Consultant as Full Stack GIS Developer

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World Resources Institute

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Jakarta, Indonesia

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8 days ago

Program Overview
WRI Indonesia is an independent research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. At WRI Indonesia, we aim to bring innovations in research and business approaches to create the enabling conditions for Indonesia to achieve robust economic growth while respecting environmental and social values. We seek to contribute to the accomplishment of ambitious sustainable development goals through working with leaders in public and private sectors, as well as collaborating with civil society organizations, in turning big ideas into action.

Within our Agriculture, Forest, and Land Use (AFOLU) Program, we envision critical ecosystems such as forests and peatland across Indonesia to be governed fairly and sustainably. We believe sustainable land use management is key for Indonesia to meet its climate goal, in line with keeping the global climate target below the 1.5-degree Celcius warming threshold, while providing sustainable livelihoods to forest-dependent communities and conserve biodiversity in the landscape. We intend to achieve this through safeguarding the remaining forest and peatland from deforestation, degradation, and fragmentation; maintaining forests and peatland quality through sound stewardship; and restoring degraded ecosystem to improve its productivity, conservation value, and ecosystem services.

To this end, one solution that WRI Indonesia wants to offer is promoting Landscape Monitoring initiative. The overall objective of this initiative is to bring together willing company partners, as well as local government and CSOs to work together to develop and pilot deforestation monitoring system, consist of monitoring, verifying, and addressing deforestation alerts at the landscape/jurisdictional scale. This collective approach is expected to improve efficiency and maximize potential for impact and scalability, as compared to individual monitoring initiatives. WRI Indonesia is currently developing and using radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD) with partners to make it much easier for stakeholders to see deforestation happening in near-real-time and with greater accuracy. With this information, users can more quickly mobilize follow-up actions on the ground and work to reduce deforestation rate and improve the sustainability of commodity supply chains.

The consultant will be based in Jakarta to support the Peat and Forest Monitoring team in developing the GIS part of the platform. He/she will work together with the forest and landscape monitoring team and providing technical support to create automation process in producing prioritized alerts based on raw changes from radar detection.

The consultant will report to WRI Indonesia Forest & Landscape Monitoring Project Lead, and coordinate with WRI Indonesia forest and landscape monitoring team. The work will span for 3 months with probability of an extension depending on the working result and focusing on selected deliverables as agreed by WRI Indonesia.

Job Responsibilities
Technical Works (80%)
  • Work directly with Product Owners to translate business needs to technical requirements and specifications;
  • Work closely with stakeholders and provide the deliverables with high quality of standards;
  • Develop, test, and deploy automated prioritization script;
  • Participates in the design, development and implementation of complex applications;
  • As needed, coordinated with existing team of landscape monitoring researchers;

Project Management and Reporting Works (20%)
  • Technical specification report according to WRI Indonesia’s report template;
  • Provide general support to WRI Indonesia Forest and Peat Monitoring team working on the platform as needed.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications:
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Geoinformatics or equivalent experience;
  • Deep working knowledge of Lean-Agile methodology;
  • 3+ years overall work experience in software development life cycle (SDLC);
  • Full Stack Developer (JavaScript, PostgreSQL);
  • Demonstrable proficiency in using JS Charts libraries such as Highcharts or D3;
  • Familiar with web mapping libraries such as Leaflet, OpenLayers, or ArcGIS API;
  • Experience building web applications end-to-end;
  • Experience with MVC patterns and frameworks such as CodeIgniter, Laravel or Django;
  • Experience with Code Repositories systems and source control systems Experience using Source Code and Version Control systems like SVN, Git, etc;
  • Excellence in verbal and written communication, and in working collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients in a remote development environment;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • Eagerness to learn, eagerness to help, eagerness to share;
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • General understanding of Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Services;
  • Experience with Agile development methodologies;
  • Experience working with raster and vector data type also familiar with GEE and mapbuilder ecosystem;
  • Experience building or working with RESTful web services via JSON or XML;
  • Have a portfolio(s) in building web platform using OpenLayers/Leaflet/ArcGIS API.

Deliverables
  • Automated process of prioritization alerts from raw changes alerts in priority districts (Siak, Pelalawan, Aceh Tamiang, and Aceh Timur)
  • Prioritization alerts in priority districts are available and downloadable in shared platform (mapbuilder)
  • Provide technical documentation according to WRI’s template

WRI Indonesia Activity Description

2022

Aug

Sep

Oct

1

Prioritized alert automation script and tested bug free for priority districts

2

Prioritization alerts product are available and updated timely based in shared platform (map builder)

3

  • Final mockup of map builder with priority alerts products downloadable
  • Technical documentation

Duration
1 August – 31 October 2022 with possibility of extension subject to individual performance evaluations, budget availability, and project needs.

Terms of Payment
Consultant will receive a compensation based on deliverables submitted throughout the project period with terms of payment detail as follow:

WRI Indonesia Activity Description

2022

Aug

Sep

Oct

1

Prioritized alert automation script and tested bug free for priority districts

30%

2

Prioritization alerts product are available and updated timely based in shared platform (mapbuilder)

20%

3

  • Final mockup of mapbuilder with priority alerts products downloadable
  • Technical documentation

50%

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

All applicants must submit cover letter that include information on which pilot city they would like to be assigned

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), 15
July 2022. 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.