Consultant for Android Developer

Information Technology Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia


Program Overview

The long-term viability of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Enhancing Carbon Stocks, Forest Conservation and Sustainable Forest Management (REDD+) depends on altering business-as-usual activity in sectors currently driving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forests. This synthesis report investigates activities (drivers) that lead to deforestation and forest degradation which being addressed under UNFCCC. It explores the relevance of drivers in REDD+ policy development and implementation, key interventions to address driver activity, the role of drivers for national forest monitoring and for developing REDD+ forest reference (emission) levels. It concludes with recommendations intended to support the on-going international climate negotiations, as well as country-level plans and interventions to affect drivers of deforestation and forest degradation.

 

In response to guidance from the UNFCCC on how to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, and foster conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (abbreviated as REDD+), and as part of Indonesia’s commitment to implement the REDD+ scheme as part of its climate mitigation

actions, Indonesia has developed a REDD+ infrastructure, consisting of a REDD+ national Strategy, a national Forest Reference Emissions Level (FREL), a National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS), and a Safeguards Information System (SIS).

 

The Government of Indonesia has been developing National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS) since 1990 for land cover mapping using visual interpretation and semi-automatic classification of Landsat constellation. At present time, IPB (Institut Pertanian Bogor) in cooperation with LAPAN has conducted several studies to utilize satellite data such as MODIS for land use change detection and early warning deforestation on a weekly basis. The early warning deforestation will be empowered the existing system namely SIMONTANA (Sistem Monitoring Hutan Nasional) hosted by Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

 

With the help of technology advancement, we hope that Indonesia can contribute to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation by doing sustainable practices in forestry sector. Regarding to that, utilizing satellite remote sensing data as well as mobile technology is a must to empower stakeholders in forest monitoring. The near real-time deforestation data should be delivered into decision makers so that forest encroachment can be halted in a timely manner.

 

Job Responsibilities

  1. Developing mobile application from scratch for mapping purposes, similar to Forest Watcher (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.forestwatcher), Open Foris Collect Mobile (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openforis.collect), GeoODK Collect (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.geoodk.collect.android), OpenStreetMap (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand) with at least have these features: interactive map, role-based access control, data query, basemap, image comparison slider, user data input with geotagged photos, offline mode.
  2. Develop, implement, test, deploy, and maintenance native mobile app on Android and/or iOS.
  3. Work closely with stakeholders and provide the deliverables with high quality of standards;
  4. Advise on best practices for mobile UI, functional, and solution design;
  5. Produce technical documents relevant to the projects.

During the contract period, the consultants will work in collaboration with WRI Indonesia’s Forest Team.

 

Deliverables

  1. Final source code and deployment to Google Play Store.
  2. Final Report of Technical Specification pertaining to system architecture and recommendations for improvement;
  3. Produce User Guide on how to use the app;

WRI Indonesia Activity Description

2019

2020

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May

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Developing a prototype based on user requirements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Development of Alpha version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Development of Final version

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Reviewed features and user acceptance test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Writing technical specifications, recommendations for improvement and user guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Deployment to Google Play Store and transfer source code

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in information technology, web design and programming, and/or information management system;
  • Professional working experience in the field of IT as well as able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform this assignment professionally;
  • Minimum Two years of experience in developing Android Application;
  • Minimum one year of experience working with local governments, civil societies and/or the private sectors entities;
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven work experience as a Mobile developer;
  • Demonstrable portfolio of released applications on the Android market;
  • Understanding of, and experience in mobile GIS mapping library such as Google Map APIs, Leaflet, MapBox;
  • Familiarity with OOP design principles;
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git;
  • Experience with third-party libraries and APIs or web services (REST, JSON, XML);
  • Passion for technology and a high technical aptitude;
  • Strong desire to build in test from the start and TDD development experience a plus;
  • Experience with Agile Software Development Principles;
  • In-depth knowledge of at least one programming language like C#, Java, Objective-C.

 

Period of Work

25 November 2019 – 31 May 2020 (6 months)

 

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

 

 

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 (http://www.wri.org) 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.

 

 

 

Last Date Modified: 6-Nov-18

Modified By: TM. Utama