Position: Facilitator for LED workshop
Duration: 2.5 months
United 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 Local Economic Development (LED). Local economic development (LED) is a bottom-up approach to creating wealth and jobs. The involvement and leadership of local governments in planning, implementing and coordinating strategies of local economic development is crucial to promoting sustainable economic development. Given this, UCLG ASPAC aims to build local government’s capacity in LED by organizing a workshop in December 2016. In collaboration with DELGOSEA and MALA, the workshop will focus on the improvement of local staff capacity on how to analyze the opportunities on improving local economic in their respective cities/regencies.
Objective of the Assignment
We are currently looking for a lead trainer/ facilitator to deliver a 3 day capacity building workshop for the “Introduction to Local Economic Development”. The consultant will develop an interactive workshop designed to facilitate knowledge exchange and cross learning between municipal governments, private sectors, and civil society in the areas of LED, inclusive growth, and business enabling environment.
The consultant is responsible for:
• Designing the training agenda and module each sessions
• Facilitate the 3 day event on December 13 – 15 2016
• Align facilitation style and workshop design with goals as directed by UCLG ASPAC
• Ensure maximum interactivity in design of workshop
• Identify relevant experts and key actors in LED; extend invitations to these persons
• Ensure the key deliverables are submitted within deadline with high qualified standard.
UCLG-ASPAC will support the consultant in the following areas:
• Work with the consultant to guide the designing of the agenda
• Provide logistical and administrative support to the consultant to facilitate the event
• Facilitate communications between consultant and relevant parties as needed
Key Major Deliverables
The consultant will have several key major deliverables as follow:
• Interactive 3-days workshop;
• Module of training;
• Workshop proceeding;
• Roadmap of LED
• Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferable from from economy, development studies or other related backgrounds.
• Minimum 5 years of experience on facilitating and coaching.
• Good substantive and technical understanding in local economic development, regional development, and local governance.
• Good working knowledge of English.
• Ability to work independently with very little supervision.
• Ability to manage an international workshop with multi-cultural participants.
• Ability to communicate and coordinate with broad range of staff.
• Demonstrate a high level of commitment and responsibility towards completing assignments efficiently, accurately and in a timely manner.
• Display high standards of ethical conduct
The consultant will be working for 2.5 months, starting on mid of November.
The consultant will work under the direct supervisor of Strategic Services Manager.