Legal Intern for Research and Policy Team - Turkmenistan

Job
from ECPAT International
Closing date: 31 Aug 2014

Position: Legal Intern for Research and Policy Team - Turkmenistan

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Duration: Six Months

Reports to: Research and Policy Associate

Grading: INTERN

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE INTERNSHIP

The ECPAT International internship programme is designed to provide an opportunity to eligible candidates to contribute to and learn about child protection issues, particularly children’s rights to live free of commercial sexual exploitation. Interns are eligible to participate in the ECPAT International Secretariat activities. Interns are expected to carry out the duties assigned to them under the responsibility of the designated supervisor(s).

PRIMARY TASKS

  • Research, collect and analyse information on national laws and legal procedures related to the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Turkmenistan. This includes identifying amendments and changes, identifying good practices, researching case law and national level child rights mechanisms on child prostitution, child pornography, trafficking of children for sexual purposes and sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism;
  • Research, collect and analyse information on preventive measures, coordination cooperation mechanisms and child and youth participation measures in Turkmenistan in relation to CSEC;
  • Based on this research, draft a detailed and comprehensive Country Monitoring Report (CMR) for Turkmenistan;
  • As requested, review other ECPAT publications and materials to strengthen texts related to legal and research frameworks;
  • Assist ECPAT International with translation and proofreading of publications and other documents;
  • Other tasks as assigned;
  • On an informal and as-needed basis, assist with other ECPAT regional and thematic programmatic tasks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Degree in Law with a focus in international law and/or human rights or equivalent;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into concise formats;
  • Experience in working with human rights and social development issues specifically as they relate to the rights of children;
  • Exposure to children’s rights or other social issues;
  • Fluency in Russian is necessary for this position. Excellent English is also necessary for this position.

Desirable

  • Previous experience living or working in Turkmenistan;
  • Acceptable level of knowledge of international legal standards relating to commercial sexual exploitation;
  • Previous exposure to children’s rights or other social activities;

INTERNSHIP CONDITIONS

A modest stipend of 10,000 Bath/month (around $300 USD) will be made available to the intern who is not sponsored by other organizations or institutions. All other costs related to the internship, i.e., travel, passport, visa or living costs in Bangkok, are to be borne by the intern or his/her sponsoring institution or organization.

How to apply:

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, please e-mail your CV and cover letter, with your name and the position title in the subject line to vacancy@ecpat.net

For further information on the application process, please visit:

http://www.ecpat.net/employment

Application Deadline: 13 July 2014