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Post of Advocacy Officer (Colombo)


Employer: Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE)
Industry: Public Sector
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE) is the pioneer organization battling child sexual exploitation in Sri Lanka. PEaCE was launched in 1991 and is registered as a NGO under the Voluntary Social Services Organizations Act in Sri Lanka. Its main objective is to prevent children from sexual exploitation, targeting the most potentially vulnerable geographical areas in Sri Lanka. It has been conducting country-wide awareness programmes, training, advocacy, and community based programmes.

The role of the Advocacy Officer is to provide child protection services, within an applicable legal framework, to prevent children from commercial sexual exploitation. PEaCE is an implementing partner of a regional program namely Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children Online and in Travel and Tourism. The ultimate goal of this programme is to create a violence free, peaceful environment for children affirming zero tolerance against all forms of child sexual exploitation. This program focuses on creating understanding, knowledge and awareness to effect changes in law, policy and enforcement mechanisms.

The Advocacy Officer will be based at the Colombo Office and travel extensively to different districts.

Qualifications & Experience:

* A degree from a recognized university, discipline with a legal background would be a high added advantage
* Commitment to the Rights of the Child;
* Excellent, interpersonal and communication skills, with a good command of written and spoken knowledge in English
* Ability to work independently taking initiative within the scope of given responsibilities
* Proficiency in MS office applications
* Ability to work easily with other cultures in difficult circumstances

Interested candidates may apply immediately with a detailed C.V along with a covering letter specifying areas of expertise, expected monthly salary and giving details of two references.


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