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

Consultant Position Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ABOUT THE POSITION

Based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Transport Planning Consultant will play a key role in the conceptualization, design and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The Consultant’s primary responsibility will be developing and implementing a strategy to improve the non-motorized transport (NMT) environment in Ethiopian cities, and may also include projects related to BRT, parking management and urban development policy. 

The job will entail a significant amount of fieldwork, including site visits and field surveys. The candidate must have an excellent command of written and spoken English and Amharic. The Consultant will analyze primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs and monitor project implementation. The Consultant will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner organizations. The Consultant will be based in Addis Ababa. 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-motorized 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A master’s degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, city planning or other relevant field. 
  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience. 
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills in English and Amharic. 
  • 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

Note, this position is limited to a term of twelve months and is based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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, Addis Ababa” 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.

Boston Program Senior Associate

Full Time Position Boston, USA

ITDP has been working in Boston since 2012 with the goal of getting the first Gold-Standard Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in the United States opened in Boston. ITDP plans to build on previous work in BRT planning and shift to a corridor-level implementation focus, leveraging recent political leadership in the City of Everett. It will continue to build support for a network of BRT corridors in greater Boston across municipalities. These efforts will raise the visibility of the City of Boston’s plans for BRT and begin to place the region back in the pantheon of places with great transit systems.

The Boston Program Sr. Associate is based in Boston, Massachusetts and will play a key role in supporting the conceptualization, design and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The primary work area will be technical coordination in greater Boston, specifically working with the U.S. Director, Boston Program Manager and consultants to develop a BRT Roadmap planning document that considers infrastructure, operational, financial and communications components. The Sr. Associate should have a command of BRT service and infrastructure planning as well as a willingness to learn the latest international best practices for implementation in greater Boston.

Additional work areas will include street design, parking management, and urban development policy related to BRT corridor development. The job will entail fieldwork, including site visits. The Sr. Associate will compile and help analyze primary and secondary transport data, oversee conceptual designs and monitor project implementation. The work requires close partnerships with public agencies, consultants and advocacy organizations.

The Sr. Associate will report to the U.S. Director and will be expected to work flexibly and creatively with the U.S. team, municipal partners and consultants.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a point person for and work on technical components of ITDP’s work in greater Boston, especially related to developing the BRT Roadmap.
  • Assist U.S Director and Boston Program Manager with  high-level quality assurance of technical deliverables.
  • Provide support for additional technical work programs, as needed.
  • Contribute to the internal ITDP public transit community of practice, and educate the ITDP U.S. team on technical best practices.
  • Conduct transit research and develop reports that are easily translatable to a lay audience; develop memos that distill technical content from ITDP team members across global offices.
  • Represent ITDP with multiple municipalities in the greater Boston area where data and long-term plans will be reviewed; provide information on best practice in BRT planning and technical guidance.
  • Help draft and edit reports and presentations based on technical work done in-house and by consultants; review reports and give technical feedback.
  • Work on bus service issues including network redesign and integrating transit within low emission zones.
  • Facilitate webinars internally and externally to highlight best practices and innovations.
  • Support and facilitate workshops and meetings, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 3-5 years of U.S. bus or BRT experience.
  • Master’s degree in transportation engineering, transport planning, urban planning or a related field preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of U.S. transit policy and planning issues and bus rapid transit issues.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission, advocating for environmental and social justice with a deep knowledge of sustainable transportation issues and approaches.
  • Proven ability to translate data and technical jargon into concise, understandable material for a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • An intuitive problem solver who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
  • Preferred experience in conducting transport surveys or some background in research methods.
  • Excel, Access, CAD, and GIS software skills desirable; familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects to successful outcomes.
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations.
  • Ability to navigate with flexibility in a dynamic environment with multiple priorities and projects; work well under pressure and keep to deadlines.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and integrity.
  • Some travel in the greater Boston area and beyond may be required.
  • Ability to work independently with a remote team. 
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Boston Program Intern

Internship (Fall 2019 - Spring 2020) Boston, USA

The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City with offices in Africa, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States. ITDP works to promote environmentally sustainable and socially equitable transportation policies and projects around the world, with an emphasis on developing countries. ITDP’s programs focus on bus rapid transit, cycling and walking, travel demand management, parking, and urban revitalization. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.

ABOUT THE POSITION

ITDP is seeking an Intern to work in the Boston office on a variety of projects related to work on the program’s BRT initiatives in the Boston area. The intern will report to the Boston Program Manager and work closely with all members of the U.S. program team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research on sustainable transport best practices and policies.
  • Conduct literature reviews and outreach to cities and academics to gather data.
  • Assist the U.S. program in data entry, GIS mapping, creation of surveys and other tasks, as needed.
  • Assist with web and social media updates, as needed.
  • Assist with production of donor communications and grant reporting.
  • Assist with event planning, as needed.
  • Attend meetings with local agencies and stakeholders, as needed
  • Other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with interest or experience in international development, sustainable transportation, urban planning or a related field.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced office and ability to multi-task.
  • Must be enthusiastic and a self-starter.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Strong internet research skills.
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Database experience.
  • Adobe Design Suite experience.
  • HTML, CMS Platform experience a plus.
  • Additional language skills a plus.
  • The internship is available immediately; must be able to work two days per week in our Boston office (15 hours per week). 
  • Preference for a commitment through March 2020 with a potential to extend the internship through May 2020; hours are flexible between 9:30 am and 6 pm.   
  • A stipend is available of $300 per week.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@itdp.org with “Boston Program Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Communications Associate

Full Time Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Communications Associate. The Communications Associate will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director and other members of the team to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Communication Associate provides essential support to ITDP programs and promotes, plans and facilitates transit projects in Southeast Asia, provides communication strategy and advice.

The Communications Associate will report to the Sr. Communications & Partnership Manager. The Communication Associate will support a team in the ITDP Indonesia office in Jakarta and will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver the work needed to achieve the project objectives of ITDP.
  • Implement a communications strategy to raise ITDP Indonesia’s profile with the public and partners.
  • Liaise with ITDP global communications with regular updates on ITDP Indonesia’s most prominent projects.
  • Create creative content about ITDP Indonesia programs and disseminate the content through blog posts, e-bulletins, newspaper op-eds, social media and updates to www.itdp-indonesia.org. 
  • Identify transportation and traffic issues that occur in project areas related to the scope of work and objectives to be achieved as described in the Terms of Reference (Proposal) of ITDP.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other specialists.
  • Conduct analysis and evaluation of problems; recommend solution of the communication strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing, advertising, international relations or related field.
  • 1-2 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Strong interest in urban mobility/transport and urban planning and related fields, preferred.
  • Frequent social media user.
  • Experience in developing and implementing online communications campaigns.
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role.
  • Have a passion for making information accessible, easy to digest and fun to read.
  • Proficiency in WordPress and Microsoft Office, preferred.
  • Creativity for improving work and further reaching the organization’s mission.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast paced environment.
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi task and handle short-term deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Should demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required.
  • Ability to travel on a frequent basis.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Transport Associate

Full Time Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Transport Associate. The Transport Associate will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director and other members of the team to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Transport Associate provides essential support to ITDP programs and promotes, plans and facilitates transit projects in Southeast Asia, provides technical advice and performs research.

The Transport Associate will report to the Sr. Technical Transport Associate. The Transport Associate will support a team in the ITDP Indonesia office in Jakarta and will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Deliver the work needed to achieve the project objectives of ITDP.
  • Support and conduct surveys pertaining to required data.
  • Conduct data processing and analyzing. 
  • Support project manager to deliver the work needed to achieve the project objective of ITDP.
  • Give recommendations and propose project design.
  • Identify transportation/traffic issues that occur in project areas related to the scope of work and objectives to be achieved as described in the Terms of Reference (Proposal) of ITDP.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other specialists.
  • Conduct analysis and evaluation of problems; recommend solutions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree required (in transport engineering or similar) with minimum 2 years’ experience.
  • Experience in surveys and data collection.
  • Familiarity with engineering analysis, engineering drawing, planning surveys, conducting surveys, data processing and management concepts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD, mapping software and other transportation software.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Creativity for improving work and further reaching the organization’s mission.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast paced environment.
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi task and handle short-term deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Should demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required.
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Policy Director

Full Time Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Policy Director. The Director will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Director provides essential support to current ITDP programs and assists with developing new program opportunities. The Director will lead policy work in Southeast Asia and oversee a team. The Director will promote, plan and facilitate transit projects in Southeast Asia, provide technical and policy advice in design and implementation of public transport projects, promote best practices in public transport and perform research in public transport related subjects.

The Director will report to the Southeast Asia Director. The Deputy Director will manage staff in the ITDP Indonesia office in Jakarta and will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Technical and Policy Responsibilities

  • Implement project activities, including: 
    • Collect, compile and analyze data for technical assessments and case studies.
    • Prepare presentations and write reports.
    • Manage the dialog and participate in the execution of activities with international consultants and partners in Southeast Asia.
    • Manage workshops, events, capacity building activities and campaigns. 
  • Lead program work on policy at the city, state, and national levels to ensure government institutions and funding are aligned with sustainable transportation.
  • Lead policy work to prioritize safe, sustainable transport and discourage unsafe, unstainable options through measures such as parking, low emissions zones, and congestion charging.
  • Actively develop partnerships with local authorities, international and national agencies, other NGOs and research institutes, or other valuable contacts as a means to scale ITDP’s impact and expand programming into new topics, cities or countries in accordance with ITDP’s mission.

Management

  • Ensure that projects are high quality, well documented and effective; work directly with staff to track program budgets and ensure that projects are implemented in compliance with ITDP and donor financial policies.
  • Directly manage staff, ensuring a good working environment and professional fulfillment.

Communications

  • Represent ITDP in public forums and public communications. Serve as an articulate, persuasive and effective spokesperson for ITDP and its mission, goals and successes to the external community.  
  • Maintain sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with outside organizations that are critical to the achievement of ITDP’s mission.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, economics, engineering, political science or related field required.
  • 7+ years progressive experience in the sustainable transport field.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice with an excellent command of sustainable transportation issues and approaches in Southeast Asia. 
  • Proven ability to manage a team with high morale and performance, and to collaborate effectively in an international organization with people of diverse cultures, perspectives and ideas.
  • An astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; sophisticated analytic, organizational and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making. 
  • Experience in a progressively responsible management role; an intuitive problem solver and motivator who can analyze complex issues and develop effective solutions that enhance ITDP’s relationships, goals and initiatives.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff. 
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills; demonstrated ability to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder.
  • Excellent coalition-building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required. 
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

Senior Technical Transportation Associate

Full Time Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Senior Technical Transportation Associate. The Sr. Associate will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director and other members of the team to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Sr. Associate provides essential support to ITDP programs and promotes, plans and facilitates transit projects in Southeast Asia, provides  technical advice and performs research.

The Sr. Associate will report to the Southeast Asia Director. The Sr. Associate will manage a team in the ITDP Indonesia office in Jakarta and will be expected to collaborate with senior management, senior government officials and business leaders.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise and manage projects and oversee a team which includes the Transport Associate, Urban Planning Associate, Transport Assistant, and Urban Planning Assistant.
  • Deliver the work needed to achieve the project objectives of ITDP.
  • Manage and conduct surveys pertaining to required data.
  • Give recommendations and propose project design.
  • Act as a technical advisor while conducting meetings with the stake holders.
  • Write reports on projects that present ideas and solutions to counterparts.
  • Identify transportation/traffic issues that occur in project areas related to the scope of work and objectives to be achieved as described in the Terms of Reference (Proposal) of ITDP.
  • Monitor all  Transportation/ Traffic issues that occur in  project areas as described in Terms of Reference.
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other specialists.
  • Conduct analysis and evaluation of problems; recommend solutions.
  • Develop work/action programs, in order to support the GOI and boost the issue for public or media consumption.
  • Prepare Terms of Reference for outsourced works, personnel, jobs, assignments, research, trainings, expatriates, etc. 
  • Prepare measurement parameters in order to measure or evaluate the achievement of outsourced works and jobs.
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the progress of work conducted by the outsourced parties.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in transportation, urban planning, economics, engineering, political science or related field required.
  • 7+ years progressive experience in the sustainable transport field; strong desire to manage projects and other people.
  • Familiarity with engineering analysis, engineering drawing, planning surveys, con-ducting surveys, data processing, and management concepts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software, AutoCAD, mapping software and other transportation software.
  • Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Creativity for improving work and further reaching the organization’s mission.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to quality and attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi task and handle short-term deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Should demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English is required.
  • Ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

Los Angeles Fellowship

Fellowship Los Angeles, USA

ITDP is seeking a Fellow to work in the City of Los Angeles on a variety of projects related to work on the program’s initiatives in the Los Angeles area. The Fellow will report to the West Coast Program Manager and work closely with all members of the U.S. program team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct research on sustainable transport best practices and policies.
  • Conduct literature reviews and outreach to city agency stakeholders, academics and partner advocacy groups to gather data.
  • Attend public meetings and partner events, synthesizing main takeaways and key points.
  • Assist the U.S. program in data entry, GIS mapping, creation of surveys and other tasks, as needed.
  • Assist with web and social media updates, as needed.
  • Assist with workshops and event planning, as needed.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current graduate student with interest or experience in sustainable transportation, urban planning or a related field.
  • Commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission, advocating for environmental and social justice with a strong interest in sustainable transport issues and approaches.
  • Experience working on dynamic projects and ability to multi-task.
  • Must be enthusiastic and a highly motivated self-starter.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Must be organized and detail-oriented.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Database experience.
  • Adobe Design Suite experience.
  • HTML, CMS Platform experience a plus.
  • Additional language skills a plus.

The fellowship start date is flexible, preferable before February 2020; preference for a commitment through the end of May 2020 with a potential option to extend through December 2020. Must be able to work 15 hours a week in Los Angeles; hours are flexible with some evening meetings possible.

A stipend is available of $300 per week.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as well as possible start date to jobs@itdp.org with “Los Angeles Fellow” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Communications Coordinator

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 Communications Coordinator is a new position within the ITDP Africa team, based in Nairobi. This position is responsible for strategy and management of communications at ITDP Africa. This includes local media outreach, managing ITDP Africa’s website and social media, and working with the Africa Program Director and the global communications team in New York to develop visuals, stories and other materials for local, regional and international audiences. The ideal candidate is one who understands the local media landscape and is comfortable working independently in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment.

This position reports to the Africa Program Director. The Coordinator will be expected to work creatively and communicate with the ITDP Africa team, ITDP headquarters, business leaders, journalists, publicists, public officials and civil society leaders.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and implement a communications strategy to raise ITDP Africa’s profile with the public and partners. 
  • Create multimedia content about ITDP Africa programs and disseminate the content through blog posts, e-bulletins, newspaper op-eds, social media and updates to africa.itdp.org. 
  • Maintain the organisation’s presence on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. 
  • Respond to media inquiries in the region, serving as a spokesperson for ITDP Africa when needed. Manage relationships with journalists and monitor media coverage of transport and urban development in the region. 
  • Liaise with ITDP global communications with regular updates on ITDP Africa’s most prominent projects. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 4-5 years of experience in creating content related to urban mobility and related fields. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, creative writing, marketing or related field. 
  • Experience working with journalists and media. 
  • Experience developing and implementing online communications campaigns. 
  • Ability to create attractive multimedia content including videos and infographics. 
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role. 
  • A passion for making information accessible, easy to digest and fun to read 
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced, international environment. 
  • Proficiency in WordPress, Adobe Design Suite, and Microsoft Office preferred. 
  • Ability to travel occasionally. 
  • Interest in transport and urban planning preferred.

HOW TO APPLY

This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Local candidates will be given preference. To apply, send your resume and samples of written work to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. The position will remain open until filled. 

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.

Transport Planning Intern

Internship Nairobi, Kenya

The Transport Planning Intern will provide support to the Africa team over a three- to six-month period in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include BRT, complete streets, parking management, and urban development. The specific focus area can be tailored to the interests of the Intern. The Transport Planning Intern will be based in Nairobi and will report to the Transport Planning Manager. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and carry out transport surveys.
  • Collect, process, and analyse transport data.
  • Assist with mapping and setup of transport models.
  • Preparation of conceptual designs for walking and cycling facilities and BRT corridors.
  • Prepare project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student with an interest in sustainable transport.
  • Familiarity with transport planning, including survey design and management; demand analysis; and network planning.
  • Experience in street design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel and Acess required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English. Swahili skills preferred.

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills; enjoy working with numbers!
  • Ability to communicate well, make powerful presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are encouraged to identify external funding sources. For more information send a resume, samples of written and visual work, and an idea for improving the bus system in your city to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org.

Operations Assistant

Full Time New York City, USA

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee front desk including: answer phones, greet guests, package acceptance, manage publications, coordinate mailings, manage general email inbox and fax, file and archive documents, off site shredding and run errands as necessary.
  • Support the Operations Manager with ongoing projects, and operational initiatives; research, compile data, prepare spreadsheets and create presentations.
  • Responsible for office maintenance including ordering supplies, restocking and organizing; ensure general tidiness of office including kitchen and communal areas. 
  • Manage conference room spaces including preparing and troubleshooting audio/visual equipment, coordinating with IT for special requests, ordering catering and maintaining the cleanliness of conference spaces.
  • Coordinate travel for staff as needed including visas, securing hotels, booking flights and creating meeting itineraries.
  • Prepare desk space and welcome packets for new hires.
  • Conduct research for the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Finance and other senior leadership as needed.
  • Serve as the point person for the property management company (landlord) on issues such as building maintenance and security, office vendors such as cleaners, USPS, etc.
  • Manage office policies and procedures including staff adherence, documentation and updates as needed.  
  • Coordinate special events in the office such as lunches, birthdays, team-building exercises and funder events.
  • Collaborate with the Special Assistant to the CEO on special events and projects as needed. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1-3 years of related administrative experience, nonprofit experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage a fast-paced office, and juggle short and long-term deadlines with conflicting priorities.
  • Experience managing vendor selection.
  • Detail oriented and organized with strong planning and prioritization abilities.
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to troubleshoot office equipment such as phones and printers and to coordinate repairs with IT and vendors as needed.
  • Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  • A creative problem solver with the 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 “Operations Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Accounting Manager

Full Time Position New York City, USA

ITDP is seeking an Accounting Manager to join its headquarters team based in New York City.
Reporting to the Director of Finance and Administration, the Accounting Manager will oversee
accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and provide accounting systems support. The
Accounting Manager will supervise the Accounting Coordinator and the Grants and Finance
Coordinator and will work closely with the HQ based operations team and with colleagues in
ITDP’s global offices. The ideal candidate will be an outstanding accounting professional who is
a detail oriented, team player who thrives in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment

RESPONSIBILITIES

Grants, Contracts and Accounts Receivable Oversight

  • Create journal entries for projects or contract closures.
  • Review grants and contracts for revenue recognition and administration requirements.
  • Oversee accounts receivable; manage the work of the grants and finance coordinator.
  • Generate and review financials, KPI’s and analysis.
  • Manage cash flow on a monthly basis.

Accounts Payable Oversight

  • Review all of U.S. accounts payable and approve payments from headquarters on a
    weekly basis; manage the work of the accounting coordinator.
  • Manage accounts payable projections to align with cash flow.
  • Review 1099’s on an annual basis and work with accountant to ensure accurate and
    timely distribution.

Accounting Systems

  • Serve as the point person for integration of budgets within Intacct.
  • Serve as the point person for Nexonia and accounting related software.
    Payroll
  • Review monthly timesheets; coordinate with accounting teams in six global field offices
    to ensure accuracy and timely completion.
  • Review biweekly timesheets for accuracy and timely completion and process bi-weekly
    payroll for US staff.
  • Resolve payroll, state tax filing and other issues with ADP.
  • Conduct quarterly payroll reconciliation.
  • Review quarterly payroll reports and ensure federal and state compliance.
  • Review and distribute W2’s on an annual basis.

Other Accounting Functions

  • Manage day-to-day accounting operations of Headquarters.
  • Assist with annual audit.
  • Assist with reviewing internal procedures, manuals and guidelines as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in accounting and payroll.
  • Solid knowledge of basic accounting principles in general and of grant-based accounting
    in particular.
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and Intacct.
  • Strong manager capable of mentoring staff.
  • Experience with ADP Workforce Now or other integrated payroll provider.
  • Proven ability to manage short and long term deadlines and conflicting priorities.
  • Detail oriented and organized with strong planning and prioritization abilities.
  • Strong communicator with excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication
    skills.
  • A creative problem solver.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a high level of integrity and professionalism.
  • Availability for occasional travel.

Preferred

  • Experience with Nexonia or other expense reporting system a plus.
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@itdp.org with “Accounting
Manager” 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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

TIMEFRAME

September 2019-November 2019- 8 hours per week

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

*Available during the two weeks before and the week of conference must be available for programed days June 9-12, 2020 in Pune, India.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@itdp.org with “Events Consultant, India” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted until November 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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