Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere
(PEaCE/ECPAT Sri Lanka)


Job Description – Project Officer


Organisation

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) is a registered Non-Governmental organisation under the Voluntary Social Services Organisations Act. in Sri Lanka. It is the only organisation within the nation, working exclusively in the field of child sexual abuse and exploitation.
It began in the year of 1991 as a campaign that was part of the ECPAT International initiative to End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and the Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes. As a pioneer organization, it has continued to dedicate itself to the war against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Sri Lanka for over 25 years.
The programs conducted by PEaCE have included country-wide awareness programs, training, advocacy, legal aid and counselling services. Recently, the organization also began to work against Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA), in order to keep up with the changing times and the new challenges it brings.
PEaCE aims to protect and promote the rights of every child and create an environment in which the safety and security of every child is assured. It is a growing multicultural organization, with a great and friendly working environment.

Position Summary

You, as a project officer, will be part of the team that is responsible for planning, executing, developing, implementing and maintaining all the activities that will be included as part of the project End Sexual Exploitation of Children Online. As such, you will report to the Project Manager and will have to work as a cohesive unit with your team in order to complete all the necessary requirements. This job will be based in our Colombo Office, but will require extensive travelling.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be part of a team responsible for the overall delivery of planned programs, outputs, targets and activities
  • Be responsible for the development and delivery of the project activities
  • Collate information and data as directed, to support the needs of the project, ensuring the accuracy and validity of the data
  • Organise and co-ordinate attendance at project-related events (seminars, workshops, consultations etc.)
  • Assist in setting the standards for the project and ensure they are maintained, identifying and implementing improvements as appropriate. Evaluate the success of processes to support future programme delivery
  • Conduct training on Child Safety Online and introduce child friendly interview techniques for interviewing victims
  • Take an active role in acquiring resources and working with team members, external resource persons, agencies or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan
  • Work closely with the Project Manager, the Project team and other staff
  • Coordinate with the relevant state and non-state agencies, and individuals for effective implementation of the activities at the district, divisional and village levels
  • Conduct awareness programmes on Child Rights and OCSEA for stakeholders including high risk families, children, youth, civil society organisations (CSOs), child protection groups, state and private sector employees and law enforcement authorities
  • Establish and strengthen family and community based safety nets to protect children at risk
  • Conduct programmes to sensitize personnel in telecommunications service providers about Online Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (OCSEA)
  • Link families with children at risk with other Organizations providing psychosocial counselling and rehabilitation
  • Introduce Child Safety Policies for CSOs, working for and with children
  • Engage civil society organizations to work as a Child Abuse and Protection pressure group to follow up on cases relating to child protection with law
  • Undertake any other related tasks entrusted by the Project Manager

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field, with proven skills in ICT
  • 2-year experience in field work
  • A strong commitment towards the rights of children
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Sinhala/Tamil, trilingual expertise is desirable
  • Be self-motivated and self-initiated
  • Proficiency in MS office, and other IT and Web related applications
  • Ability to work with a multicultural team
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Be organized with an ability to prioritize work load and work under pressure
  • Proven track record in working with time-sensitive projects
  • Widely share their personal vision for PEaCE, while engaging and motivating others
  • Be future orientated, think strategically and on a global scale
  • Widely share their personal vision for PEaCE, while engaging and motivating others
  • Be future orientated, think strategically and on a global scale

Please download and fill in the Application Form found on this webpage and send it to work@ecpatsrilanka.org

PEaCE is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.