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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.

Senior Associate, Transit

Full Time Washington D.C., US or New York City, US

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 increasingly, the electrification of public transportation systems. ITDP is well known for its technical assistance and advice on BRT, but we need to grow our knowledge on bus and informal transit reform more broadly, as well as help build our capacity and our ability to advise governments on electrification of public transport fleets. To that end, we are hiring a Senior Associate to support global public transport efforts in the service of this goal. 

 

The Senior Associate will support the Global team on paratransit, bus and BRT projects, including managing the BRT Standard and the BRT Planning Guide. The Senior Associate will also work with the Special Initiatives team on electrifying public transit, leading research, developing tools and helping ITDP staff share knowledge across the organization, in order to help cities and decision makers prepare for and electrify public mass transit (buses). The Senior Associate will work with staff across the organization’s multiple offices to develop case studies, webinars and other tools, including a roadmap to electrification for external publication.

The Senior Associate will report to the Director of Research and impact and can be based in our Washington, D.C. office or in our New York City office. The Senior Associate will work cooperatively and communicate effectively with senior leadership, program staff across the organization, consultants, partners and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate has strong knowledge of and a passion for public transport.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide analytic and research support to ITDP’s global team and electrification program; work with the Global team’s Director of Research and Impact and Director of Special Initiatives to carry out organization’s electrification strategy as it relates to public transport.
  • Manage and update BRT projects including managing and maintaining the Standard and Planning Guide. 
  • Manage projects related to bus electrification, paratransit and BRT, including managing consultants and producing materials with a goal of external publication.
  • Review literature; interview/survey internal staff and external partners to understand gaps and needs for research.
  • Conduct data assessments and analysis as needed.
  • Develop and write compelling content on public transit broadly, advancing our advocacy and technical aims, while building up our internal knowledge and external presence on bus electrification; compile information into white papers, reports, articles, memos, blog posts, web content, infographics and other materials.
  • Present content, findings and publications externally at conferences and events.
  • Develop content for webinars and other training for staff within ITDP and for external audiences.
  • Serve an in-house expert on bus electrification, working with staff across an international organizational.
  • Some travel required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (urban planning, urban studies, economics, engineering, environmental or transportation policy).
  • At least 3-5 years of related experience in sustainable transport. 
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple complex projects within 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 and problem-solving 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.
  • Strong public speaking skills; a polished and professional presenter of ideas via visually appealing presentations.
  • Accomplishments that reflect teamwork, integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency – including the ability to influence and bring about consensus and to work independently.

 

Preferred

  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “Sr. Associate, Transit” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Applications will close January 15, 2020.

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.

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

December 2019-March 2020: 15 hours per week

April 2020: 30 hours per week

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

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

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

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 December 22, 2019.

Summer Research Intern

Internship Washington DC, US

The Research and Impact Group under ITDP’s Global Program is seeking a Research Intern to be based in the Washington, D.C. office. The Global Program aims to scale up the implementation of sustainable transport measures around the world by collecting and spreading information. The Research and Impact Group supports that mission by monitoring progress on sustainable transportation and translating research into practical guidance for decision makers. The Research Intern will support these efforts through data collection and cleaning, conducting literature reviews and analysis and contributing to written and visual materials.

The Research Intern will report to the Research Manager and will work with staff across all ITDP offices. ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the Research Intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field. Therefore, a minimum availability of 20 hours per week is required, but this can be expanded up to 40 hours per week, depending on availability. This position will last from May 2020 to the end of summer and may be extended into the next academic year.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform literature reviews and synthesize findings for use in ITDP research products.
  • Assist research staff in identifying key data sources and making data requests.
  • Obtain, clean, and organize data.
  • Perform statistical analyses.
  • Create visual materials (maps, graphs, other graphics) based on analysis of data.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, webinars, etc. to grow our research capacity and body of knowledge.
  • Provide logistical support for organizing events and study tours in DC. 
  • Administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Interest in cities, sustainable transportation, urban planning or related areas.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, engineering, geography or related field.
  • Good communicator with strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Capable of conducting fast-paced, comprehensive internet research.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Proficiency in GIS.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel.
  • Must be available beginning in May 2020 through the end of Summer 2020 for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Hours can be expanded up to 40 hours per week, depending on availability. A stipend is available of $400 per week for a 20 hour work week and up to $800 per week for a 40 hour work week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred

  • Statistical analysis and SPSS experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Chinese, or Portuguese a plus.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@itdp.org with “DC Research Intern” 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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