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Subject:

Job Vacancy: Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network Officer, Bangkok, Thailand

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Tue, 8 Sep 2009 09:33:03 +0100

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Please find the job description for the position of Asia Pacific Refugee 
Rights Network Officer for which we are recruiting. The person will be 
based in Bangkok, and the deadline for application is 18 September 2009. 
Please circulate as widely as you can, as it is important for us to find 
the right person to take on this role as soon as possible.

Job Announcement

Position Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network Officer
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Employment Duration • 10 months contract renewable subject to successful 
performance evaluation and fundraising.
• Subject to 3 months probation at the beginning of contract Salary & 
Benefits • A competitive salary in local currency will be offered 
according to the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications
• Health and Accident Insurance
• Relocation allowance
• Round trip air ticket
Closing date 18 September 2009
Interview Dates 19-20 September 2009

About the Organisation
As a membership-based regional human rights organisation, FORUM-ASIA 
works to promote and protect all human rights including the right to 
development through collaboration and cooperation among human rights 
defenders and organisations in Asia. Founded in 1991, FORUM-ASIA is 
committed to building an alternative society that is peaceful, just, 
equitable and ecologically sustainable; where all human rights of all 
individuals, groups and peoples—in particular, the poor, marginalised 
and discriminated people—are fully respected and realised in accordance 
with internationally accepted human rights norms and standards.
FORUM-ASIA, as a NGO in Consultative Status with the UN, also advocates 
human rights issues through engagement with governments, 
inter-governmental organisations and the UN for better promotion and 
protection of all human rights. FORUM-ASIA presently has 46 member 
organisations across Asia and it has offices in Bangkok,Thailand and 
Geneva, Switzerland.

Summary of the Programme
FORUM-ASIA is a founding member and host organisation of the Asia 
Pacific Refugee Rights Network (APRRN). The APRRN is a growing network 
of more than 100 civil society organisations and individuals committed 
to advancing the rights of refugees in the Asia Pacific Region through 
information sharing, mutual capacity building and joint advocacy. The 
APRRN Steering Committee, under the leadership of the Steering Committee 
Coordinator, provides strategic and policy direction to the APRRN.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Officer shall report to the Coordinator 
of the Steering Committee APRRN, and shall:
• Implement the plans of the APRRN, providing administrative support for 
its activities
• Organise the annual/biannual Asia Pacific Consultation on Refugee Rights
• Maintain and improve effective, regular and secure communication 
amongst APRRN members (including email lists and monthly bulletins)
• Build and maintain the membership of the APRRN, creating consultative 
mechanisms to assist 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

Basic Qualifications and Criteria
Education:
1. Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in law, politics, 
international relations, development or social science disciplines
2. Some formal training in human rights and/or refugee rights

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

Experience:
1. 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
2. Experience in developing advocacy positions and/or conducting policy 
research
3. 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
4. Experience in consulting with multiple partners in different contexts 
in order to design and implement coordinated responses
5. Understands the overall socio-political situation as well as human 
rights situation in the Asia

*Please send replies to: Alice Nah - [log in to unmask]*


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