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.  

Project Title: Philippine Safe Water Activity
Research Laboratory: Geomatics for Environment and Development
Employment Type: Full-Time


  • Classify and reclassify open source satellite-based land use and cover (LC) maps to NAMRIA classes of priority watersheds
  • Prepare a summary table of land use and cover areas and their proportion based on updated land use and cover maps per target watershed
  • Compile the RS-GIS files of updated land use and cover maps of the watersheds for submission to the Safe Water Chief of Party
  • Finalize RS-GIS maps of the priority watersheds
  • Provide assistance in webinars
  • Draft the technical narratives on the target study sites
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned in order to assist the Laboratory Heads (GED, RCS and RC) technically, scientifically and administratively


  • Masteral degree or Bachelor of Science degree related to Environmental Science, Geography, RS-GIS, or other related fields
  • At least two (2) years of experience in area of specialization
  • Proficient in oral and written communication
  • Works well with a team with good management, organizational, and interpersonal skills

All interested applicants must submit the following:

a) An Application Letter addressed to Antonio Gabriel M. La Viña, JSD, Officer-in-Charge 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, with “Applicant-RS-GIS Specialist A” as subject. Deadline for the submission of applications is on 5 February 2021.