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For 35 years, ITDP’s progress on sustainable, equitable transport has been the result of the dedication, and creativity of our staff.  From our headquarters in New York City, to our locally-run field offices in Kenya, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico, we work collaboratively across both boarders and expertise to make real change happen on the streets. If you have passion for transport, and want to help break through our car-dominant culture to bring our streets back to the people, join us!

Open Positions

Special Assistant to the CEO

Full Time Position New York City, USA

Background

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States.

ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found here.

 

About the Position

ITDP is seeking a fulltime Special Assistant to the CEO to join its headquarters team in New York City. The Special Assistant performs a range of administrative functions and engages in special projects to maximize the CEO’s time and effectiveness. With this unique opportunity to work closely with the CEO of a global NGO, the Special Assistant will play an integral role in executing day-to-day operations within an entrepreneurial environment that is mission and results driven.

The Special Assistant reports to the CEO and will work closely with the senior management team. S/he will coordinate with local and international teams across the organization and with external constituents on a range of activities. The Special Assistant will also play a role in event planning, providing support to the Board of Directors and programmatic support for cross-organizational initiatives.

The ideal candidate is an outstanding professional with strong attention to detail, the ability to multi-task and anticipate needs and the readiness to work on a wide variety of projects and tasks. The Special Assistant will have exposure to a wide array of functions, projects and thought leaders at a well-recognized and growing transportation and sustainability focused global NGO.

 

Responsibilities

Executive Support

  •  Work both independently and collaboratively to complete a broad variety of administrative tasks for the CEO including managing an active calendar of appointments, completing expense reports, composing and preparing correspondence that are at times confidential, arranging complex and detailed international travel arrangements, itineraries, and agendas and compiling documents for travel-related meetings.
  •  Research, prioritize and follow up on incoming issues and concerns addressed to the CEO, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature; determine course of action, referral, or response.
  •  Maintain CEO contacts in Salesforce and assist with partnership management.
  •  Provide a bridge for smooth communication between the CEO and staff.
  •  Work closely and effectively with the CEO to keep her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities and follow up appropriately.
  •  Maintain an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents.
  •  Prepare high level PowerPoint presentations; format remarks and edits documents as necessary.
  •  Assist the CEO with research and administrative support for special projects and initiatives on an as needed basis.

Senior Management Liaison

  •  Schedule local senior management team (SMT) and international senior leadership council (SLC) meetings and coordinate agendas.
  •  Take notes during meetings and provides reminders to the team about previous discussions.
  •  Accommodate requests by senior management for calls and meetings with the CEO, maintain the schedule for meetings with the CEO and senior staff, and ensure agendas are prepared in advance for all meetings.
  •  Provide informational reports upon request by senior management.

Board of Directors and Global Advisory Council Support

  •  Coordinate Board of Directors (BOD) and international Global Advisory Council (GAC) meetings.
  •  Assist BOD with travel arrangements and lodging, as needed.
  •  Coordinate meals for meetings and liaise with IT to ensure any technical requirements for meetings are met.
  •  Take official notes at BOD meetings and GAC meetings and maintain record of notes and follow-up items.
  •  Schedule BOD committee meetings as needed.
  •  Work with the CEO to compile and format monthly and quarterly reports to the BOD and GAC.

Programmatic Support

  •  Track funding agreements from a programmatic perspective and work with senior leadership across the organization to document.
  •  Ensure senior management complete quarterly grant progress reports and compile and edit information as needed.
  •  Maintain a calendar of relevant global conferences and events, and work with the CEO to ensure appropriate ITDP representation.

Special Projects

  •  Assist the CEO with preparation for special events and meetings including booking conference spaces and coordinating meals and travel as needed.
  •  Collaborate with development, communications and special events teams to ensure the CEO’s needs are met during multi team events.
  •  Assist CEO with regular written communications for VIPs, including announcements and invitations to special events.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications
  •  3-5 years of related administrative and support experience assisting a C suite executive, nonprofit experience preferred.
  •  Bachelor’s degree.
  •  Commitment to ITDP’s mission, environmentalism and sustainability.
  •  Demonstrated leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
  •  Proven ability to manage short and long-term deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  •  Detail oriented and organized with strong planning and prioritization abilities.
  •  Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  •  Ability to create visually appealing presentations and documents; Adobe InDesign experience a plus.
  •  Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  •  A creative problem solver.
  •  Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  •  Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  •  Ability to lift light loads and retrieve/move items around the office.

 

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@itdp.org with “Special Assistant to the CEO” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.

Transport Planning Consultant

Consultant Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Background

ITDP has played a role in several projects in the African region, including the implementation of high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, cycling networks, and pedestrian projects. ITDP played a pivotal role in the implementation of Johannesburg’s silver-standard Rea Vaya BRT corridors and in Cape Town’s MyCiTi BRT. ITDP also supported the development of the Dar Rapid Transit BRT system in Dar es Salaam.

ITDP is currently engaged in sustainable transport initiatives in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zambia.

 

About the Position

Based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Transport Planning Consultant will play a key role in the conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The Consultant’s primary work area will be technical analysis for the DART BRT project. Additional work areas will include street design, parking management, and urban development policy. The job will entail a significant amount of fieldwork, including site visits and supervision of surveys. The Consultant will analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs, and monitor project implementation. S/he will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner organisations. The Transport Planning Consultant will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Africa Program Director. S/he will work closely with head office staff, international experts, United Nations entities, and partner organizations.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Work with governments, public transport authorities, and other bodies to collect, process, and analyze transport data.
  • Plan and design non-motorised transport facilities.
  • Prepare feasibility reports for transport systems.
  • Gather information on international best practices in transport system design and apply lessons learned in locally.
  • Support ITDP director in maintaining working relationships with national and local government officials, private sector counterparts, and NGO partners.
  • Represent ITDP in meetings with civil society and government partners.
  • Work with the communications team to create communications materials that facilitate implementation of ITDP initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications

 

  • A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, city planning, or other relevant field.
  • 4-5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Familiarity with transport planning including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning. Knowledge of transport modelling preferred.
  • Excellent Excel, Access, CAD, and GIS software skills required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. You should enjoy working with numbers!
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations.
  • Ability to communicate complex transport issues through concise, compelling messages.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, work well under pressure and keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.
How to Apply

Note, this position is limited to a term of twelve months and is based in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania. Local candidates will be given preference. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Consultant, Dar es Salaam” in the subject line:

  • Resume.
  • Samples of written work: thesis abstract, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • A one-page note on improving the bus system in your city (with three specific interventions).

We are unable to consider applications without the above details. The position will remain open until filled.

For further inquiries or more information, visit ITDP Africa.

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.

Transport Planning Senior Associate

Full Time Position Nairobi, Kenya

Background

ITDP has played a role in several projects in the African region, including the implementation of high-quality bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, cycling networks, and pedestrian projects. ITDP played a pivotal role in the implementation of Johannesburg’s silver-standard Rea Vaya BRT corridors and in Cape Town’s MyCiTi BRT. ITDP also supported the development of the Dar Rapid Transit BRT system in Dar es Salaam. ITDP is currently engaged in sustainable transport initiatives in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, and Zambia.

 

About the Position

The Transport Planning Senior Associate will play a key role in the conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The Senior Associate’s primary work areas will include technical analysis and design preparation for BRT and public transport systems. Additional work areas will include street design, parking management, and urban development policy. The job will entail a significant amount of fieldwork, including site visits and supervision of surveys. The Senior Associate will analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs, and monitor project implementation. S/he will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner organisations. The Transport Senior Associate will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Transport Planning Manager. S/he will work closely with head office staff and international experts.

 

Responsibilities
  • Work with governments and public transport authorities to collect, process, and analyze transport data.
  • Prepare high quality technical documents. In particular, prepare operational plans outlining how to improve operational efficiency and service quality in bus and BRT systems.
  • Gather information on international best practices in transport system design and apply lessons learned locally.
  • Conduct trainings of public transport agency officials in operations assessment and system planning.
  • Prepare feasibility reports for transport systems.
  • Prepare terms of reference documents for the appointment of consultants for operational planning, IT systems and infrastructure design for public transport systems.
  • Work with the Communications Team to create communications materials that facilitate implementation of ITDP initiatives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Key Qualifications

 

  • A master’s degree in transport planning, transport engineering, city planning, or other relevant field.
  • 4-5 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Kiswahili.
  • Familiarity with transport planning including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning. Knowledge of transport modelling preferred.
  • Excellent Excel, Access, CAD, and GIS software skills required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. You should enjoy working with numbers!
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful project outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations.
  • Ability to communicate complex transport issues through concise, compelling messages.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, work well under pressure and keep to deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

 

How to Apply

This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Local candidates will be given preference. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa- jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Senior Associate” in the subject line:

  • Resume.
  • Samples of written work: thesis abstract, technical reports, etc.
  • Samples of visual representations such as GIS maps or infographics.
  • A one-page note on improving the bus system in your city (with three specific interventions).

We are unable to consider applications without the above details. The position will remain open until filled.

For further inquiries or more information, visit ITDP Africa.

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.

Development Manager

Full Time Position New York City, USA

Background

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, and the United States.

ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

 

About the Position

ITDP is seeking a full time Development Manager to join its headquarters team in New York City and assist with efforts to grow the organization’s funding base. The Manager identifies, cultivates and manages a diversified portfolio of institutional donors comprised of foundations and corporations to support ITDP through grants and sponsorships. The Manager creates tailored strategies for collaborating with mission-aligned foundations and businesses, with a focus on sustained revenue generation and impact through innovative, outcomes-based partnerships.

The Manager reports to the Chief Strategy & Development Officer and works closely with others from ITDP’s team, including the CEO, development manager, development associate, program directors, and communications colleagues to develop engagement strategies for corporations and mid-sized foundations. The Manager works closely with colleagues in ITDP’s international programs teams, both at headquarters and in the field, maintaining engagement with and knowledge of programs and acting as a collaborative and respectful colleague and liaison between funder and program. This position will play a key role on a small development team and will focus on corporate and foundation fundraising, while contributing to other funding opportunities as needed.

The Manager is a self-motivated and creative professional with highly developed client relationship building, opportunity identification and development, project management, writing and presentation skills.

 

Responsibilities
  • Work with the Chief Strategy & Development Officer to establish funding goals and benchmarks for a portfolio of corporate and foundation partners, each with the capacity to support ITDP’s work at the six figure and above
  • Manage and grow a portfolio of foundation donors and support grant-writing activities across the
  • Play an active role in executing ITDP’s corporate fundraising strategy and creating new ways to engage corporate donors in ITDP’s
  • Research, vet, solicit and steward prospective corporate and foundation donors in support of ITDP and its
  • Design and implement creative and comprehensive outreach, solicitation, and management strategies for funders within the portfolio, leading on partnership negotiations, proposal submissions, and pitches.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for corporate sponsorships. Prepare materials describing sponsorship
  • Provide writing expertise for the development of proposals and any written materials in support of fundraising initiatives. Work with program teams to craft compelling concepts that align with funder interests.
  • Support the involvement of the Chief Strategy & Development Officer and staff, such as the CEO, in high-level solicitations and relationship management with briefing materials, agendas, background research and appropriate follow-up.
  • Monitor and analyze philanthropic and other corporate and foundation partnership trends so that market opportunities may be capitalized on, ensuring that ITDP’s partnership proposition remains compelling and
  • Ensure open and relevant communication is maintained between ITDP and our corporate and foundation partners.
  • Synthesize ITDP’s complex programs into clear, compelling presentations, proposals and reports.
  • Maintain clear records for the portfolio that contribute to comprehensive tracking/reporting.
  • Contribute to other fundraising efforts as needed, including government, bi-lateral, and multi-lateral
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications
  • 5-7 years progressive institutional fundraising experience in a dynamic environment with a proven track record of securing six-figure plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree
  • A well-developed knowledge of foundation and corporate philanthropy planning processes, with a demonstrable understanding of the issues affecting the
  • Experience of working to, and meeting, ambitious revenue goals, as well as participating in financial projections, reporting, and scenario
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive, collaborative, productive relationships with staff at all
  • Experience working with decentralized teams and across
  • Superior written and oral communication and presentation skills, to include: experience speaking to and writing for donors and program staff about program design and implementation in a manner that indicates deep understanding and grasp of nuance; crafting compelling partnership proposals and pitch
  • Sound judgment in balancing ITDP’s values of integrity and independence with developing partnerships with corporate, for-profit
  • Understanding of the necessary processes and internal infrastructure required to deliver effective institutional funder
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to devise creative solutions to complex problems and
  • CRM experience, Salesforce
  • Extremely organized with attention to detail. Proven ability to meet
  • Self-starter able to work effectively amidst competing
  • Positive attitude, patience, flexibility, and eagerness to learn and take on increasing
  • Knowledge of Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel.

 

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@itdp.org with “Development Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.

Research Associate

Full Time Washington D.C., US

Background

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable urban transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. ITDP’s programs focus on public transit, walking cycling, travel demand management, and sustainable urban development. More information about ITDP can be found here.

About the Position

The Research Associate is a full-time position in the Washington, D.C. office working within the Research and Monitoring group. The group conduct strategic research and provides implementation guidance to decision-makers, as seen with the Bikeshare Planning Guide and TNC Policy Brief. The group also tracks progress on sustainable transport and urban development, as seen with the Indicators for Sustainable Transport and the Pedestrians First toolkit.

The Associate will lead ITDP’s monitoring and indicators work to track progress on sustainable transport and sustainable urban development, developing and implementing new indicators at the city, regional, national, and international levels, including contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Associate will also lead the analysis and modeling of climate change impact and the geographic mapping of ITDP’s work. The Associate will translate indicator and monitoring work into new reports and tools to enable decision-makers and other professionals to use new indicators in cities around the world.

The Research Associate will report to the Director of Research and Impact and will work with staff across all of ITDP’s offices.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and track indicators to measure progress on sustainable
  • Measure sustainable transport and conduct other analyses using GIS, spreadsheets and potentially
  • Develop and modify spreadsheet models to evaluate the impact of sustainable transport
  • Develop and author white papers, reports, articles, memos, blog posts, web content, talking points, infographics and other written materials to communicate work to peers, technical professionals, and decision
  • Perform data entry, cleaning, merging and database management
  • Coordinate with field offices and external partners to collect and store required
  • Conduct literature
  • Assist with the preparation, proofreading, and editing of reports and other written material.
  • Present research findings, tools, and publications at conferences and events and to news
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1 – 3 years of experience and/or post-secondary schooling
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to make connections, think critically, solve problems and synthesize information
  • Ability to translate technical information into compelling reports and presentations for a non-technical audience
  • Detail oriented and organized with strong planning and prioritization abilities
  • Strong technical skills including GIS experience and strong proficiency in Excel & other spreadsheet software

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Interest in sustainable transport and international development
  • Understanding of conditions in lower-income contexts internationally
  • Proven ability to manage short and long term deadlines and conflicting priorities
  • Proficiency in at least one other language, such as Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Bahasa Indonesia
  • Statistical analysis (SPSS) experience
  • Database experience (SQL or others)

 

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@itdp.org with “Research Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

ITDP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.

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