[Blueboard] Immediate Hiring

salve at observatory.ph salve at observatory.ph
Fri Jan 20 11:17:07 PHT 2012


Company Name:  Manila Observatory

Company Profile:  The Manila Observatory (MO) is a scientific research  
institution established in 1865, by the Jesuit mission in the  
Philippines.  By then, it was already engaged in pre-disaster science  
doing atmospheric studies, weather and earthquake observations until  
it became the official institution for weather forecasting and later,  
the Philippine Weather Bureau.  At the turn of the 21st century, the  
Institute finds itself addressing new challenges on the global concern  
for environment and development.  With a continuing focus on  
pre-disaster science that impacts directly on man?s well-being, MO  
undertakes research in the areas of climate change, urban air quality,  
and disaster risk reduction and management.

Project Title:  IRIACC COASTAL MEGACITIES AT RISK PROJECT

Job Position:  COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH ASSISTANT

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Together with the project?s Risk Communication Specialist, works on  
climate change and disaster risk communication-related research, and  
support internal communications in the international team,  and is  
mainly responsible for:

1.Maintaining and updating the website for the Manila team of the  
project which involve:
?preparing and uploading new content, incorporating social networking  
strategies into the website (as appropriate), and linking to the  
project websites of the Canada, Bangkok and Lagos teams (as needed)
?as the Manila Network Manager, responsible for coordinating with the  
network managers of the other project teams in developing a uniform  
platform for information sharing, abiding by the guidelines set by the  
overall principal investigators and the funding agency.

2.Formulating recommendations regarding the presentation and packaging  
of information on the website and effective methods of online  
communication; and, participating regularly in certain project  
meetings on milestones and updates.

3.Overseeing communications with the different stakeholders involved  
in the project, including media outlets. This will also involve  
producing outreach materials (both online and offline) for targeted  
stakeholders, and holding results validation and dissemination  
activities.

4.Assisting the Risk Communication Specialist with project tasks  
associated with:
?Strategy development for reconciling the science/risk communication  
with stakeholders' understanding and perceptions
?Strategy development for improving the communication chain leading to  
decision-making and response
?Writing associated reports/papers.

Qualifications:

Graduate of a communications, information design, developmental  
studies, governance, environmental management course, or any related  
course with competencies in website development
Graduates of computer science or MIS with competencies in  
communications may also be considered
Fresh graduates encouraged; Masters students preferred but not required
Strong people skills and a team player
Keen interest in environment, weather, climate and disaster risk  
reduction and management

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application  
with resume, transcript of records and recent passport size photograph  
on or before 31 January 2012 at the Human Resource Office, Manila  
Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.  Or  
you may also send your application and resume through e-mail address:  
hr at observatory.ph.

For more information about the company, you can visit our website:   
www.observatory.ph



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