GIS Consultant

Data Analysis & Technical Research Papua, Indonesia

Program Overview

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 assist in the achievement of this through catalyzing a unified and transparent land use planning and monitoring system that is accessible to all land use stakeholders. Through a partnership with a line of ministries, 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, Papua, and West Papua provinces. One of the main government counterparts WRI Indonesia has engaged is the Provincial Government of Papua.


GIS consultant will be based in Jayapura, with most of his time seconded into BAPPEDA’s at province and district level, UNCEN (PPIIG), and Plantation Agency at the province level. The objective is to assist local governments to implement one map policy, including licensing review in Papua provinces and targeted districts. 


GIS consultant will be worked under the directions of the Regional Manager of WR Indonesia as well as reporting to the Regional Manager of WRI Indonesia. The consultant will support and coordinate with the Papua Regional team and other key personnel of the projects within the WRI Indonesia team. The work will span for 6 months on deliverables basis of trial with a probability of extension, focusing on selected deliverables as agreed by WRI Indonesia.


Job Responsibilities

The Papua GIS Consultant main areas of responsibility will include the following:

  • Provides technical services for assisting Provincial Development Agency of Papua province and WRI Indonesia palm oil license review team to analyze palm oil licenses compliance with the current regulatory framework
  • Support WRI Indonesia license review team in managing and cataloging the data used, and findings from the palm oil license review;
  • Support, coordinate, and knowledge sharing with the GIS staff of Papua Provincial Government and other WRI Indonesia relevant units.



At the end of the consultancy period, the GIS Consultant’s will deliver the following outputs:

  1. Data management and cataloging for baseline datasets, land use & licenses datasets, land cover datasets, and other supporting datasets in a structured way;
  2. Provide GIS analysis and layouting of maps for end-users (BAPPEDA Papua Province and WRI Indonesia) for all typology of palm oil licenses cases identified in the project;
  3. Provide GIS analysis on basic spatial statistics and layoutting of maps of Papua and West Papua that are relevant for Tanah Papua’s sustainable development pathway that includes: spatial statistics on the latest forest cover, alignment between existing land use and the spatial planning, land cover within existing plantations, and other relevant metrics;
  4. Support WRI Indonesia palm oil license review team in preparation for the presentation, reporting, and writing of the final palm oil license review as needed.


Job Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • Graduate of vocational high school specialty in geography, geodesy, forestry, or any other related field;
  • Studies, interest, or experience working on environmental issues and specifically spatial plan issues;
  • Ability to communicate, coordinate, and well organized.
  • Ability to manage professional relationships to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.
  • Highly organized and systematic with strong time management skills and the ability to juggle competing priorities and deadlines required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, geodesy, forestry, or any other related field;
  • Experience in the coursework of forestry, land use management, social issues, and sustainable development.
  • Proven extensive experience in geospatial analysis using GIS software
  • Familiarity with functions of GIS software.
  • Familiarity with the working system and culture within local government.


Period of Work

This position is expected to start as soon as possible for 2 months of the initial contract with the possibility of extension subject to individual performance review, program needs, and budget availability


Terms of Payment

Daily-rate consultant with a maximum of 18 (eighteen) working days per month. The detailed work plan will be developed in discussion with the WRI Indonesia team following the 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 the WRI career portal in order to be formally considered. 


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 4 October 2021. We will close the advert earlier when the 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.


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Last Date Modified: 6-Nov-18

Modified By: TM. Utama