ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

ICSC is an international climate policy group based in the Philippines, working locally, nationally and globally to promote climate resilience and low carbon development, in particular among climate vulnerable countries. It is engaged with the wider international climate and energy policy arena, particularly in Asia. It is recognized for its role in helping advance effective global climate action and the Paris climate agreement.

To know more about our programs, sponsorship, and internship opportunities, you may reach us at:

Email:  info@icsc.ngo
Tel: (+632)  7755 1043
Address: 89-B Sct. Dr. Lazcano St., Brgy. Laging Handa,
Quezon City 1103, Philippines

RESEARCH ASSISTANT (PROJECT-BASED)
for ASEAN Roadmap, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

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Project Background :

The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) is seeking applicants for research assistants that will be employed for the project on the ASEAN Roadmap Project through the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

The objective of the ASEAN Roadmap Project is to accelerate action for decarbonization and achieve a sustainable, resilient and prosperous future for the ASEAN region and ASEAN member states building on their existing commitments and priorities. Through UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), this project puts forward a coordinated push across ASEAN for a regionally owned strategy towards 2050 based on a decarbonization transition in line with a global 1.5° C trajectory. This effort will take the form of the ​2050 ASEAN Roadmap​, building on regional strategies and initiatives, including the recently adopted ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the 2025 ASEAN Blueprint, and other priorities identified by ASEAN and its member states, including the agenda set forward by Brunei Darussalam as the 2021 ASEAN Chair.

More specifically, the project aims to:

  1. Support all governments to use the energy transition to promote economic and social development;
  2. Identify the risks to ASEAN of failing to move towards zero net emissions;
  3. Demonstrate how sustainable and green economies offer enhanced perspectives for economic development and job creation;
  4. Develop deep decarbonization pathways and implementation plans in ASEAN countries consistent with the Paris commitment to a 1.5° C limit on global warming;
  5. Identify the benefits of regional cooperation in ASEAN for energy transformation;
  6. Consider critical sectors for sustainable development and climate action, including land use, agriculture, industry, cities and transport;
  7. Identify areas where ASEAN can and should benefit from international cooperation and financing; and
  8. Strengthen ASEAN’s ambitions in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow.

About ICSC :
ICSC is an international climate policy group based in the Philippines, working locally, nationally and globally, to promote climate resilience and low carbon development, in particular among climate vulnerable countries. It is engaged with the wider international climate and energy policy arena, particularly in Asia. It is recognized for its role in helping advance effective global climate action and the Paris climate agreement.

Terms of Reference :
The researcher-writer shall help prepare the Philippine country research as part of the ASEAN Roadmap of the SDSN. Under the supervision of the Senior Associate for Climate Governance of ICSC, s/he will support the data collection; organize interviews and/or focus group discussions, if necessary; conduct research and analysis of both preliminary and secondary research  stakeholder mapping and capacity needs assessment on urban development climate-sensitive planning needed to prepare the country situational report on climate finance mechanism for cities.

  1. Roles and Responsibilities :
    • Scan and assess current existing national and local policies related to the Philippine development plans, climate change plans, and their linkages, such as, but not limited to economic and financial mechanisms for climate-sensitive development planning;
    • Survey all climate- and development-related web sources, including government websites, research institutes’ publications, such as journals, papers, and reports;
    • Identify all other reference materials, such as data sets, charts, graphs, and table, and assess these for relevance, reliability and flaws;
    • Liaise with pertinent national government agencies, academic institutions, and civil society organizations, in the conduct of research activities;
    • Organize virtual interviews and/or focus group discussion of key stakeholders, and prepare research questions for stakeholder consultations, if necessary;
    • Document the interviews and/or focus group discussion and consolidate the results;
    • Write the research drafts for the Philippine country research in accordance with the provided research guidance outline format;
    • Revise and assist in the finalization of the country research based on peer reviewers’ feedback; and
    • Regularly consult with ICSC project research team on research-related matters, such as the climate finance and climate governance agenda for their guidance and input;
  1. Qualifications :
    • Must have relevant academic background on either public management, national/local governance, climate change, economics, and/or development policy;
    • Able to quickly understand and contextualize climate and low carbon transition development issues and opportunities in relation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly, Goal 11: Climate Action); inclusive development, climate policy finance, governance and energy transition; decarbonization and net zero emissions, etc.;
    • Able to work with minimum supervision and deliver quality work within deadlines; work effectively in a dynamic, flexible, and fast-paced environment, both independently and within teams, and to manage multiple, simultaneous research tasks; and
    • Possess fluency in written and verbal English and excellent interpersonal communications skills.
  1. Duration :

The Researcher Assistant shall be employed by the Institute for the period from 15 May 2021 to 30 June 2021.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, ICSC follows a remote work arrangement for all members of the ICSC staff, advisers, consultants, and interns, subject to periodic evaluation. If and when conduct of a thorough evaluation and conclusion that the pandemic present a low risk to the personal health, safety and security to and of the staff, the Research Assistant(s) will be expected to periodically report to the ICSC main office in Quezon City, and in other locations where data collection and research is deemed necessary, without compromise to her/his/their own health, safety and security.

Applications indicating expression of interest for the role herein specified, and determination of fit and qualifications shall be made on the basis of the following, to be submitted to on or before May 8, 2021 through jobs@icsc.ngo:

  • Letter of Application (addressed to ICSC’s Executive Director)
  • Resume

DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (CONSULTANCY)
for the Mobility Awards

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The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, co-convenor of the Mobility Awards, is seeking applicants for a part-time consultancy position of Digital Communications Manager. The Digital Communications Manager will work remotely and will closely work with the Social Media Team of the Mobility Awards.

ICSC values diversity. If you fit the role and possess the desired qualifications, please email the following documents to jobs@icsc.ngo on or before May 7, 2021.

  • Letter of Intent (addressed to ICSC’s Executive Director)
  • Resume (do not attach photos)
  • Sample of creative portfolio


ABOUT MOBILITY AWARDS

The Mobility Awards is a platform that recognizes acts of leadership by Philippine local governments, workplaces, and establishments promoting cycling to work among their constituencies, customers, employees, and communities.

The Mobility Awards was driven by a simple goal: the prioritization of the needs of 88% of Filipino households in Metro Manila that do not own private cars (JICA-MUCEP, 2015). According to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), over 80% of road spaces are dedicated for the use of private cars despite only 12% of Filipino households are car owners. This is not only happening in Metro Manila, but everywhere else in the Philippines where the conditions for cyclists and pedestrians remain challenging.

In 2020, the Mobility Awards held its inaugural round for Metro Manila cities, business establishments and workplaces. Through online nominations, it recognized and awarded 9 cities, workplaces and business establishments who have advanced cycling to work in their respective cities, workplaces and businesses. Together with courier groups, it also recognized 6 exemplary frontliners who exemplified inspiring acts of citizenship through cycling during this COVID-19 pandemic. For this year, the Mobility Awards aims to do an inaugural nationwide round, building on from the success of the Metro Manila leg and will cover cities outside of Metro Manila in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The Mobility Awards is organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), MNL Moves, Climate Reality Project-Philippines, and Pinay Bike Commuter in collaboration with civic groups and local partners to inspire action, involvement, and coordination among local government units, workplaces, and establishments who want to improve conditions for urban mobility.

For more information on the Mobility Awards, visit mobilityawards.ph.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Digital Communications Manager will be responsible for improving the Social Media presence of the Mobility Awards, and will reach out to citizens and critical stakeholders nationwide, and will be responsible for raising its visibility and engagement during the period. S/he will also monitor, develop the messaging and content, repost contents of partners and contribute to the consistent look and feel of the Mobility Awards, engage the online public through Mobility Awards’ social media platform.

The Digital Communications Manager will report directly to the Mobility Awards Coordinator for administrative coordination and to the Creatives Officer of the Climate Reality Project Philippines for the delivery of her/his tasks.

A. Responsibilities

  1. Develop with the convenors of Mobility Awards the social media communications national roll-out plan, identifying key engagement targets;
  2. Maintain the Mobility Awards social media accounts including creation of regular, quality, and timely contents, including reposting of contents from partners’ social media accounts, that build meaningful connections and encourages the public to take action;
  3. Monitor, record, review, and analyze social data, queries, insights, comments, best practices, and conversations on the Mobility Awards Facebook page to identify insights, emerging trends, and opportunities for outreach, engagement, and partnership;
  4. Design and implement direct email marketing campaigns through newsletters and/or other creative forms to engage, update, and maintain communication with audience;
  5. Ensure that the Mobility Awards website is regularly updated with key resources and materials that will inform the general public ;
  6. Proactively provide metrics and assessment of effectiveness of key engagement activities to inform campaign activities and approaches.
  7. Provide a report at the end of the month on the effectiveness and influence of the Mobility Awards Facebook page for reaching and engaging target audiences.

 B. Qualifications

  1. Graduate of a relevant discipline (e.g., communications, journalism, or a related field);
  2. Minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in social media or digital media marketing;
  3. Excellent consulting, writing, copy-editing (photo/ video/ text), presentation and communication skills in English, Filipino and/or other Filipino languages.
  4. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure, exercise flexibility and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different backgrounds;
  5. Knowledgeable and proficient on website content management including copy-writing, editing of content;
  6. Maturity and professional ability to handle sensitive information and ability to respect the confidentiality of such information while working with ICSC and The Climate Reality Project Philippines even after the contract ends; and
  7. Ability to lead and work effectively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds

C. Compensation

Based on the responsibilities and qualifications stipulated, the Digital Communications Manager will submit a package rate to ICSC. Upon mutual agreement, s/he will be paid in tranche based on scheduled delivery of identified outputs and achievement of key milestones.

D. Duration

The Digital Communications Manager will be engaged as a consultant of the Institute from 17 May 2021 to 16 December 2021, with a possibility of extension subject to assessment.

DIGITAL ARTIST (CONSULTANCY)
for the Mobility Awards

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The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, co-convenor of the Mobility Awards, is seeking applicants for a part-time consultancy position of Digital Artist. The Digital Artist will work remotely and will closely work with the Social Media Team of the Mobility Awards.

ICSC values diversity. If you fit the role and possess the desired qualifications, please email the following documents to jobs@icsc.ngo on or before May 7, 2021.

  • Letter of Intent (addressed to ICSC’s Executive Director)
  • Resume (do not attach photos)
  • Sample of creative portfolio

ABOUT MOBILITY AWARDS

The Mobility Awards is a platform that recognizes acts of leadership by Philippine local governments, workplaces, and establishments promoting cycling to work among their constituencies, customers, employees, and communities.

The Mobility Awards was driven by a simple goal: the prioritization of the needs of 88% of Filipino households in Metro Manila that do not own private cars (JICA-MUCEP, 2015). According to Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), over 80% of road spaces are dedicated for the use of private cars despite only 12% of Filipino households are car owners. This is not only happening in Metro Manila, but everywhere else in the Philippines where the conditions for cyclists and pedestrians remain challenging.

In 2020, the Mobility Awards held its inaugural round for Metro Manila cities, business establishments and workplaces. Through online nominations, it recognized and awarded 9 cities, workplaces and business establishments who have advanced cycling to work in their respective cities, workplaces and businesses. Together with courier groups, it also recognized 6 exemplary frontliners who exemplified inspiring acts of citizenship through cycling during this COVID-19 pandemic. For this year, the Mobility Awards aims to do an inaugural nationwide round, building on from the success of the Metro Manila leg and will cover cities outside of Metro Manila in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The Mobility Awards is organized by the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC), MNL Moves, Climate Reality Project-Philippines, and Pinay Bike Commuter in collaboration with civic groups and local partners to inspire action, involvement, and coordination among local government units, workplaces, and establishments who want to improve conditions for urban mobility.

For more information on the Mobility Awards, visit mobilityawards.ph.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

The Digital Artist will be responsible for design, creation and layout of publication and audio-visual materials, web content, presentations and other communication products of the Inaugural Leg of the National Mobility Awards.

The Digital Artist will report directly to the Mobility Awards Coordinator for administrative coordination and to the Creatives Officer of the Climate Reality Project Philippines for the delivery of her/his tasks.

A. Responsibilities

  1. Support the Mobility Awards Coordinator and the Creatives Officer of the Climate Reality Project Philippines by generating layout and design of digital visual materials such as but not limited to event posters, newsletters, blogs, news articles, research studies, factsheets, infographics, PowerPoint presentations, and brochures consistent with the Mobility Awards brand;
  2. Support the Digital Communications Manager in the design, layout, development and revision of social media materials;
  3. Actively contribute in the creative process through participation in team and convenors’ meetings, and;
  4. Maintain an image library, and archives of all knowledge products of the Inaugural Leg of the National Mobility Awards, including all materials developed for online and traditional publication.

 B. Qualifications

  1. Graduate in a relevant discipline (e.g., visual graphic design, communications, marketing, arts or a related field);
  2. Minimum of three (3) years’ professional experience in graphic design and development, advertisement, and marketing, with proven records (e.g. portfolio of past projects needs to be presented);
  3. Strong practical background in graphic design, including the use of design software such as Adobe Design Premium, In-Design, CorelDraw, etc;
  4. Knowledgeable and demonstrated skills on development of and editing of short, creative audio-visual and video materials;
  5. Demonstrated experience in developing, editing, and overseeing layout of publications and knowledge content management for websites and social media;
  6. Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Filipino;
  7. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work under pressure and to establish and maintain effective work relationships with people of different backgrounds;
  8. Maturity and professional ability to handle sensitive information and ability to respect the confidentiality of such information while working with ICSC and The Climate Reality Project Philippines even after the contract ends; and
  9. Ability to lead and work effectively with people from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.

C. Compensation

Based on the responsibilities and qualifications stipulated, the Digital Artist will submit a package rate to ICSC. Upon mutual agreement, s/he will be paid in tranche based on scheduled delivery of identified outputs and achievement of key milestones.

D. Duration

The Digital Artist will be engaged as a consultant of the Institute from 17 May 2021 to 16 December 2021, with a possibility of extension subject to assessment.