Individual Consultant: Adaptation Progress Research

Global Centre on Adaptation
  • Location
    Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 12

Position description

The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) requests Expressions of Interest from individual consultant to support research on adaptation progress


The 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.



The Consultant Adaptation Progress Research will advise the Chief Scientist, while working closely with others in the Research & Innovation team. They will play a crucial role in data collection and analysis, contributing to the State & Trends in Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (STAKE) platform, facilitating the process towards the tracking of progress in climate adaptation action, and contributing to research that feeds into upcoming State & Trends in Adaptation Reports.



  • Contribute to the following research activities 

    • Update the inventory of case studies and adaptation solutions and their assessment framework, 

    • Update the database and analysis framework systematizing the update process of the NDCs and their baselines o Update the adaptation country profiles 

  • Contribute towards STAKE development o Integrate the inventory of adaptation projects and case studies in Africa and other regions of interest 

    • Integrate the adaptation solutions framework 

    • Integrate updated country profiles 

  • Support the edit, review and publication of research papers and reports including: 

    • The global review of Nationally Determined Contributions (research paper)

    • The Adaptation Projects Assessment Framework, as supporting material for STAKE 



12 months, 5 working days per week. Start date November 2021.

Application instructions

The GCA looks forward to EOI submissions to the following email address.

The closing date for submissions is 18.00 CET, 20th October, 2021. Only those who have provided the required information in their EOI will be considered.

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