Intern Can't Wait to Learn Programme

Native speaker of Arabic or French, with excellent command of English.
21 november 2017


War Child is looking for a native Arabic or French speaker with an excellent command of the English language.

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.

About 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.  

Can’t Wait to Learnhas the potential to provide out-of-school children with access to education opportunities, especially in rural areas where no formal schools exist. The programme uses education technology as part of a model of education which is offering certified curriculum level content through applied gaming and personalised pupil engagement. The programme uses a range of innovative, results focused approaches: combining context specific applied gaming and community-based facilitation instead of waiting for formal schools to be built; a strong innovation management staged approach to growth with rigorous appropriate research; and focusing on getting the right partnerships in place. 


The Intern will primarily support the programme team in developing and implementing the game content of the Can’t Wait to Learnprogramme, namely:  

  • Develop, revise, and translate the detailed game content of the Can’t Wait to Learn programme; 

  • Support the programme team with various tasks related to the development and implementation of the game and support the Can’t Wait to Learn programme goals. 

Result Areas Include: 

Content database  

  • Provide input for the development of the content database 

  • ProofreadArabicor French content 

  • Ensure quality translation of the game content from English to Arabic or English to French  

General Translations 

  • Support the CWtL team with Arabic/English and French/Arabic translations 

  • Revise the quality of Arabic translation produced by Can't Wait to Learn partners 

Support to the Programme Team 

  • Provide support with the organization of presentations, meetings, and events 

  • Help the team in the process of grant compliance 

  • Support the team on communication, research, and reporting 

  • Support on resource and material management 

  • Ad Hoc tasks 


  • Documentsandreports; 

  • Game content; 

  • Translations; 

  • Training materials. 

Required Skills and Experience: 

  • Currently studying Social Sciences, Linguistics, Liberal Arts or similar, while maintaining honours level standards; 

  • Ability to produce high quality translations from English to Arabic or English to French  and vice versa; 

  • 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; 

  • Native Arabic speaker and excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written; 

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


  • The Intern will report to the Deputy Director – CWTL, and will work within the Amsterdam CWTL team 

  • Other regular contacts will include the Jordan, Lebanon, Uganda and Sudan country programme and operations teams, as well as 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 need to 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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