Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
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).
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.
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
Multi-stakeholder partnerships to eliminate sexual exploitation of children in travel & tourism
Peer to peer awareness raising and education (to be implemented in collaboration with ECPAT Thailand
Profile and qualifications
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.