Consultant for Data Management, Acquisition, and Analysis Officer

Data Analysis & Technical Research Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Program Overview

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 formed the Peatland Restoration Agency (Badan Restorasi Gambut/BRG), an agency that is mandated to restore 2,6 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:

  • Assisting BRG to develop a restoration monitoring platform (PRIMS) to monitor BRG’s restoration activities and avoided emission from restoration activities.
  • Other monitoring mechanism/platform that will be linked to PRIMS: The sub-national monitoring mechanism/platform, KLHK’s national MRV system, development partners monitoring mechanism/platform and others.


The Data Management, Acquisition and Analysis Officer will be seconded under the PRIMS unit in BRG Jakarta office. The Data Management, Acquisition and Analysis Officer will report to both the head of the PRIMS unit and to PRIMS platform manager. The Data Management, Acquisition and Analysis Officer is required to attend a weekly coordination with the PRIMS project manager and the GFW lead.


Job Responsibilities

The Data Management, Acquisition and Analysis Officer is tasked to manage the data within the PRIMS system including the data input and its consistency. S/He will also have the responsibilities to produce analysis from PRIMS data based on the PRIMS teams needs and decision. The Officer is required to report and evaluate periodically towards the data status, and current analysis progress to PRIMS Operation Head and BRG.


Below is the breakdown of the responsibilities of The Data Management, Acquisition and Analysis Officer:

Technical Activities (70%):

  • Manage the data within PRIMS database
  • Produce data analysis based on PRIMS teams needs
  • Lead and manage PRIMS Data Management and Analysis division with close coordination with PRIMS Operation Head and BRG
  • Lead and develop the skill of staffs that work under him/her
  • Report and evaluate PRIMS Database periodically

Coordination (30%):

  • Coordinate with PRIMS Operation Head regarding data management and analysis
  • Contribute to the development of PRIMS strategic plan for peatland restoration monitoring working towards the achievement of Indonesia’s restoration goals



Expected deliverables by end of contract period:

  1. Produce BRG data demography for each deputy complete with its locations, data custodian, dependencies and last update status
  2. Produce the most effective and accountable Data Acquisition procedure within BRG
  3. Inventory of all analysis ever generated in BRG, comprised of background, methodology and result.


Job Qualifications

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Has proven professional work experience as a team lead
  • Has an understanding in GIS technology and able to use GIS software such as QGIS, ArcGIS
  • Has an understanding in spatial database technology and able to use PostgreSQL/PostGIS software
  • Familiar and able to use SQL language
  • Has an ability to interpret spatial and tabular data into big ideas
  • Able to work in team to solve problems and communicate results in written and verbal
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities, handle assignments independently, and work under tight deadlines.


Period of Work

The works will be conducting within 6 (six) months with possible extension depends on the working progress and performance evaluation.



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), 30 November 2019. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 



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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.


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Last Date Modified: 6-Nov-18

Modified By: TM. Utama