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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 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 effectively safeguard the remaining forest and peatland, WRI Indonesia champions the use of technology solutions such as our cutting-edge Global Forest Watch platform to strengthen forest monitoring through publicly-accessible and actionable forest data and insights. We also focuses on supporting the combat against illegal logging and other forest-related crimes through research and policy advocacy that aims to improve accountability of land use and forest-related data, and strengthen the use of existing legal framework to enforce laws on forest protection.
Landscape Monitoring Initiative
The Landscape Monitoring Initiative aims to advance forest conservation and deforestation reduction through an inclusive and collaborative approach in North Kalimantan, Riau and Aceh Province, Indonesia. This will enable multiple benefits of climate mitigation, forest conservation, and sustainability of commodity supply chains, with potential for scale across jurisdictions.
The Landscape Monitoring Initiative develops of a forest monitoring system and multi-stakeholder collaboration structure, involving local government agencies, supply chain actors, and civil society groups. This coordinated approach is developed to improve efficiency and maximize potential for impact and scalability, as compared to individual monitoring initiatives.
The Landscape Monitoring Initiative utilizes the Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD) system, a radar-based monitoring technology developed by Wageningen University and Satelligence, and facilitated by World Resources Institute (WRI). Using radar waves, the innovative system can penetrate cloud cover and gather forest change information without being affected by clouds or sunlight. The RADD database is publicly available on the Global Forest Watch platform and will augment optical-based satellite tools which can be delayed when clouds obstruct the view of forests.
The Landscape Monitoring Program Consultant is responsible to lead the day to day implementation of Landscape monitoring project in priority districts in North Kalimantan and Riau, within the AFOLU program. The position is expected to lead the implementation of the project to achieve the desired goal of each projects in prudent, efficient, and timely manner. The initiative aimed to improve the capability & use cases of publicly accessible forest monitoring tool aimed towards more actionable data and insights. This position reports to the Project Lead for Forest and Landscape Monitoring, and work with the AFOLU Program team to support the implementation of WRI Indonesia AFOLU strategy. This position will also coordinate with WRI Global office Global Forest Watch Commodities Team to assist in the development of WRI Indonesia's Forest portfolio.
What You Will Do
Project Management (35 % of time required)
Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement (35% of time required)
Research (30% of time required)
What You Will Need
This position is for someone eager to get involved in activities related to forest monitoring and spatial data analysis for land use research. This position requires ability to collaborate with government institutions, non-government institutions (NGOs), and private sector related to forest monitoring.
Scope of Works
Monthly activity progress reports that include activity description done by the Consultant (progress, updates, challenges, proposed strategies, etc)
Last day of each month
Stakeholder mapping analysis, and maintain database of stakeholder;
Monthly progress reports (can be incorporated in monthly activity report)
Last day of each month
Report on deforestation priority area and feedback compiled from stakeholders.
Engagement part for project reports, communication products or knowledge products.
1 April 2023 – 31 December 2023
Terms of Payment
Daily rate consultant with maximum 18 working days per month. The Consultant will submit monthly timesheet and reports on the description of activities carried out on monthly basis.
The expenses for travel, transportation, communication, and other costs associated with the work will be covered by WRI Indonesia separately from the daily compensation.
Individual consultancy contract (Part-time, limited term)
What we offer:
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), 22 March 2023. 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.
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.
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, the LGBTQ+ community, 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.