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

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:
ECPAT 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.

The 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:
Under 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:
Ensure 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 processes.
  • 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:
Identify 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:
Identify 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 makers;
  • Develop initiatives and activities for collaboration;
  • Represent ECPAT at key events and platforms in relation to the programme. 
Technical guidance:
Provide 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