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We are an international organization working as a solutions broker to accelerate 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.

Founded in 2018, our global office is hosted by the Netherlands in Rotterdam, with regional offices in Africa, South Asia and Asia Pacific and a knowledge and research hub based in Groningen. Through our evolving network of offices, we engage in innovative solutions to drive adaptation at scale, high-level policy development, new research contributions, advocacy, communications, and work with our partners to deliver action on the ground.

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Our work focuses on those who are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change including the poorest people in the poorest countries. They are the least prepared to withstand the triple health, social and economic impacts of our climate emergency.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to act as a solutions broker to accelerate, innovate and scale adaptation action for a climate-resilient world.

OUR VISION

Adaptation to our changing climate secures progress towards sustainable development, safeguarding people, the planet and our shared prosperity.

 

V20 Program Assistant (intern) Netherlands, Rotterdam
DESCRIPTION
V20 Program Assistant (intern)

LOCATION Rotterdam, the Netherlands
TERM Initial contract duration until 31.12.2022 with possibility of extension
INTENSITY 32 hours per week, 4 days per week
ANTICIPATED START DATE As soon as possible
APPLICATION DEADLINE 31.10.2021; 10 pm CET

ABOUT GCA

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working 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.

GCA is a fast growing organisation with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen and with regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars of Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Overview

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) V20 Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the work of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s V20 work stream. They will assist in the planning and organizing of work stream activities.

This role is within the CVF & V20 Support Program and reports to the V20 Program Coordinator.

 

 

 

Areas of responsibility

As detailed below, the Program Assistant will focus on contributing to the V20 work including in the following areas:

    • Administration: Provide the administrative support necessary to ensure the effective running of the V20 operations. This can include contracting service providers, supporting the preparation of travel arrangements, managing correspondence, and arranging meetings, among others.
    • Communications: Support internal and external communication processes, including through liaison with V20 members and partners in Rotterdam or abroad; website updating; social media management; and other related tasks.
    • Programmatic support: Contribute to the implementation of the V20’s different activities according to need through the performance of tasks such as document drafting, desk research, support in the organization of program-related events, and further tasks as required.

Additionally, the Program Assistant may be requested to perform any other relevant tasks of an organizational or substantive nature as directed by the supervisor according to evolving V20 programmatic and project needs.

REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Currently enrolled in relevant studies in a bachelor or master’s level program, holding a bachelor level degree/equivalent and enrolled but pending course commencement in a relevant master’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree), or, in certain cases, have recently completed a relevant advanced degree or holding such a degree and seeking professional re-orientation.

Relevant studies include: International Affairs/Relations, International Development Studies, International Law, Public Policy, Human Rights, Environmental Studies, or related fields.

Experience

Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in non-profit operations or in sustainable development, climate change and/or environmental protection policy and communication projects. Experience in an international organisation, the non-profit sector and/or working in or with least developed countries and/or small island developing states an asset.

Competencies, Skills & Languages

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Social media (LinkedIn, Instagram etc.) an asset;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to identify clear objectives, prioritize effectively, and use time efficiently;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, as well as individually;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Native proficiency in English is required.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS

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. Staff at GCA will have the opportunity to strengthen core skills, develop a deeper understanding and expertise in the area of responsibilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before 31 October 2021, 10 pm CET. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.

For more information please open this link
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CVF Parliaments Program Assistant (intern) Netherlands, Rotterdam
DESCRIPTION

CVF Parliaments Program Assistant (intern)

LOCATION Rotterdam, the Netherlands
TERM Initial contract duration until 31.12.2022 with possibility of extension
INTENSITY 32 hours per week, 4 days per week
ANTICIPATED START DATE As soon as possible
APPLICATION DEADLINE 31.10.2021; 10 pm CET

ABOUT GCA

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working 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.

GCA is a fast growing organisation with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen and with regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars of Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Overview

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Parliaments Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the work of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s newly created Parliaments work stream. They will assist in the planning and organizing of work stream activities

This role is within the CVF & V20 Support Program and reports to the CVF Parliaments Program Coordinator.

 

 

Areas of responsibility

As detailed below, the Program Assistant will focus on contributing to the CVF Global Parliamentary Group’s (GPG) work including in the following areas:

  • Administration: Provide the administrative support necessary to ensure the effective running of the CVF GPG’s operations. This can include contracting service providers, supporting the preparation of travel arrangements, managing correspondence, and arranging meetings, among others.
  • Communications: Support internal and external communication processes, including through liaison with GPG members and partners in Rotterdam or abroad; website updating; social media management; and other related tasks.
  • Programmatic support: Contribute to the implementation of the CVF GPG’s different activities according to need through the performance of tasks such as document drafting, desk research, support in the organization of program-related events, and further tasks as required.

Additionally, the Program Assistant (Intern) may be requested to perform any other relevant tasks of an organizational or substantive nature as directed by the supervisor according to evolving CVF GPG programmatic and project needs.

REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Currently enrolled in relevant studies in a bachelor or master’s level program, holding a bachelor level degree/equivalent and enrolled but pending course commencement in a relevant master’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree), or, in certain cases, have recently completed a relevant advanced degree or holding such a degree and seeking professional re-orientation.

Relevant studies include: International Affairs/Relations, International Development Studies, International Law, Public Policy, Human Rights, Environmental Studies, or related fields.

Experience

Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in non-profit operations or in sustainable development, climate change and/or environmental protection policy and communication projects. Experience in an international organisation, the non-profit sector and/or working in or with least developed countries and/or small island developing states an asset.

Competencies, Skills & Languages

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Social media (LinkedIn, Instagram etc.) an asset;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to identify clear objectives, prioritize effectively, and use time efficiently;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, as well as individually;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Native proficiency in English is required.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS

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. Staff at GCA will have the opportunity to strengthen core skills, develop a deeper understanding and expertise in the area of responsibilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before 31 October 2021, 10 pm CET. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.

For more information please open this link
Apply Here

Join Us

CVF Program Assistant (intern) Netherlands, Rotterdam
DESCRIPTION

CVF Program Assistant (intern)

LOCATION Rotterdam, the Netherlands
TERM Initial contract duration until 31.12.2022 with possibility of extension
INTENSITY 32 hours per week, 4 days per week
ANTICIPATED START DATE As soon as possible
APPLICATION DEADLINE 31.10.2021; 10 pm CET

ABOUT GCA

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working 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.

GCA is a fast growing organisation with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen and with regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars of Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

Overview

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Program Assistant is responsible for supporting the work of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s CVF work stream. They will assist in the planning and organizing of work stream activities.

This role is within the CVF & V20 Support Program and reports to the CVF Program Coordinator.

 

Areas of responsibility

As detailed below, the Program Assistant will focus on contributing to the CVF work including in the following areas:

  • Administration: Provide the administrative support necessary to ensure the effective running of the CVF operations. This can include contracting service providers, supporting the preparation of travel arrangements, managing correspondence, and arranging meetings, among others.
  • Communications: Support internal and external communication processes, including through liaison with CVF members and partners in Rotterdam or abroad; website updating; social media management; and other related tasks.
  • Programmatic support: Contribute to the implementation of the CVF different activities according to need through the performance of tasks such as document drafting, desk research, support in the organization of program-related events, and further tasks as required.

Additionally, the Program Assistant may be requested to perform any other relevant tasks of an organizational or substantive nature as directed by the supervisor according to evolving CVF programmatic and project needs.

REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Currently enrolled in relevant studies in a bachelor or master’s level program, holding a bachelor level degree/equivalent and enrolled but pending course commencement in a relevant master’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree), or, in certain cases, have recently completed a relevant advanced degree or holding such a degree and seeking professional re-orientation.

Relevant studies include: International Affairs/Relations, International Development Studies, International Law, Public Policy, Human Rights, Environmental Studies, or related fields.

Experience

Previous work experience or demonstrated interest in non-profit operations or in sustainable development, climate change and/or environmental protection policy and communication projects. Experience in an international organisation, the non-profit sector and/or working in or with least developed countries and/or small island developing states an asset.

Competencies, Skills & Languages

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Social media (LinkedIn, Instagram etc.) an asset;
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to identify clear objectives, prioritize effectively, and use time efficiently;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, as well as individually;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Native proficiency in English is required.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS

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. Staff at GCA will have the opportunity to strengthen core skills, develop a deeper understanding and expertise in the area of responsibilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before 31 October 2021, 10 pm CET. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.

For more information please open this link
Apply Here

Join Us

CVF Parliaments Program Coordinator Netherlands, Rotterdam
DESCRIPTION

CVF Parliaments Program Coordinator

LOCATION Rotterdam, the Netherlands
TERM Initial contract duration until 31.12.2022 with possibility of extension
INTENSITY 40 hours per week, 5 days per week
ANTICIPATED START DATE As soon as possible
APPLICATION DEADLINE 26.10.2021; 10 pm CET

ABOUT GCA

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) is an international organization with the vision of helping countries adapt to climate impacts. We will achieve this vision by working 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.

GCA is a fast growing organisation with its headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with a Research and Innovation hub in Groningen and with regional offices in Abidjan, Bangladesh and Beijing. GCA’s global strategy is implemented under three pillars of Knowledge, Programs, and Advocacy.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Overview

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Parliaments Program Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the work of the Climate Vulnerable Forum’s newly created Parliaments work stream. They will plan out and coordinate the activities under this work stream and manage the team. They will advise the CVF Global Parliamentary Group and drive the development of the work stream.

This role is within the CVF & V20 Support Program and reports to the CVF&V20 Support Program Head.

Areas of responsibility

As detailed below, the Workstream Coordinator will assume and exercise leadership in the field of climate change legislation to drive the effective implementation of the CVF Global Parliamentary Group’s (GPG) work, including in the following areas:

  • Plan and coordinate the CVF GPG program and its activities, under the supervision of the Support Program Head (e.g., ensure the organization of events, support document publication, manage communications, etc.).
  • Act as advisor of the CVF GPG and its members on matters related to climate change legislation.
  • Act as primary focal point and spokesperson of the CVF GPG and its members for internal and external stakeholders (e.g., parliamentarians, Inter-Parliamentary Union, etc.).
  • Drive development and partner relations management for the advancement of all legislative initiatives of the CVF Global Parliamentary Group and partnerships endorsed by the group or under development.
  • Manage and supervise the support program team of the CVF GPG, either directly or by delegation to personnel, whether institutionally housed at our partnering organization or other institutions (e.g., staff, consultants, interns, secondees, etc.).
  • Lead the organization of GPG events.
  • Lead the organization of GPG thematic and technical studies in support of GPG’s mission.

Additionally, the Workstream Coordinator may be requested to perform any other relevant tasks as directed by the Support Program Head, according to evolving CVF GPG needs.

REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 8 years experience in a field related to environmental/climate legislation and/or supporting the work of parliamentarians in developing countries and/or CVF member countries;
  • Experience coordinating and leading a team;
  • Knowledge of program management and development procedures;
  • Experience in an international organization, the non-profit sector and/or working in or with least developed countries and/or small island developing States;
  • Knowledge of climate change legislation, environmental protection policy, sustainable development, international relations and related themes;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Ability to work with diverse and multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills;
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
  • Detail-oriented and efficient;
  • English proficiency; proficiency in other languages prevalent in CVF countries an asset.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS

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. Staff at GCA will have the opportunity to strengthen core skills, develop a deeper understanding and expertise in the area of responsibilities. Remuneration is aligned with salary structures in the Netherlands.

HOW TO APPLY

Please apply at opportunities.gca.org by submitting your CV and cover letter in English before 26 October 2021, 10 pm CET. Kindly mention the date as of which you would be available to start in Rotterdam.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.

For more information please open this link
Apply Here

Join Us

Senior Sustainable Finance Officer Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan
DESCRIPTION
ABOUT GCAThe 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.

The 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.

The GCA is looking to scale up its support for countries through country offices, and in collaboration with multilateral organizations, including IMF, AfDB, WB, and GCA’s institutional partners. The role will involve an increasing emphasis on climate risk in financial systems but also climate finance for adaptation as a cross- cutting agenda, supporting the work of the 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.

Africa is a priority region in GCA’s 2020-2025 Business Plan. The joint GCA-AfDB Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program, which aims to mobilize $25 billion for adaptation on the continent, focuses on climate finance as one of its core pillars. Support to African countries to mainstream adaptation and resilience into their financial systems is one of the core priorities of the AAAP.

ABOUT THE ROLEOverview

The 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 African countries aiming to significantly increasing the level of finance flowing towards adaptation and resilience. This role will involve supporting the AAAP through the Climate Finance work of the GCA in driving strategic direction, active external engagement, cross-theme coordination, and project implementation.

The key lines of action for the Senior Climate Finance officer work include:

  • Develop a capacity building program and with practical tools to support governments (financial regulators and central banks) and private sector financial intermediaries (banks, investors’ community, private sector companies), in mainstreaming climate risks into policies and investment decision making in African countries.
  • Support regional dialogs for African financial system key stakeholders to exchange best practices and experience of implementation of macroeconomic stress testing and scenario analysis, taxonomies, and integrating TCFD recommendations. This work will also involve working with other regions to identify best practices and mutual learning and capacity building opportunities.
  • Actively participate in global initiatives such as NGFS, Coalition of Finance Minister for Climate Action Principle 5, Collaborative on Accelerating Investment in Adaptation and Resilience, and the Physical Risks and Resilience Commitment initiative, to propose activities/ workshops and tools to be implemented in African countries, as well as in other GCA priority regions.
  • Support the GCA collaboration with the IMF to integrate climate risk in their economic and financial surveillance.
  • Work closely with the African Development Bank on the Africa Financial Alliance on Climate Change.

ReportingYou will report to the Program Lead for Climate Finance under the overall guidance of the Africa Regional Director.

REQUIREMENTS
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters degree in economics, finance, climate finance, or related discipline . A Ph.D. would be an added advantage.
  • Seven to ten (7-10) years of relevant work experience in the fields of climate economics, sustainable finance, with a focus on climate risk in African Financial Systems is a plus
  • Experience in working with or supporting African Ministers on Climate Finance
  • Deep understating of financial regulation in Africa
  • Experience in the field of climate risk in financial systems
  • Experience in TCFD implementation, and connections with NGFS Africa members
  • Experience of successfully delivering complex multi-stakeholder projects to time and within budget;
  • Experience in developing practical tool, capacity building programs and publications in the fields of climate risk and sustainable financial systems.
  • Experience in developing and implementing regional dialogs and high-profile events, especially in Africa
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English and a working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND BENEFITS

The GCA offers a dynamic, high profile and international working environment in a growing organization. You will have the opportunity to draw upon the substantial expertise available at the GCA and its partner organizations across the world and 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 APPLYPlease apply here by submitting your CV and covering letter in English. In your covering letter, please address the following two questions:

  1. What are the different ways to engage with Central Banks and Financial Regulators in developing countries to begin to integrate climate risk into macroeconomic analysis, policies and regulations?
  2. In a practical way and with limited resources how could GCA support IMF in mainstreaming climate change and climate risk into the surveillance exercise of its member countries?
  3. Why are you a good fit for this role?

APPLICATION DEADLINE 25 October 2021, 22:00 CET

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

The GCA celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the qualifications.

For more information please open this link
Apply Here

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