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Mindanao-Based Vulnerability Assessment Researcher (Project SIGND)

Assist in the conceptualization and design of a climate change vulnerability assessment for the Deaf


Assists in the conceptualization and design of a climate change vulnerability assessment (VA) for the Deaf

Project Description

In partnership with Deaf-led organizations, and in support of the recommendations of the UN for disability-inclusive climate action (2020), the Oscar M. Lopez (OML) Center embarks on a project entitled “Climate Resilience of the Deaf: Signs for Inclusive Governance and Development.” Called Project SIGND, it aims to increase the preparedness and adaptive capacities of the Deaf to climate-related risks and disasters by increasing access to and participation in hearing-led programs on climate action and DRRM, while strengthening policies and capacitating key policymakers, implementors, Deaf advocates and Hearing champions towards more inclusive governance and resilience building.

With funding from the USAID Disability-inclusive Climate Action (DCA) Fund, Project SIGND is implemented through a grant from the Gerry Roxas Foundation (GRF).


  • Provides inputs to the development of VA instruments
  • Prepares climate risk profile of Deaf communities in assigned geographies at national and local levels using available secondary data
  • Assists in the preparation of field activities and conducts primary data gathering activities in the VA (survey, key informant interview, focus group discussions)
  • Assists in cleaning data and prepares post-data gathering reports and analysis of assigned VA geography
  • Assists in the analysis and preparation of the comprehensive technical analysis and recommendations at country level
  • Assists in the development of a paper / journal article based on the project findings
  • Coordinates with local governments, project team, and other stakeholders in the execution of the project activities and in conducting meetings and workshops relevant to the project
  • Attends regular (mostly virtual) internal meetings, dialogues, and workshops, or as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Climate Science, Community Development, or other relevant environment courses with a good background in social sciences
  • At least three years of relevant work experience in environmental impact or vulnerability assessment, climate change, climate risk analysis, disaster risk reduction management
  • Experience in synthesizing available information and data on climate change research
  • Experience in organizing stakeholder consultation meetings and workshops
  • Output-driven with excellent writing skills and strong time management
  • Experience in working or community organizing with Deaf communities an advantage
  • Team player and able to work independently (with minimum supervision), and able to meet strict deadlines

Application Process

  • Fill out our application form, which can be accessed here.
  • For inquiries, kindly send an email to [email protected]