Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is seeking an energetic and dedicated person to coordinate our organisational development initiatives. The ideal candidate will be passionate about supporting refugee rights and will be equipped with strong organisational development and fundraising skills, as well as a dedication to social justice, excellent coordination skills, an interest in learning, a creative approach to problem solving, and a willingness to support the collaborative efforts of our diverse membership. The Secretariat works as a team of independently driven people and expects the Fundraising and Development Specialist to maintain excellent teamwork, management, and communication skills, while being independently motivated with a strong work ethic.


APRRN is a network of more than 200 civil society organisations and individuals from 28 countries committed to advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific region. The network is supported by a Secretariat of eight staff. APRRN’s activities are structured into key areas of information sharing, mutual capacity building, and joint advocacy.

Our members are diverse. They include refugees, service providers, human rights advocacy groups, research institutions, law firms providing pro-bono legal aid, refugee community-based organisations, and dedicated individuals. Almost all APRRN members are working in their specific local contexts, advancing policy and practice to ensure and protect the rights of people in need of protection.

APRRN’s vision for the Asia Pacific region is one in which all people affected by displacement and statelessness have meaningful access to assistance and protection and to timely durable solutions as needed. Our goal is to work towards a future in which refugee communities, civil society, states, UNHCR, and other actors collaborate effectively towards the common purpose of protection.

This position is home-based. The Fundraising and Development Specialist reports to the Secretary General. The position will be offered as a consultancy. It is preferred that the consultant is based in the Asia Pacific region but exceptions may be made for the right candidate able to attend online meetings in the region.

APRRN is looking for applicant who is able to commit from 1 September 2022 until 31 March 2023.


The Fundraising and Development Specialist provides support to APRRN and carries out tasks in accordance with the Personnel Policy, Finance Manual, Code of Conduct and all other rules and regulations applicable to staff and consultants.

The main responsibility of the Fundraising and Development Specialist is to increase APRRN’s financial security in line with donor requirements.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Build on the sustainable funding action plan, including identifying and pursuing new and innovative funding opportunities
  • Map potential donors, and develop and implement donor engagement strategies
  • Develop and manage a funding pipeline spreadsheet
  • Develop high-quality funding proposals in collaboration with the Secretary General, Operations Coordinator, and Programme Coordinator
  • Manage an accurate and up-to-date donor database as well as disseminate information on donor policies and priorities to relevant staff and network members
  • Maintain excellent relationships with existing and potential donors
  • Run and manage the online crowdfunding campaign
  • Manage subscription to funding finder platform and harvest data into donor map and submission pipeline
  • Support APRRN Secretariat, working groups, and member organisations in fundraising capacity development
  • Provide relevant partnership opportunity information to APRRN members and engage with working groups to develop and submit proposals
  • Develop proposal templates in collaboration with the Secretariat and working groups, to be replicated and adjusted for proposal submissions going forwards
  • Participate in capacity building activities with APRRN members
  • Perform other necessary or specific services and duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Secretary General
  • Drafting and/or review of monthly donor updates



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in non-profit management, fundraising management, communications, marketing, or other relevant fields


  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience in a development or fundraising role with an NGO, preferably in the Asia Pacific region or international contexts
  • Previous experience in fundraising, proposal writing, budgeting, and reporting is required
  • Experience writing successful funding proposals, programme reports, and budgets is essential
  • Experience consulting with multiple partners/stakeholders across contexts in order to design and develop fundraising strategies
  • Experience working with rights-based NGOs and Refugee Led Initiatives


  • Good understanding of the overall socio-political and human rights situation in the Asia Pacific region would be an asset
  • Excellent coordination and task management skills
  • Ability to multitask and set priorities while managing competing deadlines
  • Diplomatic and able to maintain good relations with donors, APRRN members, and APRRN stakeholders
  • Able to work proactively and supportively within a team
  • Communication skills: ability to write persuasively
  • Fluent in oral and written English, fluent in an Asian language is an asset
  • IT Skills: good knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, is essential

APRRN is looking to fill the vacancy with the best possible applicant, even where that applicant may not precisely fulfil all requirements listed in this announcement, or where the applicant may demonstrate similar transferable skills. The role will require good humour, patience, optimism, and consensus building skill, as well as a willingness to learn and grow into the role.

APRRN is interested in applications from people with the lived experience of forced displacement. This may include, but is not limited to, current and former refugees, people seeking asylum, stateless persons, and internally displaced persons (IDPs). We are especially interested in applications from women, LGBTIQ+ persons, persons living with disabilities, and others who have commonly experienced social or employment exclusion.

Important Information

Salary: 70,000 THB monthly

Work Location: Remote

Hours: 3.5 days per week, flexible

Length of role: 7 months; 1 September 2022 until 31 March 2023

Further information: Please visit our website at for further information on APRRN.

Applications close: 6 PM Bangkok time, 30 June 2022.

Start date: As soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your application in Word or PDF format to [email protected]

with subject line “Application: APRRN Fundraising and Development Specialist”.

The application should include:

  • A CV not more than 3 pages
  • A cover letter addressing selection criteria, not more than 2 pages
  • Contact details for three referees
  • A writing sample, unedited by others.

Please make sure these are saved in one document and the title of the document is Application_APRRN_FDS [Your full name].