Terms of Reference - Teaching and Learning Consultant

Can’t Wait to Learn
08 maart 2018

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 (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) and has ambitions to increase the number of children with access to quality education in mathematics, reading and psychosocial well-being in areas affected by conflict in Africa and the Middle East, specifically Lebanon, Jordan and Uganda. 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: www.warchildholland.org/cant-wait-to-learn


The Teaching and Learning Consultant will support the Teaching Content and Practice Specialist in developing and producing the Can’t Wait to learn software and implementing the research plan that focuses on determining the technical core of the Can’t Wait to Learn programme, namely:

• Support the didactic framework development for new countries / subjects
• Write research reviews on current international best practice for literacy and second language acquisition
• Assist in developing a programme of study for Lebanon EAL years 1-3
• Assist in preparing instructional videos for Lebanon EAL years 1-3
• Assist in developing a programme of study for Uganda Literacy years 1-3
• Assist in preparing instructional videos for Uganda Literacy
• Support/Contribute to the development of reading books through the ‘CWTL Story Scramble’ (English & Arabic)
• Assist in developing mini games for Lebanon EAL and Uganda Literacy
• Review and feedback on instructional videos
• Review and feedback on content for Uganda Literacy and Lebanon EAL
• Develop and review teacher/learning director/facilitator training across countries (Uganda pending)

The consultant will contribute to the finalisation of the following outputs:

• Instructional videos;
• Ideas for final educative games for Sudan, Lebanon and Jordan and Uganda
• Training materials
• Preparation documents for Uganda literacy and EAL for Jordan

Required skills and experience:

• University degree in primary school teaching.
• At least ten years’ experience teaching primary school aged children in multi-cultural environment.
• Good understanding of how to communicate maths and literacy concepts visually to children.
• Track record of delivering results in classroom environments including preparing lessons and developing and delivering teacher professional development programmes.
• Proven ability to work to tight deadlines.
• Very strong teamwork and communication skills.
• Strong ability to produce quality work outputs within agreed priorities and to deadlines.
• Excellent command of the English language, both spoken and written.


• The Teaching and Learning Consultant will report to the Teaching Content and Practice Specialist CWTL.


• Home based.
• EUR 300 per day including VAT (if applicable).

Number of days:

Up to 4 days a month for 3 months with the potential to extend, based on additional needs.

Commencement date:

As soon as possible for a period of 3 months.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before the 22nd of March 2018. Make sure to upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter by using the following hyperlink: http://warchild.onlinevacatures.nl/en/Vacancy/Apply/97485

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.

•Only applications received via our website will be processed.
•If we appoint a suitable consultant before the given closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time will not be processed.
•It could be that during our selection process, the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.