POSITION TITLE: Policy and Advocacy Specialist (USAID Asia Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) Program
LOCATION: Bangkok, Thailand
DEPARTMENT: Civic Engagement and Social Equity
REPORTS TO: Capacity Development and Policy Advisor, USAID Asia CTIP Program
The goal of this USAID-funded Asia regional CTIP program is to reduce trafficking in persons in Asia through a more effective regional response that addresses human trafficking risks, provides appropriate responses that transcend borders, and protects the rights of vulnerable and trafficked persons. The USAID Asia CTIP program is implemented by Winrock International and its implementing partners - SSG Advisors, NEXUS Institute, Liberty Asia, GAATW and the Mekong Club. The program will address the issue of human trafficking in Asia through activities conducted under three components: Force Multiplier 1 (FM1): Strengthen learning around trafficking in persons and interventions; Force Multiplier 2 (FM2): Improve coordination and cooperation between source, transit and destination countries; and Force Multiplier 3 (FM3): Leverage private sector engagement to reduce trafficking in persons in target sectors.
The Policy and Advocacy Specialist will provide technical support on program activities to ensure the quality, timeliness, and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the Force Multiplier 2: Improve coordination and cooperation between source, transit and destination countries of the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program. S/he will assist program staff, partners and Associate Award colleagues on policy and advocacy related activities aimed at improving key stakeholders' commitments to combat TIP in Asia.
Under the management of the Capacity Development and Policy Advisor: provide technical support and strategic guidance to inform the program's approach to advocacy and engagement with regional bodies. S/he will work closely with program and partner teams to monitor and coordinate advocacy, and regional and transnational initiatives. Specifically, s/he will:
Successful candidates will have knowledge and skills in human rights related policy and advocacy, preferably in Asia. Specific experience in human trafficking in Asia will be looked upon favorably.
· Extensive experience and strong skills in designing and implementing policy and advocacy-related strategies and activities, preferably in Asia.
· Thorough knowledge and understanding of the context of migration and trafficking in persons in Asia as well as international and regional legal and policy frameworks addressing trafficking in persons.
· Extensive knowledge of institutional structure and internal dynamics among regional intergovernmental organizations which play a key role in combating TIP in Asia, particularly ASEAN.
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