Open Vacancy @UCLG-ASPAC for Strategic Services Officer

Position                               : Strategic
Services Officer
Dates                : 1
February 2016 -31 January 2017
Duration                              : 1 yearSupervisor                          : Strategic Services

 BackgroundUnited Cities and Local
Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the biggest regional section of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), with its
Secretariat based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
UCLG is a worldwide association
of local
governments, and is the officially recognized 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 fast economically 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, networks and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and
associations. UCLG ASPAC
also 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, such as poverty alleviation, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture,
strategic planning, decentralization, local finance, gender
equality, women leadership and empowerment, as well as good governance. UCLG ASPAC is looking to
hire a Strategic Service Officer (SSO) for a period of one (1) year, with a
possible extension to support the Strategic Services Division in implementing
the planned activities, and in improving the outreach and effectiveness of the
Division.  Objectives and goals:

  1. To provide assistance
    in developing strategies, and implementing programs and activities.
  2. To provide
    assistance in conducting research related to local governance.

To support outreach
efforts to DELGOSEA (a program on good governance), and to promote other UCLG
ASPAC activities to members, potential members, and partners. Scope of Work/Key Duties:The key duties
and activities of this role are:

  1. Update and
    maintain the database of partners and donor agencies.
  2. Contribute to
    the planned and ongoing researches for program development.
  3. Assist in program
    and project implementation, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Be responsible
    for day-to-day operation of DELGOSEA, including administration and
  5. Networking and
    liaising with partners and potential members.

Developing and producing information for the strategic
services department for the website, publications, and social media.7.      
Perform other duties as required from
time-to-time by the Strategic Services Manager and/or the Secretary General. Special Requirements of the Assignment:1.       Minimum Bachelor
Degree in a relevant discipline (relevant experience may substitute the
relevant degree).2.       Minimum 3 (three)
years experience in a similar position in an NGO and/or an International

  1. Demonstrated experience working with local
    governments, multi-donor agencies, and/or development partners.
  2. Excellent
    communication and writing skills (English; knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia
    an asset).
  3. 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.
  4. Experience in
    working in an international environment, respecting different cultures and
  5. Positive work ethic
    with a willingness to learn and grow.
  6. Considerable
    domestic and international travel may be required.


  1. Updated database of donors and partners
  2. Implemented planned activities and reporting
    including DELGOSEA
  3. Written and/or published articles in UCLG
    ASPAC’s media outreach
  4. Research or concept papers on relevant
    issues prioritized by UCLG ASPAC


The post will
be supervised by the Strategic Services Manager.Date Line please submit your application with expecting your salary to : [email protected] with subject email : SSO-your name before February 10th 2016

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