1. Background
United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is one of the eight Regional Sections of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and its Secretariat is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. UCLG is the largest local government organization in the world and the officially recognized voice of Local Government by the United Nations. The Asia Pacific region is the biggest of the eight sections in UCLG with linkages to more than 7,000 local governments. It represents well over 3.76 billion people – more than half of the world population. UCLG ASPAC is the knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, supports cooperation between cities and their associations, and facilities programs, networks and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and the associations. In an attempt to enhance the performance of the UCLG ASPAC Secretariat, the Internship Programme is established. The programme is intended to deliver professional development opportunities for university students to acquire new skills and experiences through participating in UCLG ASPAC activities. The Internship Programme features on-the-job capacity building and learning at the Secretariat.

2. Objectives
The main objective of the Internship Programme is to provide professional exposure for students or fresh graduates through involvement in the programmes and activities of UCLG ASPAC. The Interns also will be able to develop expertise on practical issues of local governance and other relevant thematic works of UCLG ASPAC. It is expected that the Interns can obtain in-depth knowledge of the UCLG ASPAC Secretariat functional activities and the issue of local governance as the result of the internship. The intern will be posted under the member services division to work on Cost Benefit Analysis.
Cost Benefit Analysis.

The number of UCLG ASPAC members has progressively increased over years. In 2020, UCLG ASPAC has more than 150 members divided into three categories: local government members, international organisation members, and associate members. As an organisation based on membership, UCLG ASPAC provided monetary and non-monetary benefits to its members. Members pay an annual membership fee calculated based on total population of the city and total GDP of the country. In order to provide a value-adding perspective to the membership, cost benefit analysis will be conducted under the Internship Programme.

3. Qualifications

The candidate must:

  • Be at least in the 6th semester of his/her undergraduate programme or postgraduate programme in the fields of economics and/or business administration. Candidates who have no economics education but have experience with Cost Benefit Analysis are welcome.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0).
  • Possess excellent English speaking and writing skills.
  • Actively participate in extracurricular activities.
  • Be proactive and determined.
  • Have good computer software skills (basic Microsoft applications and relevant software).

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