General Information
Job Title: Copywriter
Project: PH3D
Contract Duration: March 1 – November 15, 2022
Type of Contract: Project-Based
Languages Required: English and Filipino


Action for Economic Reforms (AER) is a civil society policy research, advocacy, and action group by publicly-engaged political economists that works on key issues around fiscal policy, food and agriculture, industrial policy, governance, interface, data-driven development, and Freedom of Information. Together with the European Union (co-funder), it is currently implementing a project called Data-Driven Development in the Philippines or PH3D.

PH3D is designed to help Partner Sites deliver their priority projects using data and technology, and community alliances. Using the PH3D framework, Partner Sites will have access to actionable evidence that will empower them to view key macro and micro data, prioritize programs, manage resources, enhance capacity for data-driven decisions, and get support from CSOs. It is a two-year project that focuses on four sites: The City of Pasig in Metro Manila, the Municipalities of Arteche and Guiuan in Eastern Samar, and the Province of Sorsogon in Bicol; It covers three sectors: transparency through Freedom of Information (FOI) for Pasig, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) for Eastern Samar, and Universal Health Care (UHC) for Sorsogon.

Scope of Work

As part of PH3D’s strategy under communications and visibility, it requires the services of a Copywriter to deliver the following:

  • Edit and enhance existing PH3D website material;
  • Deliver 30 articles (subject to revisions) for the PH3D website – topics, bullet points, and other details will be provided;
  • Craft social media captions specific for Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • If separate from the Video Editing Team, must be able to collaborate with the Video Editing Team to ensure a seamless delivery of required output
Deliverables/ OutputsDue DatesReview and Approvals RequiredDesignated Person
Edit and enhance existing PH3D website material;
March 15, 2022
PH3DPartnerships Lead
20 Articles
2-3 Articles per month
PH3DPartnerships Lead
Social Media Captions – per article above
2-3 Articles per month
PH3DPartnerships Lead

Institutional Arrangement

The Copywriter shall coordinate directly with the PH3D Partnerships Lead for guidance, instructions, and final review of the deliverables.

Qualifications of the Copywriter

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, multimedia studies, development studies or any related course is an advantage;
  • At least 2 years of experience in professionally writing copy and developing social media content, particularly sector-related topics with proof of work provided;
  • Proficient in copywriting, social media and blog creation;
  • Prior experience working with development-related projects or local governments is an advantage;
  • Must be able to work and deliver outputs remotely and with minimal supervision

Fee and Schedule of Payment

A professional fee will be provided upon submission of deliverables on a per tranch basis. The honorarium will depend on qualification and is subject to appropriate Government Tax.

Additional Terms

This is a Project Agreement that does not imply any employer-employee relationship between AER and the Copywriter.

Upon termination of services, AER has no liability under this Contract for any charges or expenses to Consultant/Contractor other than for approved services already rendered.

Supervision: AER shall furnish assignments/shot list, general direction, and guidance in connection with the work to be performed hereunder.

Confidentiality: The Copywriter agrees to treat all information and materials disclosed to the him/her during the course of this Agreement as proprietary and confidential information of AER, as the case may be, and agrees to keep all such information and files confidential, and not to disclose such information and files or make use thereof without AER’s prior written consent.

Assignment: This is an Agreement for the provision of professional services by a Copywriter and therefore is not assignable in whole or in part by the Copywriter without express written permission of AER.

Termination: This Agreement may be terminated for cause, following the AER Staff Manual, by AER upon written notice to the Copywriter. In the event of such termination, AER shall be liable only for payment of services rendered.

Copywriter is expected to separately sign the relevant undertakings, which include the AER Child Protection Policy and the Code of Conduct Policy.

Changes to this Agreement shall be jointly agreed to by AER and the Copywriter.

Interested applicants should email their resumé and a cover letter to: jobs@aer.ph with the subject line: [Copywriter]. Deadline for submitting an application: March 1, 2022.