Climate Change Officer (Climate Change Adaptation)

Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Manila, Philippines
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level/Senior (8-9 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

ADB only hires nationals of its 68 members.

The position is assigned in the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division (SDCD) of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC). SDCD is leading the Bank for responding to the growing need for innovative policies, institutions, and investments to lead the region to a low-carbon and climate-resilient future, while also seeking to help its member countries become more resilient to the effects of disasters.

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Job Purpose

The Climate Change Officer (Climate Change Adaptation) will provide support in mainstreaming climate change adaptation in ADB operations across sectors, reviewing adaptation-related features in project design, accessing and reporting climate change adaptation financing, support knowledge generation, capacity building and dissemination, technical assistance (TA) processing and administration, work program preparation and monitoring of ADB's adaptation program.

The incumbent will report to the Director, SDCD concurrently Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group and/or designated International Staff and Senior National Staff.

[1] Close relatives refer to spouse, children, mother, father, brother and sister, niece, nephew, aunt and uncle



  • Assist SDCD in providing support to operations departments, to ensure integration of adaptation and resilience objectives in country partnership strategies (CPS) and project design and implementation.
  • Assist in the review of projects and TAs to ensure mainstreaming of climate change adaptation.
  • Support SDCD in the administration of TAs related to adaptation including selection and supervision of consultants to ensure quality of outputs.
  • Provide support to SDCD and Operations Departments in accessing and coordinating various climate change adaptation financing facilities such as the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the ADB's Climate Change Fund (CCF).
  • Review relevant documents and assist Operations Departments (ODs) in preparing concepts/proposals and other requirements of various financing facilities.
  • Assist SDCD in monitoring and reporting climate change financing and ensure consistency with the framework as agreed with the other multilateral development banks (MDBs).
  • Assist in preparation of SDCD knowledge products by contributing content, ensuring quality control and making them available to a wider audience through Sector and Thematic Groups, ADB internal and external website, Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and learning seminars.
  • Prepare briefing notes, presentation materials, speech for workshops, conferences, meetings and seminars, on climate change and disaster risk management including those for senior staff and Management.
  • Provide support to ADB's Adaptation and Land Use Working Group (ALUWG) and ADB's participation to external networking and knowledge sharing venue such as the Asia Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum.
  • Assist SDCD in organizing climate change and disaster risk management workshops for ADB staff and DMC representatives.

Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of environmental/climate science, civil engineering, economics or any relevant fields preferably with advance training.
  • At least 8 years relevant professional experience in the climate change adaptation or related field.
  • Proficiency in the field of adaptation planning and management is required.
  • Familiarity with ADB's climate change program and climate risk management approach and process are desirable.
  • Working knowledge of ADB-adopted computer applications is desirable.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 1-2.

General Considerations

ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB's standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual's qualifications and experience.

ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.