World Resources Institute Job Vacancy: Peatland Restoration Information & Monitoring System - Jakarta, Indonesian

About WRI
WRI Indonesia is 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 has worked with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in the United States, Brazil, China, Europe, India, and Indonesia.
Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country focusing on forests and land use governance and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include climate, energy, as well as cities and transportation programs.
According to the Indonesia’s Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia emitted approximately 800 million-1,1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2eq) emissions due to huge forests and land fires in 2015. These fires are largely caused by extensive peat soil drainage and excessive peat conversion to other land uses, mainly to palm oil plantations.
As a preventive measure of fires and haze, President Joko Widodo mentioned in his official speech at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 Paris the establishment of the Peat Restoration Agency (Badan Restorasi Gambut/BRG), an agency that is mandated to restore 2 million hectares of peat by 2020. This work entails, for example, mapping fire-prone provinces, raising peatland water tables, revegetating degraded peatland, creating alternative livelihoods for local communities, and investigating alternative crops for peatland.
WRI Indonesia supports the Peat Restoration Agency (BRG) to achieve its restoration targets to significantly reduce carbon emissions by developing a transparent and effective monitoring and reporting system for peatland restoration activities and peat emission with several outputs:
  • The development of a “feeder” platform (PRIMS) that will be handed over to BRG and be used for monitoring their restoration activities and avoided emission from restoration activities.
  • The sub-national monitoring platform will be handed over to South Sumatera Provincial Government, used to monitor on-the-ground restoration activities, and integrated to BRG monitoring platform..
  • The feeder platform will be connected to Provincial Government in seven priorities provinces.
  • The feeder platform will be integrated into National MRV system.
  • The feeder platform will be functioned as data linkage between BRG, MoEF and Provincial Government in term of peat restoration activity and avoided emission reporting.
  • The use of feeder platform on implementing and monitoring restoration activities will reduce the time of the peat restoration activities.
  • Feeder platform will help obtain peat restoration data at national and sub-national level.
The Platform Lead will be seconded in BRG office in Jakarta and will report to WRI Indonesia’ Peatland Restoration Project Manager and coordinate his/her work closely with WRI Indonesia’ GFW and Peat Mapping Lead. The Platform Lead is required to attend a weekly coordination with the project manager and GFW lead
The platform lead is tasked to lead the day to day work of Peatland Restoration Information Management System (PRIMS) and development both internally (within internal BRG platform team and among BRG’ deputies and staffs) and externally (with other stakeholders such as: the FAO, BPPT, JICA, UNDP, UNOPS and others). The works consist of debugging of the platform, gather the needs of all deputies within BRG related to PRIMS use and development, and ensuring the continuity use of the platform.
Below is the breakdown of the responsibilities of the Platform Lead:
Programming and technical activities (70%):
  • Lead and manage PRIMS platform development with close coordination with WRI’s Web Developer and WRI’s Peat Restoration team
  • Identify the needs of platform features within BRG and implement to PRIMS platform
  • PRIMS platform debugging and troubleshoot
  • Monthly report of PRIMS platform uses which include point of improvement of the platform and input from each deputy
  • Lead and develop the skill of GIS analysts and assistants that will work under him to support the development of PRIMS
Coordination (20%)
  • Coordinate with BRG cross deputies on the needs of platform, technical team, national and international stakeholders that consists of ministries, agencies and research institutions
  • Contribute to the development of WRI Indonesia’s strategy for peatland restoration monitoring, working toward the achievement of Indonesia’s restoration goals.
Publications (10%)
  • Contribute to writing of technical guide on the use of platform and publications to raise the profile of PRIMS activities.
Applicants must have:
  • Preferably master’s degree in geomatics, informatics, geography or any other related field.
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Professional experience of minimum 5 years in web GIS Development field..
  • Proven extensive experience in developing web-GIS and spatial database management such as OGC protocol, Rest API, and PostGIS would be a strong point.
  • Experience in managing project’s implementation in non-profit, governmental or private sector setting.
  • Experience in building network of relationships and partnerships with governments, universities, civil society, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong team player with ability to work across institutional departments/programs.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines..
  • Strong communication and writing and research skills..
  • Professional fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
Duration: The works will be conducting within 2 (two) years with possible extension depends on the working progress and performance 
Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI Indonesia offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package
Final Candidates will need to submit 2 work examples on Web GIS development