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Specialist: Fundraising and Development




APRRN is a network of about 250 civil society organisations and individuals in 28 countries, committed to advancing the rights of refugees and other vulnerable groups on the move in need of protection in the Asia Pacific region. The network is supported by a secretariat of 12 staff, with HQ in Bangkok, and staff and consultants based in the region and in Europe. APRRN's activities are structured into key areas of joint advocacy, information sharing, and capacity building, and we have just adopted a new 2023-2027 APRRN strategy.

Our members are diverse and include refugee-led organisations, service providers, human rights advocacy groups, research institutions, law firms providing pro bono legal aid, social entrepreneurs, and refugees themselves. APRRN members work in their local contexts and advocate for changes in laws, policies, practices attitudes, and behaviours to protect and promote the rights of refugees and other people on the move in need of protection.

APRRN’s vision for the Asia Pacific region is one in which all people affected by displacement and movement have unhindered access to quality protection, services, and livelihood opportunities, Our goal is to work towards a future in which refugee and other communities, host communities, civil society, states, UN agencies, the private sector, and other actors collaborate effectively and innovatively [ https://aprrn.org/]

About the Role

As the Fundraising and Development Specialist, you will be responsible for driving and coordinating our development initiatives. We are seeking a dedicated individual who is passionate about the rights of refugees and other vulnerable populations and possesses strong development and fundraising skills. Your role will involve collaborating closely with APRRN's newly appointed Co-Secretaries General (CO-SGs) to advance our fundraising strategy, including identifying and pursuing new funding opportunities, managing a donor database, and preparing fundraising briefings for meetings with established and prospective funders. You will also need to have excellent coordination skills and a willingness to guide and advise on fundraising initiatives initiated by our diverse membership and be instrumental in building and maintaining relationships with donors, both within and beyond the Asia Pacific region.


Key Responsibilities

  • Advance APPRN’s fundraising strategy, in collaboration with the two CO-SGs.
  • Keep an overview of the changing funding landscape in the region as it relates to the human rights of displaced persons and other vulnerable people on the move.
  • Map prospective donors, in particular in the region, but also beyond, and manage a donor database Identify and pursue new and innovative funding opportunities, and propose new proposed financial partnerships to the CO-SGs.
  • Prepare Fundraising briefings for the CO-SGs ahead of meetings with established and prospective funders.
  • Develop and manage a funding pipeline spreadsheet.
  • Develop high-quality funding proposals in collaboration with the CO-SGs and other staff.
  • Together with the CO-SGs, maintain excellent relationships with existing and potential donors.
  • Guide, advise, and support the APRRN Secretariat and the membership in fundraising capacity strengthening, and provide relevant partnership opportunity information.
  • Draft, review, and disseminate APRRN impact briefings to donors.


Position Details


Salary: 46,666 THB monthly (Part-Time)


Work Location: Remote


Hours: 2.5 days per week, flexible


Length of the role: 4 months, from 1 November 2023 (or before)


Applications deadline: Applications close at midnight, Bangkok time, 15 October 2023.



Key Selection Criteria


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



  • Minimum 6 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.



  • A 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.
  • IT Skills: good knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, is essential.


How to apply

Please send your application in Word or PDF format to jobs@aprrn.org

with the 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
  • A written sample not more than 3 pages, unedited by others (we will not accept a report or any published articles that you co-edited with others)
  • Contact details for three referees


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




**In applying for this position, you confirm that you have never been subject to sanctions (disciplinary, administrative, or criminal) arising from an investigation in relation to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse-SEA, or left employment pending investigation and refused to cooperate in such an investigation**