Emergency Communications Officer

at War Child Holland
Published March 27, 2022
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
Category Consultancy  
Job Type Full Time  



Your Challenge


War Child is providing emergency support to children affected by the war in Ukraine. The Emergency Communications Officer supports the emergency response team as well as our local partner organisations to communicate the needs of children and families and our ongoing emergency efforts.


As Emergency Communications Officer you:


  • support the development of communication messaging


  • ensure the delivery of quality communication content in line with War Child’s brand


  • stimulate the adherence to War Child’s policies, brand book and donor requirements in all communications


The Emergency Communications Officer is part of the global Communications & Advocacy team and reports to the Communications & Advocacy Director. You work as part of the Ukraine Emergency Response project team. This is a temporary position on a fixed-term contract running from April to September 2022.


Your responsibilities


  • Develop stories about the psychosocial well-being of children and families affected by armed violence and the impact of War Child’s emergency response


  • Stimulate and manage the creation of creative photos, videos and designs, illustrating the psychosocial well-being of children and families affected by armed violence and the impact of War Child’s emergency response


  • Ensure War Child’s child safeguarding policies are fully adhered to when producing communication content


  • Facilitate and manage any communications trips to countries where the Ukraine emergency response work is being conducted;


  • Support the Ukraine Emergency Response team and local partner organisations in developing messaging and creating and communicating initiatives


  • Provide input for Ukraine Emergency Response situation reports (sitreps) and content for other internal communications


  • Support marketing and fundraising, for private as well as institutional donors, in close cooperation with War Child’s European teams


Your Profile


  • Degree in communications, journalism, language and literature, public relations or information management, or other relevant area of study


  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience, preferably in international humanitarian or media houses, with knowledge of humanitarianism and international relations


  • Experience in emergency response work is an added value


  • Excellent interpersonal communication and inter-cultural skills


  • Excellent written and verbal English language skills; knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian or Romanian is an asset


  • Capacity and experience in communication advice, news writing, designing and media relations


  • Ability to create and translate ideas and opportunities in content


  • Dynamic team player and a supportive collaborator with strong organisational and negotiation skills


  • Flexibility, stress resistant, hands-on mentality


  • Highly motivated


Our offer


  • Hourly rate €55 - 65, based on 24 hours per week (the exact rate determined by the years of your relevant working experience)


  • Reimbursement of public transport travel costs to/from work


  • Possibility to follow relevant trainings and/or courses and attend War Child’s events


  • Pleasant working conditions, good atmosphere, great colleagues and of course the meaningful purpose of our work!


How to Apply


Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 30 March 2021. Kindly email your


CV (maximum two pages) and a brief cover letter by email marked “Emergency Communications Officer” in the subject line.

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