World Resources Institute Job Vacancy: GIS Analyst, Jakarta – Indonesian

Posting Job


September 9, 2016

Expired Job


June 19, 2019





Location: Jakarta, International

About WRI Indonesia
is a global research organization that spans more than 50 countries,
with offices in the Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the
United States. Our more than 450 experts and staff work closely with
leaders to turn big ideas into action to sustain our natural
resources—the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being.

was recently voted the #1 Environmental Think Tank in the world and is
consistently recommended by staff as one of the “most desired
organizations to work for.” In 2014, WRI was ranked one of the Top
Workplaces by the Washington Post.

Indonesia is seeking a GIS analyst with demonstrated professional and
research experience working with socio-economic and environmental data,
spatial database management, and web-map development for its Forest,
Climate and Energy programs. The position is based in Jakarta,

GIS analyst will be working with the WRI Indonesia’s GIS and
Programming team on the development of key initiatives for the above
programs such as: 

Peatland Restoration Monitoring Platform:
virtual platform with capabilities on geospatial visualization of
ongoing restoration area to monitor progress and future restoration
opportunity, and also fire alert feature. In addition, on top of these
technical features, this monitoring platform needs to showcase political
pledges on restoration and on environment issues by national and
sub-national leaders. The platform will need to have capability to
monitor the implementation progress of those pledges, commitments, and
promises to encourage openness and wider public participation.

Sustainable Energy One Map:
to increase accessibility to data and analysis, especially spatial
analysis related to clean energy development in Indonesia. In its
process, SEOM is developed together with Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Resources. SEOM shall include a portal where user, government and
non-government, can contribute and access clean energy-related data and

One Map Initiatives:
versatile online platform where One Map stakeholders could submit,
revise, claim, verify and manipulate geospatial information using a
single, secured, cloud-based database. The platform should be user
friendly and equipped with analytical tools (i.e drawing, highlighting,
typing, overlaying, etc) to resolve spatial problems overlapped and
different scaled spatial data (i.e concessions, forest boundaries, land
cover, satellite image, fire hotspot, deforestation, etc).

Natural Forest Monitoring System:
platform that lays out updated time series land cover change, from
which deforestation, forest degradation and drivers of forest cover
change can be analyzed. The improvement of the platform is useful to
improve transparency, usability and capability of the NFMS in reporting
forest cover change information, which in turn will contribute to more
accurate national GHG reporting.

Land Use Accountability:
web based GIS platform to perform accountability and traceability
analysis on particular smallholder block, based on the National
Smallholder Database System which enables small holder data storage,
manipulation, and retrieval by authorized smallholder consortium member
and National Database System at the Ministry of Agriculture

The selected GIS analyst will assist the project manager(s) in:

  • Collecting and collating the spatial and non-spatial data from open and
    proprietary sources (including government, private, institutional and
    open sources).
  • Managing spatial datasets and metadata in database.
  • Developing Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to use the existing data from other (open) data sources.
  • Establishing correlations across multiple sectoral datasets.
  • Producing relevant web map application(s) as one of main products in
    related projects mentioned in the overview of this job description
  • Building GIS capacity in partners from government of Indonesia through set of trainings or workshops. 
  • Joining meetings and presenting work result whenever needed. 
  • Producing technical documents relevant to the projects.
  • Coordinating GIS related work across multiple work areas within WRI and assisting in spatial analysis wherever needed.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/web-mapping with
    open source platform (Post-GIS, Open Layer API) or ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Experience with coding, particularly Python, C, Java script, .NET
  • Experience with spatial database development (Postgre SQL, My SQL), hosting – Mapserver, Geoserver 
  • Proficiency in cartography, graphics and website development softwares (e.g., Adobe Photoshop/Illustration, HTML, PHP) 
  • Knowledge of metadata standard and management 
  • Ability to produce high quality maps for publication strongly preferred

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated research experience working with environmental and energy-related data in spatial format 
  • Experience of working with government projects 
  • Strong inter-personal skills, working with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Strong analytical and communication skills 
  • Highly responsible and self-motivated 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work with tight deadlines 

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI Indonesia offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

How to Apply
applicants should apply online at All applications
must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be
formally considered.

About WRI Indonesia
in January 2014 with its headquarter in Jakarta, WRI Indonesia is a
non-profit research organization affiliated with the World Resources
Institute, a global environmental think tank based in Washington D.C.
Our 500 experts and staff work with partners in more than 50 countries;
we have offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and
the United States. In Indonesia, we have run projects with partners for
over 20 years, and WRI Indonesia was formally launched to build a robust
in-country presence, to formalize existing partnerships, as well as
strengthen our research on the ground.

WRI Indonesia’s work is united by and driven by our values: Innovation, Integrity, Urgency, Independence, and Respect.

fosters a culture of innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and
thinking independently. WRI employees are driven by the organization’s
mission and have the satisfaction of helping to create a more prosperous
and healthy planet.

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