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CityNet Program Officer

Programs Team Terms of Reference (TOR)

Application Deadline: April 17th, 2020
Position: Program Officer
Department: Programs Team
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

About CityNet
CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UNHabitat, the Network of cities has grown to include 163 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers. We connect actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to more sustainable and resilient cities. Through capacity building, city-to-city cooperation and tangible projects, we help our members respond to Climate Change, Disaster, Sustainable Development Goals and rising Infrastructure demands.

Responsibilities

  • Author and edit CityVoices, annual report, marketing materials and e-newsletter
  • Lead social media campaigns, CityNet website development and blog
  • Identify and research funding opportunities and author grant proposals 
  • Outreach to recruit new members and develop presentations to represent CityNet 
  • Design and implement overseas and domestic capacity building programs
  • Promote policy exchange between overseas and domestic member cities
  • Design and implement international forum and conference
  • Design, manage and monitor various project and programs

Please Note: tasks and responsibilities may be adjusted according to the current workload

Required Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in Urban Development, Urban Engineering, International Development, International Affairs, Environmental Studies or a closely related area and at least 1 year’s work experience in Urban Development, Urban Engineering, International Development, International Affairs, Environmental Studies or a closely related area.
  • Or, a bachelor’s degree in Urban Development, Urban Engineering, International Development, International Affairs, Environmental Studies or a closely related area and at least 3 year’s work experience in Urban Development, Urban Engineering, International Development, International Affairs, Environmental Studies or a related sector. No legal restrictions on overseas travel.
  • Fluent in Chinese and English: must be able to translate in both directions fluently and accurately, orally and in writing.

Core Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills, in both written and oral English
  • Excellent computer skills (Core MS Office applications, Basic HTML and WordPress understanding preferred)

Working Conditions

  • Start Date : May 13th, 2020 (to be confirmed under the employment contract)
  • Location of office: CityNet Secretariat, 10F, Seoul Global Center, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Contract Period: Two years including a three-month probationary period (Please Note: The contract term may be extended based on the results of an annual assessment and the needs of the organization.)
  • Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:30 ~ 18:00 with a one-hour lunch break.
  • Working Language: English.
  • Annual Leave: Twenty business days per year (including sick days) (Note: No leave will be granted during the probationary period)
  • Benefits: National pension program, medical insurance, employment insurance, and occupational health and safety insurance
  • Annual Salary: Thirty-eight(38) million KRW (Total amount including the self-burden amount of the above benefits) (Please Note: Only 80% of the monthly salary will be paid during the probationary period)

Required Documents (all documents should be in English)

  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Two letters of Recommendation

Please Note: The  final candidate will be asked to send the copies of diplomas and the employment verification letters later.

Recruitment Procedures

  1. Deadline for Submission of Required Documents – 17 April, 2020

Please Note: Only applicants who pass the document assessment stage will be invited to participate in the next stage of the recruitment process.

  1. Second Round : Online English Written Test – 29 April, 2020

Please Note: Only applicants who pass the Second Round will be invited to participate in the next stage of the recruitment process.

  1. Third Round : Interview – 7 May, 2020 (either face to face or online for candidates overseas)
  2. Announcement of Final Selection – 11 May, 2020
  3. Signing Date of Employment Contract and Employment Start Date – 13 May, 2020

How to apply (all documents should be in English)

PROJECT ASSISTANCE & INTERNSHIP

CityNet Programs Internship

Programs Team Terms of Reference (TOR)

Application Deadline: April 3rd, 2020
Position: Program Intern
Department: Programs Team
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea

About CityNet
CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UNHabitat, the Network of cities has grown to include 163 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers. We connect actors, exchange knowledge and build commitment to more sustainable and resilient cities. Through capacity building, city-to-city cooperation and tangible projects, we help our members respond to Climate Change, Disaster, Sustainable Development Goals and rising Infrastructure demands.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Program Officer in managing the Urban SDG Knowledge Platform Project
  • Conduct research and policy analysis
  • Contribute to maintaining and expanding the online knowledge database
  • Contribute to copy-editing of texts and modification/creation of visual materials
  • Translation of both Korean/English and English/Korean reports and documents
  • Coordinate communication between CityNet, Seoul Metropolitan Government, and its partners, as well as other project stakeholders

Other tasks

  • Support CityNet’s Knowledge Sharing and Capacity Building Programs (e.g. organize workshops)
  • Content creation and management for CityNet blog, the SDG knowledge sharing platform and others
  • Assist in project acquisition (e.g. identify suitable programs and potential partners, prepare project proposals)
  • Support organizing side events and sessions at international conferences
  • Administrative support
  • Other tasks requested by the Director

 Please note: Tasks and responsibilities may be adjusted by supervisor

Required qualifications

  • Graduate students, and recent graduates majoring in urban development, public policy, international relations, development studies, project management, environmental studies or related fields or a demonstrated interest in the activities and mission of CityNet, and relevant global agendas such as the New Urban Agendas and the SDGs
  • Excellent spoken/written proficiency in English and Korean


Desired qualifications

  • Experience in project assistance at a professional setting is ideal
  • Experience working with governments or international organizations is an asset
  • Applicable knowledge of the New Urban Agenda and/or the SDGs in a development setting is an asset
  • Proven proficiency with graphic design/publishing tools such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign is an asset


Timeline

  • Desired starting date: ASAP (TBD)
  • Term: 3 – 4 months (with potential extension)

Please submit your CV and cover letter to Kevin Drouin at programs1@citynet-ap.org by 3 April 2020 at the latest.

 All applicants are kindly requested to note that, if selected for the advertised position, the position does not provide an employee-employer relationship between the successful applicant and CityNet Secretariat.

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