Lestari Capital Job Vacancy: Head of GIS, Indonesian

The Head of GIS will work for Lestari Capital providing technical leadership in developing, managing, and innovating its GIS systems, providing technical support to daily operations, as well as independently, and with the team, leading on improving company systems, client support, and business development offers. The role will report to the Chief Conservation Officer under the projects department, however will work closely with the Head of Business Development and the Research and Development team. The role may also work closely with strategic partner organisations in the future.

Send your application to s.walker@lestaricapital.com

This is a full time position.



  • Master’s Degree in forestry, ecology, environmental studies, geography, or relevant field.

Experience and technical skills:

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in developing and conducting land use based spatial analysis and spatial data management, strong preference for
  • experience in forestry, environmental, conservation, and/or agricultural sectors.
  • Advanced knowledge in building and maintaining GIS based database systems
  • Advanced knowledge in QGIS, ArcGIS (desktop and server), Spatial Analysis and Image
  • Processing Sof/tware (e.g. QGIS Semi-automatic Classification Plugin (SCP), The Sentinel Toolbox, Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS), ENVI, etc.) as well as data management
  • Experience in managing GIS technical assistants and consultants
  • Strong capacity and ability to lead all GIS (and Remote Sensing) required in various conservation assessment tools: High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock approach (HCS), etc.
  • Strong capacity, experienced, and ability to demonstrate the landscape conservation approach. Including ability (within in a team) to develop / proposed / recommend appropriate method to support planned, monitoring the on-going conservation Lestari Capital’s projects.
  • Strong computer skills in the main software programs (Excel, Word, Power Point Access, etc.)
  • Strong capacity developing the spatial database, using various platform i.e. ArcIMS, Geonode, etc.
  • Strong computer skill in information technology and programming will be an advantage (DBMS, python, php, )
  • Familiarity to work with variety of remote imageries, e.g. Sentinel-1, Sentinel-2, Landsat,
  • SPOT, IKONOS, GeoEye, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience with the spatial datasets developed, spatial analysis and cataloged for Indonesia at local, regional, national, and international desired.
  • Familiarity with Indonesian government agencies associated with spatial and non-spatial information services desired.
  • Knowledge of the licensing and permitting process for land use in Indonesia desired.
  • Familiarity with climate change mitigation and greenhouse gas emission accounting desired.
  • Familiarity with development and sustainability policies and pledges by government and private sector desired.
  • Familiarity with technical aspect for palm oil and forestry especially applications of GIS for private sector desired.
  • Experience with databases using SQL including construction and macro development is a plus.
  • Good communication both oral and written, in English and Bahasa Indonesia required.