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Open Positions

Senior Associate, Transport Planning

Senior Associate Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

About the position

The Senior Associate, Transport planning, will be based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and will play a key role in supporting the planning, design, and implementation of public transport systems in African cities. The Senior Associate, Transport Planning, will be involved in preparing public transport service plans, infrastructure designs, business plans, financial models, and industry reform strategies, among other activities. The job will entail a significant amount of field work, including site visits and surveys. The Senior Associate, Transport planning is expected to maintain close relations with national and local officials. The Senior Associate, Transport planning will collaborate with governments, consultants, communities, and partner organisations. The Senior Associate, Transport Planning will report to the Transport Systems Manager, working closely with ITDP staff and international experts. 


  • Conceptualise, draft, and review technical documents, including feasibility studies, concept notes, service plans, design documents, financial assessments, business plans, and terms of reference. 
  • Develop travel demand and traffic models. 
  • Analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs, and monitor project implementation. 
  • Gather information on international best practices and apply lessons learned locally. 
  • Effectively engage with a range of stakeholders including public transport operators, civic officials, politicians, civil society agents, media, and others to help build support for sustainable and equitable mobility. 
  • Maintaining close relations with national and local officials. 
  • Facilitate training for internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Prepare high quality technical documents and communication materials. 
  • Contribute to funding proposals. 
  • Perform any other task assigned. 


  • Master’s degree in civil engineering, transport planning, transport engineering, or other relevant field. 
  • At least five years of relevant professional experience. 
  • Familiarity with survey design, data collection, data processing, transport modelling, infrastructure design, and public transport industry reform. 
  • Experience using GIS software, AutoCAD, and Excel. Familiarity with Adobe suite preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills, including preparing effective graphics and making powerful presentations. Ability to communicate complex transport issues through concise, compelling messages, verbally and in writing. 
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with clients and colleagues. 
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. You should enjoy working with numbers! 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to successful outcomes. 
  • 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. 
  • Strong commitment to advancing ITDP’s mission and to environmental and social justice. 
  • Availability to travel frequently. 

How to apply

Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africajobs@itdp.org with “Senior Associate, Transport planning, Dar es Salaam” in the subject line: 

  • Resume and cover letter. 
  • Sample portfolio of your GIS maps and AutoCAD designs. 
  • Write up on improving the transport planning system in Dar es Salaam. 

The position will remain open until filled. 

Intern, Transport Planning

Intern Nairobi, Kenya

About the position

The Transport Planning intern will provide support to ITDP Kenya program over a three- to six-months period beginning in June 2024 in the form of field surveys, data analysis, mapping, and report preparation. Potential project areas will include sustainable urban mobility plans and guidelines, street design guidelines, BRT design review, bikeshare studies, urban cycle network planning, parking management strategies, and transit-oriented development projects. The intern will work with local and national government transport offices. The specific focus area can be tailored to the interests of the Intern. The Transport Planning Intern will be based in Cairo and will report to the Transport Systems Manager. 


  • 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. 
  • Research and preparation of project reports. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Bachelor’s or master’s candidate in transport planning, transport engineering, city planning, or other relevant field. 
  • 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 Access is required. 
  • Familiarity with the Adobe Suite is 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 and 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

To apply, please send the following information to africa-jobs@itdp.org with “Transport Planning Intern, Nairobi” in the subject line. 

  • Resume. 
  • Samples of written work: thesis, 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). 

The selected candidate will be paid a monthly commuter stipend of 200 USD. 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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