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.


Research Laboratory: Regional Climate Systems (RCS)


Employment Type:  Full Time



The Project Assistant shall assist the Program and Project Leaders and teams in:


  • Overall program implementation, including program-relevant logistic arrangements, documentary/ secretarial support during meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Preparation of program-related technical reports
  • Compiling, analyzing and integrating data and information, including maps and existing literature and local information relevant to the program, and maintaining an organized directory of files (both hard and soft copies)
  • Design, logistics preparation, implementation, and post-processing of program-related training and workshops
  • Linking and corresponding with funders/donors, stakeholders, agencies and partners related to the program
  • Preparation of progress reports (quarterly and annual), and in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan of the program
  • Providing general financial and office support to the program, including monitoring of general program-related expenses, and the daily operation activities of the program



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics, preferably Physics or Atmospheric Science, with research experience. Masteralunits is an advantage
  • .Proficient in oral and written communication, particularly in preparing technical scientific reports
  • Experience in data analysis, regional climate models and scientific computing (including Linux, programming and scripting languages)
  • Capable of handling coordinative and administrative tasks systematically, with focus and due diligence
  • Works well with a team with good organizational and interpersonal skills



All interested applicants must submit the following:


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

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to, with “Applicant- RCS Project Assistant” as subject.