ECPAT International Vacancy: Capacity Building Officer - Bangkok, Thailand

ECPAT International Vacancy: Capacity Building Officer - Bangkok, Thailand
Job title: Capacity Building Officer (Combating Sexual Exploitation Online Programme)
Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
Reports to: Head of Programme
Duration of contract: Initial two year contract (renewable)

Organisational Background
ECPAT International is a global network of organisations and individuals working together for the elimination of child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes. It seeks to encourage the world community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

The ECPAT network currently has 82 member organizations in 75 countries in Africa, Americas, Europe and the CIS, Asia and the Pacific. All of these members are independent organisations or coalitions working against the commercial sexual exploitation of children. The ECPAT Secretariat coordinates the global work of ECPAT International and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. The Secretariat designs programmes, advocacy and strategies to facilitate a range of network initiatives to make the greatest impact on combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

The Capacity Building Officer position will be based in ECPAT’ Secretariat, in Bangkok, Thailand. ECPAT International’s history is rooted in advocacy strategies to combat child pornography online with extensive work over the years to put this issue on the global agenda. ECPAT’s Programme to Combat Sexual Exploitation of Children Online (SECO programme) promotes a multi-stakeholder approach through working closely with civil society organizations, law enforcement, government and inter-governmental entities and the private sector, in addressing this issue at all levels. One main aspect of the SECO programme is capacity building of our network members through the use of both face-to-face and online training strategies in addition to the production of written inputs that can feed into the work of the programme and contribute to its positioning on the global agenda in the field.

Job purpose
The Capacity Building Officer will lead the development of capacity-building and awareness-raising contents and carry out capacity building training for the ECPAT member groups and partners. The main tasks and responsibilities are detailed below.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Development of training/awareness-raising contents
  • Develop the content of position papers, background papers, and training modules;
  • Recommend and define methodological aspects related to content-delivery, both when online and face-to-face (focus, target audience, duration, language, appropriate format, graphic design, etc.); 
  • Write the content with proper defined learning objectives;
  • Ensure alignment of the content with the SECO programme strategy directions and synergy with other programme strategies;
  • Ensure the deliverables are achieved based on agreed work plans and timelines;
  • Ongoing assessment of relevance and pertinence of the content delivered;
Act as trainer (face-to-face and remotely)
Liaise with the SECO programme team and when appropriate, with ECPAT network members and external stakeholders such as private sector partners (specifically from the IT sector), governments, intergovernmental bodies, international organizations, law enforcement agencies, and (I)NGOs,  in order to:
  • Deliver training content, face-to-face and remotely, on specific aspects of the sexual exploitation of children online;
  • Lead in organizing or co-organizing the training and awareness-raising activities;
  • Build and strengthen participants´ knowledge of aspects linked to the sexual exploitation of children online as identified in the programme; 
  • Monitor and identify methodological aspects of the training strategy that should be improved;
  • Represent ECPAT SECO programme at capacity-building face-to-face events;
  • Identify opportunities for content development aligned with the SECO programme´s objectives and priority areas:
  • Actively promote the goals of the SECO programme;
  • Advanced university degree in education, social science, international development, or related area;
  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible and relevant professional experience working in the fields of capacity building and/or education at the national and/or regional and (preferably) international level; 
  • Relevant experience in the field of international development, human rights, and non-governmental organisations;
  • Demonstrated thematic knowledge of child rights and preferably of sexual exploitation of children online;
  • Demonstrated experience acting as a trainer/instructor;
  • Demonstrated understanding of content development in a multi-channel world;
  • Publication record of training materials is a plus;
  • Excellent English language skills, good command of  French /Spanish/ Russian is a plus.
  • Knowledge or experience in designing e-learning modules and in developing online awareness-raising strategies is a plus;
  • Graphic design skills and knowledge of instructional design is a plus;
  • Demonstrated commitment to ECPAT’s vision, values and principles; 
  • Communication: excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively to varied audiences from different regions;
  • Drive for results;
  • Ability to adapt and flexibility;
  • Relating and networking: excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact;
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information;
  • Ability to think creatively, to innovate and to set priorities;
Salary and benefits

ECPAT offers a competitive remuneration package and staff benefits.

Application process
Please submit cover letter and Personal History Form to

Please mention your name, surname and the position title “Capacity Building Officer” in the subject line.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.