Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff1-5
  • HeadquartersUnited Kingdom
  • Founded1993
War Child was founded in 1993 by film-makers David Wilson and Bill Leeson. On assignment in the former-Yugoslavia they were horrified by the violence and ethnic cleansing they witnessed. And especially its impact on children. War Child works with children who, as a result of conflict, live with a combination of poverty, exclusion and insecurity. These children might include street children, child headed households, children conscripted into armed groups, and children who have been put in prison. Their mission is to support and improve the care and protection of children and young people who live with a combination of insecurity, poverty and exclusion in some of the worse conflict-affected places. They look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War Child, governments and key decision makers. MISSION To protect, educate and stand up for the rights of children caught up in war.  APPROACH They aim to reach children as early as possible when conflict breaks out, and stay on to support them - long after the TV cameras have gone home. They help keep them safe, give them an education, and equip them with skills for the future. They understand children’s needs, respect their rights, and put them at the centre of everything they do. Whether it's helping Syrian children access education, rehabilitating ex-child soldiers in the Central African Republic or seeking justice for young people detained in Afghanistan. They also work with children and young people to change systems and practices that affect them. They campaign on the root causes of conflict, and they demand that children are at the centre of all humanitarian responses. Their vital, life-changing work covers four main areas: - Protection - Education - Livelihoods - Campaigning

Where is War Child UK
Staff2Location of current staff
Jobs1Location of open jobs
Projects1Location of contracts awarded

Careers

1Current job
9Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Regional Programme Officer
    United Kingdom
  • Programmes Assistant
    United Kingdom
  • Child Safety and Safeguarding Advisor
    United Kingdom
  • Corporate Account Manager
    United Kingdom

Staff at War Child UK have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • events / training
  • torts / conflict resolution
  • personnel / human resources

Funders

  • ec
  • goal global
  • world bank group
  • save the children international
  • bloomberg philantrophies

Countries

  • uganda
  • niger
  • united states
  • egypt
  • iraq

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

Contact War Child UK

Current staff

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Company Offices
  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • London
  • Studio 320, Highgate Studios, 53 – 79 Highgate Road