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 and hosted by the Provincial Government of Jakarta. UCLG is a worldwide association of local governments and the officially recognised 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, decentralisation, local finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment as well as good governance.
UCLG ASPAC as the lead implementing agency in partnership with international development partners from Europe namely Pilot4Dev, ACR+, ECOLISE, and University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, as well as All India Institute of Local Governments from South Asia, is currently engaging in one of current EU projects – Climate Resilience Inclusive Cities (CRIC). It is a five (5) years project with overall objectives to propose a long lasting and unique cooperation through a triangular cooperation between cities and research centres in Europe, South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh), and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand). The Project will also contribute 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, air quality and waste management in consultation with experts’ panels.
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 local community of the cities/provinces, including women, marginalised sector, civil society, and private sectors.
Objective and goal:
- Act as focal coordinator in providing assistance to pilot cities in the development of climate action plan and advocacy with support from partners and experts on behalf of UCLG ASPAC;
- Provide technical project support on climate and resilience sectors to pilot cities that contributes to the successful delivery of the project. This will include the adoption of tools created by CRIC partners;
- Develop and maintain communication with external parties at all levels;
- Support the management of strengthening capacity building through delivery of regional trainings on climate and resilience sectors.
- University degree or preferable master degree in environment, climate change, resilience, urban and sustainable development, or other related fields.
- Has at least five (5) years of experience in specific issue of climate change and resilience sectors or environment in general;
- Experience in implementing climate change, resilience, or other environmental development projects;
- Familiar in producing good quality project documents in English;
- Has experience in developing and maintaining networks and/or cooperation with central and/or local governments and non-government stakeholders;
- Has working experience in international cooperation development projects and campaigns, in particular energy and climate change sectors;
- Has experience in the administrative arrangement for organising events in South East and South Asian countries;
- Experienced working in an international environment, respecting different cultures and nationalities.