Energy Project Officer

Cool and Solar Initiative - Philippines


Position: Energy Project Officer
Title of Project: Cool and Solar Initiative - Philippines
Team: Climate Change and Energy Programme (CEP) 
Reports to: Project Manager, CEP Head
Works with: 3 Philippine Cities; WWF-Philippines’ ESD Unit, Communications Team, CAPA Coordinator & Policy Officer; Focal Persons from WWF-Cambodia and WWF-Switzerland; and Project Technical Consultant (ESCO)


To cut greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the climate crisis, we need to rapidly change how we produce and consume energy. Using energy more efficiently and generating energy through renewables (rather than fossil fuels) will play a massive role in reducing global emissions. As the world warms, more energy-intensive cooling services (particularly air conditioners) will be needed,  exacerbating the impact on the climate. At the same time, rooftop solar energy can provide much of the world’s electricity. The combination of both solutions can ensure we can keep our people cool without contributing to global warming. WWF is working to drive this change through the ‘Cool & Solar’ initiative.

Significantly, more than half of this population lives in cities, and these urban areas are the centers of the fastest and largest transformations in population, consumption, resource use, and waste, with city dwellers accounting for over 70% per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. On the other hand,  cities are also important actors in the transition toward a low-carbon and sustainable future. To fully unleash their potential, cities need a supportive environment that enables them to achieve their goals more easily. Since 2015, WWF-Philippines has been implementing the One Planet Cities (OPC) and its flagship activity, the One Planet City Challenge (OPCC). This global initiative of WWF  envisions that cities worldwide act as transformation catalysts, implementing integrated and inclusive plans in line with 1.5 °C while ensuring urban resilience and unlocking individual and collective climate actions. 

Building on this narrative, the “Cool and Solar” Project in the Philippines has an overall goal for select cities in the country and members of the Climate Action Philippine Alliance (CAPA) to reduce their emissions through: (1) actions on a city’s own buildings (application of solar use and energy efficiency measures) and (2) through better training and mobilization of the multi-stakeholders. Specifically, it aims to accelerate the uptake of rooftop solar PV and efficient cooling solutions in selected OPCC cities through (i) local technical capacity building, (ii) pilot projects, and (iii) awareness raising. The project will run until June 2025. 


  1. Work with the Project Manager to ensure delivery of all major activities under the “Cool and Solar” local implementation, particularly technical workshops, school dialogues, stakeholders fora, IEC components, and policy briefs. 
  2. Coordinate closely with the 3rd-party consultant (ESCO) to promptly deliver required outputs, plus the necessary baseline data research, inspection survey/audits, trainings, and reports.
  3. Develop program design for workshops, stakeholders’ forum, roundtable discussions & other events.
  4. Lead the preparation and overall facilitation of workshops for city representatives, local stakeholders, businesses, and schools.
  5. Liaise with key partners in government, local government units, academe and the private sector in the implementation of the Project.
  6. Advance WWF’s advocacy on renewable energy and energy efficiency in relation to the Philippine Energy Plan of the Department of Energy and the Energy Efficiency & Conservation Act (RA 11285), both at the national and local levels, through discussions with relevant government agencies and partner organizations. 
  7. Be in close coordination with the Communications Team in the development of related IEC campaign activities, as well as ensure that all outputs meet WWF’s branding and communications standards and guidelines.
  8. Align with CAPA Coordinator, ESD Team, and OPC Team in terms of communication with select cities, local schools, in-city businesses, and other stakeholders. 
  9. Review technical inputs on the IEC materials (video, booklets, infographics) and policy briefs.
  10. Support the Project Manager in monitoring the progress of the 3rd-party consultants, including necessary contractual processes (i.e. payment transactions, and submission of deliverables).
  11. Prepare technical progress reports, along with the Project Manager, for the Project and update WWF Management and project donors, as may be required. 
  12. Arrange and schedule meetings/appointments and attend relevant meetings for the Project, both online & offline 
  13. Make travel arrangements, including preparation and liquidation of travel forms.
  14. Serve as technical resource for the “Cool & Solar” project, as well as on general matters related to renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  15. Assist the Project Manager in monitoring, diagnosing, and rectifying problems and implementation issues as they arise in consultation with the Climate Change and Energy Programme Head.
  16. Coordinate with administration, IT, and finance units on supplies and equipment requirements, vehicle rentals and vehicles/training room reservations, equipment reservations, preparation of the gate pass and memo in the receipt of equipment.
  17. Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the direct supervisor.


  • Outputs/deliverables, as stated in the approved project Concept Note and Agreement
  • Attendance in regular meetings with partner cities, consultants, and teams from WWF offices  in Cambodia and/or Switzerland 
  • Technical Progress Report (TPR), as required in the Agreement 
  • Monitoring and Evaluation results/updates on the progress of work


  • A college graduate, preferably in urban design, engineering, physics, economics studies, environmental science, or any related course
  • Good at written and verbal communication
  • With background and familiarity with climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, & sustainable development
  • Experience in working with local governments, data gathering, technical report writing, research, and analysis is a plus
  • Willing to travel locally to conduct field works and city visits
  • Can work with minimum supervision


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