UCLG ASPAC : Call Applicant for Consultant Basis - FIELD OFFICER CRIC PROJECT


UCLG ASPAC is the largest regional section of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), an amalgamation of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), United Towns Organisation (UTO), and World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS).  UCLG was established on 1 January 2004 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Following this unification, UCLG ASPAC was established in Taipei on 14 April 2004, as the new entity of IULA ASPAC. UCLG ASPAC’s Secretariat is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and hosted by the Provincial Government of Jakarta.

UCLG is a worldwide association of local governments and the officially recognized voice of local governments by the United Nations. UCLG ASPAC has linkages to more than 7,000 cities and local governments. It represents well over 3.76 billion people - more than half of the world population - and incorporates economically fast-developing countries such as China, India, and Indonesia.

UCLG ASPAC is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, supports cooperation between cities, local governments and their associations, and facilitates programs, network and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and the associations. Moreover, UCLG ASPAC represents local governments politically within the international community, and with the United Nations and its agencies.  It also promotes inclusive societies which safeguard equality, social and economic justice, and sustainable development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development comprising local economic development, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralization, municipal finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment and good governance.

The Climate Resilience Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project is a five years Project co-funded by the European Union. UCLG ASPAC is the lead implementing agency of CRIC which is carried out in partnership with Pilot4Dev, ACR+, ECOLISE, University of Gustave Eiffel, and All India Institute of Local Governments from South Asia.

The overall objectives of the project is to propose a long-lasting and unique cooperation between cities and research centers in Europe, South East Asia, and South Asia, and to contribute substantially to sustainable integrated urban development, good governance, and climate adaptation/mitigation through long-lasting partnerships, and tools such as sustainable local action plans, early warning tools and experts panels.

The specific objectives of the project are:

Strengthen good governance: continued promotion of good governance, and the necessary policy and legal frameworks to implement urban policies.
Sustainable use of resources by cities: Climate mitigation and adaptation can be achieved by a better understanding of local resources, and the empowerment of people.
Social cohesiveness and inclusive cities: The project will pay a special attention to the question of informal settlements, rural migrants and marginalisation.
Resilience and actions for the environment: the project will support the transition to more resource-efficient systems of production and consumption. It will develop early warning systems for the selected cities, and an analysis of the main sources of pollution.
Prosperity and Innovation in cities, innovation, culture, design, and the identification of sustainable financing mechanisms.
Promotion of triangular cooperation: will be developed with knowledge exchange and joint trainings among countries from South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe.
The target groups of the project will be local governments, cities, urban stakeholders working on climate resilience, climate mitigation and adaptation, and good governance of inclusive cities.  With final beneficiaries including but not limited to the local community of the cities/provinces, including women, marginalized sector, civil society, and private sectors.

The Project has the following 3 Pillars as the targeted outcomes of the activities:

Pillar 1: Knowledge production and exchange

·       Production of knowledge and urban analysis

·       Urban reports

·       Strengthened tools and exchange between European, Indonesian and other Asian cities

Pillar 2: Local action plans for climate-resilient and inclusive cities

·       Strengthened cities and LA’s capacities in the design and implementation of inclusive public policies.

·       Improvement of the quality, delivery and equitable access to basic services and infrastructure.

·       Enhanced capacities of cities and LAs in managing urban waste and air pollution, Promoted green low carbon and climate-resilient urban development and urban circular economy.

·       Enhanced capacities of cities, villages, and LAs in managing (multi-hazard) disaster risks and promoting shock responsive and resilience infrastructure and services.

Pillar 3: Communication and Capacity Building

·       Improved institutional, financial and administrative capacities of cities and LAs;

·       Strengthened mechanisms for consultation, coordination and cooperation among public, private, civil society sectors and other relevant stakeholders in the decision making and production of urban development policies.

·       Strengthened capacities of cities and LAs in using smart technologies,

·       Improved public-private partnerships and schemes for local economy.


CRIC Project is looking for Field Officers to implement day-to-day project activities in pilot cities in each of the following 5 Regions:

1.    Region Sumatera: Pekanbaru and Pangkal Pinang (post will be based in Jakarta)

2.    Region Java: Bandar Lampung and Cirebon (post will be based in Jakarta)

3.    Region Kalimantan: Banjarmasin and Samarinda (post will be based in one of the pilot cities in Kalimantan)

4.    Region Nusa Tenggara: Mataram and Kupang (post will be based in one of the pilot cities in Nusa Tenggara)

5.    Region Sulawesi: Gorontalo and Ternate (post will be based in one of the pilot cities in Sulawesi)

Scope of Works:

Under the operational guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator, and overall supervision of the Regional Project Manager, the Field Officers will undertake the following tasks:

Carry out day-to-day program and activities in his/her responsible area in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders (LGs and LGAs);
Provide technical assistance on integrating climate resilience issues into the mid-term development plan at the pilot cities in the respective region;
Assist in the development of a climate action plan and/or sectoral action plan including mapping GHG emission at the pilot cities in the respective region;
Assist in the adoption and testing of urban development tools at the pilot cities in the respective region;
In coordination with other Field Officers for other regions, assist Project Coordinator for the development of mini-modules for relevant training modules during the project implementation;
Facilitate CRIC Project’s integration in the Regional Mid-Term Development Plan at the pilot cities in the respective region;
Facilitate the delivery of training and Focus Group Discussion in each of the pilot cities in the respective region in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other relevant technical experts;
Ensure that the targeted local governments have a clear plan and/or policy align their development plan with SDGs indicators in particular goal 6, 11, 13, 17;
Ensure compliance of relevant national policies during project implementation;
Liaise regularly with the relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of the project;
Other duties following project requirements as requested by CRIC Project Coordinator / Project Manager.

v  Education:

-       University degree in environment, urban development, climate and resilience management, sustainable development, and/or other related fields.

v  Experience:

-  Has at least five (5) years of experience in the specific issue of climate resilience implementation;

- Has at least five (5) years of experience in working closely with the local governments, include facilitating discussion and/or providing technical assistance to local governments;

-   Experienced in development climate action plan, and familiar with GHG inventory activity;

-   Experienced to facilitate training at national and local level is highly desirable;

-    Prior knowledge and experience of local governance issues and policy desirable;

-    Experienced in research and report writing in English;

-    Experienced of working with government institutions and/or LGA(s) and/or international NGOs.    

v  Computer skills:

-  Proficiency in MS Office

v  Language:

-  Fluency in written and spoken in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Contracting Arrangement:

This is a part-time position of 18 working days/month from June 2020 until December 2020 with a possible extension until October 2024 subject to satisfactory performance.

Application guidelines:

Please send your CV and Cover letter with proposed monthly salary to  recruitment@uclg-aspac.org by 22nd May 2020. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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