World Resources Institute Job Vacancy: GIS Analyst Peatland Restoration, 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. Peatland in Indonesia is a unique ecosystem with high biodiversity and economic value. Peatland has various functions including hydrological functions or water storage and management, carbon storage function that relate with climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation function. However, peatland is a vulnerable to degradation, subsidence, and fire, particularly when peatland is being drained. For example, Indonesian National Determined Contribution (NDC) document shows that major part of Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emission comes from land use and land cover change (LULCC) and peat fires. Massive forest and peat fires in 2015 contribute to country and public loss of approximately IDR 221 trillion.
The initiative to establish an independent monitoring platform for peatland restoration stems from shared concerns about government performance and the fulfillment of government pledges or commitments related to the restoration of peatland ecosystems. Restoration activities should also involve civil society and the private sector. It is therefore necessary to have an inclusive and accountable joint platform whereby the public can monitor the performance of the government and where the parties can work together in restoring peatlands.

The GIS Analyst will support the continuity of the Independent Peatland Restoration Monitoring Platform through spatial analysis and data management. The analysis and data will be related to peatland restoration monitoring with various datasets, such as restoration implementation, restoration performance and progress, hotspots monitoring and satellite imageries that will be hosted inside the platform.

Below is the breakdown of the responsibilities of the GIS Analyst:

Data Management and Spatial Analysis (60%): 
  • Collect, update and maintain data state and non-state actors into the platform  
  • Managed the platform database and ensuring data readiness into the Platform 
  • Provide spatial analysis related with the platform and Peatland Restoration
  • Contribute in updating and maintaining mapservices of the platform
Coordination and Outreach (20%)
  • Coordination with core technical partners and NGO partners on the data management
  • Assist in coordination with GIS web developer team for the development of the platform 
  • Assist the efforts to expand the platform’ uptake and build capacity to national and subnational civil society, and restoration implementers
Research and Publications (20%)
  • Contribute to the writing and publication of research products and publications, including but not limited to module and technical guideline on the use of platform and publications to raise the profile of the platform’ activities.
Applicants must have:
  • Hold bachelor’s degree in geodesy, geomatics, informatics, geography or any other related field.
  • Experience in spatial analysis for environment and restoration would be a strong point
  • Professional experience of 3 - 5 years in spatial analysis and database management using ArcGIS, Quantum or other GIS software.
  • Familiarity and experience in managing map services and database is a plus.
  • 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.
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
Duration: The works will be conducting within 1 (one) year with possible extension depends on the working progress and performance with three months’ probation period.

Consultant Rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI Indonesia offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.

Final Candidates will need to submit 2 work examples on spatial analyses and/or map production 

Qualified applicants should APPLY ONLINE in order to be formally considered. 

Application close: 17:00 (Jakarta Time), February 1st, 2019. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

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