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...