UCLG ASPAC – Calling Consultant on Public Space Development

Position:
Consultant on Public Space Development / Project Site SupervisorLocation:
Surabaya cityDuration:
7 (seven) months
Supervisor: Strategic Services ManagerPurpose of AssignmentTo ensure the quality
and smooth process of public space development planning with local community,
local government, and the
construction company and to analyze and formulate public space report in
accordance with the donor’s project guidance.
 
BackgroundUnited Cities and
Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is one of the eight Regional
Sections of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). UCLG ASPAC
Secretariat is located in Jakarta, Indonesia. UCLG is the largest association
of local governments in the world and the officially recognized voice of local
governments by the United Nations. The Asia and Pacific region is the biggest
regional section of UCLG that links more than 7.000 cities and 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 facilitate programmes, networking
and connectivity amongst them in building their capacities. 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 quality, 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, women empowerment, and good governance.In one of our thematic
fields, UCLG ASPAC has been promoting public spaces in cities and territories.
UCLG ASPAC in cooperation with its partners is currently working together on
public space’s development and construction in Asia Pacific region. Surabaya,
one of the top biggest cities in Indonesia and the second most populated city
in the country, is chosen as the first city to implement the Project for Public
Spaces Development and Improvement. Surabaya has put a high priority on
environment management and successfully transformed its image as a dirty and
dry into a green and clean City. Surabaya City will also be the host of the
Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) 3 of Habitat III Conference in July 2016. In
addition to the construction progress, UCLG ASPAC will host a launching event
as part of the awareness raising effort during the PrepCom 3.Objective of the AssignmentThe Project’s
Consultant is expected to do the following:•      
To
provide technical and managerial support in Project’s implementation;•      
To  work closely with local counterparts and key
stakeholders in Surabaya, mainly local community, universities and the city
government and to coordinate and communicate smoothly to ensure good quality of
the Project’s planning and management of the construction;  Key Major DeliverablesThe consultant will
have several key major deliverables as follow:•      
Initial
report pre-construction phase;•      
Progress
report; •      
End
of the project reportIn addition to assist
to the deliverables above, the consultant is expected to produce:•      
A
template format report for contractor •      

Weekly
and Monthly reports Tasks•      
To
engage key partners of the Project, including local community, academe and
other key stakeholders;•      
To
identify other similar initiatives carried out by NGOs/IGOs or else and suggest
some approaches to link the Project with other initiatives;•      
To
disseminate methodology of the Project to local counterparts;•      
To
maintain good coordination among relevant actors (e.g community, local
governments, sub-contractor, and etc) for successful completion of the Project;•      
To
monitor all phases of the Project to be reported in weekly basis to UCLG ASPAC;•      
To
ensure the implementation of Project is on schedule;•      
To
keep the organization’s funding database and shared files accurate and
up-to-date at all times;•      
To
provide assistance and lessons learned on awareness raising event (i.e. Project
Launching during PrepCom 3 in July 2016);•      
To
summarize lessons learnt, best practices, with specific attention given to
community participation, and gaps on project scope, methodology, and timeline. •      
To
provide recommendations on future replications of the Project. Qualifications•      
Minimum
Bachelor’s degree from civil engineering, urban planning, architecture, or
other related backgrounds.•      
Minimum
2 years of experience on project supervision, assessment, and reporting.•      
Good
substantive and technical understanding in urban development and community
engagement.•      
Good
working knowledge of English.•      
Ability
to work independently with very little supervision.•      
Ability
to manage complex coordination amongst various stakeholders.•      
Ability
to interpret information, to identify and analyze problems and produce
innovative solutions.•      
Good
organizational skills and able to deal with a broad range of staff and to
respond to their queries.•      
Demonstrate
a high level of commitment and responsibility towards completing assignments
efficiently, accurately and in a timely manner.•      
Display
high standards of ethical conduct DurationsThe consultant will
be working for 7 months, starting the end of April. Reporting LinesThe
consultant will work under the direct supervisor of Strategic Services Manager.
  Deadline
for submission: 21 April 2016 
Interested candidates
are invited to send their CV (max 3 pages) and a motivation letter to [email protected]; and cc to [email protected]; delgosea@uclg-aspac.  On the
subject letter, please write: Consultant – Public Space – Your Name. 

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