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Research Associate for Climate Risk Assessment (Part-time Individual Contractor)

The Research Associate (RA) will conduct literature review, stakeholder consultations, and data collection and analysis relevant to assessing the University’s climate risk.

Specifically, the RA will:

  1. Work with the Program Manager and Program Officer of AIS-CDR in developing a risk assessment roadmap, which includes aligning opportunities for adaptation actions to the University policies and commitments and national climate plans, and outlining the methodology in carrying out the climate risk assessment;
  2. Scope literature on frameworks and methodology for and the current landscape of climate risk assessment and adaptation strategies in higher education institutions (HEIs);
  3. Collect and analyze data to evaluate the exposure and vulnerability of the University population, facilities, operations, systems, and activities, and current adaptive capacity initiatives;
  4. Assist in the logistical and administrative arrangements for stakeholder consultations regarding climate adaptation strategies; and
  5. Write articles on the climate risk assessment process and technical reports on the assessment outcomes.

Description of Education, Competence, and Experience Required

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with work experience (e.g. Environmental Science, Disaster Risk and Resilience, Atmospheric Science, Sustainability); preferably a graduate of a Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • With background in climate change and disaster risk reduction
  • With research skills: literature review, data collection and analysis, reporting
  • With good oral and written communication skills, including technical writing skills
  • With good interpersonal skills
  • A critical thinker and problem-solver who is open to learning new skills
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or their equivalent, Google Suite of applications, video teleconferencing platforms, and data analysis software


Interested applicants may send their CV to cc Deadline of submission of applications is on October 31, 2023.




We have internship opportunities for students of the Ateneo de Manila University. For inquiries, please email us at To apply for an internship, please send a cover letter addressed to the Director describing your motivation for seeking an internship, and whether it is part of a program requirement. Please attach your CV. Internship positions are typically unpaid internships unless otherwise stated.


Open positions:

1. Intern for Social Media and Science Communication

Duration: 1 September 2022 – 16 December 2022
No. of vacant positions: Two (2)

The Intern for Social Media and Science Communication will:

  • Assist in creating science-based content for the AIS website and other social media platforms; and
  • Assist in other science communication efforts of the Campus Sustainability Program.

The engagement will involve content planning, copywriting, and/or graphic design for tasks such as articles and social media posts. For samples of previous engagements with interns, please explore the Ateneo Insitute of Sustainability Facebook page.

Kindly also send a portfolio of your previous work.

Deadline for submissions is on August 24, 2022.

2. Intern for Urban Biodiversity Research

Duration: 16 September 2022 – 16 December 2022
No. of vacant positions: One (1)

  • Collect best practices in campus biodiversity conservation programs in universities;
  • Assist in data collection and/or data processing in campus wildlife projects; and
  • Assist in other campus wildlife efforts of the Campus Sustainability Program.

The engagement will involve online and onsite tasks.

Deadline for submissions is on September 12, 2022.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have different opportunities throughout the year for the general public to get involved.

Citizen Science with the Ateneo Wild

Be a citizen scientist! The Ateneo Wild is a citizen science program that promotes the importance of urban biodiversity and green spaces in making our cities healthy and beautiful. Through social media, guided nature walks, printed media, and other activities, The Ateneo Wild hopes to deepen the community's appreciation for nature in the city. You can contribute by submitting your Ateneo campus wildlife observations and documentation (photos, videos). Make sure you include the location, date and time, and any other observations relevant to your report. Submit your observations by messaging the Ateneo Wild on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or by emailing Abby Favis ( and Trinket Constantino (

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Do you like what we do? Your donations will help us have a greater positive impact!

  1. Deposit to ADMU BPI bank account (3081-0006-29)
  2. Email a copy of the deposit slip to us through with the subject Donation to AIS. Kindly indicate the specific project if needed.
  3. We'll get back to you with the official receipt. It's that easy to help support our sustainability initiatives


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Fr. Masterson Drive,
Ateneo de Manila University,
Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Philippines 1108


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