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Open Positions

Senior Associate, Active Mobility

Senior Associate Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

About the position

The Senior Associate, Active Mobility will play a key role in supporting the planning, design, and implementation of facilities for walking and cycling in African cities. The Senior Associate will be involved in reviewing street designs, preparing street design guidelines, developing feasibility studies for bikeshare, and planning urban cycle networks, among other activities. The job will entail a significant amount of field work, including site visits and surveys. The Senior Associate will work closely with governments, consultants, communities, and partner organisations.

The Senior Associate, Active Mobility will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Active Mobility Manager, working closely with ITDP staff and international experts.

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualise, draft, and review technical documents, including feasibility studies and active mobility plans.
  • Analyse primary and secondary transport data, prepare conceptual designs, and monitor project implementation.
  • Gather information on international best practises in active mobility and apply lessons learned locally.
  • Effectively engage with a range of stakeholders including civic officials, politicians, civil society agents, media, and others to help build support for sustainable and equitable NMT strategies.
  • Develop new activities in the active mobility stream and support the preparation of concept notes, design documents, terms of reference and budgets.
  • Facilitate training for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare progress reports, communications materials, and other ad hoc reporting relating to ITDP’s activities in the NMT activity stream.
  • Contribute to funding proposals.
  • Perform any other task assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in architecture, urban design, urban planning, or other relevant field.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Familiarity with transport survey design, data collection, and data processing.
  • Experience in street design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel. Familiarity with the 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

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africajobs@itdp.org with “Senior Associate, Active Mobility, Tanzania” in the subject line:

  1. Resume and cover letter.
  2. Samples of written and visual work.
  3. An idea about what it would take to implement a bikeshare system in a city in Africa.

The position will remain open until filled.

Country Lead, Rwanda

Senior Associate Kigali, Rwanda

About the position

The Country Lead, Rwanda, will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and play a key role in supporting the planning, design, and implementation of public transport systems in African cities. The Country Lead, Rwanda, 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 candidate also will serve as a country lead, maintaining close relations with national and local officials. The Country Lead, Rwanda, will collaborate with governments, consultants, communities, and partner organisations.

The Country Lead, Rwanda, will report to the Transport Systems Manager, working closely with ITDP staff and international experts.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Serve as country lead, maintaining political relationships and ensuring that the country team is operating within organisational guidelines and procedures.
  • Facilitate training for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare progress reports, communications materials, and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Contribute to funding proposals.
  • Perform any other task assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in transport planning, transport engineering, civil 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 in spatial analysis using GIS software and data analysis using Excel. Familiarity with Autocad and 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

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africajobs+apply@itdp.org with “Country Lead, Rwanda” in the subject line:

  1. Resume and cover letter.
  2. Samples of written and visual work.
  3. An idea about how to improve the bus system in your city.

The position will remain open until filled.

Associate 2, Transport Systems

Associate 2 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About the position

The Associate 2, Transport Systems, will be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and will play a key role in supporting the planning, design, and implementation of public transport systems in African cities. The Associate 2, Transport Systems 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 Associate 2, Transport Systems will work with local and national government transport offices. 

The Associate 2, Transport Systems will report to the Transport Systems Manager, working closely with ITDP staff and international experts.

Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Facilitate training for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare progress reports, communications materials, and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Contribute to funding proposals.
  • Perform any other task assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in transport planning, transport engineering, civil engineering, or other relevant field.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Familiarity with survey design, data collection, data processing, transport modelling, infrastructure design, and public transport industry reform.
  • Experience in street design and drafting using AutoCAD, spatial analysis using GIS software, and data analysis using Excel. Familiarity with the 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!
  • 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

The salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants can apply by sending the following information to africajobs+apply@itdp.org with “Associate 2, Transport Systems” in the subject line.

  • Resume and cover letter.
  • Samples of written and visual work.
  • A one-page write-up about how to improve the bus system in your city.

The position will remain open until filled.

Transport Planning Intern

Internship Cairo, Egypt

About the position

The Transport Planning Intern will provide support to the ITDP’s Egypt programme over a three- to six-months period beginning in January 2022 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 Country Manager, Egypt.

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

Qualifications

  • 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 required.
  • Familiarity with the Adobe suite preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and Arabic.

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

To apply please send the following information to africa-jobs@itdp.org with “Transport Systems Intern, Egypt” 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).

A monthly commuter stipend will be paid to the selected candidate. We are unable to consider applications without the above details. The position will remain open until filled.

 

Terms of Reference: Copyediting

Consultant Nairobi,Kenya

Background

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is a non-profit organisation that works around the world to design and implement high-quality transport systems and policy solutions that make cities more liveable, equitable, and sustainable. ITDP produces a number of reports, policy briefs, and articles related to sustainable mobility. The overall objective of this assignment is to assist the office with editing, proofreading, formatting, and finalising ITDP documents, including donor reports.

Scope of work

  • Copyedit reports to make the language more reader-friendly, fix spelling mistakes, fix punctuation mistakes, eliminate passive voice, and avoid redundancy without diluting or changing technical meanings.
  • Ensure in-line references and works cited are accurate and complete, following APA style.
  • Ensure the use of gender and culturally-sensitive language in documents.

Qualifications

  • Experience in copy editing, designing, and proof-reading publications, including technical content.
  • Ability to work rapidly and in coordination with the ITDP team.
  • At least eight (8) years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in writing and/or editing of reports and other publications.
  • Fluency in English is required.

How to apply

To apply please send the following information to africajobs@itdp.org with “Copy editor” in the subject line.

  • Copy editing rate in Kenya Shillings.
  • A recent sample of copy editing/proofreading work done.

Note this will be a consulting position based on organisational copy editing requirements. The successful applicant(s) will be offered an annual framework contract.

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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