ECPAT International Job Vacancy: Head of Programme – Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

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August 4, 2016

Expired Job


May 28, 2020



ECPAT International

Vacancy Notice 


Job title: Head of Programme – Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism

Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director/ Programmes

Duration: One year (renewable)

Grading: D

Organisational Background:

International (ECPAT) is a global network of organisations and
individuals working together for the elimination of child sexual
exploitation through prostitution, pornography and  trafficking. 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.

ECPAT network currently has 90 member organisations in 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 and is based in Bangkok, Thailand. The Secretariat
designs programmes, advocacy, communications and strategies to
facilitate a range of network initiatives to make the greatest impact on
combating Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism  

  • In
    2014 ECPAT initiated the Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of
    Children in Travel and Tourism (or in short SECTT). The Global Study
    brought together 67 partners, who produced over 2,500 pages of expertise
    and experience, most of which is published on the Global Study website.
    The Global Study was guided by a High-Level Taskforce chaired by a
    former UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child
    prostitution, child pornography and with representatives from the
    private sector, UN and NGOs.
  • The
    results of the first comprehensive Global Study on SECTT are seven main
    findings and 46 recommendations. The recommendations will contribute to
    a world with just and inclusive societies which are free from fear and
    violence as formulated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 
    The Global Study was published on 12 May 2016 and provides evidence to
    guide future policies and decisions on the protection of children
    against SECTT. In the next phase ECPAT will advocate for the
    implementation of the recommendations.  ECPAT will work closely together
    with the Global Study partners, the High-Level Taskforce and the ECPAT
    Network to promote and monitor the implementation.
  • Strategies
    to achieve the implementation of the Global Study on SECTT include
    advocacy, representation, public awareness raising, capacity
    development, research, and the development of new, cutting edge,
    multi-sectoral initiatives. Implementation will be done in partnership
    with the Global Study partners, ECPAT members, the Taskforce, new
    partners and The Code. The Code (short for “The Code of Conduct for the
    Protection of Children from Sexual Exploitation in Travel and Tourism”)
    is an industry-driven responsible tourism initiative with a mission to
    provide awareness, tools and support to the tourism industry in order to
    prevent the sexual exploitation of children.  It was established by
    ECPAT more than fifteen years ago.

Job purpose:

the overall guidance and supervision of the Deputy Executive Director/
Programmes, the Head of the SECTT Programme is accountable for the
development, update, implementation and management of the ECPAT
programme strategy to combat sexual exploitation of children in travel
and tourism through implementing the Global Study recommendations and
providing oversight to the management of The Code.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Programme Strategy Development:

that ECPAT has a clear programme strategy and associated work plan to
combat sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.

  • Through
    a consultative process involving the Secretariat team, network members
    and partners,  develop, maintain, and update the programme strategy and
    work plan, including measurable outcomes, indicators, and monitoring and
    evaluation processes;
  • Ensure
    alignment of the programme with ECPAT’s strategic directions and
    synergy with other program strategies as well as the thematic SECTT work
    in the regions.
  • Programme Planning and Management
  • Lead
    and manage the programme and its staff and interns effectively by
    supervising, coordinating and supporting the timely completion of the
    work plans, and through a result based monitoring and evaluation
  • Supervise, guide and motivate programme staff to enhance capacity and ensure commitment for achieving the programme objectives;
  • Monitor activities and compliance with work plans, timely implementation, and realization of outcomes;
  • Monitor
    expenditure vs. budget, take necessary action for optimum use of
    programme funds, and liaise with Deputy Executive Director for
    Operations as appropriate;
  • Undertake field visits to monitor and assess the programme as appropriate.
  • Identify financial and human resources required for implementation. 

Resource Mobilisation and Financial Management:

funding opportunities and pro-actively engage with donors and funders
to establish relationships and secure programme funding.

  • Identify, connect, and liaise with potential donors and funders for the programme;
  • Develop concept notes and funding proposals;
  • Maintain donor relations and ensure proper grant management;
  • Liaise with Sr. Planning and Development Officer as appropriate. 

Networking, Partnership and Advocacy:

and interact and co-ordinate as necessary with key stakeholders,
including actors in the T&T sector, other business sectors, 
governments, intergovernmental bodies, international organizations, law
enforcement agencies, and (I)NGOs, to enhance collaboration and advocate
for commitment to ECPAT’s programme goals.

  • Manage process and system with Global Study partners to monitor progress in the implementation of the Study’s recommendations
  • Build
    and maintain knowledge of stakeholders’ strategies and action plans and
    ensure cohesion and synergy with ECPAT’s strategy as appropriate;
  • Identify partners that can contribute to and advance ECPAT’s strategy and ensure establishment of formal partnerships;
  • In
    collaboration with the Advocacy and Communications Section, present
    ECPAT’s advocacy messages targeting key stakeholders and decision
  • Develop initiatives and activities for collaboration;
  • Represent ECPAT at key events and platforms in relation to the programme. 

Technical guidance:

technical guidance to lead a global effort to end SECTT in cooperation
with the Taskforce to End SECTT, the Global Study Partners, Network
Members and other strategic partners.

  • Provide technical support to ECPAT staff in the regions;
  • In cooperation with the Research Department, identify areas for further research on SECTT;
  • Represent
    ECPAT at a range of events related to programme (for example launches
    of reports, expert panels, stakeholder consultations, network
    activities, advocacy opportunities etc.).
  • Profile 


  • Advanced university degree in social science, international development, law, or related area;
  • Minimum
    of 8 years progressively responsible and relevant professional
    experience working in the fields of program development and programme
    management at the international level, including fundraising experience;
  • Prior experiences in leading, managing, motivating and developing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals;
  • Relevant experience in the field of international development, human rights, and non-governmental organisations;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism;
  • Knowledge of child rights is a plus;
  • Excellent English language skills; knowledge of French, Russian. Arabic and/or Spanish is a plus. 


  • Demonstrated commitment to ECPAT’s vision, values and principles;
  • Communication: demonstrated excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills in English and ideally in one other language
  • Strong drive for results;
  • Leadership, teambuilding,  and supervision skills;
  • Relating and networking: excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact;
  • Persuading and influencing: charismatic, credible and good negotiating skills.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information;
  • 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.

Post will require extensive travel (one – two weeks per month).   

Salary and benefits

  • ECPAT offers a competitive remuneration package and staff benefits.   

Application process:

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: 21 August 2016
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