ECPAT International Vacancy: Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia, Ratchathewi - Thailand

Vacancy Notice
Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia
Job title Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia
Duty station Regional- preferably Bangkok, Thailand
Reports to: Head of Network Development
Duration of contract Initial one year contract (renewable)
Grade D

ECPAT International is a global network of civil society organisations working together to end the sexual exploitation of children through prostitution, pornography and trafficking. It seeks to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

The ECPAT network currently has 90 member organisations in 82 countries in all regions of the world. All members are independent organisations or coalitions working against the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). The Secretariat of the Network is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently ECPAT has member groups in five Southeast Asian countries.

ECPAT’s capacity to accelerate progress against CSEC requires a stronger and more effective Network, served by a more responsive and unifying Secretariat. The movement requires enhanced global and regional collaboration, greater shared understanding, clarity of direction and a focus on common goals. Successful network development links national, regional and international efforts, with synergies and clear accountability among the different parts of the organisation that bring positive results for children.

Job purpose
The Regional Coordinator for Southeast Asia is a senior level position responsible for providing the strategic and technical leadership towards ECPAT’s advocacy and programming work against the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the region. The Regional Coordinator will represent the ECPAT International Secretariat to regional entities, national governments, UN agencies and child rights NGOs in the region. He/she will work towards achieving concrete results against CSEC and towards strengthening ECPAT’s services to Southeast Asia’s children. The Coordinator will foster partnership and mobilise support in the implementation of the regional/global commitments in protecting children from sexual exploitation. Based on the global Network Development Strategy, the Regional Coordinator will develop, formulate and implement a regional strategy to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of ECPAT’s presence in the region and ensure CSEC remains a priority issue within the regional policy and programming frameworks. Network development includes support to the capacity building of member organisations and expansion to new countries. Where appropriate, tasks may be related to working with ECPAT member groups in other parts of East Asia.

The ECPAT Coordinator for Southeast Asia will preferably be based in Bangkok, Thailand to maximize the interaction with the ECPAT Secretariat staff and will liaise closely with the ECPAT network member organisations throughout the region. The position will report to Head of Network Development based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tasks and Responsibilities
Knowledge management
  • Ensure the CSEC Situational Analysis for the region is regularly updated and reflective of the emerging trends and new manifestations of CSEC through pro-active collection and analysis of information and incorporate and synthesize these in the Situational Analysis; 
  • Maintain an overview of issues relating to children, monitoring trends in the external environment and inputting to organizational strategy and planning processes; 
  • Provide technical support to conducting CSEC Situational Analyses in new countries.
Advocacy strategy and programme implementation
  • Lead the development and implementation of the advocacy strategy for the Southeast Asia region in cooperation with the ECPAT Secretariat and ECPAT member organisations with due consideration for regional and national opportunities and mechanisms, including identification of measurable indicators to monitor impact and progress; 
  • Develop evidence based, high quality and effective advocacy tools ( messages, documents and policy papers) especially on emerging issues such as sexual exploitation of children in Travel and Tourism and Child Sexual Exploitation Online; 
  • Promote coordination and collaboration between the ECPAT Network and UN agencies, INGOs and other stakeholders to maximize advocacy and programme opportunities against CSEC in the region particularly in line with global and regional commitments, with special focus on SDGs; 
  • Ensure that voices of children are heard in support of ECPAT’s advocacy work through incorporation of children’s participation/inputs in ECPAT’s advocacy strategy; 
  • Develop a regional annual Work Plan with measurable indicators of progress based on Regional Strategy and funding commitments; 
  • Ensure implementation of regional based projects, monitor progress and ensure timely and quality donor reporting.
Network development, coordination and support
  • Formulate the ECPAT network development strategy for Southeast Asia based on ECPAT’s global network strategy, which aims at a dynamic and effective network against CSEC in the region with tailored strategies for coalition members and for the alliances of national non-member groups in the Southeast Asia region; 
  • Provide support to the National Coordinator in India to advance the multi-sector/stakeholder coalition model project and share progress/lessons learnt with regional/global processes on network development; 
  • Assess ECPAT’s network presence in the region and monitor its functioning; identify potential new member organisations; liaise with the ECPAT Board Credentials Committee on membership in the region; 
  • Organise ECPAT network regional consultations with members and partners and support the implementation of follow-up actions/commitments; 
  • Provide technical support and training to ECPAT member organizations as needed; 
  • Coordinate network communication within and across the region and the Secretariat in close collaboration with Regional Board Representative; 
  • Ensure that the regional section on the ECPAT Intranet Network HUB is up-to-date and promote active use of the Network HUB among regional members; 
  • Support ECPAT International Child and Youth Advisory Committee (EICYAC) members in the region in cooperation with the Global Coordinator for Children’s Participation.
External relations and representation
  • With the approval and in consultation with the Secretariat , represent ECPAT externally, networking to promote ECPAT perspectives and build relationships that bring into ECPAT new insights and capacities to address CSEC; 
  • Develop relationships with international and regional child focused organisations and experts; 
  • Represent ECPAT International in key events and forums in the region; 
  • Liaise with media on behalf of ECPAT as needed.
Donor relations, proposal development, fundraising
  • Responsible for donor relation management and grant management, including report writing and submission. 
  • Proactive assessment of fundraising opportunities and development of funding proposals.
  • Advanced university degree in human rights, social work, international development, public policy, communication, advocacy or related field; 
  • Minimum of eight years professional experience in advocacy and/or development programming; 
  • Demonstrated experience in policy advocacy work at the national and regional levels in Southeast Asia; 
  • Demonstrated understanding of child rights instruments and monitoring processes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ECPAT’s vision, values and principles; 
  • Ability to initiate external contacts and network effectively in order to have influence on policy and practice agendas; 
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including the ability to think creatively, to innovate and to set priorities, create management work plans and evaluate progress; 
  • The ability to analyze complex and/or multi-sourced information and summarize it for a range of different audiences; 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; knowledge of Southeast Asian languages would be an asset; 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills; 
  • Excellent negotiation and positive persuasion skills.
Salary and benefits
ECPAT offers a competitive remuneration package and staff benefits.

How to apply:
Please submit a completed Personal History Form and your cover letter to
Mention your name and the title of the position in the email subject line

Deadline: 20 Mar 2016