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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

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.

Public Transit Manager

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 Public Transit Manager is based in Boston, Massachusetts and will play a key role in overseeing the conceptualization, design and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The primary work area will be technical project management in greater Boston, specifically developing a BRT Roadmap planning document that considers infrastructure, operational, financial and communications components. The Manager must have a strong 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, and supervision of surveys and consultants. The Manager will 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 Public Transit Manager 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 

  • Manage all technical components of ITDP’s work in greater Boston, especially related to developing and overseeing the BRT Roadmap. 
  • Manage consultants and 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, long-term plans and infrastructure plans are being reviewed; provide information on best practice in BRT planning. 
  • Work on bus service issues including network redesign and integrating transit within low emission zones. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5-7 years of U.S. bus or BRT experience. 
  • Master’s degree in transportation engineering, transport planning, urban planning or a related field. 
  • Advanced knowledge of U.S. transit policy and planning issues and bus rapid transit issues. 
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to 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. 
  • Ability to work independently with a remote team. 
  • Excel, Access, CAD, and GIS software skills desirable; familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful outcomes. 
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations. 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects with flexibility, 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. 
  • Fluency in a foreign language is desirable.

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

Transport Planning Consultant

Consultant Position 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.

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.

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 ridint be available during the month of March and April in person or available by phone or email.

TIMEFRAME

October 2019-January 2019- 8 hours per week

February 2019-April 2020- 15 hours per week

May 2020 30 hours per week**

June 2020 40 hours per week**

July  2020- 8 hours per week

 

*Available during the two weeks before and the week of conference must be available for programed days in March or April 2020 in Pune, India, official conference date to be determined.

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 October 16, 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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