War Child is looking for an:

Online Officer

‘A creative expert who can boost all online channels’

Your Challenge
As Online Officer you are responsible for boosting War Child’s fast-growing global network and brand as an expert organisation in the field of psychosocial support to children living with armed conflict. You create authentic, unexpected and impactful online content and concepts to share the reality and resilience of these children with audiences around the world.

As Online Officer you part of the Communications & Advocacy team in War Child’s Global Shared Platform, you closely support the Online Coordinator and report to the Director Communications & Advocacy. The Communications & Advocacy department is responsible for War Child’s global brand and positioning, reputation and content production.

The Online Officer position can be stationed in War Child’s offices in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) or Sweden (Stockholm) – eligibility to work in one of the countries is required.


– Implement the online strategy for global corporate social media
– Create inspiring and impactful content for global corporate social media and websites
– Maintain and help to develop the global corporate websites
– Monitor online developments, identify international communication opportunities and create new concepts
– Develop and implement brand guidelines and tone of voice across online channels
– Advise and support countries’ and project teams in the use of online communications.

Your Profile

– Higher vocational education or university degree in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations or a field directly relevant to War Child’s mission
– 3 years of relevant experience in online communications, preferably in an international environment
– Superior skills in production of online content
– Organised, savvy and hands-on, strong in conceptualisation
– Demonstrated experience in SEO and SEA, good knowledge of Google analytics
– Proven ability to edit images, video and animations
– Experience in working in a creative, results-oriented environment is desirable
– Ability to advise and mentor colleagues on online communications and best practices
– Excellent command of English (working knowledge in Arabic, French or Spanish would be an asset)
– Enthusiastic support War Child’s mission
– EU resident or in possession of a Dutch (or Swedish) working permit.
– Available for 40 hours per week.

Our offer

– Salary range from €2811 to €3565 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!

About War Child

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 offers a challenging job in an inspiring work environment.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply before 2 June 2021. Please upload your English CV (maximum of two pages) and cover letter (or any other way you would like to present yourself to us) by using the following hyperlink:

Online Officer (warchildholland.org)

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By submitting your application you certify that all of the statements made in your application are true, complete, and correct and are made in good faith. You understand that falsifying, misrepresenting or intentionally withholding information will be grounds for rejection of your application or withdrawal of any offer of appointment or, if an appointment offer has been accepted, this will be ground for employment sanctions, such as, but not limited to, instant dismissal. In addition, you understand that you need to submit a Certificate of Conduct and that, if you fail to submit it, no employment relationship can be established.

War Child is an international organisation, and we are committed to be a diverse and inclusive employer, placing human and child rights at the centre of our existence and work.  We hire our new colleagues based on their talents, competences and shared values; we do not distinguish them based on their age, sex, gender and gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation, disability etc. 

The safety of children and youth is a paramount and essential to War Child’s work. War Child has a zero tolerance policy towards any form of abuse. To prevent placing children and youth at any risk this subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures. Moreover, the accepted candidates will be required to state their commitment/ intent to be aware, consider and adhere to the minimum standards applicable in development and humanitarian settings, such as humanitarian values and principles, Sphere Humanitarian Charter, Standards in the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, Core Humanitarian Standard, International Humanitarian Law, Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and IASC Six Core Principles Relating to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.


Only applications received via our website are processed.

If we appoint a suitable candidate 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 are not 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 active.