Consultant as Legal Analyst

Legal & Risk Management Jakarta, Indonesia

Program Overview

The overall objective of the One Map Initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be open, accountable, and inclusive. WRI Indonesia will achieve this through catalyzing a unified and transparent land use planning and monitoring system that is accessible to all land use stakeholders. Through partnership with local governments, civil societies and the private sectors, WRI Indonesia will develop a model of engagement that can be used to scale this approach into a National One Map Initiative. The work will span five years, focusing on Riau, South Sumatra, and Papua provinces. Other project portfolio in these provinces include, but not limited to, Land Use Accountability (LUA), Peatland Mapping and Restoration, and Forest Law Enforcement, Government, and Trade (FLEG-T). As a support for tenurial conflict resolution, WRI Indonesia develop an initiative of a collaborative research with The Executive Office of the President (KSP). This initiative is aligned with the President target to resolve 137 of tenurial conflict cases by 2021.  


Job Responsibilities

Legal Analyst is responsible to assist The Executive Office of the President (KSP) for a joint research among WRI-Indonesia and some key stakeholders as The Ministry of Environmental and Forestry (KLHK) and The Ministry of Land and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (ATR/BPN) on analysis and national framework development of tenurial conflict resolution through Social Forestry and Agrarian Reform (RAPS) schemes. The support is included:


  • Develop the strategic plan of national framework on social forestry and agrarian reform
  • Provide legal analysis on national framework of tenurial conflict resolution 
  • Support analysis and report on the implementation plan of 137 cases conflicts resolution
  • Support KSP team members for engagement process with related Ministries / Agencies and CSOs


Reporting to the Social Forestry and Conflict Transformation Manager WRI Indonesia, he/she will also liaise closely with, other partners as relevant ministries, local authorities, universities and civil societies.



  1. Strategic plan development of national framework on social forestry and agrarian reform
  2. legal analysis on national framework of tenurial conflict resolution 
  3. Analysis and report on the implementation plan of 137 cases conflicts resolution
  4. Prepare reports / memos / publications to the Chief of Staff and the President


Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in law and other relevant subjects.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional working experience in strengthening of law capacity, policy, legal drafting, tenurial conflict and community empowerment.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with rural communities and/or other relevant stakeholders.
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and adequate in professional English
  • Strong analytical research skills
  • Strong writing skills for both technical and general audiences. Oral presentation skills a plus;
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities;
  • Work plans are expected to be carried out in timely and satisfactory fashion with minor supervision.
  • Must be capable of setting priorities.
  • Ability to work well in group/team as well as working individually.
  • Good inter-personal skills for in-person and virtual communication to work with people from varied backgrounds.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Agrarian reform/land reform Issue
  • Understanding of One Map Initiative Issue
  • Understanding of tenurial conflict Issue
  • Experienced in litigation and non-litigation process.
  • Experienced in advocating of regulation process



6 (Six) months of initial contract from 1 May – 30 October 2021 with possibility for extension subject to individual performance, budget availability, and project needs.


Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with maximum 120 working days for the whole contract period



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), 13 May 2021. We will close the advert earlier when 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.