Consultant for System Analyst for PaSTI

Data Analysis & Technical Research Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia


Program Overview

From the Paris Agreement, in order to build trust and confidence in countries’ ability and commitments to meet their national and international climate goals, government committed to track their progress to implement their nationally determined contribution (NDC). As the momentum behind corporate climate action and transparency continues to build up, there is a clear opportunity to establish more systematic public-private collaborations for data sharing, analysis, reporting and verification purposes. Contributing to stronger monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems through more systematic data sharing would be mutually advantageous. Indeed, not only would it help governments steer overall economies toward national climate targets, it would also allow them to better integrate the contributions of private sector actors in climate projections and design better incentives mechanisms, from award schemes to green procurement and carbon pricing. This is hopeful since Indonesia would need the help of ambitious private sector action in order to deliver on the promise of its NDC. Existing policies in the land-use and energy sectors, even if fully implemented, will cut emissions by an estimated 547 MtCO2 against WRI’s Reference scenario (WRI), resulting in an emissions level of approximately 2,311 MtCO2 for the land-use and energy sectors alone, which is too high to meet the unconditional target of 2,037 MtCO2e (a 29 percent reduction over business as usual) set in Indonesia’s NDC (WRI). Achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals will require governments and businesses to step up their ambition. They will need strategies and policies to close the gap between existing plans and the pace and scale of investment needed to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

 

The landmark Paris Agreement requires all Parties to communicate their climate plans through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) with a view to strengthen the global response to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels while striving to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius and to increase countries’ resilience in the face of a changing climate. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on

 

“Global Warming of 1.5°C”, mandated by countries under the Paris Agreement in December 2015, emphasizes the urgency of accelerated policy implementation and investments, while making clear that net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 is both possible and necessary to achieve the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C goal.” At COP24, in Katowice, countries adopted the rulebook that outlines how they plan, implement and review their climate actions to fulfill the promise of the Paris Agreement in a more transparent and rigorous manner.

Indonesian countries and companies can create these data and ambition loops now to unleash commercial demand for decarbonizing various sectors of the economy. Indonesia could capitalize on progress and momentum already evident in these sectors. They can provide clarity in terms of direction and pace and confidence in long-term market development.  Ministers and other government officials responsible for national climate action would likely find support among leading companies that share interests in building and accelerating ambition loops. Together leaders can advance toward a zero-emissions future through the following means:

  1. Ambitious National Policies and Plans
  2. Strengthened NDCs by 2020
  3. Clear, long-term 2050 deep decarbonization strategies 

 

Indonesia was one of the seven countries that identified efforts to engage multiple stakeholders and sectors in development and implementation, while still does not have ambitious compatible targets. In October 2017, the Government of Indonesia declared their goal of integrating climate action into the country’s development agenda. The Low Carbon Development Initiative was launched on October 25th, 2017 at Indonesia’s Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), with a goal of explicitly incorporating carbon emissions reduction targets into the policy planning exercise. As part of this groundbreaking work, BAPPENAS has opened their models to incorporate the externalities and benefits of a green investment and is working to develop an open simulation tool to engage other Ministries on a low-carbon agenda. With bolder policies and private sector leadership reinforcing each other, ambition loops will emerge, and Indonesia can move faster towards its climate and development goals.

 

In order to encourage the achievement of the NDC including climate change mitigation and adaptation plans in each member, including Indonesia, it will need the right steps in gathering information related to emissions reduction.  As one form of Indonesia's commitment to imply this, in a series of COP23 activities in Bonn, Germany, the Minister of PPN/BAPPENAS and the Minister of Environment Japan have met and discussed the importance of the implementation of the transparency framework in implementing carbon emissions. The process of integrating the online reporting system that has been developed requires regulations that can be used as the main reference in order to interconnect each reporting system.  This is the main challenge as each of the reporting system has a different set of regulations, and each ministry runs a reporting system in accordance with its respective authorities that have been regulated. Regarding the methodology of collecting data by each ministry, representatives from Non-State Actors finds some problem in the overlapping data reporting or double reporting between line ministries. For example, a Non-State Actors can report energy efficiency data to 2 (two) different reporting systems with the same datasets but completely different methodology which is time consuming and ineffective process to be done. Integration and synchronization of reporting systems by each ministries is a rough challenge, all relevant ministries are required to collaborate and communicate to synchronize their perceptions and discuss how the integration between reporting systems so that climate change mitigation and adaptation action can be achieved.

 

Job Responsibilities

System Analyst consultant is responsible to support the WRI Indonesia - PaSTI team on synchronizing reporting systems/platforms in several ministries into a feeder platform to generate national level carbon emission report.

Key responsibilities include:

Technical Activities (70%)

  • Conduct assessment among platforms in line ministries carbon emission.
  • Design interconnectivity across platforms to enable data transaction for national level carbon emission report.
  • Determine database structures to enable national level carbon emission report.
  • Develop feature in feeder platform for national level carbon emission report from several platforms across ministries.
  • Deploy, test and delivers the solution into PPN/Bappenas and other ministries if necessary
  • Prepare technical notes for the detail of proposed solution
  • Support users by conducting training

Coordination (30%)

  • Coordinate with stakeholders on the needs of platform (including but not limited to); the technical team, national and international stakeholders that consists of ministries, agencies and private sectors
  • Coordinate with the internal WRI Indonesia team on designing module for series of Working Group’s FGD and documenting platform’s guideline

 

Deliverables

At the end of the assignment, the Consultant shall submit a Final Report that includes

1)      The architecture design of data across line ministries including constraints experienced and any recommendation for improvement.

2)      Low Level Design (Database Data Structure) in SQL, XML or BAK which consists of fully defined data structures including database, table, types, schema, type, constraints (primary key, index and foreign key).

3)      The network architecture design of platforms across ministries,

4)      Proposed solution (code, assets, database) for national level carbon emission report

5)      Detail technical notes of proposed solution

6)      Platform integration among line ministries

 

 Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in information technology, business analysis, web design and programming, and/or information management system.
  • Professional working experience at least 5 years in the field of IT as well as able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform this assignment professionally.
  • Experience in PHP 5.7 and 7.0
  • Knowing PHP framework. Ex : Codeigniter, Yii, Laravel
  • Knowing PHP-Excel libraries or able to generate Excel file based from PHP
  • Strong knowledge on designing REST/API
  • Have experience in developing databases (MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL).
  • Have experience in using UNIX based operating system.
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in information mapping and end-to-end Database Architect (database aliasing, schema, foreign key, fast indexing)
  • Able to demonstrate advance programming skills
  • Solid experience on UNIX based operating system for performance monitoring, backup and scheduler
  • Familiar with the reporting system in Indonesia including but not limited to Pemantauan Evaluasi dan Pelaporan Perencanaan Pembangunan Rendah Karbon Indonesia (BAPPENAS); Pelaporan Online Manajemen Energi and Aplikasi Penghitungan dan Pelaporan Emisi Ketenagalistrikan (Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources); Program Penilaian Peringkat Kinerja Perusahaan (Ministry of Environment and Forestry); as well as Sistem Informasi Industri Nasional (Ministry of Industry).

 

Duration

The duration of the service is 8 months (July 2019 – February 2020). Detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia team following signing of the engagement contract.

 

Final candidates might be required to take a writing test and to produce two writing samples when needed.

 

Consultant rate: Consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills.

 

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 

 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 1 July 2019. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 

 

WRI Overview

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include: integrity, innovation, urgency, independence and respect. The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges, and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

 

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years and our operating budget is now $100 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of 800+ people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions. 

 

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

 

WRI Indonesia is national entity (Yayasan) 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 work with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

 

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 10-year history in the country and strengthens our impact on the ground. In the short-to-medium term, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its presence and portfolio to include projects in the climate, energy, as well as city and transportation programs.

 

The World Resources Institute (http://www.wri.org) is an environmental and development research and policy organization that creates solutions to protect the Earth and improve people’s lives. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, it is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, protected veteran status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

 

 

 

 

Last Date Modified: 6-Nov-18

Modified By: TM. Utama