Help Change Cities for the Better.

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

Transport Planning Consultant

Full Time Position Kigali, Rwanda


The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (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, and Egypt.


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


  • 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.


  • 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 to read.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Kinyarwanda.
  • 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.


Note, this position is limited to a term of twelve months and is based in Kigali, Rwanda, Local candidates will be given preference. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to with “Transport Planning Consultant, Kigali” 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.

Grants and Finance Coordinator

Full Time Position New York City, US

The Grants and Finance Coordinator will prepare financial reports, create and manage dashboards and process Accounts Receivable. Based at our New York City headquarters, this position will report to the Accounting Manager. The Coordinator will be expected to work creatively and communicate effectively with the finance and operations teams and colleagues throughout ITDP and vendors. 


Financial Reports and Dashboards

  • Generate monthly financial reports for managers, funder reports and other ad hoc reports as needed. 
  • Create and manage dashboards for managers and others.
  • Consolidate Intacct on a weekly basis.
  • Import ADP monthly timesheet reports into Intacct.
  • Serve as the point person for staff questions regarding dashboards and financial reports.
  • Incorporate project budgets into Intacct and reporting.


Accounts Receivable 

  • Process Accounts Receivable, including invoicing and resolving inquiries between contract managers and funders. 
  • Work with regional office finance teams to gather, organize and submit Accounts Receivable reimbursable expenses to funders and third parties. 
  • Maintain and consolidate contract records within the Accounts Receivable files, Salesforce and Intacct.  
  • Assist in revenue recognition for contract management.
  • Monitor revenue in ITDP bank accounts and Accounts Receivable records for cash flow projections. 



  • Assist in the annual audit and 990. 
  • Other general accounting duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related area such as finance, accounting or economics.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience working in an accounting related environment, financial reporting and accounts receivable. 
  • Proven experience with Intacct and Excel required; familiarity with ADP Time & Attendance or ADP Workforce Now preferred. 
  • Strong ability to manage and work with high volumes of data. 
  • Knowledge of accounting, including journal entries, general ledger, financial reports and double entry accounting. 
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. 



  • On-the-job training in nonprofit and/or international organizations with similar challenges a plus. 
  • Familiarity with Salesforce. 


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “Grants and Finance Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. 

Events Consultant

Part Time Position Pune, India

This position works with the MOBILIZE Conference under the Global Program. Mobilize is the annual sustainable transport summit of ITDP, which brings together urban transport and development practitioners alongside world-class researchers to celebrate best practices and accelerate implementation of sustainable transport projects.  The select city hosts MOBILIZE Spring 2020. MOBILIZE spotlights the achievements of the winning city and gives transport professionals and researchers from around the world an opportunity to experience the city as a learning lab with lessons on how to get world class projects implemented. 

The Events Consultant will report to the MOBILIZE Lead. S/he will be part of the MOBILIZE team.


  • Work in tandem with the Mobilize Lead to coordinate logistics for MOBILIZE 2020, including site visits, social events, travel and hotel accommodation plus conference activity including side meetings, often remotely with team in New York City
  • Assist in relationship building and communication between ITDP India, Local Government, NGO and Private Sector partnerships in Pune
  • Procurement and coordination of Venues, Accommodation, Visas, Caterers, Transportation, Exhibition Installation, Merchandize Vendors etc. 
  • Seek out volunteers or temporary staffing during MOBILIZE dates as on the ground support
  • Communicate and Coordinate between Mobilize Lead and Vendors; request quotes, samples, final product, payment forms and receipts, etc. 
  • Coordinate and participate in meetings with the Mobilize Host Committee, Officials, Sponsors or VIPs via phone or in-person
  • Assist in coordinating logistics for ITDP and related Partner events 
  • Research media outlets, collect contacts for Communications Lead
  • Research Sponsorship opportunities for Development Lead
  • Attend all MOBILIZE Events and activities related 
  • Post event wrap up and summary
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 1-3 years of experience in event planning, project management 
  • Desired experience working with international groups or events
  • Strong research skills, organized and independent in executing tasks
  • Strong communicator in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Knowledge of the social, cultural and political dynamics of Pune
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and Google Drive
  • Language proficiency in English 
  • Familiar with Pune’s culture and politics
  • Comfortable riding public transportation and a bicycle (not necessary but desired)
  • Must be available during the month of March and April in person or available by phone or email.


December 2019-March 2020: 15 hours per week

April 2020: 30 hours per week

May-June (first two weeks of June) 2020: 40 hours per week**

June (last two weeks of June) 2020: 15 hours per week

**Must be available in Pune, India during the two weeks before and the week of conference including the days of programming- June 9-12, 2020.


To apply please send a cover letter and resume to with “Events Consultant, India” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until December 22, 2019.

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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