UCLG ASPAC - Call for Applicant : Consultant Basis "Videographer Consultants to Produce SDGs Awareness Videos for target ALAs"


United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the largest regional section of UCLG, an 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 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 that safeguard equality, social and economic justice, and sustainable community development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development comprising local economic development, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralisation, municipal finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment and good governance.

LOCALISE SDGs Project, financially supported by the European Union and implemented by UCLG ASPAC in cooperation with APEKSI, aims to empower Local Authorities (LAs) and Associations of Local Authorities (ALAs) in Indonesia for enhanced governance and more effective development policies and to promote inclusive and sustainable local development through SDGs attainment. LOCALISE SDGs targets 30 LAs (16 provinces and 14 municipalities) and 5 ALAs[1] (APEKSI, APKASI, APPSI, ADEKSI, and ADKASI). Further information on LOCALISE SDGs target LAs is available at: https://localisesdgs-indonesia.org/ 

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has shifted the focus of target LAs to respond to, recover and prevent against the pandemic. From July to December 2020, LOCALISE SDGs will focus its activities to increase awareness of the 30 LAs and 5 ALAs on financing and achieving the SDGs under a New Normal: challenges and response to COVID-19 pandemic and strengthen their capacity in handling COVID-19 and its impacts and “building back better” through dissemination of best practices and Information, Education & Communication (IEC) materials. One of the materials to be developed is videos as awareness tool for the target ALAs.

LOCALISE SDGs will hire consultants to prepare a total of five videos (one for each target ALA) to build awareness of their secretariat team and as a tool to advocate for the SDGs among their members. Each video will have a customised message to meet the needs and values of each ALA. The video should be in line with the key message of “AKSI MENUJU PEMBANGUNAN BERKELANJUTAN.” The ALA can also upload the video on its own communication channels and use it for routine events to promote awareness on localising SDGs.

Scope of Work/Key Duties

Producing 5 high quality videos with a customised messaging to meet the needs and values of each ALA to advocate for the SDGs among their members. Consultants can propose to work for one to up to three videos.

The consultant is required to perform these following duties:

o   Review the proposed assignments

o   Discuss story line and visualisation with the LOCALISE SDGs Team and discuss the concept with the target ALAs

o   Develop scripts, incorporating interviews, design creative communication pieces, logos and other relevant materials

o   Submit a first draft to the LOCALISE SDGs Team

o   Incorporate feedback from the team

o   Deliver the videos

o   Provide video files of the final version in full HD resolution.

The consultant will work closely with the LOCALISE SDGs team to discuss the assignment and how it will be carried out. The consultant will work for approximately two (2) months, from September to October 2020. The consultant will work remotely but is required to report progress regularly to LOCALISE SDGs Team.


v  Professional video producer/editor/animator with a demonstrated experience in video production and editing relating to sustainable development issues

v  Experience with video editing software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or similar

v  Experience with different video format conversions

v  Organised

v  Punctual


{  First draft of the videos

{  Final version of the videos in a full HD resolution.

How to apply

Please send your CV, portfolio that shows past photography work/project, financial proposal to recruitment@uclg-aspac.org, copied to project_manager1@uclg-aspac.org by Monday, 7 September 2020 at the latest. Only selected ones will be contacted.

[1] In Indonesia, UCLG ASPAC has 5 (five) ALAs as its members, namely: (i) Association of Indonesian Municipalities (APEKSI); (ii) Association of Indonesian District Governments (APKASI); (iii) Association of Indonesian Provincial Governments (APPSI); (iv) Association of Indonesian Municipal Councils (ADEKSI); and (v) Association of Indonesian Regency Legislative Councils (ADKASI).