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Job Opportunity @ UP CIDS: Junior Project Assistant

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) is looking for one (1) Junior Project Assistant under a Contract of Service (CoS), with a monthly rate of PhP 37,584.14 (inclusive of 20% premium). Application deadline is 26 April 2024. Period of work is from 01 July to 31 December 2024. Contract is open to renewal, subject to performance and/or need of PSPC.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing the framework, methodology, and data gathering instruments of research projects of PSPC
  • Gather, analyze, and validate data relevant to a given action research project
  • Write minutes of discussions, proceedings, and other reports relevant to a given action research project
  • Conduct review of literature on assigned topics/cases
  • Write preliminary findings on research projects
  • Develop and write policy briefs and conference proceedings
  • Assist in organization of events related to PSPC projects
  • Perform other duties that may be assigned from time to time


  • Bachelor’s degree in Political science, Economics, Psychology or Geography is preferred
  • At least 1 year of work experience in research and/or public policy environment
  • Familiarity with using statistical packages, specifically Stata and R
  • Experience on doing presentations, managing projects and organizing events
  • Ability to work independently under limited supervision, but also able to effectively work with a team as needed
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks efficiently

How to Apply and Inquire

Interested applicants may send the following requirements to UP CIDS PSPC ([email protected]):

    • Letter of Intent addressed to Dr. Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, Convenor of PSPC, UP CIDS
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • At least 2 academic writing samples

About UP CIDS and PSPC

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) is a policy research unit of the University that is mandated to encourage collaborative and rigorous research addressing issues of national significance. Download all UP CIDS publications for free. The Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) is one of the sixteen Research Programs.The task of PSPC is to provide a platform for understanding the varied social and political challenges facing modern Philippine society and polity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Learn more about PSPC and download their publications.