UCLG ASPAC : Call Application for Consultant basis - Media & Communications Assistant


The United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the biggest regional section of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in which its Secretariat is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. 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 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 programmes, 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 community development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development comprising poverty alleviation, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralization, local finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment as well as good governance.

Considering its roles, UCLG ASPAC saw the need to optimise its Communication channels.  A Media and Communications Assistant (MCA) will be hired on consultancy basis for 6 (six) months period with the possibility of extension, based on performance. The MCA is responsible for supporting the MCC.

Objective and goal:
To promote activities and or practices that relate to UCLG ASPAC works on website.
Scope of Work/Key Duties
Under this Scope of Work, the MCA will carry out the following key areas:

Create 3 Draft Articles/Week for Regular Posting in UCLG ASPAC Website:
a)     Based on the theme/content plan provided, MCA will develop draft articles based on his/her independent research, using data and information taken from reliable sources, edited and approved by MCC.

b)     Search and provide picture that best illustrates each draft article developed.

c)     Provide source(s) of each draft article.

Special Requirements of the Assignment:
·       Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, international relations, development, or related field;

·       Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience in public relations and/or journalistic work proven by publication/article portfolio;

·       Deadline oriented

·       Excellent communication and writing skills in English;

·       Honest, trustworthy and demonstrate sound work ethics

·       Ability to quickly establish professional rapport with colleagues and other persons;

·       Development of 3 draft articles/week (Total: 12 draft articles/month) based on agreed deadline

Supporting Team
The post will be supervised by the Media and Communications Coordinator.

How to Apply:

Please submit your application letter, state salary expectation and current resume to: recruitment@uclg-aspac.org – Fill the email “subject” column of the emails in the format: <position applied> - <your name). Closing date:  May 25th, 2020.

(Only short-listed candidates will be notified).

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