GIS Consultant for One Map Plantation in West Papua

Data Analysis & Technical Research West Papua, Indonesia

About WRI Indonesia

World Resources Institute Indonesia (WRI Indonesia) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI Indonesia is affiliated with World Resources Institute (WRI), a global environmental research organization that works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States.

Launched in early 2014, WRI Indonesia builds on WRI’s 20-year history in the country and the official establishment of WRI Indonesia office has strengthened our impacts on the ground in recent years. Our current work primarily focuses on forest and land-use. Over time WRI Indonesia aims to expand its portfolio to include climate, energy, and city and transportation. Therefore, it is important for the organization to identify and put in place the research building blocks for achieving the vision of WRI Indonesia supporting science- and data-driven decision making at national and sub-national level.

This position will support WRI Indonesia's One Map Initiative and other projects in the regional offices.



The overall objective of the One Map Initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be open, accountable, and participatory. 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 could help implementation of one map policy on the local level and could be scaled-up into the National level.

The GIS / Remote Sensing Consultant will be based in South Manokwari District and responsible to lead the collaboration with district government in establishing one map pillars in district level. The responsibility will include supervising and facilitating the compilation, integration, and synchronization of geospatial data, management of geospatial database, and providing technical assistance for local governments, civil societies and the private sectors that it achieves intended targeted impact on National One Map Initiative.

Reporting to the Land Use Accountability Manager of WRI Indonesia, he/she will also contribute to the development of high quality research products that are designed to inform targeted audiences and facilitate program management necessary to achieve the intended targeted impact on National One Map Initiative and other related projects in WRI portfolio. He/she will coordinate with the WRI regional team in Papua and other key personnel of the projects, and also will liaise closely with the partners implementing similar programs as well as relevant agencies of the Government, local authorities, and civil society.





Deliverable / Document


Project Preparation

  • Smallholder mapping methodology 
  • Preparation of materials and tools for smallholder mapping in collaboration with relevant stakeholders including Lapan, BIG, District and Provincial Government.

March 2019

Support Development of RegionaI Geospatial Network

  • Rapid assessment on One Map Implementation Progress and Plan in the priority district, including plantation sector.

March 2019

Semi Detail and Detail Smallholder plantation map in Jayapura District

  • Selection of Mapping Team from local government agencies
  • Monitoring of smallholder mapping process by mapping team
  • TOR and budget for training and meeting activities
  • Report on implementation of capacity building
  • Final report of One Map Initiative and Smallholder Mapping exercise in South Manokwari District

April – December 2019 with monthly progress report

Project management

  • Engagement with stakeholders in priority district: relevant agencies, CSOs, private sector, etc.
  • Relevant documents and reports in project management activities (i.e. minutes of meeting, travel report, etc.)
  • Coordination with WRI Regional Office

March – December 2019



GIS Technical Works (80%)

  • Provide expertise on Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing and spatial database in technical and operational aspects to support WRI’s One Map Initiative in district level as described above.
  • Provide technical assistance and facilitate the compilation and integration of geospatial data and information conducted by relevant agencies of the District Government at the priority district.
  • Working with partners in Relevant Agencies to utilize GIS and remote sensing data for provision of large scale thematic map of smallholder and private concession in district level.
  • Develop technical procedure of compilation and integration of geospatial data and information in accordance with the international and/or national standard.
  • In collaboration with Local Authorities facilitate synchronization of geospatial data to achieve the “clean-and-clear” and valid thematic plantation geospatial information at the priority district.
  • Support the management of geospatial database of relevant agencies of the Government at the priority districts.
  • Provide capacity building and technical assistance to relevant agencies of the Government at the priority districts on spatial planning, sustainable development, and/or other related thematic.
  • Project Management and Communication (20%)
  • In consultation with the Senior Program Leader, and WRI Indonesia Program Managers, develop implementation plan of GIS related works to align with WRI Indonesia’s implementation plan.
  • Liaise closely with Plantation Sectors (government, private sectors, universities and CSOs) in priority district and in West Papua Province.
  • Liaise closely with Sustainability Commodities Team of WRI Indonesia for technical and operational aspect of smallholder and private sector plantation.
  • Liaise closely with GIS Analyst/Programmer in WRI Indonesia for technical and operational aspects of GIS, remote sensing, and spatial database management.
  • Support the Program Manager, to actively communicate and liaise closely with the partners implementing similar programs as well as relevant agencies of the Government, local authorities, and civil society.



Required Qualifications:

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in agriculture, geography, information technology, forestry, spatial planning, natural resource management, and/or urban and regional planning.
  • Five to ten (5-10) years of professional working experience in the field of remote sensing and GIS, and able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform this assignment professionally.
  • Minimum five years of experience in geospatial data collection from designing field survey, executing and creating the final geospatial database and maps.
  • Minimum five years of experience in compilation and integration process of geospatial data and information.
  • Minimum five years of experience in remote sensing and geospatial data analysis using ESRI ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, ERDAS, ENVI, eCognition, and/or other related remote sensing and GIS applications.
  • Minimum five years of experience working with local governments, civil societies and/or the private sectors entities.
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with One Map Initiative at national and local level.
  • Experience in managing and supervising field/remote team
  • Understanding of, and able to operate field data equipment, such as GPS, haga hypsometer, and/or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (e.g. Drone).
  • Understanding of, and able to manage geospatial database, web-based GIS, and/or information management system.
  • Experiences in developing capacity building materials and conducting trainings related to remote sensing, GIS, and geospatial data analysis.


Final candidates will be required to take a writing test. Also required to produce two writing samples


Consultant rate:  consultant rate is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package.


Qualified applicants should apply online through WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 31 March 2019. 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


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