Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific

Assistant Communications Officer

Position Description


Background – JCAP

Jesuit Conference of Asia Pacific (JCAP) convenes and promotes solidarity among the Jesuits of Asia Pacific in order to facilitate the Society’s mission. That mission is to serve faith, promote justice, dialogue with other religions and seek creative engagement with cultures. See The JCAP office is on the Ateneo de Manila campus.


The Jesuits of Asia Pacific are engaged along with many collaborators in frontier services in fields such as evangelization, education, social service and communications. JCAP supports these activities and promotes formation and planning for them. JCAP promotes cooperation for the care of vulnerable and forcibly displaced migrants, ecological research and education, ministry among youth, and innovative educational projects.


Communications through various media strengthens this network of like-minded persons and institutions who share a common mission. The communications role has been in place for several years, and is currently focused on three key areas: the JCAP website and associated social networks; the monthly electronic news bulletin; and an annual report describing activities of Jesuits and companions across Asia Pacific. However, this is the first time a person has been engaged, beyond in an ad-hoc capacity, for research. Research helps JCAP leadership understand better the contexts of ministry and to clarify strategies and methodologies, and provides its various content for communication materials. Hence an element of the role will be to assist in establishing a database of resources and a filing system on a range of topics of concern to the Society’s mission in Asia Pacific.


Summary Description

JCAP is looking to recruit an Assistant Communications Officer to join our Manila-based team. He/she will join the communications team and engage in research projects that support executive planning and decision-making.


Appointment and Accountability

The JCAP Assistant Communications Officer is appointed by the President of the Conference, and reports to the JCAP Communications Officer, assisting her in the preparation of materials for the three key areas: the JCAP website, the monthly e-News, and the annual report. He/she assists the President in designated research activities under the direction of the Communications Officer.


Qualities Required

JCAP is a friendly environment where interpersonal skills and the ability to work both as a member of a team and independently are highly valued. The successful applicant will demonstrate:


(Essential skills)

Good research and writing skills

Committed to the ethos and mission of JCAP

Be educated to degree level with a high degree of literacy in English language

Have excellent interpersonal skills

Be highly motivated, with ability to work with others and in time to take responsibility for areas of work

Be aware of current affairs in areas of religion and society

Be familiar with the use of social networking media



Have experience of audio-visual editing programs

Have facility in public speaking

Have an interest in theology and/or spirituality


Position Description – tasks

Assist in preparing the monthly JCAP e-News including identifying, soliciting and writing articles, and uploading the articles

Write background and briefing notes on events and projects in JCAP

Build up a database of background data on questions of interest to the Jesuit mission in Asia Pacific

Assist the President in preparing presentations, public talks and project proposals

Help to develop the annual report for publication in the first quarter of each year

Source and format images for the website and newsletters

Assist in maintaining the content of the website

Readiness to travel in Asia Pacific to participate in Conference events


Enquiries may be addressed to the JCAP Secretary, Ms Tata Cadiz, at

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