Job Vacancy: Fundraising and Development Specialist

Job Vacancy: Fundraising and Development Specialist


Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Networks (APRRN)

Announced Date

04 Oct 2023


15 Oct 2023



Employment Type

2.5 days per week, flexible


4 months, from 1 November 2023 (or before)

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.
  • Education

    • 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

    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].


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