Data Verification and Cataloguing Officer

The White Helmets
  • Location
    The Hague, Netherlands
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 16

Position description

The Data Verification and Cataloguing Officer is member of the Visual Documentation Team (VDT) Project of Stichting White Helmets Foundation (SWHF).


Stichting White Helmets Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation registered at the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce. The Foundation aims to provide aid to communities and persons recovering from conflicts and disasters; provide support and orientation to refugees and communities in hosting countries; support justice and human rights efforts.


The VDT Project is a justice and accountability project that addresses relevant issues in Syria. The project aims at assisting transitional justice mechanisms, and other research processes. 

The Data Verification and Cataloguing Officer is responsible to organise and catalogue data, process information, and upload it in the VDT system, as well as supporting the VDT Archive Manager in technical tasks. 


. Contract type and duration: 1-year, fixed term
. Line manager: VDT Archive Manager

Tasks and Activities

  1. Review content (videos, pictures, reports, sound files, etc.) and process information for use in analysis.

  2. Accurately tag and label information in the database according to SWHF guidelines, methodology, and standards.

  3. Produce tape summaries and transcripts of oral recordings by listening to the content.

  4. Collaborate with team members to address and resolve complex issues encountered during information review and analysis.

  5. Identify problematic areas and gaps in data and report to supervisors. 

  6. Participate in recommending improvements to increase the work efficiency.

  7. Undertake the review and analysis of relevant materials and draft reports in a variety of formats as required.

  8. Understand the context and background in which the content was created.

  9. Be able to aggregate different pieces of information into groups and categories.

  10. Perform other related duties as required.



  • 2 years of professional experience, preferably in data entry, information management or in open-source intelligence research. 
  • University degree preferred in media, journalism, security studies, social sciences, political science, information and communication, or information systems. 
  • Knowledge of Syria and the Syrian conflict (including Syrian Arabic dialects). 
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions including a willingness to watch and handle graphic content. 
  • Proficiency with software and online user interfaces. 
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to accuracy and detail. 
  • Ability to function professionally and effectively with co-workers and supervisors. 
  • Ability to handle complex/large amounts of information. 
  • Fluent in Arabic and English (spoken and written). Dutch is a plus. 
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to delivering work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • High standards of confidentiality, reliability, and discretion. 
  • Integrity and sharing of SWHF’s values and ethical standards.

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