Legal Analyst for One Map Initiative

Legal & Risk Management Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

Program Overview

One of WRI Indonesia’s key objective is to promote better land use management through One Map initiative. The overall objective of the One Map initiative is to transform land use decision-making processes to be more 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 key government ministries, WRI Indonesia aspires to develop a unified plantation license database, safeguard the integrity of spatial data and information, and develop a robust license monitoring system within relevant ministries.


Job Summary

The position offered in this document is tasked to provide support for WRI Indonesia One Map initiative in exercising its workplan, particularly areas that requires legal and regulatory framework analysis. This includes (1) analysis of legal and regulatory framework on land use and land-based licenses, and (2) provide input and legal support on conflict resolution related to land use.


The position will report to the Sustainable Commodities & Business Manager of WRI Indonesia, and coordinate with WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team. The work will span for 1 year with possible travel responsibilities, probability of an extension, and focusing on deliverables as agreed by WRI Indonesia.


Job Responsibilities


Main areas of responsibility of this position will include the following:


Research (60%)

  • Conduct research and analysis on issues related with development of unified plantation license database, land-related licenses compliance, land conflict resolution, and other relevant research topic as necessary;
  • Develop knowledge products (internal briefing paper, concept note) in topics related to the topic area mentioned above together with WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team;
  • Actively contribute to WRI Indonesia’s research activities, in particular on topic area mentioned above.


Outreach & stakeholders’ engagement (15%)

  • Engagement with key stakeholders to advance the adoption and implementation of sustainable land use principles, especially on topics related to compliance of agriculture and forestry licenses, as well as safeguard measures to eliminate potential land conflict in the future
  • Provide input and support for trainings of key stakeholders on areas related to land-related license compliance, land conflicts, and other topics as necessary.


Program management (25%)

  • Legal support on internal and external legal matters related to WRI Indonesia’s foundational matters;
  • Support the timely delivery of planned project activities related to the development of unified plantation license database, and land conflict resolution;
  • Coordinate with WRI Indonesia Operation team to ensure projects’ implementation are delivered in accordance with WRI Indonesia policies and regulations;
  • Provide input for the development of projects’ workplan, budget, and reporting together with WRI Indonesia Sustainable Commodities & Business Manager.



Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in law;
  • A good understanding of Indonesia’s land and natural resources regulatory framewok;
  • Strong team player with the ability to work across institutional departments/programs;
  • Outstanding ability to communicate clearly, passionately, and compellingly;
  • Strong analytical research skills are required;
  • Strong writing skills for both technical and general audiences. Oral presentation skills a plus;
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and organized thinker with an ability to juggle multiple priorities;
  • Strong writing skills (e.g., research briefs, blogs, proposals);
  • Ability to travel.



Performance Standard:

  • Work plan and knowledge products are expected to be carried out in timely, satisfactory fashion with minor supervision;
  • Knowledge products & legal reviews produced show rigorous analytical content.

Must have authorization to work in Indonesia to be eligible for this position.

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


Remuneration is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.


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


Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 3 June 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.


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. 


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WRI Indonesia is a 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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