Project-based Communications Staff

Terms of Reference

Employer: Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development (CEED)

Location: Quezon City

Position Title: Project-based Communications Staff

Program: Advocacy, Networking, and Communications Program

Expected Starting Date: As soon as possible

Position objective:

The Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development (CEED) is a think-do organization that conducts research and advocacy and partners with communities and basic sectors in promoting ecological justice, people-centered development, and transformative energy. 

Since 2021, CEED has been actively promoting the protection of the marine corridor known as Verde Island Passage (VIP). On February 28, 2023, the fuel tanker MT Princess Empress sank off the coast of Oriental Mindoro, northeast the towns of Pola and Naujan, in an area within the VIP. It was carrying 900,000 liters of industrial oil. In the weeks since, a devastating oil spill has swept through Oriental Mindoro, Antique, Palawan, and Batangas.

The Project-based Communications Staff shall be responsible for providing communications support for CEED’s response to the oil spill disaster and the protection of the Verde Island Passage, with primary focus on content creation for information documentation and dissemination and effective use of social and multimedia.


  • Collaborates with team members in the development and execution of communications strategies and plans, with specific focus on social media platforms, particularly on the oil spill and Verde Island Passage.
  • With the supervision of advocacy, communications, and CEED’s oil spill team leads, the project based staff primarily focuses on effective content curation, creation, and dissemination for oil spill monitoring efforts and Verde Island Passage protection efforts, including through:
    • Monitoring latest developments
    • Community engagement and management through social media
    • Processing of information and visual resources gathered from documentation tools
  • Handles or assists in handling of social media platforms
  • Collaborates with ANC, research team colleagues, and/ or external artists engaged for graphic design services, as applicable, in the layouting and production of print and popular education materials, including but not limited to studies, reports, policy briefs, flyers, signages, posters, stickers, and others;
  • Crafts written materials including social media copy, briefers, statements, or other literature as needed;
  • Attends or calls for organizational, network, and other meetings as a representative of CEED as assigned, particularly on the oil spill and Verde Island Passage, and collaborates with communications personnel across networks as assigned.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Employment duration and work set-up:

  • Project-based, full-time
  • The Candidate selected for the position shall work in a hybrid set-up, combining remote and in-person reporting at CEED’s office in Quezon City
  • Duration of 3-6 months, with possibility of extension based on performance and availability of funds.


  • Excellent command of English and Tagalog in both oral and written communication;
  • Proficiency in graphic design and editing platforms and other content creation tools; 
  • Proficiency in use of social media platforms;
  • Good time and knowledge management and organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Flexibility in a work setting with rapid developments; and
  • Interest in issues of development, energy, and environment and ability to learn quickly.

Application and requirements:

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter, updated Curriculum Vitae and sample work (preferably a mix communications materials in English and Tagalog) to CEED’s Advocacy and Networking Program Head Aryanne De Ocampo and Media and Communications Program head Weng Cahiles through the email addresses and Short-listed candidates will be contacted.