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Subject:

Vacancy: Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network Programme Officer

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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:40:45 +0000

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Job Announcement

Position: Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network Programme Officer

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Employment Duration: 12 months contract renewable subject to successful 
performance evaluation and fundraising.
Subject to 3 months probation at the beginning of contract

Salary: A competitive salary in local currency will be offered according 
to the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications

Closing date: 18th February 2011

Interview Dates: 21-23 February 2011

About the Organisation

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN) is an open and growing 
network of over 116 civil society groups and individuals committed to 
advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific Region through 
information sharing, mutual capacity building, and joint advocacy. APRRN 
has been functioning since its formation in November 2008 at the First 
Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights held in Kuala Lumpur, 
Malaysia.APRRN Members are diverse, comprising service providers, human 
rights advocacy groups, research institutions, law firms providing 
pro-bono legal aid, and refugee community-based organisations. Almost 
all APRRN members are civil society groups working in their specific 
local contexts, lobbying their governments for changes in policies and 
legislation to protect the rights of refugees.

APRRN members are organized according to 4 Geographical and 4 Thematic 
Working Groups:

Geographical Working Groups
South Asia
South East Asia
East Asia
Australia and the Pacific

Thematic Working Groups
Immigration Detention
Legal Aid and Advocacy
Women and Girls at Risk
Right to Health

The Steering Committee of APRRN, elected by members annually, provides 
general guidance for the direction and structure of the Network. The 
APRRN Secretariat is hosted by Forum Asia.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Programme Officer shall report to the 
Coordinator of the APRRN, and shall:
Common Tasks

  * Implement the plans of the APRRN, providing administrative support 
for its activities
  * Help organise the annual/biannual Asia Pacific Consultation on 
Refugee Rights  and other seminars, workshops and meetings as required
  * Maintain and improve effective, regular and secure communication 
amongst APRRN members (including email lists and monthly bulletins)
  * Maintain the APRRN website and regularly update the website and 
develop mechanisms to enhance the outreach of the network through 
maximising emerging technologies such as social networking, blogs and so on.
  * Support the Coordiantor build and maintain the membership of the 
APRRN, creating consultative mechanisms to assist the Coordinator and 
the Steering Committee in decision-making as well as ensuring up to date 
records of  membership
  * Facilitate the development of common advocacy positions and 
collaborative activities on key issues in the region for joint advocacy
  * Liaise with external partners and stakeholders of the APRRN, 
including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  * Coordinate strategic interventions in regional and international 
refugee policy-setting arenas
  * Develop capacity building programmes and shared resources to support 
the work of APRRN members in advocating for refugee rights
  * Write, submit and implement funding proposals for key activities of 
the APRRN
  * Maintain the public relations of the APRRN, including serving as a 
focal point for queries, maintaining the website, coordinating press 
releases and organising public events
  * Other duties as assigned by APRRN Coordinator/Steering Committee

Basic Qualifications and Criteria

Education:

  * Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in law, politics, 
international relations, development or social science disciplines
  * Some formal training in human rights and/or refugee rights

Competence:

  * Mature personality; ability to work in a multicultural setting and 
in a demanding working environment with cross programme coordination
  * Diplomatic, tactful, and thoughtful in speech and conduct; good 
social and communication skills; builds rapport easily
  * Reliable, self-motivated, disciplined, positive in outlook
  * Able to work under pressure and to manage a team in order to meet 
deadlines
  * Flexible in thinking an action; able to respond to unexpected 
demands and challenges
  * Strong technical aptitude and expertise with MS office tools 
(including knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of products: Word, Excel, 
PowerPoint)
  * Able to train and supervise new associates (interns/volunteers) with 
clarity regarding output quality and deadline.
  * Ability to work as part of a team under the direction of team 
leaders to meet agreed upon goals

Experience:

  * Minimum three years work experience in promoting and protecting the 
human rights of forced migrants (refugees, internally displaced persons 
and/or stateless persons) and/or providing humanitarian assistance to 
these populations, preferably both at the national level in the Asia 
Pacific region and in regional/international contexts
  * Experience in developing advocacy positions and/or conducting policy 
research
  * Experience liaising with the UNHCR, international human rights and 
humanitarian NGOs, and working closely with national NGOs and 
community-based organisations focusing on the rights of refugees and 
other forced migrants
  * Experience in consulting with multiple partners in different 
contexts in order to design and implement coordinated responses
  * Understands the overall socio-political situation as well as human 
rights situation in the Asia Pacific region.
  * Experience writing funding proposals and managing the implementation 
of funding agreements.

Skills:

  * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both in oral and 
written English, and preferably an Asian language
  * Strong communication, research and analytical skills and the ability 
to rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources
  * Strong ability to harness and maintain good relations with external 
stakeholders, the UNHCR, and other relevant institutions and civil 
society organisations
  * Strong project management and coordination skills; able to manage 
projects involving a number of stakeholders in different countries

Application Procedure

Those who are interested in the job are requested to fill in the Job 
Application Form and return the form by email together with a 
self-introduction letter and names and contact details of two referees 
with knowledge of your recent work experience who may be contacted 
immediately without further notice.  Please write to 
[log in to unmask] with the subject line : APPLICATION for the 
POSITION of  APRRN PROGRAMME OFFICER.
Women are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be contacted for an interview after 19 
February 2011 and the interview may include a written or practical test.

The vacancy announcment can also be found here : 
http://aprrn.org/job-announcementasia-pacific-refugee-rights-network-programme-officer/

Please send all replies to: [log in to unmask]

  --
Anoop Sukumaran
Coordinator
Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network
Times Square Building, 12th Floor,
Suite 12-01,
246, Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok
Thailand
Ph: +66 2653 2940 ext 102
Fax: +66 2653 2942
Web: http://refugeerightsasiapacific.org/

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