Climate Change Officer

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭

Reference Number220442
Position LevelNS 2
DepartmentSustainable Development and Climate Change Department
DivisionClimate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division
LocationAsian Development Bank Headquarters
Date PostedFriday, August 5, 2022
Closing DateFriday, August 19, 2022 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)


Close relatives1 of ADB staff, except spouses of international staff, are not eligible for recruitment and appointment to staff positions. Applicants are expected to disclose if they have any relative/s by consanguinity/blood, by adoption and/or by affinity/marriage presently employed in ADB.

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

Staff on probation are not eligible to apply. Applicants for promotion must have served at their position for at least one year and must have normally served at their personal level for at least two years immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date. Applicants for lateral transfer must have served at their position and personal level for at least one year immediately preceding the date of the vacancy closing date (reference A.O. 2.03, paragraphs 5.8 and 5.9).

In the event that the staff appointed to a new category (i.e. from AS to NS, or from NS to IS) is rated at 2 or lower in the first two performance reviews after appointment at the new level, they will return to the level occupied immediately prior to their appointment in the new category.

This is a special fixed-term appointment for a period of three (3) years following Section 3.1 (c.) of Administrative Order No. 2.01 (“Recruitment and Appointment’). This appointment is not convertible to a regular appointment. It may be extended on exceptional basis for a further fixed period at the option of ADB. This appointment is open to internal and external applicants.

If the successful candidate is an ADB staff member holding a regular appointment, his/her regular appointment will be converted to a special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the term.


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 Climate Change Officer is assigned in the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division (SDCD) within the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. The Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department provides leadership, innovation, and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work. The SDCD coordinates and provides strategic guidance on ADB’s work on climate change and disaster resilience and administers climate change and disaster risk management funds

To view ADB Organizational Chart, please click here.

Job Purpose

The Climate Change Officer provides technical and operational support to the Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division under the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department’s policy and strategy work, fund management, technical assistance projects, and knowledge generation and management activities. The tasks will involve, among others, research and analysis, inputs to the preparation of briefing notes and presentations, data collection assistance in TA processing and administration, and information management, and supporting operations, where relevant on specific thematic areas including long-term strategies (LTS), upstream work, and carbon markets, among others. The incumbent will report to the Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group concurrently Director, SDCDIS and/or designated International Staff and may supervise Administrative Staff.


a. Policies, Strategies and Frameworks (Climate Change)

  • Undertakes general research to support policy and strategy work on climate change across themes and sectors;
  • Provides comprehensive support to ADB’s work on Paris Alignment;
  • Assists in work related to upstream diagnostics as well as LTS;
  • Assists in preparing briefing notes and presentations for ADB senior staff and Management;
  • Assists in monitoring progress on ADB’s climate change strategic priorities at corporate level;
  • Helps track key global issues on climate change particularly on Paris Agreement on Climate Change, long-term strategies and carbon pricing, among others.

b. Support to TA activities

  • Assists in the preparation and administration of technical assistance (TA) including:
    • Processing of TAs;
    • Consultant selection and recruitment;
    • Reviewing consultants’ outputs;
    • Editing TA manuscripts for circulation or publication;
    • Facilitating coordination of technical assistance activities;
    • Preparation of TA progress reports, briefing notes, and presentations; and TA completion reports.

c. Climate Change Information and Dissemination

  • Provides technical inputs and disseminates knowledge materials and coordinates with operations and sector and thematic groups for exchange of information related to climate change.
  • Acts as the key person in collecting, reviewing, and maintaining information on alignment with the Paris Agreement, and long-term strategies.
  • Provides support in addressing requests and provide critical support in organizing and coordinating events at international foras and/or climate change conferences.

d. Operational Support

  • Provides key inputs for the preparation and updating of the work plan and accomplishment reports of SDCD and the CCDRM TG, including assessment of resource requirements in coordination with relevant colleagues.
  • Provides support and inputs to the SDCC Management Information System, quarterly accomplishment reports, write ups on the three-year rolling work program and ADB annual report, particularly on focused themes.
  • Participates in internal working groups including SovOps, and whatever may be assigned.
  • Engages and participates with other multilateral development bank on discussions related to climate change, and more specifically on LTS work.

e. Others

  • Provides day-to-day technical oversight, knowledge sharing and guidance to Administrative Staff (AS).
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned and reflected in the incumbent’s work plan.


Relevant Experience & Requirements

  • At least 8 years relevant experience particularly in climate change mitigation and adaptation, climate change policy, climate finance and/or project development work.
  • Should have a bachelor’s degree in the fields of environment, climate, economics, engineering, social science, policy and other related disciplines. Advanced degree an advantage.
  • Knowledge of ADB products, processes, and systems on project/program processing and other programming activities, an advantage.
  • Demonstrated strong research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Effective report-writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required
  • Able to liaise and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders of ADB
  • Able to work collaboratively with teams as a constructive team member.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with the ability to set priorities among multiple assigned tasks
  • Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for National Staff Level 2

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years.

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.