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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 in order 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 treshold, 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 effectively eliminate deforestation from key commodities production, and provide robust stewardship for the remaining forest and peatland, we work together with various level of government, private sector, and civil society to mainstream the ethical supply chain principles, and support forest-dependent communities to secure their land rights. We aims to achieve this through research, policy advocacy, and creation of a community of practice to mainstream sustainable land use management.

Launched in early 2018, WRI Indonesia is currently supporting Ministry of Agriculture to develop a smallholder registration platform (E-STDB) to support the government of Indonesia’s commitment on sustainable palm oil initiative. The platform is tailored to improve national database of plantation smallholder and will include analytical feature on compliance of smallholder in Indonesia to the land use regulation.

Job Highlight

The System Developer Consultant will be based in Jakarta with office-flex working arrangement. He/she will assist the supply chain team in providing strategic technical and operational support to operationalize the platform, engage with key stakeholders, collect users input to improve user experience and reliability of the platform, and develop other use cases of the platform. The consultant will report to WRI Indonesia Supply Chain Transformation Research Project Lead.

What You Will Do

The consultant main areas of responsibility will include the following:

System developer technical works (70%)

  • Provide expertise in Information Technology (IT) and Information Management System (IMS) to lead the development of a smallholder registration (E-STDB) platform;
  • Main developer of web-based platforms, including website(s) and the related data infrastructure, features, spatial and statistical analysis, and other functions;
  • Conduct technical assistance for the relevant ministry and local governments on effective and efficient implementation of the E-STDB platform;
  • Integrate existing platforms to work together;
  • Developing technical notes and user guidelines;
  • Review the quality and quantity of the data submitted to the platform;
  • Actively contributing to the identification of future development of the platform, including more effective user experience and system reliability.

Stakeholder engagement (30%)

  • Engage with key stakeholder of the platform (mainly national government agency and private sector) to better understand the use and improvement of the platform;
  • Plan and conduct users training in key provinces, together with WRI Indonesia commodities team;
  • Provide general support to WRI Indonesia One Map initiative team working on the platform as needed.

What You Will Need

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in information technology, system analyst, web design and programming, web-GIS/geoportal development, and/or information management system;
  • Minimum four years of professional working experience in the field of IT and IMS as well as able to demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform this assignment professionally;
  • Minimum three years of experience in web programming in front and back-end environment; developing and managing database and information management system;
  • Experience in working with governmental institution, civil societies and/or private sectors entities;
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and systematic individual with strong time management skills;
  • Ability to communicate ideas and concept to wide range of audience.
  • Proficient in PHP CMS frameworks such as Laravel/CodeIgniter;
  • Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
  • Proficient in using CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap/Material Design/Tailwind CSS;
  • Proficient understanding of client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks such as JQuery/Ember/Node.js/Vue.js/Angular/React
  • Experience and strong proficiency on databases (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, PostGIS);
  • Experience and strong proficiency on multiple back-end languages (e.g. PHP, Java, Python) and PHP/JavaScript frameworks (e.g. Laravel, Node.js);
  • Experience in web-based GIS framework such as OpenGeo, GeoNode/GeoShape, Cartoview and/or Leaflet/OpenLayers, d3, HighCharts. Familiarity with GIS Server such as ArcGIS Server, GeoServer, and/or MapServer;
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools such as Shiny, Tableau and Google Charts;
  • Familiarity with the whole web stack, including protocols and web server optimization techniques.Understanding of, and able to design and setup server and network, including server and network architecture design, software, and/or LINUX operating system;
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Ability to trvel when needed
  • Legally able to work in Indonesia;

Deliverables and Timeline

  1. Improved E- STDB Platform (in terms of user experience and reliability).
  2. Improved User Guide on how to use the platform.
  3. Users training for central government (Ministry of Agriculture) and key priority provinces and districts;
  4. Final Report of Technical Specification pertaining to system architecture and recommendations for improvement.
  5. Monthly comprehensive report that include the progress and achievement update on all of the above


1 March 2024 – 31 December 2024 with possibility of extension subject to individual performance evaluation, project needs, and budget availability

Terms of Payment

Daily-rate based consultant with maximum of 180 (one hundred and eighty) working days for the whole contract period or 18 (eighteen) working days per month on average.

Contract Arrangement

Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)

What we offer

  • Consultant rate that is commensurate with experience and skills
  • Travel insurance for both domestic and international for any travel duty as assigned by WRI Indonesia
  • Access to the WRI global network
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work

Must have 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.

How to apply: In order to be formally considered, please submit an updated resume and cover letter through WRI career portal.

Application close: 1700 (DKI Jakarta local time), 29 February 2024. 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.

About Us

Founded in 1982, 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 to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

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.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.

Our culture:

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. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, gender diverse communities, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

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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