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TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT (VOTE Project-3)

Project Title: Improvement of Forecast Capability on Weather, Marine Meteorology and Short-range Climate
Sub-component Project 3: Observations and dynamical downscaling of seasonal and sub-seasonal forecast
Project Duration: 30 months

The Project, ‘Improvement of Forecast Capability on Weather, Marine Meteorology and Short-range Climate’ is an international joint project with Taiwan Central Weather Bureau (CWB) and National Taiwan University and PAGASA. The project is subdivided into 3 components with Component 3 being implemented by PAGASA/CLIMPS and locally funded by Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD).
The proposed research is expected to provide a conceptual basis for understanding the S2S (15-60 days) variability, increase the current understanding on dynamical processes in the atmosphere and ocean in the subseasonal to seasonal time scale. The collaboration with CWB and PAGASA will lead to contribute to their efforts in improving the current predictability skills with special emphasis on S2S extremes. Ultimately, this project will develop an S2S forecast system that will benefit many end-users in the two countries.

In line with this, PAGASA will be hiring one (1) Senior Research Assistant that will conduct the following activities:
• Carry out collection of relevant data;
• Perform data processing and analyses;
• Perform computer programming work for the design and development of S2S forecast system, procedures, and program documentation;
• Provides administrative, financial and technical assistance to the project
• Prepare reports, summaries and presentations;
• Coordinate the various activities to be conducted under the project such as trainings/workshops;
• Assist in the writing of Final Report; and
• Perform other activities that may be required by the Project Leader and Project Staff

Occupational Competencies:
• Must be skilled in any two of the following object-oriented programming languages: R, Python, Java, C++,C#, Matlab
• Proficient with computing platforms such as but not limited to Unix system (i.e., Linux) and Windows;
• Familiar with the use of High Performance Computing System;
• Ability to conduct research studies;
• Good oral and written communication skills;
• Background on GIS and other spatial visualization platforms (preferred but not required); and
• Excellent organizational and time management skills

Education, Work and Training experience:
• Master or Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, physics, environmental science or ICT-related fields (Computer Eng’g/Science, ECE, IT);
• Relevant training in Meteorology and/or computer programming/ICT-related field
• Working experience is preferred but not required

Salary
• Monthly Salary: Php 28,969.20/month
• Contract of Employment: 6 months (renewable dependent on performance and project duration)

Submission Guideline
To apply, please submit the following requirements to

Ms. Edna L. Juanillo (OIC, CAD) or
Ms. Analiza S. Solis (OIC, CLIMPS)

on or before January 10, 2017

at the
Climate Monitoring and Prediction Section-CAD Bldg., WFFC Compound, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City

or via email
ejuanillo(at)yahoo.com
asolis(at)pagasa.dost.gov.ph

analynsolis(at)yahoo.com:

1. Application Letter (addressed to: Dr. Vicente B. Malano, Administrator, PAGASA)
2. Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with latest 2×2 I.D. picture
3. Certified true copy of diploma
4. Authenticated Transcript of Records
5. Certificate of eligibility/board exam result, if applicable
6. Certificates of relevant training, seminars and awards/recognition, if any
7. NBI clearance, if applicable
8. Medical Certificate from government hospital (once hired)