Project Officers

Position Title: Project Officers (2)
Title of Project: Project COPE: Circular Operations for a Plastic pollution-free Environment
Base: Metro Manila (Quezon City and Caloocan City)
Reports to: Project Coordinator 
Period: 2 years

WWF’s No Plastic in Nature (NPIN) Initiative was founded in 2018 and its goal is to stop the leakage of plastic by 2030. Our goal is to stop the flow of plastic entering nature by 2030 through the elimination of unnecessary plastic; doubling reuse, recycling, and recovery; and ensuring the remaining plastic is sourced responsibly. 

To further this initiative, WWF-Philippines shall implement Project COPE (Circular Operations for a Plastic pollution-free Environment) with the goal of helping address the urgent issue of plastic waste pollution by reducing plastic waste leakage into the environment through increased recovery, recycling, and reuse. The project establishes a replicable system that integrates Local Government Units (LGUs) and waste workers, emphasizing social inclusion to foster the development of sustainable and circular solid waste management (SWM) systems across project sites nationwide. With a focus on improving and strengthening SWM systems in targeted locations, the project aims to enhance circularity, establish cooperative models among waste workers, and implement replicable models that strengthen engagement between LGUs and informal waste workers, while enhancing their SWM systems.

Works with:

Internal: Within WWF Philippines, this post reports to the Project Coordinator and is expected to work with other staff under the No Plastics in Nature Initiative, Plastic Smart Cities project sites, and other Project COPE sites.

External: Government officials, community leaders and members, relevant stakeholders, other NGOs, media, and the private sector.


The Project Officer, under the supervision of his/her supervisor, is responsible for engaging stakeholder groups especially the informal waste sector, B/LGUs, businesses, and waste management operators to support in implementing and materializing the action plan in Quezon City and the City of Caloocan, particularly the identified communities of Barangay Bagong Silangan and Barangay Bagong Silang, respectively. This role includes implementing capacity-building activities to increase alignment and support for the EPR scheme with stakeholder groups including businesses, government, civil society organizations, informal waste sector, and waste management operators. The Project Officer ensures effective and timely reporting and liaises with stakeholder groups and relevant partners involved in project implementation. The Project Officer is the primary link of WWF-Philippines to the target stakeholders and is expected to establish and maintain smooth working relationships with them. 


  1. Liaise and maintain a collaborative working relationship with the LGUs of Quezon City and the City of Caloocan, government agencies, other stakeholders, and partner communities to ensure smooth and strategic project implementation.
  2. Under the supervision of his/her supervisor, support in implementing and materializing on-site activities to achieve project targets and results.
  3. Lead logistics preparation in rolling out project activities in Barangay Bagong Silangan (Quezon City) and Barangay Bagong Silang (Caloocan).
  4. Lead data gathering, on-site monitoring, and ensure proper documentation, including but not limited to photos, videos, and success stories of the project.
  5. Co-facilitate capacity building/enhancement workshops and other project activities, as needed. 
  6. Support his/her supervisor in developing communication strategies, training manuals, and/or learning materials for capacity building/enhancement activities, as needed. 
  7. Work closely with his/her supervisor in preparing project documents, drafting periodic reports, as well as updating work plans and budgets.
  8. Attend staff meetings and participate in regular planning and assessment meetings with staff vis-à-vis set plans.
  9. Perform other duties relevant and necessary to accomplish project objectives, as may be assigned from time to time.


  1. Based in Metro Manila.
  2. Qualifications: Degree in any Social Sciences course or related fields. Technical familiarity with plastics, marine litter, and solid waste management is an advantage.
  3. Experience: At least 1 year of experience in community mobilization, research work, and community development. Background in solid waste management is an advantage. 
  4. Skills and Abilities:
    1. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    2. Good decision-making skills, organized, and takes the initiative
    3. Interested and willing to learn the technical aspects in relation to project implementation, particularly on plastic pollution reduction
    4. Willing and able to travel 
    5. Ability to speak the local language in place of assignment 
    6. Adheres to WWF-Philippines core values of: 
      • “EQ” – the ability to connect (technically, emotionally) with environmental issues
      • Collaboration: team player
      • Commitment/Passion: consistency of work-life ethic
      • Problem-solvers (includes creativity and resourcefulness)
      • Adaptability


This contract will be conducted over a period of 2 years and accounts for 100% of the Project Officer’s time with WWF-Philippines.


As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. Submissions by mail will not be accepted to reduce the use of paper. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.

Interested applicants can email their CV with a cover letter to