Consultant As Environment Gis Assistant

Consultant As Environment Gis Assistant

World Resources Institute


Consultant As Environment Gis Assistant


Details of the offer

Program Overview

From distant rainforests to neighborhood street trees, forests provide tremendous benefits to urban areas such as clean air and water, climate resilience and biodiversity, human health and well-being. Forests also provide jobs, recreation and a suite of nature-based solutions for city infrastructure.

Cities4Forests helps cities from around the world connect with and invest in inner forests (such as city trees and urban parks), nearby forests (such as green corridors and watersheds) and faraway forests (such as tropical and boreal forests). We encourage our cities to better conserve, manage, and restore these forests. And we provide technical assistance to align local policy, shared knowledge, peer-to-peer learning and communication activities in order to help cities take climate action together.

Jakarta is one of urban area in Indonesia that are growing in size and density. This growth brings opportunities for economic development but can also strain its natural resources and ecosystem services they provide. Urban forest provides as green infrastructure with careful planning and management, provide benefits from cleaning the air to calming our minds. A key to planning and managing urban forest is first understanding the quantity, quality, and distribution of the resources across the landscape. Tree inventory and urban tree canopy analysis is one of tools that helps us understand the structure and function of urban forests. Currently, WRI Indonesia and Cities4Forests are involved in urban forests activities in Jakarta. Our objective is to integrate urban forest planning and management to help policy and decision making. Therefore, it is important to have a baseline to know the quantity, quality and distribution of Jakarta urban forest assets.

Job Responsibilities

The consultant’smain areas of responsibility will include the following:

Support establishment of tree inventory, tree cover and land cover maps in DKI Jakarta Province Support development of internal and external communications and media such as presentations, blogs, articles, brochures, infographics, etc Support research and technical documentation, including data collection, analysis, studies, and report needed to support urban forestry planning and implementation.

Deliverables and Timeline












Conduct literature studies on Deep Learning application on tree counting in urban areas.

Summary of studies/reports/other references on deep learning application on tree counting in urban areas.


Assist evaluation of deep learning application and provide recommendations.

Evalution report and recommendation on deep learning


Assist development of tree cover and land cover maps baseline 2020 with Earth Engine methods

Jakarta’s mangrove baseline in shapefile format


Assist development of tree cover and land cover maps baseline 2020 with Earth Engine methods

KepulauanSeribu’s tree cover and land cover maps baseline in shapefile format


Assist development of tree cover and land cover maps baseline 2020 with Earth Engine methods

Jakarta’s tree cover and land cover report


Assist development of tree cover and land cover maps baseline 2020 with Earth Engine methods

Manual document for tree cover and land cover map establishment


Support development of knowledge product

Minimum of 1 blog/article published

Job Qualifications

Legally able to work in Indonesia. Minimum bachelor's degree in a related field, preferably with coursework in GIS, Remote Sensing, Geospatial, Geoinformation, Geoinformatics, or any other relevant fields. Professional working experience in the field of geospatial technology as well as abler to demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform this assignment professionally. Having minimum one year of working experience in operating GIS tools and/or minimum six months of working experience in machine learning technology. Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English.

Preferred Qualifications

Certified GIS Analyst. Understanding of, and experience in tree counting methods. Understanding of, and able to operate ArcGIS Pro and Google Earth Engine, and to optimize tools for tree counting so that it has higher accuracy in counting trees, especially in urban area. Familiarity with machine learning algorithms. Has experiences in partnership with Indonesia government institutions.

Period of Work

The works will be conducted within 7 (seven) months from April 2021 to October 2021

Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with maximum 18 working days per month.

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.

Consultant rate:Consultant rate is commensurate withexperience and skills.

Qualified applicants should apply online through WRIcareer portalin order to be formally considered.

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 21April 2021.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.

Source: Whatjobs




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