Head, Facilities and Logistics Office

The MANILA OBSERVATORY is a Jesuit scientific research institution with research work in the fields of atmospheric and earth science in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. It advocates a science-based approach to sustainable development and poverty reduction through its principal focus on the areas of climate change and disaster science.

Administrative Office: Facilities and Logistics Office (FLO)
Position: Head, FLO
Report to: Executive Director




I. Plan and oversee the implementation of the activities of the Facilities and Logistics Office:

  • Oversee facilities maintenance; anticipate requirements of scheduled as well as unscheduled activities, and resolve issues as they arise
  • Conduct periodic reports on expenditures and use of supplies and materials by MO offices
  • Track all maintenance agreements and arrange for service when needed on all office equipment, and leakage and building/equipment maintenance

II. Lead and coordinate the procurement, canvassing, and delivery of goods and services for the Observatory:

  • Oversee inventory and purchasing of supplies and equipment
  • Ensure that guarantees and provisions of vendor’s contracts are utilized and maximized
  • Ensure that services delivered by service providers are according to performance standards stated in the contract
  • Work with Finance and Accounting to ensure up-to-date insurance coverage

III.   Responsible for facilities/ property/ security management:

  • Supervise building use, security, and maintenance, including pest control
  • Monitor status of building occupants, including proper use and maintenance, payments for utilities, and other shared services including the grounds maintenance and cleaning schedule
  • Liaise with Ateneo de Manila University and other building occupants to maintain security, cleanliness, safety, and efficiency of the building and building systems
  • Conduct fire safety and earthquake readiness drills, as well as emergency safety procedures (i.e bomb threat, etc) for staff and building occupants as needed
  • Ensure compliance to public policies
  • Prepare needed reports and documents
IV.  Oversee the provision of the information and telephone assistance, maintenance/ janitorial, and grounds maintenance services.


  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Architecture or Engineering)
  • At least three (3) years of exposure on building/property management/administration that covers people and financial management, purchasing skills, dealing with service providers, and implementation of policies and compliance with laws and regulations
  • With knowledge, skills, and abilities in quality perspective, and critical thinking and problem solving
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, and effective communication skills
  • Proficient in oral and written communication


All interested applicants must submit the following:

a) An Application Letter addressed to Gemma Teresa T. Narisma, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Manila Observatory
b) Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers)
c) Transcript of Records and recent passport size photograph


Please submit the required documents via e-mail to hr@observatory.ph with “Applicant- Head, Facilities and Logistics Office” as subject.