Global Consultant: Policy Brief on the impact of anti-trafficking legislation and initiatives on sex workers

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NSWP is seeking to appoint a Global Consultant to develop a Policy Brief, with accompanying Community Guide, on the impact of trafficking legislation and initiatives on sex workers.

The conflation of sex work and trafficking often results in legislation and regulations that aim to repress sex work or unfairly target sex workers. Such regulations include overly broad and inaccurate definitions of trafficking, increased criminalisation of sex workers' clients and third parties and punitive and discriminatory immigration restrictions. These regulations often result in the arbitrary detention or deportation of sex workers and increase their susceptibility to abusive practices and unsafe working environments.

This Policy Brief will examine emerging global patterns in ‘anti-trafficking’ legislation and regulation and their impact upon sex workers. It will also reflect and expand on the positions set out in the NSWP Consensus Statement on Sex Work, Human Rights and the Law.

Please see the full Terms of Reference below for the position.

NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: NSWP, as a global member-based organisation, welcomes applications from people worldwide.  However, as a small non-governmental organisation, we are not licensed as a sponsoring employer with the UK Home Office for international recruitment. If you are based in the UK NSWP is legally obliged to ask for documentation to validate your right to work in the UK. Applicants based abroad are employed as consultants based in their home countries who will be expected to work remotely. All successful applicants will be asked to provide two pieces of identification as proof of identity and residential address to enable NSWP to meet UK audit regulations.

INTERESTED? All candidates must complete the short application form provided below, outlining experience and skills and send to: secretariat@nswp.orgPlease indicate clearly which position you are applying for. CVs will not be considered.

NSWP values diversity and encourages applications from individuals with sex work experience and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a sex worker-led organisation, priority will be given to suitably qualified applicants who have sex work experience.

NSWP particularly encourages applications from individuals who have not previously worked for NSWP. Previous applicants are welcome to submit an application for this post that addresses updated Personal Specifications.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday 25th February 2018 23.59 hours GMT.

INTERVIEWS: To be held week commencing 12th March 2018 via Skype

Closing date: 
Sunday, 25 February, 2018 - 23:45