(Information/Graphic Design)

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: High-Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for the Philippines
Unit: Office of the Executive Director
Employment: Full-Time
Duration:The successful candidate will initially be contracted for six months (subject to annual renewal)



The High-Definition Clean Energy, Climate, and Weather Forecasts for the Philippines (ECW) project aims to respond to
the global climate emergency by providing weather and climate information for clean energy development, and helping
communities strengthen their resilience to climate and disaster risks.



A graduate of information/graphic design or communications with interest in communicating climate change and
environmental science to the public through print and digital media, particularly through web sites and social networks. The
Science Communications Assistant will be responsible for designing the desktop and mobile web interfaces, and increasing
the social media presence of the Manila Observatory through posting effective content from its activities that should appeal
and matter to the general audience. Such content will also be used for the production of printed materials such as reports,
pamphlets, and brochures.
• Design and develop graphical user interface for web sites
• Make templates for social media postings
• Collaborate with the different laboratories of the institution to generate timely content that is important for the
public to know
• Prepare articles, photos, and videos by layouting or editing properly for social media
• Work with the Communications Officer on developing content to keep the institution’s website and social media



● Strong knowledge of graphical user interface design for the modern web
● Familiarity with web design applications
● Proficiency in graphics design software such as GIMP and Paint 3D
● Ability to write short articles for science communication
● Excellent problem-solving skills
● Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team environment



● Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Fine Arts, or related field—fresh graduates are welcome to apply
● Experience with video editing
● Understands the required tone and image the institution must project in social media to convey its message and
promote its presence
● Familiarity or willingness to learn about the science being done by the institution in order to translate this effectively
to a wider audience



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-Science Communications
Assistant” as subject. Deadline for the submission of applications is on 30 September 2023.