WRI Indonesia is looking for Consultant as Full Stack GIS Developer

Program Overview

The overall objective of the One Map Initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be open, accountable, and participatory. WRI Indonesia will achieve this through catalyzing a unified and transparent land use planning and monitoring system that is accessible to all land use stakeholders. Through partnership with local governments, civil societies and the private sectors, WRI Indonesia will develop a model of engagement that could help address conflict on the local level and could be scaled-up into the National One Map Initiative. The work will span five years, focusing on Riau, South Sumatra, and Papua provinces. Other project portfolio related to One Map Initiative includes, but not limited to, Land Use Accountability (LUA), Peatland Mapping and Restoration, Social Forestry, and Forest Law Enforcement, Government, and Trade (FLEG-T).

To this end, WRI Indonesia is currently supporting one of our key partners to develop a unified plantation licenses platform to support the government of Indonesia’s commitment on sustainable palm oil initiative. The platform is tailored to improve plantation licenses database and will feature spatial analytical tools to analyze legal compliance of plantations in Indonesia.

The consultant will be based in Jakarta to support the One Map initiative team in developing the GIS part of the platform. He/she will work together with the existing back end developer team in providing technical support to operationalize spatial analysis part of the platform.

The consultant will report to WRI Indonesia Sustainable Commodities and Business Manager, and coordinate with WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team. The work will span for 6 months with probability of an extension, focusing on selected deliverables as agreed by WRI Indonesia.

Job Responsibilities

Technical Works (80%)

·         Work directly with Product Owners to translate business needs to technical requirements and specifications;

·         Work closely with stakeholders and provide the deliverables with high quality of standards;

·         Develop, test, and deploy GIS analysis part of the platform;

·         Participates in the design, development and implementation of complex applications;

·         As needed, coordinated with existing team of back end developers, UX consultant, key users, and process modelers;

Project Management and Reporting Works (30%)

·         Plan and conduct users training in key provinces, together with WRI Indonesia commodities team;

·         Provide general support to WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team working on the platform as needed.


1.     Final mockup and deploy prototype to the platform server.

2.     Final Report of Technical Specification pertaining to system architecture and recommendations for improvement.

3.     Produce User Guide on how to use the platform.

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

·         Legally able to work in Indonesia;

·         Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoinformatics or equivalent experience;

·         Deep working knowledge of Lean Agile methodology;

·         5+ Years Overall Work experience in software development life cycle (SDLC);

·         Full Stack Developer (JavaScript, PostgreSQL);

·         Demonstrable proficiency in using JS Charts libraries such as Highcharts or D3;

·         Familiar with web mapping libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, or ArcGIS API;

·         Experience building web applications end-to-end;

·         Experience with MVC pattern and framework such as CodeIgniter, Laravel or Django;

·         Experience with Code Repositories systems and source control systems Experience using Source Code and Version Control systems like SVN, Git, etc;

·         Excellence in verbal and written communication, and in working collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients in a remote development environment;

·         Strong analytical and organizational skills;

·         Strong problem-solving skills;

·         Eagerness to learn, eagerness to help, eagerness to share;

·         Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

·         General understanding of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services;

·         Experience with Agile development methodologies;

·         Experience building or working with RESTful web services via JSON or XML;

·         Have a portfolio(s) in building web platform using OpenLayers/Leaflet/ArcGIS API.

Period of Work

1 April 2020 – 30 September 2020 (6 months)

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal https://jobs.jobvite.com/wri/job/oy6ucfw4 in order to be formally considered. 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 26 March 2020. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

This is a locally engaged position; Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply.

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) associated with the World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI work with various stakeholders in the natural resources sector to support policy and management that are both profitable and sustainable. WRI work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

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