UCLG ASPAC: Call Application for Interpreter Consultant for LOCALISE SDGs Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Events


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 the conduct of various types of knowledge sharing events, including webshares or Diskusi Daring or match-making events.

As some of the resource persons/ speakers may include UCLG ASPAC members and their network in the Asia Pacific, LOCALISE SDGs requires an interpreter to ensure that messages in any foreign language that is disseminated through online/off-line events, reach the Indonesian-speaking audiences. The selected consultant is required to deliver a simultaneous interpretation from any selected foreign language into Indonesian, and vice versa.

Scope of Work/Key Duties

Provide quality simultaneous interpretation service from any selected foreign language (English, Chinese/Mandarin) to Indonesian and vice versa for events produced and held by LOCALISE SDGs.  

The Consultant will work on a need basis, up to five times throughout LOCALISE SDGs project duration. The Consultant can work remotely, with briefings to be carried out online with LOCALISE SDGs team.


v  Demonstrate experience and ability to carry out quality simultaneous translations with minimal assistance.

v  Computer skills:

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

-          Able to use and operate online video conferences.


Interpreting services for offline/online events.


How to apply

Please send your CV, portfolio past work/project, and pricing quotations 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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