The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization that works as a solutions broker to catalyse 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 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 has an ambitious 2020-2025 business plan with three pillars:
Recognizing the highly localized nature of climate impacts; the importance of local adaptation action; the potential and creativity of communities to develop locally appropriate and innovative solutions; the ownership benefits of community-driven action; and the strong need for accountability to poor and marginalized communities affected by climate change, GCA is strongly committed to addressing barriers to accelerating and scaling up Locally Led Action (LLA).
GCA aims to be a dominant reference point for LLA through a center of excellence – a Global Hub on LLA – in the GCA regional office in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The activities of the Global Hub will focus on knowledge acceleration, capacity building, agenda setting and advocacy, and climate finance for LLA.
ABOUT THE ROLE
GCA seeks a dynamic individual to fill the role of Program Officer for Locally Led Adaptation, working as a core team member to drive forward the Global Center on Adaptation’s role as a solutions broker in the field of adaptation action. The staff will work with the Locally Led Action team, under the supervision of the Lead for Locally Led Adaptation, to carry out the objective of delivering the activities of GCA’s Global Hub on Locally Led Action in Africa.
Areas of responsibility
Reporting to the workstream lead, the Program Officer will contribute to the management of the Africa-focused activities of the Global Hub on Locally Led Adaptation. Key responsibilities will include:
WHAT WE OFFER
With our global headquarters in Rotterdam on the world’s largest floating office, and regional offices around the globe, the 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 the 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply at https://opportunities.gca.org 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.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT
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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