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: Safe Water Project
Position: Senior Resilience Analyst
Employment Type: Full Time
Unit: Resilience Collaboratory 

The primary purpose of the Safe Water Activity is to improve water security of water-stressed communities in the Philippines. As part of the Safe Water Consortium and working with Manila-based and field teams, the Manila Observatory (MO) will provide technical support for climate risk analysis and capacity building of local actors. This is in the use of the scientific data and analysis as input to the development of solutions for sustainable water supply and sanitation services.


The Senior Resilience Analyst will be mainly responsible for creating a science communication plan for the Safe Water Project focusing on climate change and the water sector. The plan will outline systematic stakeholder engagement activities for effective science communication and include details such as activity designs, target participants, indicative schedules, resources needed, and expected outcomes, among others.

In line with this, the analyst will carry out the following tasks:

  • Review current related literature on science communication, particularly regarding climate change and risk information as applied to the water sector
  • Coordinate with the project management team and target stakeholders (local government units, water service providers, and watershed councils) to understand local knowledge gaps and interests, and preferred engagement activity formats and schedules
  • Coordinate with project researchers from Geomatics for Environment and Development (GED) and Regional Climate Systems (RCS) laboratories, and be familiar with their research processes and outputs relating to risk and climate
  • Review existing climate communications materials from past Manila Observatory (MO) projects
  • Start preparing communication materials relevant to the science communication plan, which may include information, education and communication (IEC), primers, infographics, videos, among others
  • 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


  • Preferably Master’s Degree in mass communication, development communication, social sciences, environmental science, or any related fields
  • At least two (2) years of communications work experience in resilience or DRR/CCA, preferably within government, academe, research, and/ or NGOs
  • Experience in liaising with government agencies and civil society organizations
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills and multi- disciplinary team worker


All interested applicants must submit the following:

  • An Application Letter addressed to Gemma Teresa T. Narisma, PhD, Executive Director of the Manila Observatory
  • Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers)
  • Transcript of Records and recent passport size photograph
  • Sample communication materials developed, and activities implemented

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to, with “Applicant- Senior Resilience Analyst” as subject.