'experienced professional who combines entrepreneurial spirit with knowledge of education in emergency, fundraising, programme management and passion for innovation'
Some 59 million children in countries affected by armed conflict are out of school. Furthermore, under investment in schooling systems and infrastructures and lack of teachers has meant that entire generations of children and youth are denied the right to education. Can’t Wait to Learn (CWTL) Programme provides a highly effective and cost-efficient solution to close the education gap for millions of children affected by conflict around the world. It is a digital tablet-based innovation programme providing children access to quality education, in both formal school settings or inside their communities. It offers children the opportunity to (continue to) learn to read, write and count through a self-paced digital game, which is specifically created to reflect their world and context. We work together with Ministries of Education to ensure that learning objectives are based on the national curricula. Children’s progress is monitored and used for further improvements of the programme. The programme is currently operational in Jordan, Lebanon, Sudan, Uganda and Chad.
As Programme Developer CWTL you employ your entrepreneurial mind set to find and pursue funding opportunities, maintain and develop new partnerships, develop the overarching Theory of Change (ToC) to scale the programme up and ensure its quality. Together with the CWTL Programme Director you lead the programme team to realize the results and ambitions of the multi-year CWTL programme, according to WCH and sector quality standards, and donor requirements.
The Programme Developer CWTL is part of the CWTL Team within the International Programmes Department of War Child Holland as well as part of the Global Education Working Group. The Programme Developer CWTL reports directly to the CWTL Programme Director and (together with Programme Coordinator) they form the CWTL Management Team (MT).
This role is stationed in the War Child’s office in the Netherlands (Amsterdam).
Your responsibilitiesGrant management and fundraising**
- Lead and facilitate virtual and flexible teams for co-creating and supporting the development of multi country/multi regional funding proposals
- Lead in writing project frameworks, concept notes, programme ToC, content for donor materials or products for the War Child pitches or funding proposals
- Ensure quality programme proposal development via feedback to drafts, identifying gaps and assuring linkage with the overall log frame
- Ensure coherence between the text of the proposal and its accompanying budget**
- Ensure that programme results and the potential for replication and scaling up are documented and shared
- Secure an appropriate multi-donor portfolio to support scale-up ambitions
Partnership management, networking & sector contribution
- Responsible for external and internal stakeholder management and buy-in
- Identify needs and opportunities for partnerships
- Participate in external meetings and working groups on national or global level
- Work with the CWTL MT to identify important findings and results and share these with relevant partners and stakeholders.
- Represent the organisation in relevant (inter)national events, networks and sector groups.
- Foster sharing and learning from programme experience within War Child and the education-in- emergencies sector through written articles, contribution to conferences and events, and by initiating learning events.
Scale-up innovative education interventions at international and country levels
Work on the implementation of the scale-up strategy for CWTL in existing and new programme countries
Work on implementing the scale-up strategy designed to foster broad education in emergencies sector acceptance of intervention approach
Develop and/or ensure effective strategic partnerships with public and private sector actors to support programme scale-up ambitions
Programme development, planning, management and reporting
- Lead the development of the programme ToC in line with programme strategy
- Lead the identification and contracting of appropriate programme partners in implementation countries.
- Review progress and define any necessary course corrections or planning amendments
- Support integrated research in the various sub-projects to collect evidence for innovative methodologies
- Intervene if/when needed in order to adhere to quality standards and donor requirements
- Development of a comprehensive Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning cycle and results framework.
- Relevant academic degree or studies (international development, conflict or social studies, etc)
- Extensive knowledge of education in emergencies programming (psychosocial support is an asset)
- Extensive knowledge of conflict related emergency, post-emergency or developing countries
- Ability to design and write major, winning, technical programs responding to grant solicitations in a limited amount of time
- Proven track record in programme- and project management of complex, multi-stakeholder, time sensitive programmes, including country-based programme experience
- Experience in developing methods, tools, programmes/interventions and delivering training
- Knowledge and experience in development of Theory of Change and M&E cycle management, including learning and research
- Demonstrated technical expertise in innovation in education and/or education in humanitarian settings
- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
- Strong planning and organizing skills
- Problem solving and can-do approach to work with a focus on achieving successful results
- Capacity to juggle multiple stakeholders and keep them engaged;
- Strong writing skills
- Full professional proficiency in English, ideally complemented with written and verbal French (Spanish or Arabic an asset)
- Understanding and full support of War Child’s mandate, mission and vision
- Preparedness to travel to WCH locations
- Available for 40 hours per week.
- Eligible to work in the Netherlands.
- Dutch contract with the salary range from €3813 to €5234 gross per month, based on 40 hours per week (the exact step determined by the years of your relevant working experience)
- 26 vacation days (based on 40 hours per week), plus 2 additional fixed free days
- Vacation allowance of 8% of the annual salary
- A contributory pension scheme
- Laptop to work from any location and mobile phone contribution of €25 per month
- Possibility to follow (online) trainings and/or courses and attend War Child’s events
- Good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!
War Child is a dynamic organization. We try to keep an informal ambiance within our office and in our remote work, 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 Holland offers a challenging job in an inspiring work environment.