Trainings and workshops
Through the year APRRN organises trainings and workshops on various relevant issues such as detention, legal aid, mental health and refugee law. These initiatives bring together a wide range of participants from different countries and professions including students, academics, law practitioners, policy makers, members of civil society organisations and refugees themselves. The main purpose of trainings is to strengthen the capacity of APRRN members working in a particular area of refugee rights. Non-members who have some understanding, expertise, and/or experience with refugee rights issues are also encouraged to take part. Information about upcoming trainings and deadlines for applications will be published on the website under the news section.
APRRN uses Google Groups to facilitate easy exchange of resources and information between members and non-members. All APRRN members will receive information on the Google Groups once their application has been received. Non-members should contact Julia Mayerhofer at email@example.com or Evan Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our General Google Groups.
Jobs at APRRN
APRRN is currently hiring a Programme Officer to join the Secretariat in Bangkok, Thailand. The successful applicant will support APRRN Secretariat staff in implementing activities of the various working groups with a particular focus on Southeast Asia and Immigration Detention. Full details can be found below. Applications close 1 March 2017.APRRN Programme Officer Vacancy
APRRN relies on the support of motivated and enthusiastic interns who are interested in the issues that APRRN tackles, and are keen to gain valuable experience working on refugee rights. Internships take place in Bangkok but can involve travel to other parts of the region. APRRN is looking for applicants who are able to commit to a minimum of 6 months. Applicants who are able to commit for a longer period are strongly encouraged to apply.
Intern Profile: APRRN’s internships are available to those with a basic knowledge of international human rights law and mechanisms (especially refugee rights), and have a background in law, human rights, international relations, development studies, political science, social work etc. In the spirit of strengthening the refugee rights movement in the Asia Pacific region, we will only accept applications from the region. Please note that APRRN does not provide any visa/work permit support.
Duties and Responsibilities: Working under the supervision of Bangkok-based staff, successful applicants will be required to work on matters including the following:
- Programme support
- Administrative assistance
- Event organisation
- Communication including website, social media, editing, drafting newsletters etc.
- Member communication & membership database maintenance
- Thematic work (legal aid and advocacy, women and girls at risk, the right to health, statelessness, immigration detention)
- Research activities as assigned by the programme staff
Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English
Financial support: Please note that all internships are unpaid and also do not include living allowances.