Researcher in Clean Air Asia at Pasig, National Capital Region, Philippines

Part Time

Website Clean Air Asia

This listing is about Clean Air Asia in Pasig, National Capital Region, Philippines
in 2022

About the job


Clean Air Asia is an international non-governmental organization leading the regional mission for better air quality, and healthier, more livable cities throughout Asia. Our mission is to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Asia and contribute to the development of a more sustainable, equitable and healthier region. We empower governments and cities by inspiring action and focusing efforts on the planning and implementation of solutions at scale, fostering regional cooperation to address issues of mutual concern, and ensuring the integration of air quality management across sectors and institutions. Our work focuses on implementing solutions that reduce air pollution, its detrimental health impacts and mitigate the climate crisis. We do so by providing policy guidance, building capacity, and making a compelling case for action among stakeholders at city, national, and regional levels. Since 2008, we have been a United Nations-recognized partnership comprised of more than 250 organizations in Asia and internationally, with six Country Networks (Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam). Our headquarters are in Manila, Philippines, and we have offices in Beijing, China, and New Delhi, India.

We are currently recruiting for a full time Researcher to join our dynamic team at Clean Air Asia in Manila, Philippines. A self-motivated and independent individual with technical knowledge and skills in environmental management, including topics such as air quality, climate change, clean energy, and industries. We are interested in applicants with strong interest in policy research, capacity building and training, and stakeholder engagement, and with experience in project management.


The Researcher will provide technical expertise in the development, implementation, and review of energy and other heavy-polluting industries work of Clean Air Asia. The Researcher will provide technical and policy advice and input to help develop Clean Air Asia’s position on current and emerging air quality and climate change issues in the region, particularly governing energy use and production, energy structures, and a just transition to non-fossil fuel energy sources.


Under the direct supervision of the Energy Policy Specialist, the primary duties include:

Project Management and Implementation

  • Implement projects or components of projects, either in a lead or support role, assigned by the Specialist.
  • Provide technical expertise in support of project development, planning, implementation and evaluation under the Policy, Research, and Outreach Program.
  • Conduct research, data analysis including interpretation of research findings to prepare reports, write up meeting proceedings, contribute to development of presentations and knowledge products under the Policy, Research, and Outreach Program.
  • Organize workshops and events related to projects under the Policy, Research, and Outreach Program.
  • Review outputs prepared by consultants for technical soundness and other quality criteria.

Program Development

  • Providing support in keeping track of relevant air quality updates, emerging trends, and developments in air quality management and climate change across Asia
  • Provide support for maintaining the air quality database for Asia and undertaking assessments, surveys and analyses of air quality levels and related air quality management indicators
  • Provide specific inputs to relevant capacity building activities of Clean Air Asia
  • Support preparation of proposals and other fundraising activities of Clean Air Asia.
  • Participate in and/or contribute to various supporting activities to implement the Clean Air Asia’s Strategy.
  • Deliver other tasks assigned by the Specialists, Program Manager, Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director of Clean Air Asia.

Knowledge Management

  • Support the development and consolidation of knowledge products as well as application of tools developed by Clean Air Asia and its partners

Partnership Building

  • Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with Clean Air Asia partners and stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Represent Clean Air Asia in selected, approved meetings or conferences and effectively communicate Clean Air Asia’s position on technical issues.

Quality Management

  • Work with Specialists to ensure technical quality of outputs of staff across the Policy, Research, and Outreach Program.


  • A bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Policy, Chemistry, Meteorology, Engineering or any related discipline. Relevant Master’s degree is an advantage.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of combined experience working on different areas of environmental management and sustainable development, including but not limited to air quality, climate change, energy, policy research and guidance, capacity building, urban development, monitoring and assessment. International exposure on air quality and climate change-related work is an advantage.
  • Capable of representing Clean Air Asia at high-level meetings and workshops
  • Experience in project management and stakeholder coordination
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and stakeholder liaison skills with experience in networking and establishing and maintaining relationships with partners at different levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community-based organizations).
  • Fluent in spoken and written English; with strong written, analytical, presentation and reporting skills. Strong technical writing skills, with the ability to do research, analyze data and properly cite publications is essential. Written publications on sustainable transportation is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently and as part of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team
  • Team player with the ability to contribute more widely to the direction of Clean Air Asia’s transport-related program.
  • Experience working in different Asian countries is an advantage.
  • Be able to travel in and outside of the Philippines.


The selected candidate will be appointed for two (2) year/s under a fixed term, full-time staff contract with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance. The probationary period is 3 months. The base monthly remuneration is competitive but may vary subject to the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. In addition to government-mandated employee benefits, Clean Air Asia provides HMO medical and hospitalization insurance, 24 days paid vacation leaves, up to 10 days sick leave, and observes 13 public holidays per year. Clean Air Asia also provides opportunities for travel domestically and internationally.


The application has to be submitted through the Clean Air Asia portal on or before 6 April 2022. All applicants should state the reasons for their interest in the position, relevant details of qualifications and experience (inclusion of documents/files demonstrating previous and published work is encouraged), and contact details for three referees. We encourage early application as applications will be processed as they are received so the recruiting process may end earlier than the closing date. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Company: Clean Air Asia

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: Pasig, National Capital Region, Philippines

Application Deadline: N/A

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