Child and Youth Participation Officer – ECPAT International purpose

Based in ECPAT’s advocacy and communication team and working in close collaboration with the Child and Youth Participation programme, the Child and Youth Participation Officer ensures that the voices of children and youth and victims of commercial sexual exploitation are central to the organisation’s advocacy, campaigning and communication.

Tasks and Responsibilities

2016 Campaign against CSEC

– Support the mobilisation of children and youth/victims in ECPAT’s new global campaign;

– Coordinate the organisation of the Virtual World Congress for Survivors of Child Sexual Exploitation;

– Coordinate the launch of the ‘Bill of Rights’ for child victims, including organising events, developing a communication plan and producing communication materials.

Voices of children and youth in ECPAT’s advocacy and communication

– Ensure children and youth/victims’ voices are included in ECPAT’s communication and advocacy, including by producing relevant materials;

– Ensure ECPAT’s child participation policies and media guidelines are current and operational;

– Collect children and youth/victims’ stories (writing, audio, video…);

– Support Programmes and Research teams to include children and youth/victims’ voices in publications and activities;

– Liaise with other child rights and youth/victims organizations.

Support the development of funding proposals

– Proactive assessment of fundraising opportunities;

– Development of funding proposals;

– Ensure adequate and timely reporting.



– University degree in communication/media/international relations/human rights, development or related fields

– 3- 5 years operational experience, including at least two in children and youth participation;

– Demonstrated experience in project management

– Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing communication plans (incl. media relations)

– Excellent English language skills; knowledge of French/ Spanish/ Russian is a plus.


– Demonstrated commitment to ECPAT’s vision, values and principles;

– Communication: excellent writing, speaking and presentation skills;

– Drive for results;

– Relating and networking: excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and tact;

– Persuading and influencing: charismatic, credible and good negotiating skills.

– 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.

– Ability to operate and travel within culturally diverse settings

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Application deadline: 19 October 2015

Read more and apply here.

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