Digital Content Officer

Job description

VACANCY TITLE Digital Content Officer

LOCATION Rotterdam, the Netherlands

TERM Initial contract duration 1 year with possibility of extension

INTENSITY Full time 

ANTICIPATED START DATE As soon as possible



The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization that works as a solutions broker to catalyze action and support for adaptation solutions, from the international to the local, in partnership with the public and private sector, to ensure we learn from each other and work together for a climate resilient future. Adapting to impacts of climate change provides a “win-win” for health, livelihoods, food security, water supply, human security and economic growth. The work of the GCA elevates the visibility and political importance of climate adaptation and facilitates solutions, such as smarter investments, new technologies and better planning to become more resilient to climate-related threats. GCA is a rapidly growing organization with offices in Abidjan, Beijing, Dhaka, Groningen, and Rotterdam.

GCA has an ambitious 2020-2025 business plan with three pillars:

  • Programs and Action: Food Security; Using Nature for more resilient infrastructure; Water for Urban Growth and Resilience; Climate Finance; Youth Leadership
  • Knowledge Acceleration: Building adaptation knowledge globally through cutting edge products such as the State and Trends in Adaptation Report and the Knowledge Exchange Platform
  • Agenda Setting and Advocacy: Formulating policy messages to move the global, regional, and local adaptation agendas forward.

GCA’s work program in Africa is of paramount importance. All the components of GCA’s Business Plan must succeed to support changing the momentum and pace of adaptation in Africa. Guiding GCA’s program in Africa is the Africa-owned and Africa-led Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program (AAAP), co-created with the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) to implement the vision of the Africa Adaptation Initiative to support African countries on key adaptation initiatives.

The AAAP is contributing to closing Africa’s adaptation gap and supporting African countries to make a transformational shift in their development pathways by putting climate adaptation and resilience at the centre of their critical growth-oriented and inclusive policies, programs, and institutions. It is scaling up successful initiatives fundamental to African nations’ economic development, and prosperity for women and men. The four pillars of the AAAP are: Climate Smart Digital Technologies for Agriculture and Food Security, the Africa Infrastructure Resilience Accelerator, Empowering Youth through Jobs and Entrepreneurship, and Innovative Financial Initiatives for Africa.



GCA seeks a dynamic individual to fill the role of Digital Content Officer to contribute as a core team member to amplifying GCA’s role as the global adaptation solutions broker on various digital platforms.

The Digital Content Officer will report to the Senior Digital Content Officer while working closely with other members of the External Affairs Team, thematic leads and colleagues


Areas of responsibility

The Digital Content Officer will contribute the following:

  • Lead the development of social media and web content and campaigns in French (in alignment with English content and campaigns), in particular to support GCA’s work in Africa under the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program.
  • Assist in developing, preparing, scheduling and posting content on GCA’s various social media accounts in English and French (including the use of social media management tool Hootsuite).
  • Contribute to promoting GCA’s work and adaptation solutions by collaborating with program teams on developing engaging content and campaigns.
  • Contribute to developing, populating and sharing social media content on Trello boards with communications counterparts in partner organizations to amplify GCA’s messages.
  • Create weekly web and social media campaign analytics reports.
  • Create weekly social media listening reports, which involves building out stakeholder lists and summarizing the most relevant social media posts to GCA’s agenda.
  • Work with program and finance teams to prepare campaign-based analytics reports needed for donor reporting.
  • Support internal communications by putting together GCA’s weekly internal newsletter, which involves liaising with colleagues and laying out the newsletter on email marketing tool Mailchimp.
  • Monitor the social media output of international organizations and other relevant social media content producers, and propose innovative approaches to engaging and informing our target audiences.
  • Assist in posting content on the GCA website.
  • Ad hoc tasks as required to support the team.

Job requirements


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in digital media, communications, marketing, graphic design, or another degree relevant to the position
  • Minimum of 3 years professional experience
  • Proficient at using Adobe Creative Suite, in particular InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere. Experience using online animation software, such as Powtoon, is an advantage.
  • Experience in developing digital content for social media accounts, such as infographics, social media cards, and videos.
  • Experience in using web content management systems (e.g. Wordpress, Drupal).
  • Experience in using email marketing platforms (e.g. Mailchimp).


With our global headquarters in Rotterdam on the world’s largest floating office, and regional offices around the globe, GCA offers a dynamic, high-profile and international working environment in a growing organisation. You will be contributing to our global mission on climate adaptation. You will have the opportunity to draw upon the substantial expertise available at GCA and its partner organizations across the world and you will be given an opportunity to support the shaping of international policies and global action on climate change, working at the highest governmental levels and collaborating with governments on all continents.

Subject to Covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions, this staff post will be located either at GCA’s office in the Africa Regional Office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast or in the Head Office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


Please apply at by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before 31 January 2022, 5 pm CET. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start.


The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. GCA does not discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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