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: Support to the Establishment of the Climate Change Information Management Systems (CCIMS) and Other DENR Information Systems
Unit: Geomatomatics for Environment and Development Laboratory
Employment: Full-Time
Duration: The successful candidate will initially be contracted for six months (subject to annual renewal)



  • Identify the resources available on the Microsoft Planetary Computer and Azure
  • Develop neural-network-based spatial and non-spatial databases of variables, adapting the guidelines for networked geodatabases of maps and metadata
  • According to the spatial datasets with matrices and adjusted workflows formulated by mappers, automate the processing of maps using existing or new Python codes
  • Through frontend programming, design envisioned high-fidelity wireframes, dashboard(s) and Graphic User Interface (GUI) for the visualization and analyses of maps, charts and matrices towards decision support comprising the following parts:
    • National-Local Base Map
    • Baseline Thematic Maps
      • Development Triggers
      • Hindering/Constraining Forces
      • Enabling/Helping Forces
    • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    • Climate Change Action Plans and Expenditures Tagging for Adaptation and Mitigation (A & M)
  • Further develop and debug backend and frontend codes for the required RS-GIS functionalities (i.e., overlays, side-by-side comparisons, indexing, criteria-based and/or hybrid methods)
  • Prepare the framework and guidance document for conducting internal and external User Acceptance Testing (UATs) towards version 1 (v1) of the platform at the conclusion of Phase 1
  • Participate in and contribute to the Development of Training Modules for training of trainers, capacity building, learning fora, workshops and conferences
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned by the Research Scientists/Consultants similar to, and related to the functions as enumerated above


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Science, Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or any related fields. Masteral units is an advantage
  • At least two years of related programming and research experience
  • In-depth knowledge of RS-GIS programming and mapping skills, especially using ArcGIS, QGIS and ArcMap
  • Works well with a team with good organizational, communication and interpersonal skills


All interested applicants must submit the following:

a)An Application Letter addressed to Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ, Executive Director of the Manila Observatory.

b)Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers).

c)Transcript of Records.

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to, with “Applicant- Senior Programmer” as subject. Deadline for the submission of applications is on 15 September 2023.