Consultant as Front End Developer

Information Technology Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview

WRI Indonesia is currently supporting the development of a participatory monitoring platform in order to acquire critical and timely land-use information from citizen-sourced data collection campaigns. This is done primarily to complement degraded land monitoring via standard remote sensing measures and to enhance the quality of information for quantitative analyses, in which the economics of restoring and utilizing degraded landscapes will be assessed. Further, WRI Indonesia is the lead in the development of an independent scalable information platform for data visualization and dissemination of crowdsourcing/citizen science activities. In particular, a user-friendly analytical and visualization tool will be generated to present datasets, scenarios, and recommendations of the economic and biophysical modelling on restoration to policy makers and the general public, which hopefully can enhance the quality of policy making and improve land use governance.


To fulfill the abovementioned tasks, WRI Indonesia proposes to develop a platform called along with related campaign plans. will serve as the virtual home for data crowdsourcing campaigns and the visualization and dissemination of analyzed data from the RESTORE+ project in Indonesia. The target audience of this platform includes government officials at the national and subnational levels, and more importantly, the general public, who will help ensure public oversight over land use governance and influence policymaking on issues related to the land use sector, which in this case is Indonesia’s degraded land.


The Front-End Developer Consultant will support the development of Restore+ visualization tools, working together with the WRI Indonesia team and Restore+ consortium members.


Job Responsibilities

  • Works under supervision from the Lead Developer, but will be expected to work independently on complex, non-routine tasks and projects. Interacts with the other team members to identify and correct issues.
  • Debug, diagnose, and resolve complex JavaScript bugs throughout the front-end stack
  • Writing clean, elegant code that is functional, maintainable, and scalable
  • Designing, improving, and updating customer-facing websites and applications to create a rich, innovative, and interactive user experience.
  • Research, share and implement new technologies to evolve the front-end stack and improve site performance.



  1. Improved RESTORE+ visualization tool platform UI/UX design
  2. Optimized web pages for maximum speed and scalability
  3. Improved the usability of RESTORE+ visualization tool platform


Job Qualifications

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • At least 2 years of experience with developing front-end applications via HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience with technical design, code reviews, and style guide development
  • Strong knowledge of HTML5, CSS3 (including responsive web design), and the DOM
  • Experience with web mapping clients such as OpenLayers 4, Leaflet, CesiumJS
  • Strong knowledge of Web development specifics, including JSON REST, CORS, JSONP, Web architecture, and HTTP specification
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Eagerness to learn, eagerness to help, eagerness to share;
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.


Period of Work

1 June 2021 – 31 August (3 months)


Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with maximum 15 (fifteen) working days per month.



Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.


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), 17 May 2021. We will close the advert earlier when the best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 


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



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 ( 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.