Vacancy Announcement: Project Officers ASEAN Connectivity

THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT INVITES INDONESIAN CITIZENS OR ASEAN NATIONALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RESIDING AND RECRUITED IN INDONESIA TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF ASEAN-AUSTRALIA DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAM (AADCP) PHASE II PROJECT OFFICER FOR ASEAN CONNECTIVITY (2 Positions) Background: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was founded in 1967 with the purpose of promoting regional cooperation in Southeast Asia, in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby contribute towards peace, progress and prosperity in the region. ASEAN comprises ten (10) countries in Southeast Asia. It was proclaimed a Community through the “Kuala Lumpur Declaration on ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together”, signed by the ASEAN Leaders during their 27th Summit in November 2015. Along with the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, also adopted at the same Summit, they call for the ASEAN Community in forging ahead together, and to work towards building a community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible. The Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025, which was adopted by ASEAN Leaders at their 28th ASEAN Summit on 6 September 2016, seeks to add value by complementing and synergising efforts under the ASEAN Community Blueprints 2025 and ASEAN sectoral work plans. In the implementation of the MPAC 2025, ASEAN Member States are supported, among others, by the Government of Australia through the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) II. (AADCP II is a long-term (2008- 2019), AU$57 million program that supports ’ASEAN’s goal of deepening regional economic integration. AADCP II has assisted ASEAN in a number of strategic initiatives for Connectivity, such as the review and development of strategic action plans including the development of the...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Short Term Local Consultancy: Graphic Designer for the Development of Infographics for the 2017 ASEAN Community Progress Monitoring System (ACPMS) Report

Needs and Objectives The objective of this consultancy is to create infographics in form of an A4 size leaflet or a foldable poster using the data and indicators provided in the 2017 ACPMS Report, to support knowledge sharing and communication initiatives of ASEANstats and ACSS. The Graphic Designer will be responsible for: Conceptualising and designing engaging and message-targeted infographics/factographs to showcase selected themes based on the indicators from ACPMS 2017; Exploring and proposing ways to convey information through design elements, including the narrative; Liasing with the printer or publication house for the production of the infographic products; and Ensuring the infographics are sensitive to the need for maintaining balance and promoting mutual trust amongst the 10 ASEAN Member States Qualifications The bidder should demonstrate the capacity and experience to undertake the specified objectives/tasks for this project, including: Degree in Graphic Design or related field; Expert knowledge in graphic design and graphic design software, including but not limited to: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Flex Builder, and the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite; Work experience within an advertising or communications agency, graphic design firm, print house, etc; Familiarity with social media platforms and knowledge of best practices for infographic design; Extensive experience designing similar projects; Good communication and writing skills in English; Ability to plan, prioritise and produce quality results on time; and Resident of Indonesia, preferably within Jakarta and its suburbs (i.e. JABODETABEK area). Submission of Application Applicants should send via email and mail/courier 4 (four) printed copies of their application with a cover letter specifying: i) professional qualifications; ii) estimated cost reflective...

TENDER ANNOUNCEMENT: ASEAN Consumer Protection Self-Assessment Toolkit

Needs and Objectives The Self-Assessment Toolkit will support AMS in moving towards a common consumer protection framework, by providing a common approach and tool for benchmarking the implementation of consumer protection in their countries to the AHLP and other international best practices. It will guide the AMS to: i) capture current activities and practices; ii) objectively assess their laws and regulations based on the AHLP; and eventually, iii) improve their practices, procedures and regulatory/administrative arrangements. This Toolkit also has the added element of providing the framework for the country assessment during the peer review of AMS consumer protection regime. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of seven (7) calendar months with approximately 40 person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the bidder/bidding team should demonstrate : In-depth knowledge of consumer protection policies/legislations, regulatory environment and programs, especially within ASEAN; Experience in policy making and providing policy advice to governments, preferably on consumer protection in a developing country context; Familiarity with consumer rights, enforcement of consumer laws, and consumer demands for safe and sustainable consumption practices as well as current and emerging consumer concerns and related issues; Skills and involvement in the development of practical and user-friendly toolkits and training material; Experience in the conduct of monitoring and evaluation including the development of indicators; Previous involvement in the design and delivery of strategic action plans and work programs; Understanding of ASEAN and its work on economic community building; Proven experience in dealing with senior government officials, parliamentarians and other identified stakeholders; and Proven skills...

Vacancy Announcement: AADCP II Contracts Officer

THE ASEAN SECRETARIAT INVITES INDONESIAN CITIZENS OR ASEAN NATIONALS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RESIDING AND RECRUITED IN INDONESIA TO APPLY FOR THE POSITION OF ASEAN-AUSTRALIA DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAM (AADCP) PHASE II CONTRACTS OFFICER Background: As a dynamic region with a population of more than 575 million that aims to live in peace and share prosperity, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has embarked on an initiative to build an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The AEC is envisioned as a competitive economic region well integrated into the global economy, having equitable economic development, and serving as single market and production base. In the implementation of the various economic agreements constituting the architecture of the AEC, ASEAN Member States have adopted the AEC Blueprint. The Australian Government is pleased to support implementation of the AEC Blueprint through the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program (AADCP) II. The Contracts Officer will support the AADCP II and work closely with the General Legal Affairs Division of the ASEAN Secretariat pertaining to all aspects in the development and management of agreements and contracts related to procurement of goods/services and personnel for AADCP II and other legal support services for the Secretariat. Duties and Responsibilities: The Contracts Officer’s duties will cover, but are not limited to, the following: 1. Assist in negotiating, drafting and finalizing agreements and contracts. 2. Provide technical and oversight support relating to finance management and program expenditure of the agreements and contracts under AADCP II. 3. Monitoring contract performance and advising compliance with the contract terms and conditions. 4. Maintain and update all procurement files and records and other contracts. 5. Provide assistance...

Development of the ASEAN MRA-TP Work Plan 2017-2020

Needs and Objectives This project will produce the Mutual Recognition Arrangement for Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) Work Plan 2017-2020. Specifically the project will produce two outputs: a) the ASEAN MRA-TP implementation review, which will assess current progress in the implementation of the MRA-TP, test assumptions, capture relevant context, identify risks (magnitude and impact) and opportunities for achieving success, and propose resolutions to address identified risks, blockages and barriers; and b) the ASEAN MRA-TP Work Plan 2017-2020, that will specify strategic actions, recommend the best approach in implementing those actions, and provide a mechanism for monitoring progress and make decisions throughout the Work Plan implementation. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 6 (six) calendar months with approximately 350 (three hunder fifty) person days of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the consultant(s) should demonstrate: Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge of ASEAN, ASEAN Community and ASEAN Tourism; Extensive experience in undertaking performance/progress review on the implementation of the strategic plan/work plan at the regional level; In-depth expertise in business development, finance and accounting, and marketing across a range of social enterprise models or demonstrated ability to adapt experience into social enterprise sector; Experience in the design and implementation of business plans, especially for start‐ups; Strong research and analytical skills, communication (oral and written), facilitation and management skills; Extensive knowledge and sound experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation; Excellent people skills – demonstrated ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; Experience in mainstreaming gender perspective in strategic plan/work plan development...

TENDER: ASEAN at 50: A Historic Milestone of FDI and MNEs in ASEAN

Needs and Objectives This project will produce a publication to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN entitled: “ASEAN at 50: A Historic Milestone of FDI and MNEs in ASEAN,” that presents data and analysis on FDI flows in the region over the last five decades, tapping MNEs and ASEAN companies as engines for regional economic development, by presenting an evaluation on what has been achieved, how challenges have been addressed, and offer an analysis of FDI and MNE development in the context of the AEC in the process leading to stronger regional integration, regional production networks, by focusing on several key themes. Scope of Services The consultancy will be undertaken over a continuous effective period of 10 (ten) calendar months with approximately 21 (twenty-one) person weeks of professional services. Work will commence immediately after contract signing. Qualifications In its proposal the consultant(s) should demonstrate: • Thorough understanding and in-depth knowledge FDIs and MNEs, and has done extensive research work in these areas; • In-depth knowledge of economic, trade, investment and regional integration issues, especially within ASEAN; • Proven track record of experience in economic and industry research; • Thorough understanding of ASEAN and its work on economic community building; • Adequate knowledge of and balanced exposure to ASEAN economies; • Have extensive experience in policy making and providing policy advice to governments and have considerable exposure and network with the industries and industry players/associations; • Established links and networks with business associations across Member States, as well as links with research networks/institutions or market research groups in different parts of ASEAN; and, • Proven skills in writing and conversing...