Play Testers for Can’t Wait to Learn

War Child & Flavour
02 augustus 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.

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 Learn has 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.

Purpose of the job

War Child is in the process of testing educational tablet games for children. In order to achieve this aim, War Child needs at least 20 adult play testers to test the functionality, content, and gameplay. The play testers will play through games (all in Arabic) from start to finish. Any errors or issues that arise during play will be reported in English to the developers.

Profile

  • Native Arabic speaker (in order to play the game through and recognize issues)
  • Good English speaker (in order to report any issues in English)
  • Over 18 years old
  • Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signature is required for this job
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Those with experience, studying, or interested in education, pedagogy, social science, gamification, technology, or other related fields are also warmly invited to apply

Timeframe

War Child & Flavour need at least 20 test players to commit for an entire period of two weeks. Due to ongoing game development, the dates of the testing are tentative. The project start date is

Tuesday, August 15 and will end on Friday, August 25. When undertaking this job, it is required that the play tester commits to the full two weeks and is able to work at the office from 11:00 to 18:00 (not including breaks).

The game testing is taking place at Europalaan 20, Utrecht.

Payment

  • 10 euro/hour
  • Reimbursement for public transport from home to work
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and drinks

To apply

To apply, please email your CV and brief motivation letter as soon as possible to info@tinthue.com. Applicants will be contacted as early as Friday, 4 August for interviews that will be scheduled between Monday, 7 and Friday, 11 August.