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)

Position: RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Science Communication Associate)




  • Review current related literature on science communication, particularly regarding climate change information
  • Design and conduct workshop and other engagements with stakeholders to ensure proper contextualization of climate change information
  • Prepare information, education and communication (IEC) materials based on the program output, especially for public information
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations and/or journal publications
  • Provide documentary and logistical support in organizing meetings, trainings, workshops, and/or conference, particularly related to the project
  • Develop an institutional strategic communication plan for the distribution of communication materials in digital and print media
  • Spearhead the production of communication materials needed for related events and activities (fact sheets, FAQs, etc.)



  • Master’s Degree in mass communication, development communications, social sciences, environmental science, or any related fields
  • At least two (2) years of communications work experience, preferably within government, academe, research, and/ or NGOs
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies and civil society organizations
  • 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 Research Associate (Science Communication Associate)” as subject.