Regional Coordinator

at ECPAT International
Published July 10, 2024
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


ECPAT’s work always needs to be accountable to children and thoroughly linked to the needs and expertise of our membership, that is in close contact with children in their communities. Therefore, ECPAT’s Regional Coordinators play a crucial role in facilitating the Secretariat’s work in the region and in enriching ECPAT’s efforts with expertise and perspectives from the region. The Regional Coordinator is the key focal point of the Secretariat for the region, is from the region and based in the region. They are involved in all of ECPAT’s activities in the region, be this in a leadership or supporting role, as implementer, facilitator or enabler.

The Regional Coordinator brings knowledge of the regional dynamics and trends and of the regional membership to ECPAT’s work globally and helps contextualise global developments and initiatives to the local and regional context. The Regional Coordinator will bring focus on regionally relevant issues relating to child sexual exploitation to organizational strategy and planning processes. They will help identify and verify strategic priorities in the region and oversee and inform the development, formulation and implementation of a regional strategy, ensuring that ECPAT’s advocacy, campaigning, programming, research and fundraising efforts are guided by and firmly based on the lived experiences of children in the region.


Knowledge, innovation and learning

Generation and facilitation of knowledge from and into the region. Collective, institutional learning involves and benefits from knowledge in the region.
Promote ECPAT perspectives in the region to ensure an aligned strategic approach within the membership
Generate knowledge on SEC and membership in the region to inform Secretariat’s actions
Facilitate transfer of knowledge from countries in the region for the benefit of the secretariat and other members within and across regions.
Ensure mapping and assessment of the composition and functioning of the regional membership
Organise regional network consultations with members and partners for knowledge transfer and joint planning; support the implementation of follow-up actions and commitments.
Advocacy and External Representation

Coordinate and inform the development of an engagement strategy for ECPAT with the relevant regional intergovernmental organisations and other regional advocacy targets and partners.
Develop and maintain relationships and facilitate ECPAT’s strategic engagement with the relevant regional platforms and international advocacy targets identified in the region.
With the approval and in consultation with the Secretariat, represent ECPAT externally and in collaboration with the Communications team, liaise with media on behalf of ECPAT as needed.
Ensure the regional membership is aware of and strategically engaged in regional advocacy efforts.
Contribute to the development of evidence based, high quality and effective advocacy tools.
Network development, coordination and support

Engage with the region through reaching out and being available and responsive to the regional membership.
Inform the Secretariat’s work with the Credentials Committee of the ECPAT Board of Trustees on membership affiliations and disaffiliations in the region.
Support capacity building of member organisations, including by providing technical support and facilitating training to ECPAT member organizations.
Coordinate network communication within and across the region and the Secretariat.
Facilitate member engagement in ECPAT research initiatives.
Ensure ECPAT’s internal membership database of contacts is kept up to date on regular basis.
Promote, and as needed facilitate, child participation in regional actions
Project Management and Delivery

Manage projects in countries in the region and ensure the effective planning and implementation of activities that may cut across different programmes, including but not limited to conducting advocacy activities, capacity building initiatives, data collection, dissemination activities, monitoring, learning and reporting.
Donor relations, proposal development, fundraising

Involved in donor relation management and grant management, including report writing and submission.
Proactive assessment of fundraising opportunities and inform and contribute to the development of project proposals.
Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Significant knowledge of child rights and sexual exploitation of children, including in the digital environment.
Minimum of five years’ experience in advocacy and programme management.
Proven ability to engage and manage external contacts and network effectively to have influence on policy and practice agendas.
Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships, dealing decisively and positively with differences of opinions.
Experience of leading or contributing to fundraising initiatives.
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.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work autonomously while staying connected to a bigger team remotely based in different time zones.


Advanced university degree in law, human rights, international relations, or another related field.

Please send our completed application form and cover letter mentioning your name and Regional Coordinator SEA in the subject header and the country you wish to be based.

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