UCLG > Head of Learning and Advocacy for the Culture Committee of UCLG (Spain)

Founded in May 2004, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the united voice and world advocate of democratic local self-government. Based in Barcelona, UCLG is a global network of cities and local, metropolitan and regional governments, and the largest organisation of local governments in the world.

The Committee on culture of UCLG gathers together cities, associations and networks that foster the relation between local cultural policies and sustainable development. Its Agenda 21 for culture is the first worldwide document establishing an undertaking by cities and local governments for cultural development. The Committee facilitates the organisation of the biennial International Award ‘UCLG – Mexico City – Culture 21’, coordinates the most complete database of good practices on ‘culture in sustainable cities’, and organises, also every two years, the UCLG Global Summit on Culture. It runs programmes to support the elaboration and implementation of cultural policies (10 Leading Cities, 24 Pilot Cities, and 3 Culture 21 Labs), and it takes part in international advocacy campaigns, advocating alongside others for culture in the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals.

UCLG is currently recruiting a Head of Learning and Advocacy for the Culture Committee, whose main responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating the programs of Learning and Capacity Building activities of the Committee. The Learning and Capacity Building activities are the programs of Leading Cities, Pilot Cities, Culture 21 LAB and the Seven Keys.

  • Coordinating the Committee’s lobby and advocacy strategy. Liaise and network with UCLG partners, including members of the #culture2030goal campaign, UNESCO and the European Institutions.

  • Contributing to the design and content coordination of the biennial UCLG Culture Summit and other relevant policy-related events.

  • Drafting, coordinating, consulting with members and editing policy content produced by the Committee.

  • Contributing to the Committee on Culture’s bi-monthly newsletter. Provide policy content for website and other communication outlets, and contribute to the management of the A21c twitter account concerning policy.

  • Representing the Committee on policy topics in events, conferences, working groups, and active participation in other relevant working groups and alliances.

  • Supporting the members of the Committee in policy related topics.

This is a full time position with a three-month probationary period. Remuneration is according to qualifications and experience.

Deadline: 15 January 2020

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