Intern Can't Wait to Learn Information Technology

Help determine the technical core of the Can’t Wait to Learn programme
21 november 2017


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. 

Programme Background: 

Can’t Wait to Learn Can’t Wait to Learn (CWtL) 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 (e-Learning Sudan) has ambitions to increase the number of children with access to quality education in mathematics in areas affected by conflict in Africa and the Middle East, specifically Lebanon and Jordan. In addition, reading and psychosocial well-being –focused materials will be introduced to the CWtL portfolio during 2016. Developing fresh, interactive materials based on the national curricula, and creating effective partnership structures to distribute these, creates new opportunities for making education accessible to those children who have been excluded from education. Thus, increasing children’s resilience and thereby, preparing them for a positive future. 

Further information can be found at: 


The Intern will primarily support the programme team in developing and implementing the research plan that focuses on determining the technical core of the Can’t Wait to Learn programme, namely:  

  • Establishing which technology, products and services are required and best suited to achieve the scale-up goals of the Can’t Wait to Learn programme; and 

  • Developing andimplementinga plan to roll out the technical system to support the Can’t Wait to Learn programme goals. 

Result areas include: 

Exploratory and comparative research on technology requirements for the CWtL programme in the medium and longer-term. 

  • Conduct applied exploratory research based on agreed research parameters 

  • Conduct lab tests components, as required  

  • Analysis and presentation of test  results and desk basedresearch to programme stakeholders 

Requirements + conceptual designs  

  • Provide input into setting technology requirements  

  • Supporting  a MoSCoW-analysis leading to a prioritisation of requirements  

  • Scenario analysis based on combining research results with prioritised requirements  

  • Develop conceptual design scenarios based on strong analysis and input from country programmes. 

Lab tests + SWOT-analysis + conceptual designs  

  • Conduct lab tests on conceptual design scenarios  

  • Conduct SWOT-analysis on test results  

  • Develop preliminary design scenarios, in conjunction with programme colleagues and stakeholders.  

Field tests + SWOT-analysis + final design  

  • Conducting field tests preliminary design scenarios  

Agile test plans and feedback mechanisms 

  • Design a test cycle seeks to test a version of a system or product to quickly generate user feedback for input into the design process 

  • Adjust design/test cycle to accommodate factors in testing with users (ie access, location, safety, environment) 

Roll-out plan: 

  • Be part of the team developing a roll-out plan based on the chosen technology infrastructure and systems scenario. 


  • Documents and reports; 

  • Data collection and analysis based both on field testing and desk reviews;  

  • Write up of any data collection activities including interviews. 

Required skills and experience: 

  • Currently studying Computer Science or related IT discipline, while maintaining honours level standards;  

  • Ability to collect, analyse and structureresearch data; 

  • Proven ability to solve problems and leverage appropriate resources to produce quality outcomes; 

  • Very strong teamwork and communication skills including presentation preparation and delivery 

  • Strong ability to produce quality work outputs within agreed priorities and to deadlines;  

  • Excellent command of the Englishlanguage, both spoken and written; 

  • Knowledge of NGO and/or development sector is preferred. 


  • The Intern will report to theChief Technology Officer - Can’t Wait to Learn 

  • Regular contact will also be maintained with central programme, finance and procurement teams 

  • Other regular contacts will include the Jordan, Lebanon, Uganda and Sudan country programme and operations teams,and external partners. 

Commencement date and conditions 

Based in The Netherlands working from home / university with regular meetings at the WCH Head Office in Amsterdam. 

As soon as possible for a period of three – six months. 

As per War Child Intern Policy, fee will be €200 gross per month (based on 5 days). Travel costs will be reimbursed.  

Please note that an intern at War Child must be a registered student at a Dutch educational institution.   

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 in Amsterdam.  

How to apply  

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply as soon as possible by using the following hyperlink:  

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