The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) promotes sustainable and equitable transport worldwide. ITDP is a nonprofit organization headquartered in the United States with offices in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico. ITDP’s programs focus on public transport, non-motorized transport, travel demand management, parking, transport policy, and urban development. More information about ITDP can be found at www.itdp.org.
To accelerate the decline of polluting, high carbon personal vehicles in favor of clean, low carbon solutions, ITDP promotes walking, cycling, and public transportation, and the electrification of public transportation systems. ITDP is well known for its technical assistance and advice on BRT, but we are growing our ability to advise governments on the electrification of public transport fleets and bus and informal transit reform more broadly. To that end, we are hiring a Public Transport and Electrification Manager to contribute to the growth of ITDP’s efforts to improve and electrify public transport.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Impact, the manager will support the Global Team on paratransit, bus, and BRT projects, including managing the BRT Standard and the BRT Planning Guide. The manager will work closely with the Electrification Task Force and the Public Transport Community of Practice, to ensure strong sharing of knowledge across the organization, in order to help cities and decision makers prepare for and electrify public mass transit (buses) and potentially the electrification of larger freight vehicles as well. The manager will be the central knowledge point for ITDP on all things related to public transport and bus and heavy vehicle electrification, staying abreast of new developments in the space both within and outside the organization and will help to guide ITDP’s strategy and work accordingly.
Based on the knowledge gathered, the manager will contribute to strategic discussions related to the key needs in the public transport and electrification space and help guide ITDP’s strategy and work accordingly. Based on the strategy, the manager will lead the development of strategic research and guidance tools. This person will work with staff across the organization’s multiple offices to develop case studies, webinars and other tools to drive progress in the space.
The manager will work cooperatively and communicate effectively with senior leadership, program staff across the organization, consultants, partners, donors, and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of and a passion for public transport. This role is based in our Washington, D.C. office in a hybrid work model. The hybrid model is a combination of in office work and telework. Telework may be performed from the states of Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia only.
- Serve as in-house expert on public transport and bus electrification, working with staff across the international organization.
- Maintain understanding of gaps and needs for research in the field.
- Stay informed on trends in public transport and electrification, by reviewing latest reports, staying in regular contact with experts within ITDP and in other organizations, and by attending key conferences.
- Find answers to questions the organization has on electrification and public transport through research and outreach to experts – both internal and external
- Coordinate regular knowledge sharing across the organization, via the Electrification Task Force and Public Transport Community of Practice, including identifying external experts and practitioners we should learn from.
- Provide analytic and research support to ITDP’s global team and electrification program.
- Work with the Global Team’s Director of Research and Impact to carry out the organization’s electrification strategy as it relates to public transport.
- Manage and update BRT projects including managing and maintaining the BRT Standard and BRT Planning Guide.
- Manage projects related to bus electrification, paratransit, and BRT, including managing consultants and producing materials with a goal of external publication.
- Conduct data assessments and analysis as needed.
- Develop and write compelling content on public transit broadly, in the form of white papers, reports, articles, blog posts, web content, infographics, and other materials.
- Present content, findings, publications, externally at conferences and events.
- Develop content for webinars and other training for staff within ITDP and for external
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field (urban planning, urban studies, economics, engineering, environmental or transportation policy).
- 5-7 years of related experience in sustainable transport.
- Demonstrated success in managing multiple complex projects with a fast-paced team environment to produce high-quality results.
- Ability to meet critical deadlines, including managing timelines and coordinating with a diverse group that will include but not be limited to staff, consultants and partners.
- Strong analytical skills, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills needed to initiate and prepare reports and recommend/implement solutions.
- Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, with a demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others and successfully interact with people at all levels across the organization.
- Excellent verbal and written skills, including the ability to edit and critique writing.
- Nonprofit experience.
- Experience with public transit, especially in the Global South.
- Experience with electrification of transport.
- Adobe Creative Suite experience.
- Proficiency in another language, preferably Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, or Bhasa Indonesia.
The salary range for this position is $80,000- $90,000 per year commensurate with experience.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Public Transport and Electrification Manager” in the subject line.
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