Project Officer for Circular Systems

The Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology (CREST) is a not-for-profit technical organization working to advance policies and programs on climate and green energy. We provide technical support to cities, communities, and private institutions on climate and renewable energy training, design and engineering, and access to green finance. We are looking for a Project Officer to support the implementation of CREST projects related to plastic reduction and circular economy.

Reports to: President or the Managing Trustee

Works closely with: Other Project Officers, Admin and Finance Officer

Location and compensation

This post is full-time and equivalent to 5 days a week. The post is offered for an initial one-year contract, but may be extended up to 3 years. A hybrid work set-up will be offered: the successful candidate may be required to report to the CREST office in PRRM Building, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City for a few days each month, as well as do field visits and activities with partners, or work from home when necessary.

Our offer for this post is Philippine Pesos 27,000.00 (gross) plus benefits (accident insurance, vacation leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other employment protection).

Physical requirements

The position comes with some travel requirements locally and abroad, as well as calls that are both local and international. Some of these calls may be outside of regular workhours; therefore, flexibility to take these calls is required. A typical work week involves attending meetings and conferences, deskwork, coordination with partners, some event organization, and similar activities.


  • Support the implementation of CREST’s programmatic and project activities related to climate action and circular economy and other short-term project engagements;
  • Support the Board in implementing CREST’s project-related activities, which includes organizing onsite and online events such as technical trainings and webinars; building and maintaining relationships with various donors and partners; conducting field visits to partner communities, and other similar activities;
  • Represent CREST in local and international meetings, and maintain partnerships and collaboration with CREST’s partner organizations in the Philippines and abroad;
  • Support the development of technical reports and other knowledge products;
  • Help maintain CREST’s social media pages and develop simple publication materials using online tools (e.g. Canva) to communicate updates, programs and projects to the public.

Required qualifications:

  • At least one (1) year experience in a project officer post or a related position, preferably for a non-profit or similar organization;
  • Has experience in writing and preparing reports, documents, outreach materials to popularize knowledge and issues;
  • Demonstrable experience in performing project-related activities such as organizing trainings, webinars, field activities, and the like;
  • Preferably with background related to climate or environmental sciences, engineering or economics.
  • Trustworthy, punctual, organized, responsible and disciplined with organizational resources and time; can be trusted to meet deadlines and deliverables on time;
  • Has experience in social media campaigning;
  • Preferably lives in Metro Manila or nearby cities.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Knowledgeable in creating simple publication materials such as graphics, posters and the like using online tools like Canva;
  • Familiarity with climate and plastic issues;
  • Good communication skills in English and Filipino, knowledge of an additional Filipino language is a plus;
  • Degree or certification related to the job.

To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “POSITION YOU’RE APPLYING FOR – YOUR NAME.” Job applications without resumes and cover letters will not be considered. This position will remain open until filled.