Call Application Consultant for the Provision of Photography Services to Support the Development of Communication and Visibility Materials of LOCALISE SDGs


United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the largest regional section of UCLG, an amalgamation of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), United Towns Organization (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 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 that safeguard equality, social and economic justice, and sustainable community 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.

LOCALISE SDGs Project, financially supported by the European Union and implemented by UCLG ASPAC in cooperation with APEKSI, aims to empower Local Authorities (LAs) and Associations of Local Authorities (ALAs) in Indonesia for enhanced governance and more effective development policies and to promote inclusive and sustainable local development through SDGs attainment. LOCALISE SDGs target 30 LAs (16 provinces and 14 municipalities) and 5 ALAs[1] (APEKSI, APKASI, APPSI, ADEKSI, and ADKASI). Further information on LOCALISE SDGs target LAs is available at:

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted the focus of target LAs to respond to, recover and prevent against the pandemic. From July to December 2020, LOCALISE SDGs will focus its activities to increase awareness of the 30 LAs and 5 ALAs on financing SDGs under a New Normal: challenges and response to COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen their capacity in handling COVID-19 and its impacts and “building back better” through dissemination of best practices and Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials. These materials will come in various formats, such as print and audiovisual materials.

To support the development of the aforementioned materials, the project requires photography consultants based in 30 intervention areas. The photographer will highlight LOCALISE SDGs target local governments on improving the capacities of local governments to meet the SDGs, especially in the pandemic situation. The photoproducts will include documentation of events, profile photos of mayors or other city administrators, public facilities, local communities and city landscape reflecting goals to be achieved in SDGs.

Scope of Work/Key Duties

Provision of minimum 25 publishable photographs from each intervention area conveying the key message of “AKSI MENUJU PEMBANGUNAN BERKELANJUTAN”.  The images should visually show the impact and progress of the implementation of SDGs in the intervention areas in general, and also the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic to the SDGs attainment. Photographs must include, but not limited to: city landscapes, events, community gatherings, portraits of governors/mayors and community leaders, public facilities/spaces. All photographs must be in line with the key message, which is to show efforts from local authorities, communities, CSOs and other relevant stakeholders in achieving the SDGs.

The consultant(s) will work closely with the LOCALISE SDGs team to discuss the assignment and how it will be carried out. The consultant(s) will work for about a month, from end of October to November 2020. It is preferred that the consultant resides and works in the target location of LOCALISE SDGs. The consultant will work remotely but is required to report progress regularly to LOCALISE SDGs Team.


v  Seasoned photographers with a Bachelor’s Degree from any disciplines. Related disciplines such as photography, designs, the arts, with at least 2 years’ photojournalism experience will be preferred.

v  Lives in the LOCALISE SDGs intervention areas below:

Provinces: 1. North Sumatra, 2. South Sumatra, 3. Lampung, 4. West Java, 5. Central Java, 6. East Java, 7. West Kalimantan, 8. East Kalimantan, 9. Bali, 10. South Sulawesi, 11. Southeast Sulawesi, 12. Maluku, 13. North Maluku, 14. West Nusa Tenggara, 15. East Nusa Tenggara, 16. Papua

Cities: 1. Padang, 2. Pariaman, 3. Sawahlunto, 4. Padangpanjang, 5. Tanjung pinang, 6. Jambi, 7. Bengkulu, 8. Pangkalpinang, 9. Tangerang, 10. Serang, 11. Palangkaraya, 12. Tarakan, 13. Kotamobagu, 14. Gorontalo.

v  A keen eye for aesthetics

v  Artistically creative

v  Experienced in action, still life, black and white and color photography

v  Organised

v  Punctual

v  Curious and willing to learn about SDGs



Minimum 25 publishable photographs of these following:

· Best 5 images of city landscape showing characteristics of the city

· Best 5 images of local communities that reflect the participation of citizen (regardless gender, age, religion, ethnicity, etc.)

· Best 10 images of public facilities and public spaces that reflect the availability of public services, in line with the SDGs (schools, health facilities, water & sanitation, housing, public transport, etc.)

·  Best 5 portraits of mayor and other city administrators, community leaders

How to apply

Please send your CV, portfolio that shows past photography work/project, financial proposal to, copied to by Friday, 30 October 2020 (13.00 Jakarta Time). Only selected ones will be contacted.


[1] In Indonesia, UCLG ASPAC has 5 (five) ALAs as its members, namely: (i) Association of Indonesian Municipalities (APEKSI); (ii) Association of Indonesian District Governments (APKASI); (iii) Association of Indonesian Provincial Governments (APPSI); (iv) Association of Indonesian Municipal Councils (ADEKSI); and (v) Association of Indonesian Regency Legislative Councils (ADKASI).             

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