for 4 days per week, starting on 1 February 2022. As intern in War Child you can count on an interesting internship, with an opportunity to learn a lot. Of course you will get guidance, but also freedom to work out your ideas. As per War Child Intern Policy, your fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days). Travel costs will be reimbursed. You must already be based in The Netherlands.

Please note that War Child interns need to be registered students at a Dutch educational institutions. Students must be enrolled for the duration of their internship. Please note that this internship does not suit students who are in their thesis writing semesters.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply by no later than 23th of January 2022 by submitting their CV (English, max 2 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.