List of Vacant Positions for Filling Up

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is in need of the services of the qualified candidates for the post of one (1) Project Officer II and one (1) Project Development Officer III.

PAGASA in its continuous mission to further enhance its forecasting capability to forecast coastal flooding is executing a project entitled "A Dispersive Long-Wave Model for Predicting Coastal Flooding due to Storm Surges and Surface Waves in Manila Bay". The main objective of the study is to develop an accurate coastal oceanographic model to predict the actual height of storm surges and wind-driven waves in Manila Bay during the passage of tropical cyclones. It also aims to develop a state-of-the-art storm surge model based on the dispersive long-wave model.

Identified expected output of this project will include:
  • Maps of storm surge and surface waves (total water level); under different storm categories and tracks in the study area;
  • Vulnerable areas of coastal flooding due to combined storm surge and wind-wave effects will be analyzed; and
  • Maps of computed hydraulic force due to combined effect of storm surge and wind-waves.


Position: Project Development Officer III
Contract of Employment: 18 Months
Start Date: Immediately
Salary: Php 45,702.00

To excel in this position you will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:
  • Educational Attainment: Preferably with a Master's Degree related to Natural Sciences
  • Degree qualifications in GIS, Surveying, Engineering, Geography or related discipline is highly regarded
  • Background / knowledge / experience in computer programming
  • Background / knowledge / experience in Geographic Information System (i.e., ArcGIS or QGIS)
  • Ability to conduct research studies
  • Already wrote/published research studies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Strong initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good oral and written communication skills especially in conveying technical information
  • Familiarity with computing platforms such as but not limited to Windows and Linux
  • Ability to produce technical drawings in AutoCAD is highly regarded



Position: Project Officer II
Contract of Employment:
18 Months
Start Date:
Immediately
Salary: Php 63,064.00

To excel in this position you should have the following skills, experience and qualifications:
  • Educational Attainment: A Doctorate Degree preferably in Oceanography or Meteorology related fields
  • Should have conducted research studies preferably on storm surge and waves
  • Already wrote and published related research studies
  • Must have a strong initiative and works with minimal supervision
  • Must have excellent organization and management skills
  • Must possess a good interpersonal skills
  • Background / knowledge / experience in computer programming
  • Background / knowledge / experience in Geographic Information System (i.e., ArcGIS or QGIS)
  • Good oral and written communication skills especially in conveying technical information
  • Familiarity with computing platforms such as but not limited to Windows and Linux


To apply, please send or submit directly your application with your Curriculum Vitae/Resume and other supporting documents to:

Dr. Cynthia P. Celebre
Chief, RDTD
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Tel. No. : (02) 434 26 75

Ms. Maria Cristina C. Uson
HTMIRDS, RDTD
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Tel. No. : (02) 434 46 77
LIST OF VACANT POSITIONS FOR FILLING UP - AUGUST 01, 2018
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION LETTER - AUGUST 11, 2018



All those interested and qualified should apply and signify their interest in writing and advised to hand in or send through courier/email their application to:

VICENTE B. MALANO, Ph.D.
Administrator
PAGASA Science Garden, BIR Rd., Central, Q.C. 1100 Metro Manila

THRU: Chief of Division where the vacant position belongs
(NOTE: No need for this portion/endorsement by Chief of Division for outsiders of PAGASA or those who are applying for Entry Positions)

ATTN: Chief, Human Resources Management and Development Section

Attach the following documents to the application letter:
  1. Fully accomplished Personal Data Sheet (PDS) with recent passport-sized picture (CS Form No. 212 Revised 2017 & Work Experience Sheet) (Guide in Filling Up the Personal Data Sheet);
  2. Performance rating in the present position for one (1) year (if applicable);
  3. Photocopy of certificate of eligibility/rating/license
  4. Photocopy of Transcript of Records
  5. Photocopy of Diploma; and
  6. Photocopy of Certificates of relevant training and seminars.

Selection of candidates is based on merit and fitness, hence, endorsements from intitutions/organizations, officers/individuals are NOT NECESSARY.

Only applications with complete documents shall be considered.

Application letters with complete attachments may also be sent electronically (via E-mail) to hrmds.pagasa2017(at)gmail.com

Human Resource Management & Development Section, AD

Position Title: 
One (1) PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER III
Two (2) SCIENCE RESEARCH SPECIALISTs

Work Location: HTMIRDS – RDTD

Position Summary:
HTMIRDS-RDTD has an immediate need for 3 Research Assistants, full time positions, to support the DFAT-UNDP-CCC “Project Climate Twin Phoenix – Resilience and Preparedness towards Inclusive Development (PCTP-RAPID) project.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OFFICER III
• Educational Attainment: Master’s Degree preferably in Natural Sciences
• Ability to conduct research studies
• Already wrote/published research studies
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Strong initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision
• Excellent organizational and management skills
• Good interpersonal skills
• Background / Knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
• Background / Experience in computer programming (preferably Python Programming Language)
• Background / Experience in database management (Visual Studio, MYSQL, etc.)
• Background / Experience in Geographic Information System (i.e. ArcGIS or QGIS)
• Good oral and written communication skills especially in conveying technical information
• Wide range of computer skills. Must be skilled in the use of computer spreadsheet and/or database applications in the compilation of research data
• Familiarity with computing platforms such as but not limited to Windows and Linux
Monthly salary: Project-based, P 45,702.00

2. SCIENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST
• Educational Attainment: Bachelor’s/ College Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related fields
• Background / Experience in computer programming (preferably Python and R Programming Language)
• Background / Experience in database management (Visual Studio, MYSQL, etc.)
• Background / Experience in Geographic Information System (i.e. ArcGIS or QGIS)
• Good oral and written communication skills especially in conveying technical information
• Ability to conduct research studies
• Strong initiative and is able to work with minimal supervision
• Excellent organizational and management skills
• Good interpersonal skills
Monthly salary: Project-based, P 29, 068.80

Contract of Employment: 6 Months
Start Date: Immediately
Posting Type: As soon as possible



To apply, please send or directly submit your Application with your Curriculum Vitae / Resume and other supporting documents as soon as possible to:

Ms. ANALIZA C. TUDDAO
HTMIRDS, RDTD
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Tel. No.: (02) 434-4677

Mr. JOHN MARK I. DOLENDO
HTMIRDS, RDTD
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Tel. No.: (02) 434-4677
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT (Project-Based)

Project Title: Action-Ready Climate Knowledge to Improve Disaster Risk
Management for Small Holder Farmers in the Philippines Project
(ACIAR ASEM)

Post Title: Senior Research Associate

Place of Assignment: PAGASA Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD),
Impact Assessment and Applications Section (IAAS)

Qualification Requirements:
• Appropriate bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience. (Master’s degree is equivalent to two years of experience)
• Must be skilled in the use of computer spreadsheet and/or database applications in the compilation of research data;
• Familiar with computing platforms such as but not limited to Linux and Windows;
• Must have a background on GIS and other spatial visualization platforms;
• Knowledgeable in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) modeling system;
• Ability to conduct research studies;
• Good oral and written communication skills; and
• Excellent organizational and management skills.

Responsibilities:
• Carry out collection of relevant data;
• Assist in data processing and analysis;
• Processing satellite data for drought monitoring;
• Conduct research studies on agriculture and write reports, summaries and presentations;
• Coordinate the various activities to be conducted under the project such as trainings/workshops;
• Perform other activities that may be required by the Project Leader

Submission Guideline
To apply, please send your resume and a letter of interest mentioning the post for which you are applying on or before 22 June 2018 to:

Ms. THELMA A. CINCO
Asst. Weather Services Chief
Impact Assessment and Applications Section
PAGASA Central Office
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ANNEX “A”
Terms of Reference for Research Assistant


The PCIC in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing the “Scaling-up  Risk  Transfer  Mechanisms  for  Climate  Vulnerable  Agriculture-based  Communities  in Mindanao  which  is   referred  to  as  “WIBI  Mindanao  Project”  in  Region  X  and  XI  focusing  on  the development  of  Weather  Index  Based  Crop  Insurance  (WIBI)  Package  in  the  provinces  of  Bukidnon, Misamis  Oriental, Misamis  Occidental,  Camiguin,  Davao  del  Norte,  Compostela  Valley,  Davao  Oriental and Davao Del Sur as its project areas. It recognizes that farmers need to be prepared for less-damaging but high probability  climate  events  through  planned  adaptation  as  well  as  low-probability  but  high-impact (or catastrophic) climate events through combination of disaster risk management and climate resilient farming practices, not only as critical in reducing climate vulnerability in their own right but as prerequisites for effective functioning and sustainability of the Weather Index-Based Insurance (WIBI) as they correspond to the important basis risks that need to be addressed. 

The  Philippine  Atmospheric,  Geophysical,  and  Astronomical  Services  Administration  (PAGASA),  the government  agency  mandated  to  provide  protection  against  natural  calamities  and  the  utilization  of scientific knowledge as an effective instrument to ensure the safety, well-being and economic security of  all  the  people  will  play  significant  role  in  the  implementation  of  the  WIBI  Mindanao  Project.  Key activities  to  be  undertaken  under  the  project  include  the  provision  of  relevant  data  needed  for  the computation  of  the  weather  based  index  as  well  as  establishing  a  national  preliminary  correlation function  for  banana,  sugarcane,  coconut  and  cacao  in  major  crop  growing  areas.  Under the project PAGASA will provide historical weather data in Regions X and XI area of implementation necessary for designing and pricing of products in WIBI Mindanao Area.  Detailed activities are discussed in the preceding sections of the report.

In line with this, PAGASA will be hiring a research assistant that will conduct the following activities:

1.      Carry out collection of relevant data;

2.      Assist in data processing and analysis;

3.      Prepare/write reports, summaries and presentations;

4.      Coordinate the various activities to be conducted under the project such as trainings/workshops;

5.      Perform other activities that may be required by the Project Leader

Occupational Competencies:

·         Must be computer literate. Skill in the use of computer spreadsheet and/or database applications in the compilation of research data

·         Must have experience in conducting research and has the ability to explain their studies: what they were trying to learn, the methods they used, what they found, and what they think the implications of their findings.

·         Has the ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing on technical issues.

·         Ability to carry out research and prepare complete and concise reports on research activities.

·         Must have background on Geographic Information System.

·         Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

·         Excellent organizational and time management skills

·         Ability to evaluate, verify, and edit research data

Required Education and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s degree in computer science or natural sciences

·         Working experience/s in projects is/are preferred 

SALARY

Monthly Salary                        = P 25,000.00

Contract of employment        = 4 months 

Submission Guideline

To apply, please send or directly submit your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest mentioning the post for which you are applying on or before August 18, 2017 to:

Ms. ROSALINA G. DE GUZMAN

Asst. Weather Services Chief

Climate and Agromet Data Section

PAGASA Central Office

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PUBLIC WARNING 


It has come to the attention of the Office of the Administrator of PAGASA that a certain person has been using the name of Dr. Vicente B. Malano to solicit money from the contractors of PAGASA.

Dr. Malano wishes to inform the public that he has not authorized anyone to solicit money on his behalf and to warn everyone against dealing with unscrupulous activities of certain individuals.





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