Local recruitment: Consultant for Flood Analysis (Hydrologist)

World Resources Institute (WRI)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
English and Bahasa Indonesia


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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 help 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.

Job Responsibilities

Research (60%)

  • Developing a research framework and methodology to analyze the major factors of Jakarta flood, including the relationship between climate change and flood
  • Collecting spatial and non-spatial data required for Jakarta flood analysis 
  • Conducting analysis on the major factors of the Jakarta flood, including the impact of climate change 
  • Conducting hydrological modeling on the impact of land cover scenarios to Jakarta flood 
  • Conducting the analysis of the capacity of Jakarta’s flood control infrastructures  
  • Formulating recommendation on the solution for Jakarta flood (including nature-based solution) 

Coordination (20%)

  • Coordinate with Jakarta Province Government and other parties to develop research on Jakarta flood
  • Preparing focus group discussion (FGD) with Jakarta Government and other related stakeholders 

Publication (20%)

  • Contribute to the writing and publication of research products 


  1. Research framework and methodology
  2. An interim report containing an introduction, general condition, and analysis of major factors of Jakarta flood
  3. Hydrological modeling on the impact of land cover scenarios to Jakarta flood, including the assessment of the green (trees, lawns, parks, fields, forests, etc), blue (rivers, canals, ponds, wetlands, floodplains, water treatment facilities, etc), and grey (treatment facilities, sewer systems, stormwater systems, storage basins, dykes, etc) infrastructures
  4. Recommendation on the solution of the Jakarta flood, including a nature-based solution
  5. Final report

Job Qualifications

  • Legally able to work in Indonesia
  • Minimum bachelor's degree in hydrology, water resources, forestry, natural resources, or other related fields from a reputable university. Master’s degree is preferred
  • Professional experience in hydrological modeling and flood analysis for a minimum of 5 years  
  • Having the minimum intermediate skill of geographic information system (GIS) and hydrological modeling 
  • Strong writing and research skills and excellent academic performance 
  • Fluently speak Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Experience and proven ability to communicate effectively with the national government, sub-national government, CSOs, and local communities
  • Strong team player with the ability to work across institutional departments/programs. 

Period of Work

The works are expected to be conducted within 1 (one) year

Terms of Payment

Daily rate consultant with a maximum of 216 working days for the whole contract period or 18 working days per month on average.

Must have the 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 with experience and skills.

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

Application close: 1700 (Jakarta Time), 30 September 2020. 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.