Sustainable Dining Specialist

Establish Low Carbon Consumption and Production in the Philippines

May 5, 2017

Working with: Foodservice dining public, particularly in key tourism destination cities, the National Ecolabelling Programme, traditional and online media, and other stakeholders


Tourism is a burgeoning industry in the Philippines, with growth rates of 10% in tourist arrivals and 15% in visitor expenditures. Further, tourism contributes to 5% of global carbon emissions, and is seen to increase by 150% between 2005 and 2035 if no mitigation measures are taken. The Philippine food service sector, a key link in the tourism value chain, amounts to 4.3 billion USD, with restaurants comprising 87% of the food service sector in the Philippines. Wasted food may represent as much as 10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and is a main contributor to deforestation and the depletion of global water sources.

WWF is anticipating a forthcoming 3-year Project, Establish Low Carbon Consumption and Production in the Philippines with a focus on transforming foodservice, particularly dining establishments in key tourism destination cities around the country, into a low carbon industry.

The Role:

The Consumer Information Specialist is under the direct supervision of the Project Manager under the Climate Change and Energy Programme of WWF Philippines, and is primarily responsible for delivering Output II of the Philippine Work Package under Establish Low Carbon Consumption and Production.

  1. Planning and implementation. Provides inputs to the preparation of periodic work and financial plans in cooperation with the Project team, and troubleshoots and adjusts said plans with Project team as necessary.
  2. Reporting. Prepares Project updates on Output components to comply with reporting requirements to internal and external users, i.e. the donor and WWF international network, in the form of project, financial and technical progress reports, in close cooperation with the Project team.
  3. Low carbon dining awareness campaign. Develops and implements integrated communications strategy building on results of pre-Project survey, working closely with the Marketing Unit of WWF Philippines. Ensures production and roll-out of IEC and related materials is aligned with strategy.
  4. Foodservice dining public engagement. Primary WWF focal person for foodservice dining public and associations, particularly those in key tourism destination cities around the country, including related foodservice-related mobile applications, online platforms, and events. Identifies and manages strategic partnerships and platforms for engagement by the Project. Works with stakeholders towards increasing awareness and knowledge of foodservice establishments that adopt low carbon management practices vis-à-vis the National Ecolabeling Programme-Green Choice Philippines mark.
  5. Media engagement. Coordinates traditional and social media relations pertaining to the Project, working closely with the Marketing Unit of WWF Philippines. Identifies potential key lifestyle influencers on SCP for foodservice, and campaign synergies with WWF Ambassadors. Leads in the planning and implementation of media trips to build awareness on SCP.  Drafts compelling content for media and public consumption utilizing Project results.
  6. Educational institution engagement. Develops learning modules on SCP in foodservice, working closely with the Environmental Education Unit of WWF Philippines, and identifies and partners with educational institutions for the roll out of such modules.
  7. Third party management. Develops and oversees contractual arrangements relating to the fulfillment of Output III, including pre- and post-Project surveys on levels of sustainable consumption and production (SCP) knowledge and current business methods by the dining public, and creation of SCP-themed exhibits.
  8. Representation. Represents WWF Philippines at stakeholder assemblies, including steering committee meetings, as well as trainings, conferences, and various related fora, internal and external.
  9. Knowledge management and input. Keeps abreast with food-related local, national and international policy development, technical information, and issues in which WWF has or may have an interest, and trends related to the Project.
  10. Administrative. Processes related cash payments, submits regular liquidation reports with Finance unit, prepares minutes of meetings, coordinates and prepares workshops, roundtable discussions, and travel of WWF staff and stakeholders for Output III-related activities, review workshop proceedings, etc.
  11. Progress monitoring. Develops and updates monitoring tool relevant to this role, with accomplished activities, indicators and milestones, for verification by the Project Manager and the Project Development unit.


  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, advertising, public relations, creative writing, environmental policy, business or hospitality management, is an advantage; one to two (1-2) years of progressively responsible work experience in a related industry will be considered in lieu of educational background.
  • Knowledge and/or understanding of climate change, resource use efficiency, food waste reduction and recovery strategies
  • Passionate environmental advocate
  • Compelling and effective communicator with strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong creative writer
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, possibly across cultures and time zones

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

To apply, submit a cover letter, and your resume of no more than two (2) pages, by electronic mail to with subject line: "SCP_CIS_[first name initial_middle name initial_full last name]" no later than 31 May 2017. 


We would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us through any of the details listed below.

WWF–Philippines Headquarters

4th Floor JBD Plaza #65 Mindanao Ave.
Barangay Bagong Pag-asa,
Quezon City 1105 Philippines

Tel: +632 920 7923 / 7926 / 7931
Fax: +632 426 3927