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 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 The Climate Finance program seeks to make climate risks more visible and actionable by promoting systemic change in fiscal and financial systems to integrate climate risk into decision-making. The Global Commission on Adaptation’s flagship report illustrates that investment in adaptation delivers excellent value for money while providing broader societal and environmental benefits.
GCA is looking to scale up its support for countries through country offices, and in collaboration with multilateral organizations, including multilateral development banks, climate funds, and GCA’s institutional partners. The role will involve an increasing emphasis on climate risk in financial systems but also climate finance as a cross-cutting agenda, supporting the work of GCA’s thematic and sectoral teams. Our partners in this work include national governments, multilateral organizations, international initiatives, coalitions and networks, development finance institutions, private finance institutions, institutional investors, central banks, and international non-governmental organizations.
GCA has a regional office in Dhaka, Bangladesh, South Asia which was launched in September 2020 and which will work with and support South Asian governments, leaders, experts, investors, and communities in strengthening and scaling adaptation actions to tackle the climate emergency. The regional hub also serves as GCA’s Global Hub on locally led Adaptation.
ABOUT THE ROLE
GCA seeks an experienced Senior Climate Finance Officer to help deliver the ambitious objective of mainstreaming of adaptation and resilience into the financial systems of Asian countries aiming to significantly increasing the level of finance flowing towards adaptation and resilience. This role will involve supporting the Climate Finance work of the GCA through providing regional support to countries in GCA’s South Asia regional office, in driving strategic direction, active external engagement, cross-theme coordination, and project implementation.
Areas of responsibility
The responsibilities of the Senior Program Officer, Climate Finance, include:
WHAT WE OFFER
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.
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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