Jumat, 16 April 2010

Vacancy: Communication Manager - UCLG ASPAC, Jakarta

VACANCY
ANNOUNCEMENT

Post
Title: Communication Manager
Organization:
United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
Duty
Station: UCLG ASPAC Regional Office, Jakarta, Indonesia
Type
of Contract: Service Contract– 1 year, with possibility of extension

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 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 and
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- 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
and their associations, and facilitates programs, networks and
partnerships to
develop the capacity of local governments and the associations.

UCLG
ASPAC will implement the European
Commission funded Project “Partnership for Democratic Local Governance
in
Southeast-Asia” in close co-operation with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
(KAS),
LOGODEF, The Thai Environmental Institute (TEI) and various Local
Government
Associations. The project activities are carried out for
a period of 30 months in five countries in
South-East-Asia: Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam. The overall
objective is
the improvement of living conditions of disadvantaged groups in
South-East-Asia
through increased participation of people in local planning and
decision
making. More specifically, it is aimed
to set up a sustainable network of Las, LGAs, NGOs and Academic
Institutions
for the promotion of best practice exchange in democratic local
governance in
SEA which contributes to the improved knowledge, attitude and practice
of the
LGAs in this field of services for their members.

The
Communication Manager who will be placed at the
UCLG ASPAC regional
office in Jakarta will closely work with the Project Manager (based in
the
Philippines) and the National Coordinator (based in Jakarta) on
day-to-day
basis and in close collaboration with project partners and stakeholders
ensuring
high quality, accuracy and consistency of work delivery.

Responsibilities
The
Communication Manager will be responsible for the following:
* Establish
and maintain communication with project
partners and relevant stakeholders incl. LGAs, municipalities, academic
institutions, CSOs, decision makers and media
* Maintain and update the project website via a
content-management system
* Support in publishing contents for stakeholders as well
as team members
* Write introductory parts to publications
* Proofreading of documents which should be uploaded
* Produce regular PR materials (newsletter, brochure, fact
sheet, etc.)
* Prepare press releases for public relations activity
* Ensure appropriate documentation of project activities
* Ensure
project visibility in all uploaded documents
* Perform
other duties as required from time-to-time

Special
requirements
of the assignment
* Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in
communications, public relations or
related field
* At
least five
years of professional experience
in public relations and/or
journalistic work
* Proficiency
in
designing and developing PR/media tools
* Strong
communication skills (Indonesia and
English)
* Excellent
journalistic writing skills
* Computer
software skills in all basic Microsoft word programs and publication
software
* Ability
to
develop liaison with senior representatives from partner organizations
and
stakeholders and work co-operatively
* Ability
to
work under pressure and to deadlines required
* Experience
in
working in an international environment, respecting different cultures
and
nationalities
* Considerable
domestic and international travel may be required

Assignment
period
The
assignment will be for up to 27 months and will commence in June 2010.

Candidates
are expected to submit an
updated CV along with the application at aspac_webcom@yahoo.co.id until 15th of May 2010 at the latest.

Only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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