The overall objective of this position is to ensure children are empowered and meaningfully engaged as partners within the ECPAT movement to prevent and address sexual exploitation of children globally.
This position combines and articulates strategy, practices, processes, implementation and advocacy for change throughout the work of the ECPAT movement and network.
This position will start with, but not limited to, leading the implementation of initial pilot projects to empower children and young people of various socio-ethnic backgrounds and sexual or gender orientations to appropriately contribute to strategic thinking against sexual exploitation at national, regional and global levels, depending on opportunities and strategies.
- To lead the development and implementation of a child participation strategy for ECPAT International Secretariat, in collaboration with ECPAT members, children and youth and partners
- To develop the pathways and approaches for ensuring children are meaningfully engaged as rights-holders and agents of change in addressing sexual exploitation, throughout the core work of ECPAT – influencing strategies and policies, programming and research, advocacy and communications, governance, accountability and learning
- To ensure the implementation of processes for channelling and integrating children’s views in all aspects of ECPAT’s work and processes, upholding the indivisible rights to protection and participation
- To initiate, promote and technically support the development and strengthening of innovative child-led and child-participatory initiatives to prevent and address the sexual exploitation of children
- To develop the tools and resources necessary to ensure the ethical and meaningful participation of children, including survivors of sexual exploitation, as safe and appropriate
- To develop capacities in the ECPAT Secretariat, members and partners for promoting and ensuring child participation in a protective environment
- To support technically the integration of child participation approaches within programming and network development
- To lead or facilitate the development and implementation of projects by and with children on addressing sexual exploitation of children.
Advocacy and Communications
- To support and facilitate the integration of children’s views in communications strategies related to sexual exploitation of children
- To develop and implement strategies to advocate for sustainable rights-based approaches to involve children in prevention and responses to the sexual exploitation of children
- To collaborate with the Communications sector to ensure children have access to adequate and appropriate information on their rights to participation and protection from sexual violence and that the voices of children are adequately integrated and reflected in our communication strategies
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
- To contribute to the development and implementation of a monitoring and learning system accountable to children
- To document learning and capture approaches or practices (promising and not successful) and disseminate them across the child protection and child rights communities
- Documenting of project/partner experiences to capture the good and bad practices, the results and impacts achieved and any other experiences relevant for sharing with others.
- To advocate for the integration of child participation models and approaches in the mobilisation of resources
- To contribute to or lead fundraising efforts to secure resources to ensure and promote the participation and empowerment of children in addressing sexual exploitation
- University degree/Diploma in Social Sciences, Psychology or relevant area
- At least 5 years of relevant working experience with child rights issues; preferably on child participation and protection within civil society sector
- Demonstrated experiences of facilitating participatory processes with children
- Strong knowledge and experience of working on sexual violence against children is highly desirable
- Experience in developing and delivering training and capacity building
- Skills in participatory methodologies and approaches
- Good analytical and writing skills
- English and Spanish language proficiency is a must, French or other languages an added advantage
- Strong communication (verbal and writing skills), interpersonal and representational skills
How to apply
Please find information on our website: https://ecpat.org/careers/
Applications can be submitted to: [email protected]
Please mention in the subject header your name and “Child Protection Coordinator”.
We don’t set closing date for this position. Applications will be reviewed on regular basis so candidates are encouraged to apply early.
*Closing date: 30-Oct-22