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We are actively transforming cities in Africa! We work collaboratively across both borders 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!. We have offices in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda and Egypt.

Open Positions

Transport Planning Consultant

Consultant Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Transport Planning Consultant will play a key role to support conceptualisation, design, and implementation of sustainable transport solutions. The Consultant’s primary work areas will include street design review, technical analysis for BRT and public transport improvements, bikeshare planning, and TOD assessments.

The job will entail a significant amount of field work, including site visits and surveys. The Consultant will work closely with governments, consultants, and partner organisations. The Transport Planning Consultant will be based in Addis Ababa and will report to the Country Manager, Ethiopia. The candidate will work closely with ITDP staff and international experts.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review designs for ongoing BRT and street improvement projects. Liaise with consultants to prepare conceptual designs for infrastructure elements along BRT corridors, including street cross sections, intersections, stations, and terminals.
  • Monitor ongoing construction of the BRT B2 project and street improvement projects.
  • Provide technical input on business planning and the industry transition for BRT projects.
  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including MoT, FTA, AACRA, TMA, AATB, regional transport offices, and project consultants.
  • Conduct surveys and site visits.
  • Prepare plans, designs, and reports for sustainable urban mobility projects.
  • Prepare TORs for studies related to mobility and urban development.
  • Help organise training workshops for government officials and consultants.
  • Other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in transport planning, transport engineering, city planning, or other relevant field required.
  • Two to three years of relevant professional experience.
  • 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 Microsoft Excel and Access required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and Amharic.
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice.
  • Ability to communicate well and make presentations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, even when under pressure.
  • Ability to maintain high standards while contributing pragmatic ideas.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

HOW TO APPLY

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Consultant, Ethiopia” in the subject line:

  1. Resume and cover letter
  2. Samples of written and visual work
  3. An idea about improving the bus system in a city in Ethiopia

The position will remain open until filled.

Transport Planning Intern

Internship Nairobi, Kenya

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Transport Planning Intern will support ITDP’s programmes in Kenya over a three to six-month period beginning in February 2021 in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include public transport, 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 Country Manager, Kenya.

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 public transport corridors.
  • Prepare project reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in Civil Engineering with an interest in sustainable transport.
  • Familiarity with transport planning, public transport, non-motorised transport (NMT), topographic surveys, and pavement design.
  • Experience in design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Swahili.

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.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

Candidates are encouraged to identify external funding sources.  Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Intern, Kenya” in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Samples of written and visual work, including AutoCAD drawings.
  • An idea for improving the bus system in your city

The position will remain open until filled.

Transport Planning Intern

Internship Kampala, Uganda

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Transport Planning Intern will support ITDP’s programmes in Uganda over a three to six-month period beginning in January 2021 in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include public transport, 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 Kampala and will report to the Country Manager, Uganda.

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.

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.

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.
  • Availability to travel frequently.

HOW TO APPLY

Candidates are encouraged to identify external funding sources.
Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africa-jobs+apply@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Intern, Uganda” in the subject line:

  • Resume
  • Samples of written and visual work
  • An idea for improving the bus system your city

The position will remain open until filled.

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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