Consultant as Python Developer

Information Technology Jakarta, Indonesia


Program Overview

The main objective in this development is to support the One Map Policy (OMP) in Indonesia by contributing to data security. The strategy is to effectively handle all matters related to the digitalization of government systems, especially in data security. However, there are so many challenges such as issues in geospatial data security, geospatial data sharing, data misuse/abuse, and other challenges related to geospatial data management.

 

The main goal is to have a specific PythonTM application that also utilizes the existing libraries provided by JavaTM to support digital signatures on geospatial data.

 

WRI Indonesia is currently assisting the government to develop and maintain:

  1. Digital Signature/Tanda Tangan Elektronik (TTE) system for geospatial data
  2. Additional systems related to TTE, such as client application and/or back-end system and modules.
  3. Maintaining existing platform owned by Badan Informasi Geospatial (BIG)
  4. Collaborate with other developers and teams for a particular program.

 

Job Responsibilities

IT Technical Work (80%) 

  • Provide expertise on Information Technology (IT) in technical and operational aspects to support WRI Indonesia’s One Map Initiative and Government activities.
  • In collaboration with the BIG IT team, conduct or support programming processes towards an effective and efficient IT system to accelerate the implementation of the One Map Initiative.
  • In collaboration with the Project Coordinator and WRI Indonesia’s Jakarta Team, design business processes that can accommodate user needs for One Map Initiative, as well as developing sub-national technical instructions and Standard Operating Procedures.

Communication Related to IT Works (20%) 

  • Solving the problem, giving the options for optimization, develop a strategy to meet the deadline, and arrange the schedule needed to deliver products in/on time.  
  • In consultation with the Project Coordinator, develop an implementation plan of IT development to align with WRI Indonesia’s implementation plan.
  • Liaise closely with Administration Officer for technical aspects, and with Legal Analyst for standards and criteria pertaining to IT development.
  • In collaboration with other WRI officers in regional office to align with the One Map Initiative programs, such as debugging geoportal system, updating system, and any other issues related to online system in the respected region.

 

Deliverables

  1. At the end of the assignment, the Consultant shall submit module tasks and a final report that includes the accomplishments of the Consultant for the period of the assignment, including constraints experienced and any recommendation for improvement.
  2. Reports and products/results shall be submitted electronically to the Sustainable Land Use Project Lead.

 

Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in information technology, software engineering, 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 three years of experience in Python or Java programming.
  • 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:

  • Understanding of, and experience in several Python & Java Libraries
  • Understanding of, and experience in data security
  • Understanding of, and able to develop applications using these technologies:
  • Unix, Linux, and Windows environments.
  • Python and/or Java as a main programming language
  • Understanding of, and able to design and setup server and network configuration.
  • Familiarity with Python or Java libraries such as Jython, Py4J, etc.
  • Familiarity with RESTful API.

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Period of Work

1 September 2021 – 31 October 2021 with the possibility of extension, subject to consultant’s performance and project needs.

 

Terms of Payment

Deliverables-based consultancy payment for the entire duration of this contract. Payment can be disbursed each month during the contract period, following the progress and completion of module tasks. The first-month disbursement is 50% and the second month (including final report) is 50%. Specific output and/or work progress will be discussed further upon onboarding.

 

 

Must have the 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 the WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 

 

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 30 September 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 (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.