UCLG ASPAC: Call Applicant For Communication Consultant to Proofread all LOCALISE SDGs Publications in English


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 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 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 https://localisesdgs-indonesia.org/  

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 focused 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 be developed using various formats, such as print and audiovisual materials.

To support the development of the aforementioned materials, especially the print materials, the project requires a communication consultant to do proofreading in English to make sure the all the publication is properly written.

Scope of Work/Key Duties

Ensure all the publication material such as Pocket Book for Executive  Decision Makers: “Role of LAs and its Associations in Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on each SDG Target”, Pocket Book for Parliamentary Members: “Role of DPRD in Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on each SDG Target”, Best Practice of LAs in Indonesia on Building Back Better and Stronger - Transitions to the New Normal, Cross-sectoral research and its synthesis, monitoring and evaluation tools are using English proper spelling, punctuation and consistent, and easily understood by the targeted audience.


The Consultant will closely work with LOCALISE SDGs team to discuss the assignment. The Consultant will work for about 2 (two) months from end of October to December.  The Consultant can work remotely, with regular check-in to be carried out online with LOCALISE SDGs team.


v  Education: minimum bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism and/or related fields.

v  At least 3 years of copywriting and copyediting experience

v  Demonstrate ability in writing good quality of popular articles in English.

v  Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the Bahasa and English language

v  Ability to remain detailed-oriented and focused when processing large amounts of text

v  Willingness to collaborate with a creative team of writers, graphic designers, and others

v  Computer skills:

-          Intermediate to advanced MS office skills in all basic Microsoft Word programs and publication software.

-          Basic IT knowledge is preferable.


First draft of copy edited all publications material in English

Final draft of publication material in English


How to apply

Please send your CV, portfolio past work/project, financial proposal to recruitment@uclg-aspac.org, copied to project_manager1@uclg-aspac.org by Wednesday, 28 October 2020 at 13.00 Jakarta Time at the latest. 

Fill the email “Subject” Column of the email in the format: <position applied> - <your name>

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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