Background

United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the biggest regional section of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in which its 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 recognised 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 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 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 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 comprising poverty alleviation, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralisation, local finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment as well as good governance.

The Xi’an Municipal People’s Government (XMPG) and UCLG ASPAC have a common consensus to promote education, cultural exchange and youth programmes, and sustainable development. The Xian Municipal People’s Government is committed to cooperating with UCLG ASPAC members and partners worldwide in the areas of education (i.e. scholarship) and capacity building (i.e. civil servants training program) and could also use this cooperation’s platform to promote its advantages in trade and economy, industrial investment, Information, and Communication Technology (ICT), cultural centre, and resource development to enjoy the fruitful results of cooperation.

Following this cooperation programme and to implement the activities, UCLG ASPAC is inviting professional and dynamic people to fill in the opened position of Programme Coordinator for International Talent Education Programme and International Cooperation for one (1) year period.

Qualifications:

  • Education:
  • Bachelor degree or master degree in International Relations, Business Administration and/or related fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 (five) years of professional experience in related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience working with local governments, multi-donor agency and/or development partners and/or related organisations;
  • Working experience in international cooperation development projects and/or city to city cooperation is a plus.

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