ECPAT International Job Vacancy: SECO Project Intern - Bangkok, Thailand

Programme Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children Online (SECO) Intern
ECPAT International

Vacancy Notice
Position: Programme Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children Online (SECO) Intern

Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Six Months
Reports to: Legal Officer - SECO Programme

Grading: INTERN
Organisational Background:
The ECPAT International network currently has more than 90 member organisations in over 82 countries in Africa, Americas, Europe, 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 the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

Programme Description:
ECPAT’s Programme to Combat Sexual Exploitation of Children Online (SECO) promotes a multi-stakeholder approach through working closely with civil society organisations, law enforcement, government and inter-governmental entities as well as the private sector, in addressing this issue at all levels. One area of the SECO Programme’s work is the analysis of legal frameworks at national and regional levels and how these are implemented and aligned with international norms such as the Council of Europe Convention on Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. The findings of this legal analysis will be used to support advocacy strategies of our network members as well as advocacy processes with policy and law makers globally.

Position Purpose:
Interns have an opportunity to work with professional experts in the ECPAT Secretariat, and depending on the specific assignment, with ECPAT network members, partner organizations and external experts. The internship programme aims at a learning-in-action or an experiential learning approach which means that the orientation and learning of each intern will take place largely through direct involvement in the work agendas and activities of the ECPAT Secretariat. 

Tasks and Responsibilities:The intern will assist the Legal Officer of the SECO Programme in the development of a Global Database on national legal frameworks against sexual exploitation of children online in which domestic legislation in 92 countries are being assessed against the international and regional conventions mentioned above. The content of the database will be used to guide institutional advocacy and policy work and made public for any interested party in the field. 

Main tasks will include:
  • Assist in the processes of research, collection and analysis of information on national laws and legal procedures related to sexual offences against children online in different countries/jurisdictions. This includes identifying amendments and changes, good practices, and researching case law;
  • Assist with uploading country legal reports and their amendments into the online database;
  • Ensure that information is up-to-date and displayed in a correct manner;
  • Identify key topics for content development in the field of expertise aligned with the SECO Programme´s objectives and priority areas;
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
  • Advanced university degree in law or commensurate work experience in the legal field;
  • Demonstrated experience in carrying out legal analysis;
  • Interest in knowledge of the child´s right to be protected from sexual exploitation in a digital environment and related-issues (substantive and procedural laws);
  • Interest in the field of international development, human rights, and non-governmental organisations;
  • Demonstrated experience with online platforms;
  • Excellent English language skills; knowledge of French/ Spanish is a plus.
  • Commitment to ECPAT’s vision, values and principles;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Relating and networking: excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact;
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise large amounts of information;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Flexibility and ability to work under tight deadlines and in a multicultural international environment.
Internship Conditions:A modest stipend of 10,000 Bath/month (around $280 USD) will be made available to the intern who is not sponsored by other organisations or institutions. All other costs related to the internship, i.e., travel, passport, visa and living costs in Bangkok, are to be borne by the intern.

How to apply:To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter, with your name and the position title in the subject line to

Closing Date: 31 July 2016