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

Boston Program Intern

Internship Boston, USA/Remote

ITDP is seeking an Intern to work remotely with our Boston team 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. Note, the internship will be remote through January 2021 with a potential option to work in our Boston office in Spring 2021.

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 virtual 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 remotely (10-15 hours per week). 
  • Preference for a commitment through March 2021 with a potential to extend the internship through May 2021; hours are flexible between 9:30 am and 6 pm.   
  • A stipend is available of $200 per week for a 10 hour work week or $300 per week for a 15 hour work 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. 

Technical Transport Manager, Southeast Asia

Full Time Position Jakarta, Indonesia

ITDP is seeking a Technical Transport Manager. The Manager will work closely with the Southeast Asia Director to advance ITDP’s strategic goals in the region. Based in Jakarta, the Manager provides essential support to current ITDP programs and assists with developing new program opportunities. In collaboration with the Southeast Asia Director, the Manager will supervise technical work in Southeast Asia. The Manager will promote, plan and facilitate transit and urban development projects in Southeast Asia, provide technical advice in analysis, design and implementation of public transport and urban development related projects, promote best practices in public transport and the transformation of urban development including research in public transport related subjects.

The Manager will report to the Southeast Asia Director. The Manager 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 technical 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. 
  • Work with Southeast Asia Director to oversee program work on policy at the city, state, and national levels to ensure government institutions and funding are aligned with sustainable transportation.
  • Work with Southeast Asia Director to oversee policy work to prioritize safe, sustainable transport and discourage unsafe, unstainable options through measures such as parking, low emissions zones, congestion charging and urban development through dense and compact development.
  • Assist Southeast Asia Director to 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 Southeast Asia Director and staff to 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.
  • 5-7 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 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.
  • 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 “Technical Transport Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Transport Planning Consultant

Full Time Position Kigali, Rwanda

BACKGROUND

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.

ABOUT THE POSITION

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.

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 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.

HOW TO APPLY

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 africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org 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.

Operations Manager

Full Time Position Nairobi, Kenya

The Operations Manager will play a key role in supporting ITDP’s operations in the Africa region. Based in the Nairobi office, the Operations Manager will oversee financial management, financial reporting, human resources and office management. The Manager will maintain financial protocols for the office and will work closely with administrative staff based in ITDP’s headquarters in New York. The Operations Manager will report to the Africa Program Director and will be expected to work creatively and communicate effectively with the Africa team, donors, partners and consultants.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

  • Develop annual budgets and operational plans in conjunction with the Director.
  • Participate in the review of project budgets and manage project finances in coordination with the Finance and Administrative Director in the New York office.
  • Ensure all requirements specified by donors are met; serve as the point of contact for existing and potential donors with regard to the grant budgets, payments, and financial reports.
  • Manage internal controls and the integrity of financial information.
  • Monitor the cash flow needs of the organization, alert the Director of challenges that may arise and identify solutions.
  • Review and approve monthly timesheets and expenses in coordination with the Director; process payroll in coordination with the accountant. Supervise the preparation and submission of statutory returns.
  • Authorize and supervise payments to suppliers, consultants, partners, etc.
  • Review all transactions in Intacct on a monthly basis.
  • Generate and review financial reports: balance sheets, income and expenditure statements, reports of losses and gains, income statements, and bank reconciliations.
  • Direct the annual audit and manage relationships with auditors.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant proposals.

Administration

  • Negotiate, establish and manage relationships with external providers such as banks, payroll providers, accountants, consultants, insurance providers and facilities suppliers.
  • Ensure that the office operates in accordance with local laws and best practices in non-profit governance.
  • Assist with recruitment, onboarding and staff development.
  • Administer human resource policies and maintain personnel files. 
  • Oversee the administration of compensation and benefits.
  • Lead the Africa office’s administrative team and supervise operations staff.
  • Assist the Director in organizing regular staff meetings.
  • Arrange periodic meetings of the Board of Directors, ITDP Kenya.
  • Ensure timely reporting to the NGOs Co-ordination Board.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 7 years of experience in financial and operations management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with principles of accounting, profit and cash management, and procurement procedures.
  • Proficiency with an accounting system, Intacct preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures of the NGOs Co-ordination Board, Kenya.
  • Familiarity with accounting protocols, HR laws, and other legal provisions in Kenya.
  • Previous experience in a non-profit organization.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a resume and cover letter to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org.

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. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

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. 

 

Other 

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

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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. 

 

Preferred: 

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

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Grants and Finance Coordinator” 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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