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


Location: Jakarta, International

About WRI Indonesia
WRI 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.

WRI 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.

WRI 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, Indonesia.

The 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:
A 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:
Aims 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 analyses.

One Map Initiatives:
A 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:
Online 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:
A 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
Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online through this career portal in order to be formally considered.

About WRI Indonesia
Established 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.

WRI 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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