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Senior Program Officer, LLA Knowledge Management


  • Organization: GCA - Global Center on Adaptation
  • Location: Rotterdam
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:

PROGRAM: Locally Led Adaptation

LOCATION: Rotterdam, The Netherlands


ANTICIPATED START DATE: As soon as possible


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. 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 is strongly committed to addressing barriers to accelerate and scale up Locally Led Adaptation (LLA), in ways that prioritize the needs of the most climate vulnerable and support their leadership in identifying and implementing solutions. LLA involves shifting power, agency, and resources to local stakeholders to lead or meaningfully participate in adaptation and resilience-building efforts.

The GCA has established a Global Hub on LLA in the GCA South Asia Regional Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh to achieve this goal. The Global Hub aims to scale up LLA globally through knowledge acceleration, capacity building, and agenda setting activities; and by linking LLA best practices to investments and enhancing access to finance for LLA.

An online LLA knowledge platform is being developed, along with knowledge networks and other opportunities to identify and highlight LLA best practices, as part of the knowledge acceleration, capacity building and agenda setting activities of the Global Hub.



GCA seeks a Senior Program Officer to manage the knowledge acceleration, capacity building, and agenda setting activities of the Global Hub on LLA.

Key Functions

Reporting to the Global Lead on LLA, the areas of responsibility of the Senior Program Officer will include the following:

Programmatic Support

  • Contribute to position GCA as a key solutions broker on Locally Led Adaptation in South Asia.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the knowledge acceleration, capacity building, and agenda setting activities of the Global Hub on LLA, including by developing detailed work plans and budgets.
  • Research, analyze, document, synthesize and disseminate information, knowledge, good practices and lessons learned on LLA, including by working proactively with multiple stakeholders, partners, and GCA Programs and Research teams.
  • Develop and implement a proactive user-driven strategy to ensure that the knowledge and information generated on LLA is useful to, and used by, key target audiences.
  • Develop and commission targeted knowledge products and learning events, including in innovative formats that are most accessible by local governments, communities, and other key target groups.
  • Support and facilitate the development of training materials and delivery of training events, including those that promote peer-to-peer learning and South-South cooperation.
  • Participate in the evaluation of project proposals to assess their feasibility for financial support and/or technical assistance by GCA, including through initial screening of projects, desk reviews, and preliminary evaluation notes.
  • Assess, monitor, evaluate, and report on projects and activities of the Global Hub on LLA, and steer implementing partners.
  • Identify opportunities to overcome barriers to scale up LLA, including through gender and youth-based interventions.
  • Expand a regional network of LLA practitioners, experts and policymakers to identify and scale up LLA best practice; and support the delivery of the long-term plans of the Global Hub on LLA.
  • Ensure strong links with the other teams within the GCA, helping to foster a collaborative working environment in which knowledge, information and best practices are shared and used for continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to reporting on the activities of the Global Hub on LLA, including through tracking key objectives and indicators.
  • Ensure the successful development and delivery of activities of the Global Hub on LLA in time, while ensuring value for money.
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