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Open Positions

Operations Manager, ITDP Africa

Manager Nairobi, Kenya


The Operations Manager will play a key role in supporting ITDP’s operations in the Africa region. Based in the Nairobi office, the Operations Manager will oversee financial management, financial reporting, human resources and office management. The Manager will maintain financial protocols for the office and will work closely with administrative staff based in ITDP’s headquarters in New York. The Operations Manager will report to the Africa Program Director and will be expected to work creatively and communicate effectively with the Africa team, donors, partners and consultants.


Financial Management

  • Develop annual budgets and operational plans in conjunction with the Director.
  • Participate in the review of project budgets and manage project finances in coordination with the Finance and Administrative Director in the New York office.
  • Ensure all requirements specified by donors are met; serve as the point of contact for existing and potential donors with regard to the grant budgets, payments, and financial reports.
  • Manage internal controls and the integrity of financial information.
  • Monitor the cash flow needs of the organization, alert the Director of challenges that may arise and identify solutions.
  • Review and approve monthly timesheets and expenses in coordination with the Director; process payroll in coordination with the accountant. Supervise the preparation and submission of statutory returns.
  • Authorize and supervise payments to suppliers, consultants, partners, etc.
  • Review all transactions in Intacct on a monthly basis.
  • Generate and review financial reports: balance sheets, income and expenditure statements, reports of losses and gains, income statements, and bank reconciliations.
  • Direct the annual audit and manage relationships with auditors.
  • Assist with the preparation of grant proposals.


  • Negotiate, establish and manage relationships with external providers such as banks, payroll providers, accountants, consultants, insurance providers and facilities suppliers.
  • Ensure that the office operates in accordance with local laws and best practices in non-profit governance.
  • Assist with recruitment, onboarding and staff development.
  • Administer human resource policies and maintain personnel files.
  • Oversee the administration of compensation and benefits.
  • Lead the Africa office’s administrative team and supervise operations staff.
  • Assist the Director in organizing regular staff meetings.
  • Arrange periodic meetings of the Board of Directors, ITDP Kenya.
  • Ensure timely reporting to the NGOs Co-ordination Board.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least 7 years of experience in financial and operations management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with principles of accounting, profit and cash management, and procurement procedures.
  • Proficiency with an accounting system, Intacct preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively in an atmosphere of multiple projects and shifting priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel.
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Fluency in English and Kiswahili.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures of the NGOs Co-ordination Board, Kenya.
  • Familiarity with accounting protocols, HR laws, and other legal provisions in Kenya.
  • Previous experience in a non-profit organization.


Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to with “Operations Manager” in the subject line:

  • Resume.
  • Cover Letter

The position will remain open until filled.

Transport Planning Consultant

Consultant Kigali, Rwanda


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.


  • 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 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


  • 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.


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.

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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