Project Coordinator

ECPAT International, Ratchathewi, Thailand

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th October, 2017

Job Description

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 97 member organisations in 88 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 Sexual Exploitation of Children (SEC).

Phuket Project

ECPAT International has secured funding for a project in Phuket, Thailand, for a Multi Stakeholder Initiative focusing on zero tolerance for sexual exploitation of children in tourism destinations. Partners in the project are TUI Netherlands, Defence for Children-ECPAT Netherlands, ECPAT Mexico, and ECPAT Foundation Thailand. ECPAT Mexico will implement the activities in Cancun, Mexico.

This projects aims to improve the protection of children in Mexico and Thailand by engaging the private tourism sector, NGOs and local communities and governments and by the empowerment of children to become agents of change in implementing human rights principles, with focus on the protection of children against sexual exploitation. Key activities include an initial assessment of the situation, training of tourism companies and technical support in developing policies, establishment of multi-stakeholder coordination mechanisms, and peer-to-peer awareness raising and education.

Job purpose

To coordinate the implementation of the “Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation of children in tourism destinations in Phuket” project. The coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Phuket activities of the project and for donor reporting.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Assessment (assessment itself will be conducted by an external consultant): Facilitate and monitor progress and quality of an assessment of the current situation in Phuket in relation to sexual exploitation of children in tourism (assessment includes victim profiles, exploiter profiles, legislation, policies, stakeholders, available services, etc.)

Mobilise and support private sector partners

  • Mobilise tourism companies to become engaged in child protection and in the project
  • Assist companies in developing strategies, policies and protocols on responding to these risks
  • Deliver support and training to tourism companies on acting on these risks, with special attention to the protection of children against sexual exploitation

Multi-stakeholder partnerships to eliminate sexual exploitation of children in travel & tourism

  • Mobilise and liaise with stakeholders for the establishment of a multi-stakeholder task force and facilitate the development of their action plan
  • Organize multi-stakeholder workshops between tourism related companies, child protection agencies, police & tourism security agencies on the outcomes of the assessment
  • Develop awareness raising materials for the tourism supply chain and tourists

Peer to peer awareness raising and education (to be implemented in collaboration with ECPAT Thailand

  • Organise trainings of youth to build advocacy skills that enable children to protect their rights and mobilize others to participate in addressing child sexual exploitation
  • Support peer network in implementation of their activities, including awareness raising activities and social media campaigns
  • Support reporting mechanism and services infrastructure for children victims via local organisations that work with children victims

Project Management

  • Monitor project budget
  • Prepare narrative and financial donor reports
  • Administrative tasks for project implementation such as drafting contracts, procurement processes, meeting arrangements.

Profile and qualifications

  • University degree in Communication, Media, Journalism, Politics, International Relations or related field;
  • Experience in child protection and children's rights;
  • Minimum of five years of experience in project / programme implementation and management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
  • Knowledge of the global tourism industry
  • Fluency in Thai and English, written and spoken


  • Demonstrated commitment to ECPAT’s mission and value;
  • Strong drive for results;
  • Ability to work independently and deliver high quality work under pressure;
  • Ability to collect, interpret, analyze and summarize information in a well-structured and logical manner;
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to write in English concisely, clearly and quickly;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Flexibility and the ability to work under tight deadlines and in a multicultural international environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as a member of a team

This post will require extensive travel to Phuket (one - two weeks per month)

Salary and benefits: ECPAT offers a competitive remuneration package and staff benefits.


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