Consultant as Sustainable Food Security and Nutrition Researcher

Data Analysis & Technical Research Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview

The Food and Land Use (FOLU) Coalition is a community of organizations and individuals committed to the urgent need to transform the way we produce and consume food and use our land for people, nature and climate. Established since 2017, the FOLU community currently consist of country platforms in 7 countries (Australia, China, Columbia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, UK) and the Nordic region (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), a group of core partners, FOLU Ambassadors, funders, who connects with a shared mission to ensure food and land use system play their role in delivering the world’s SDG and Paris Agreement commitments.


In Indonesia, FOLU is currently working on food security and nutrition issues at the subnational level, particularly in West Papua. Given the result of the study from the first FOLU phase, West Papua has relatively good ecological potential and social resources to develop fisheries and aquaculture sectors. While West Papua has covered by 89 % of forest area, the remaining aquatic and sea area have also served as the global epicenter of the world’s marine. Nevertheless, West Papua has high rates of poverty where 22 % of the population lives under the poverty line. In line with poverty data, recent FOLU Report showed that the province has high prevalence of under-five year stunting rates, approximately 33 %. In contrast, 26 % of the adults fall under the obesity criteria, which leads to non-communicable diseases such as cancers, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and others. The National Food Security Index explained that West Papua’ IKP ranges from 26.03 to 61.41 or categorizes as highly food insecure.


To deliver insight into sustainable food security and nutrition in West Papua, a study is needed to analyze the potential yields of marine and aquaculture resources and the strategy to achieve food security and better nutrition in West Papua. Such a study will give the policy recommendation on achieving sustainable food security and nutrition in West Papua.


Job Responsibilities

The main areas of responsibility of research consultant will include the following:

  1. Undertake robust and unbiased research related to fisheries and aquaculture and how it correlates to food security and nutrition in Papua Barat to inform policymakers and public.
  2. Formulate and conduct research, collect data, run the data using statistical software, conduct policy/regulatory analysis, analyze and evaluate research results, design practical policy recommendations and present them in the form of working paper written in Bahasa Indonesia/English.
  3. Coordinate with partners in co-authoring and working on knowledge products and other communications documents.
  4. Support in quality assurance of knowledge products to assure the deliverable/outputs of the project is met, in coordination with the Environmental Economic Researcher.
  5. Disseminate research progress and findings with primary partners and target audience, including development of slide deck on the research plan and result.


During the contract period, the consultant will work under the FOLU Indonesia initiative led by WRI Indonesia.



  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Minimum 5 years of research experience in environment, sustainability and climate change.
  • Hold a master’s degree in fisheries and marine sciences, environmental economics, nutrition, environmental science, or related studies, with keen interest in public policy/qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Strong research, analytical skill and writing skill.
  • Excellent English and Bahasa Indonesia both verbal and written.
  • Excellent organizational and facilitation skills.
  • 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.
  • High integrity and passion for sustainable development is preferred.
  • Advanced skills of Microsoft Office, Internet, and virtual meeting tools.



  1. Scientific journal or report on the study of potential fisheries and aquaculture to food security and nutrition in West Papua (including preliminary, first and final draft).
  2. Knowledge and communication products derived form expected research works.
  3. The deliverables should be written in Bahasa Indonesia/English.



The duration of the service is six months (1 February 31 July 2022). Detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia team following signing of the engagement contract.


Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with maximum 72 (seventy-two) working days for the whole contract period or 12 (twelve) working days per month in average. Payment will be process upon submission and approval of invoice and deliverables report.


WRI Indonesia shall provide the cost of travel, for the individual consultant only, to and from the Duty Station upon commencement and expiry of this Contract, in an amount determined by WRI Indonesia in accordance with its travel policy and guidelines, as then in effect.



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), 24 January 2022 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.