Consultant, Contributor for Peatland Restoration Initiatives

Communications Papua, Indonesia West Papua, Indonesia Riau, Indonesia

Program Overview

WRI Indonesia’s peatland restoration programs and initiatives consider field finding as an integral part of its knowledge products, which provide the public with the factual portray of the progress of peatland restoration and protection programs in Indonesia. In the last two years, for instance, WRI’s independent monitoring initiatives heavily depended on its local NGO networks to provide information related to the latest development of peatland restoration and protection activities in their respective areas. Therefore, WRI Indonesia aims to expand its sources of information by engaging individuals with access to factual and updated information to regularly provide necessary information related to peatland restoration and protection. Reports from contracted individuals will enrich content for WRI Indonesia platforms as well as support data and information for its research products. Results from contracted individuals must be approved by the Communications and Peatland restoration team at WRI Indonesia.   


WRI Indonesia is looking for 5 positions with details as follow:

  •           One consultant based in West Kalimantan
  •           One consultant based in Papua
  •           One consultant based in West Papua
  •           One consultant based in Jambi
  •           One consultant based in Central Kalimantan
  •           One consultant based in Riau


Job Responsibilities

Provide information, reports, and articles from field that should be in line with WRI Indonesia’s focus and interest in peatland restoration and protection monitoring initiatives.



4 in-depth articles: investigation, op-ed and feature stories during the contract period with detail as follow:

Type of articles



Op-Ed (Opposite the Editorial page)

  • Consultants are required to write opinion independently on behalf of Local CSO’s director as representative of Pantau Gambut’s network in each province.
  • The theme of articles are peatland current issues in each province, based on close coordination between consultants and Pantau Gambut’s network.
  • Consultants are required to publish the op-ed article to their media network on behalf of Pantau Gambut.
  • Consultants may also be required to provide visual documentations to support their articles

1 article


  • Consultants are required to submit in-dept articles of investigation related these issues below:
  1. Implementation of peatland restoration activity
  2. Implementation of Peatland protection commitment (no new license on peatland, regulation no. 57/2016, etc.)
  3. Forest fires
  4. Concession breaches
  5. Other peatland related issues to be determined upon discussion
  • Consultants may also be required to provide visual documentations

2 articles


  • Story of human living on Peatland
  • Culture or tradition of people on Peatland
  • Others human interest story related to restoration, protection, activities on peatland to be determined upon discussion

1 article


Job Qualifications

  • Local journalist with wide journalism network based in West Kalimantan, Papua, West Papua, Jambi and Central Kalimantan (WRI Indonesia will select one individual in each of the provinces).
  • Bachelor degree of Journalism, communications, broadcasting or others relevant studies.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience and/or have passion in Indonesia’s environmental issues particularly peatland management.
  • Experience in writing investigation report is a plus.
  • Familiarity with digital journalism and web-based content which provide expository writing to layman who have no prior knowledge with the subject.
  • Familiarity with local CSO activities in peatland related issues include investigation and ground checking.
  • Strong writing, communication skill and ability to dig into complex and important issues (demonstrated with a portfolio with examples of investigative and breaking news reporting)
  • Knowledge of digital camera, video, GPS and others field equipment
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines as well as ability to work both independently and collaboratively


Period of Work

The duration of the service is 3 months with possibility of extension according to performance evaluation. A detailed work plan will be discussed with WRI Indonesia’s peatland restoration 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), 24 June 2020. We will close the advert earlier when best candidates are identified at earlier dates. 



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