Designer At War Child Holland

“a practical creative professional with feeling for branding”

Your Challenge
You define the way people see War Child. You develop and monitor our visual brand and create authentic, creative and impactful design that shares the reality and resilience of children living with armed conflict. You are part of War Child’s global Communications & Advocacy team, responsible for War Child’s global brand and positioning, reputation and content production. You are ready to support and service colleagues working around the world. In this role you report to the Director of Communications & Advocacy.

This role can be stationed in any of War Child Holland offices. The Communications & Advocacy team is centred in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) with its members spread in various other countries.

Your Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor War Child’s visual brand, in line with the brand book, toolkit and templates
  • Design communication concepts and content
  • Brief and guide external agencies and freelancers on design assignments
  • Coordinate design projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • Advise and support country and project teams on visual brand use
  • Assist video editor in photo and video production and editing
  • Manage the global content library.

Your Profile

  • Higher professional education in multimedia design graphic design or the art
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in design and branding, preferably in an international environment
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat X, After Effects & Premiere Pro)
  • Proven ability to edit images, video and animations
  • Creative and playful
  • Flexible, ability to work on deadline
  • Well-organised and service-oriented
  • Excellent command of English (working knowledge of Arabic is an additional asset)
  • Enthusiastic supporter of War Child’s mission
  • Available for 40 hours per week.

Our offer

Depending on the duty station, local contract with salary and secondary labour conditions based on the country’s salary scale and T&C will apply.

Location: any countries, where War Child Holland has its offices. The successful candidate needs to be eligible to work in that country. Preference will be given to local candidates.

Contract: War Child standardly offers a 1-year contract with the intention to prolong after that.

About War Child

War Child is a dynamic organization. We keep an informal ambiance within our office and in our remote work, with lots 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 7 November 2021. Please upload your English CV (maximum of two pages), cover letter (or any other way you would like to present yourself to us) as well as examples of your design or digital portfolio by using the following hyperlink:

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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.


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