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Communications Assistant (part time)

Location: Manila, Philippines
Application closing date: 31th Jan 2020
Estimated Start Date: Feb 2020
Working arrangement: Part time, 3 days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)


Clean Air Asia works towards achieving better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse emissions from transport, energy, and other sectors. Clean Air Asia was established as the leading air quality management network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, World Bank and USAID in 2001, and operates since 2007 as an independent non-profit organization. Clean Air Asia has offices in Manila, Beijing and Delhi, networks in several Asian countries and is a United Nations-recognized partnership of more than 250 organizations in Asia and worldwide.
We are currently recruiting for a part-time Communications Assistant on fixed-term contract to join our dynamic team at Clean Air Asia in Manila, Philippines. We are looking for someone creative with a solid background in communications, with strong writing skills and an ability to be able to produce different communications materials across a range of platforms.


The Communications Assistant will play these key roles: Provide assistance to the Communications and Marketing Manager and Clean Air Asia’s programs as required in producing a range of communications materials for dissemination across multiple platforms; produce high-quality written and visual content for Clean Air Asia’s website, publications and social media; and provide communications support for Clean Air Asia events and activities, such as the biennial Better Air Quality Conference, program workshops and activities.


Under the direct supervision of the Communications and Marketing Manager, the primary duties include:

1. Producing written and visual content for the Clean Air Asia website, publications and social media channels.
2. Assisting with the regular updating of Clean Air Asia’s social media accounts.
3. Writing Clean Air Asia news stories and producing other informational material as required.
4. Producing written and visual content for Clean Air Asia’s programs and activities.
5. Providing communications support for Clean Air Asia’s events and activities.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications or journalism.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in the communications field, ideally in a nonprofit environment.
  • A thorough understanding of, and demonstrated experience in, social media communications.
  • Excellent English-language writing skills, and the ability to translate complex technical and scientific information into information that can be readily understood by the public.
  • Proficiency in the use of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is desirable.
  • Proficiency in the use of WordPress is desirable.
  • Photographic proficiency is desirable.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multicultural and multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to travel if required.


The selected candidate will be appointed from February 2020 to February 2021, on a part-time basis, with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and business requirement. 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 medical insurance, prorated vacation leave, and observes 13 public holidays per year. Clean Air Asia also provides opportunities for travel domestically and internationally.


Quoting reference application “Communications Assistant” in the subject line, applicants should email their application letter, current CV (as Word attachments), and original writing samples (i.e., writing that has not been edited by a third party) to Clean Air Asia at [email protected], on or before 31 January 2020. All applicants should state the reasons for their interest in the position, relevant details of qualifications and experience (inclusion of documents/files demonstrating previous work is encouraged), and the contact details for three referees. We encourage early applications 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. For further information on the position, contact Ms. Jovy Corona at [email protected].





We are accepting interns of varied qualifications for the Clean Air Asia offices in Manila (Clean Air Asia Center), Beijing (China Office) and Delhi (India Office).

Internship applications are accepted throughout the year. Email your expression of interest and CV to [email protected].

The internship opportunities available are for the following:


Communications and Visual Arts Intern

A Communication and Visual Arts Intern, to be based in CAA Manila, is sought to assist Clean Air Asia on the following in preparation for the 10th Better Air Quality Conference in November 2018.

  • Visual materials (flyers, brochures, etc.)
  • Powerpoint/Slide/Video presentations
  • Digital materials (electronic announcements)

Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and application letter to [email protected]. We offer a modest allowance and flexible time during the internship period but do not fund international travels nor provide accommodation to accepted interns.

Environment Policy Researcher

  • Scan the web and provide an overview of existing databases on air quality laws and regulations in Asia and other regions
  • Review studies done by Clean Air Asia and collate Asia air quality legislation and regulations
  • Assist Clean Air Asia staff in designing an online database of Asia air quality legislation and regulations

Duration: 1-1.5 months

Qualifications: Preferably environmental science or environmental management graduate or student, however, those with policy research background are also welcome; possesses good research skills; can work independently

Air Quality Research Intern

An Air Quality Research Intern is sought to assist Clean Air Asia in updating the Air Quality in Asia: Status and Trends Report and Clean Air Management Profiles (CAMPs).

Duration: 1-1.5 months

Editorial Intern

Clean Air Asia together with its partners and its country networks release a wide range of publications from the state of the air we breathe, impacts of air pollution and climate change, clean air management measures and stakeholders involvement for Asian countries. Editorial interns assist in the review and proofreading of reports. Click here for the list of publications.

Duration: 1-1.5 months

Lay-out Artist Intern

Graphic artists are sought to assist in the design and layout of:

  • Clean Air Management Profile of Asian Countries
  • Clean Air Asia Fact Sheets
  • Display booth materials
  • Annual Report
  • Powerpoint Presentations

Communications Intern

Interns with background on Communications assist in ensuring effective presentation of Clean Air Asia’s mission by writing articles for publication, preparing videos, organizing events and web content management.

Clean Air Asia will consider suggested topics or proposed research from prospective interns, provided that it fits our mission of promoting better air quality and livable cities in Asia.

Interested applicants are requested to send their CVs and application letter to [email protected]. We offer a modest allowance and flexible time during the internship period but do not fund international travels nor provide accommodation to accepted interns.

Internship applications are accepted throughout the year.