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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

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. 


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.



  • 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.



  • 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.


  • 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.


To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with “Technical Transport Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Transport Planning Consultant

Full Time Position Kigali, Rwanda


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.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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 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.


Internship New York, US/Remote

The MOBILIZE Program under ITDP’s Global Program is seeking an Intern to work side by side with the Program Manager, remotely during the pandemic and in New York City, NY post pandemic. The Global Program aims to scale up the implementation of sustainable transport measures around the world by collecting and spreading information. The MOBILIZE Program supports that mission by providing capacity building through workshops and events hosted year round to help disseminate ITDP’s work and products.  The MOBILIZE Intern will support these efforts through research, data collection, and contributing to written and visual materials. 

The MOBILIZE Intern will report to the MOBILIZE Manager and will work with staff across all ITDP offices.  ITDP strives to integrate interns into our daily operations, with the expectation that the MOBILIZE Intern will provide meaningful support to our ongoing projects while gaining valuable experience and education in the field. Therefore, an availability of 20 hours per week is required. This position will last from September 2020 to the end of December 2020 and may be extended into the next academic year.


  • Research Sustainable Transport Award nominations and produce case studies.
  • Review and assess website content and copy. 
  • Draft, copy and edit content for the MOBILIZE Capacity Building Program
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, presentations, webinars, etc.
  • Provide logistical support for organizing events (physical and virtual) and study tours locally and abroad. 
  • Research and assess capacity building programs. 
  • Administrative duties as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Interest in cities, sustainable transportation, urban planning, nonprofit management, capacity building/e-learning or related areas.
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in urban planning, geography, NPO management, international relations 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, self-directed, organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong verbal communications to conduct interviews for information research.
  • Ability to manage time efficiently, especially to discern and prioritize urgent requests.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel.
  • Must be available beginning in September – December 2020 with an option to extend to 2021. A stipend is available of $400 per week for a 20-hour work week.







  • Proficiency in Spanish, or Portuguese a plus.
  • Creative writer 


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to with “MOBILIZE Intern” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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. 


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. 



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


  • 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. 



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


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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.


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