Background

UCLG ASPAC is the largest regional section of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and 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’s 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 recognized voice of local governments by the United Nations. UCLG ASPAC has linkages to 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 facilitates programs, 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 equally, social and economic justice, and sustainable development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable develop0ment comprising local economic development, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralization, municipal finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment and good governance.

The Climate Resilience Inclusive Cities (CRIC) Project is a five years Project co-funded by the European Union. UCLG ASPAC is the lead implementing agency of CRIC which is carried out in partnership with Pilot4Dev, ACR+, ECOLISE, University of Gustave Eiffel, and All India Institute of Local Governments from South Asia.

The overall objectives of the project is to propose a long lasting and unique cooperation between cities and research centers in Europe, South East Asia, and South Asia, and to contribute substantially 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 systems and experts’ panels.

Scope of Works:

In the framework of the present consultancy services, which is expected to take up to one year, the Consultant is expected to:

  • Undertake adequate day-to-day management of the program and coordination activities in his/her responsible area in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders (LGs and LAs);
  • Provide technical assistance on integrating climate resilience issues into cities development planning and the policies related to the CRIC thematic sectors;
  • Assist the cities working group in the development of climate action plan and/or sectoral action plan including mitigation and adaptation parts at the cities in the respective region; the activity should be data collection, co-facilitate the training activity, follow up action and the document writing;
  • Assist the cities working group in the advocacy plan CRIC thematic sectors and its implementation to the relevant cities policy and regulation;
  • Facilitate the delivery of training, Focus Group Discussion, the working group meeting in each of pilot cities in the respective region in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other relevant technical experts;
  • Ensure compliance of relevant national policies during project implementation;
  • Liaise regularly with the relevant stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of the project; and
  • Conduct report activity regularly and perform other duties following project requirements as requested by CRIC Project Coordinator/ Project Manager.

Qualification:

Education:

University degree in environment, urban development, climate and resilience management, sustainable development, public policy, and/or other related fields.

Experience:
  • Has at least five (5) years of experience in the specific issue of climate resilience implementation;
  • More than five (5) years of substantive and proven track-record and experience in working closely with the local governments, that include facilitating discussion and/or providing technical assistance to local governments;
  • Experience in the preparation and development of the climate action plan, and familiar with GHG inventory activity and vulnerability and risk assessment;
  • Proven ability to facilitate training at national and local level is highly desirable;
  • Prior knowledge and experience of local governance issues and policy is highly desirable;
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality report writing and analytical pieces, both in English and Bahasa;
  • Experience of working with government institutions and/or LG(s) and/or international NGOs;
  • Proven ability to work under pressure with a deadline with ability to multitasking; and
  • Possess strong knowledge and understanding of indigenous, people and culture. Posses an understanding of the pilot city’s people and culture, and posses work experience in the pilot city is an advantage.
Computer skills:
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Familiar with GIS application

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