[DevJobsIndo] UCLG ASPAC – Information and Communication Officer

Position          : Information and
Communication Officer
Duration          : 2 (two) years
Supervisor        : Media and
Communication Manager

Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is one of the
nine Regional Sections of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) which
is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
UCLG is the largest association of local governments in the world and the
officially recognized voice of local goverbment by the United Nations. The Asia

and Pacific region is the biggest of the nine sections in UCLG with linkages to more than 7.000 local governments. It represents well over 3.76 billiion people-more
than half of the world population-and incorporates economically fast developing
countries such as China, India and Indonesia.


ASPAC is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the
Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, support
cooperation between cities, local governments and their associations, and
facilities 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 inclusice 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,
and good governance.


The Information and
Communication Officer will be hired for 2 (two) years period with possible of
extension to support the Media & Communication Manager in managing the division.



Objective and goal:

  1. To provide assistance in design and
    developing website development plan
  2. To provide support for the content of the
    website and any other matters related with the website
  3. To provide support for the development and
    implementation of the short-long terms communication strategies
  4. To provide assistance for the design and
    content of the publication
  5. To provide
    support in conducting fund raising activities for expanding the media and
    publication  activities
  6. To be
    responsible in promoting UCLG ASPAC


Scope of Work/Key Duties

Under this
Scope of Work, the
Information and
Communication Officer
will carry out the following key activities:

  1. Produce promotional and public
    relations materials such as newsletter and brochure
  2. Assist in the development, drafting,
    and final editing of annual reports
  3. Generate monthly highlights and
    quarterly newsletters
  4. Develop and maintain digital photo
  5. Develop and maintain the database and
    information on members, partners and donor agencies
  6. Maintain and further develop UCLG
    ASPAC website
  7. Provide assistance in promoting and
    publicizing activities and actions undertaken by UCLG ASPAC
  8. Assisting in reviewing and editing
    proposals and reports to Donor Agencies
  9. Assist in the development of programs
    and mechanisms targeted at informing and strengthening capacity in
    information management
  10. Provide timely reports and feedback
    on deliverables as required by UCLG ASPAC Communication Strategy and
    Branding Implementation
  11. Regularly disseminate relevant
    information to members and partners.
  12. Ensure visibility of programs, projects,
    and activities in all uploaded/published documents.
  13. Be responsible for special
    publications e.g. compilation of regional seminars, trainings, other
  14. Responsible for the minutes of
    meeting of UCLG ASPAC’s event
  15. Assist on any UCLG ASPAC’s event in
    preparing press conference and distribute press release
  16. Maintaining media database, and
    developing pieces for circulation and conducting interviews and reports.
  17. Provide assistance in planning and
    proceeding with funds raising activities
  18. Responsible in identifying potential
  19. Responsible for the procurement process
    of its publication
  20. Prepare reports related to
    communication to UCLG ASPAC Executive Bureau, Council, and General
    Assembly Meetings and to UCLG World (headquarters) as required.
  21. Perform other duties as required from
    time-to-time as assigned by the Media and Communication Manager


Special Requirements of the Assignment

  • Minimum of a
    bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, and/or related
  • At least 5
    (five) years of professional experience in public relations and/or
    journalistic work
    and working in a similar position in an NGP
    and/or International Organization. Experience in the area of web platform
    development/management is desirable
  • Proficiency in
    designing and developing public relations/media tools
  • Excellent communication
    and writing skills (Indonesia and English
  • Highly
    developed communication skills, including ability to draft/edit texts and
    to articulate ideas in clear, concise style to a variety of audiences, as
    well as facilitation skills
  • Shows
    persistence and ability to identify strategic issues, opportunities and
    risks, and communication broad
  • Intermediate
    to advanced MS office skills in all basic Microsoft word programs and
    publication software
  • Basic IT
    knowledge is preferable.
  • Ability to
    work under pressure and to deadlines required
  • Experience in
    working in an international environment, respecting different cultures and
  • Positive work ethic
    with a willingness to learn
  • Media relations
  • Considerable
    domestic and international travel may be required



  1. Producing publication
  2. Branding promotion
  3. An updated database of contact information
    of media outlets and potential sponsorship



  1. High quality of its design and publication
  2. Branding manual
  3. Database of media and companies



The post will
be supervised by the Media and Communication Manager

“Interested applicants may send their CV and Cover letter to [email protected] and write the title of the role on the subject line before 23 October 2015”.

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