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Monday, September 24, 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: One (1) Part-Time Research Assistant

Mr. Zenta Nishio, a PhD student at the Graduate School of Asia and Africa Area Studies, Kyoto University, and Visiting Research Fellow at the UP Third World Studies Center is looking for a part-time research assistant from 15 October 2018 to 31 January 2019. The RA will assist Mr. Nishio on his study on jeepney drivers/ operators and how they conduct their daily practices and construct social relationship. In particular, the RA will translate from English to Filipino interview questionnaires and interview consent forms, as well as translate and transcribe interviews with key informants during field work.

Net compensation is PHP138/hour.* Weekly schedule of work will be determined between Mr. Nishio and the RA.

Applicants must be:

  • University of the Philippines students (senior standing) or recent U.P. graduates of courses in the social sciences and/or community work;
  • those who can communicate effectively both in English and Filipino;
  • those who have scholarly interests in mass-based transportation; and 
  • willing to work in Metro Manila (mainly Manila and Quezon City) for a minimum of four (4) hours for four (4) days a week.

To apply, submit the following:

  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae,
  • a true copy of grades or a printout of grades from CRS, and
  • a letter of application addressed to:

Zenta Nishio
Visiting Research Fellow
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman


Due date for applications is on 8 October 2018 (Monday). All application requirements must be submitted online as PDF attachments at zenta.nishio@gmail.com. ALL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE POST MUST ALSO BE ADDRESSED TO MR. ZENTA NISHIO. THE THIRD WORLD STUDIES CENTER HAS NO PART IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.


* Rate is based on Salary Grade 12 Step 1 on the adjusted salary schedule as stipulated in National Budget Circular No. 572 of the Department of Budget and Management

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